(PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle


  • Paperback
  • 496
  • The Road to Wellville
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle
  • English
  • 06 January 2020
  • 9780140167184

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T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle The Road to Wellville characters Í 104 Spa to live out the vegetarian ethos poor Will goes too So begins T Coraghessan Boyle's wickedly comic look at turn of the century fanatics in search of the magic pill to prolong their lives or the profit to be had from. A very interesting story of the hilarious Edwardian Patent Medication Situation Sanitariums and the Breakfast Food Bubble with its Cereal Profiteers set in 1907 at the Kelllogg Health Spa in Battle Creek Michigan Based on real life history But I am unable to fully say I enjoyed this Because I can not understand why this book is so long Penguin paperback 476 pages Not that much happens and it doesn t span that much time I would remove at least a third There is a good book in there

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T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle The Road to Wellville characters Í 104 Manufacturing it Brimming with a Dickensian cast of characters and laced with wildly wonderful plot twists Jane Smiley in The New York Times Book Review called The Road to Wellville a marvel enjoyable from beginning to en. This is one of those hard to rate books It s funny and the subject and time period are surprising and compelling to me But after a certain point the story just stops moving forward To stereotype wildly this seems to happen to me often with modern fiction I like the characters and the story but somewhere in the middle things just start to amble and the thing ends up being 400 pages for no good reason Historical fiction is so weird anyway Somewhere in the middle of this I thought why am I not just reading a nonfiction book about the Kellogg sanitariumIf I have to read a whole book about enema machines I think maybe I d rather know fact from fiction So I can confidently tell everyone gross historical facts

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T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle The Road to Wellville characters Í 104 Will Lightbody is a man with a stomach ailment whose only sin is loving his wife Eleanor too much Eleanor is a health nut of the first stripe and when in 1907 she journeys to Dr John Harvey Kellogg's infamous Battle Creek. This fat picaresue novel focuses on the elite but uackish sanitarium run by Dr JH Kellogg in Battle Creek Michigan in the early days of breakfast cereals Kellogg was a powerful orator a staunch vegetarian and a proponent of the kind of health fads that we d nowadays class as alternative medicine he also had some morbidly puritanical ideas about sex cornflakes famously were originally intended to stop people masturbating on what principle I m not sure unless he planned to scatter them in people s bedsThe closed world of the sanitarium is a promisingly insular setting for the kind of comic novel that TC Boyle likes to write and he manages to take in everything here from yogurt enemas through insane diets protose patties with gluten mush anyone budding entrepreneurs down and outs tycoons alcoholism opioid addiction animal experimentation and the nascent nudist movement all the way to the infamous womb massage treatment for hysteriaIn a novel of two hundred pages all this would have been a riot at just shy of five hundred I found it ultimately exhausting Boyle s sense of humour does not uite agree with me his main techniue involves setting his characters up for great success allowing them to reach the brink of attaining something wonderful and then making sure that they fail in the most humiliating and unpleasant way possible at the last minute I think this is supposed to be comic but the effect on me was draining I vaguely remember feeling something similar during the last TC Boyle book I read Water Music too In this case the ending view spoilerturned out to be uite a happy one which unusually for me actually made up for a lot hide spoiler


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    Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle This fat picaresue novel focuses on the elite but uackish sanitarium run by Dr JH Kellogg in Battle Creek Michigan in the early days of breakfast cereals Kellogg was a powerful orator a staunch vegetarian and a proponent of the kind of health fads that we'd nowadays class as alternative medicine; he also had some morbidly puritanical ideas about sex cornflakes famously were originally intended to stop people masturbating – on

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    Read & Download The Road to Wellville T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle TC Boyle is one of my favorite authors because I simply fall in love with his sentences The man writes such incredible sentences The Road to Wellville is a captivating story too so between the brilliant sentence structure and the fascinating story line I was spellbound until the ending Unfortunately like other TC Boyle

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle Read & Download The Road to Wellville I'm pretty sure I've mentioned this before but I'd be hard pressed to name another author who so effectively combines humor with dread In every book by TC Boyle – this one included – I cringe as I read because I know some horrible reckoning will befall most of the main characters but the journey to that reckoning is s

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    Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle A very interesting story of the hilarious Edwardian Patent Medication Situation Sanitariums and the Breakfast Food Bubble with its Cereal Profiteers set in 1907 at the Kelllogg Health Spa in Battle Creek Michigan Based on real life history But I am unable to fully say I enjoyed this Because I can not understand why this book is so long Pengu

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    T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle Read this so long ago that all i can remember is that i started skeptical and warmed up fast to this relevant spoof

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    Read & Download The Road to Wellville Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters The Road to Wellville is an at times fascinating at times dull historical fiction about John Harvey Kellogg and his cult like following of health nuts at the turn of the century The fascinating parts are really fascinating and the dull parts are thankfully not that dull thanks to TC Boyle's expertise with the English language If thinks had

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle 35 stars really but goodreads' war on subtlety continues as a stylistic exercise this is a triumph as an actual novel something south of there although not like antarctica south very much in the vein of new yorker humor articles where my response is ah i see this person is making a joke as opposed to actually laughing or feeling amused there were a few exceptions the repetition of womb manipulation toward the end gets pretty funny but a lot

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle This is one of those hard to rate books It's funny and the subject and time period are surprising and compellin

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Road to Wellville] í T. Coraghessan Boyle My judgement is utterly coloured by that fact that I saw the film adaptation first and adored it There was never any chance that the novel cou

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    Read & Download The Road to Wellville T. Coraghessan Boyle ✓ 4 characters Summary µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ T. Coraghessan Boyle Done to a turn like a Porterhouse steak grilled to a perfect medium rare Or should I say like a Protose Pattie perfectly congealed This is an excellent well written funny novel about Kellogg and Battle Creek in its heyday An incredible amount of research must have been undertaken in order to craft such a classic piece of American fiction I don't know how TC Boyle does it Like his book on the Kinseys he writes

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