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The Pains of April by Frank Turner Hollon
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
ISBN 1931561141 ISBN13 9781931561143
Availability 0 units.
More About Frank Turner Hollon
Frank Turner Hollon lives in Alabama with his wife and children. He is the author of The God File, A Thin Difference, The Point of Fracture, The Wait, Austin and Emily, and Life Is A Strange Place which was developed into the movie Barry Munday. The film Blood and Circumstance, based on Frank's novel by the same title, is currently in production.
Frank Turner Hollon currently resides in Robertsdale Fairhope, in the state of Alabama. Frank Turner Hollon was born in 1963.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Pains of April?
Excellent and Moving Feb 24, 2008
This is a fantastic work. To think it was written by someone so young is just amazing. Hollon shows great insight into the world and writes a very convincing story. It's a well-organized story and a short read too. Some have complained about the devices used (e.g. repetition), but I think this was a conscious choice to reinforce the doldrums of nursing-home life and provide a structured background for the character's unstructured self-actualization.
The character development is spot on. There are a handful of players here, and aside from the narrator each have very distinct and well-defined personalities. (This is by design - everyone else is fairly set in their ways except the narrator) Their interactions are constantly entertaining and enlightening. Readers come away with a renewed sense of peace and a lot of nice quotes.
Definitely pick it up - it's cheap used, and you can get through it in an afternoon.
The Pains of April is a must-read Jan 3, 2007
The Pains of April is a book that originally someone loaned to me. It is the single book that has completely changed my life. Frank Turner Hollon is able to write in such a poetic and introspective way that anyone who enjoys examining life situations, trying to piece together what is true from what isn't, wanting to learn from every little thing, no matter how insignificant will love this book. I have purchased about 6 copies of this book so far, all gifts to people. Not one hasn't adored it upon reading it.
loogie Dec 18, 2005
Wonderful book, great it just show's you should do what makes you happy and to hell with people. Life is to short...
writing as writing should be Oct 18, 2005
In this day and age, it's all about the show. There's no show in The Pains of April, or hype, or marketing blitz. It's just writing at its purest and I appreciate every word.
Disappointed Jan 17, 2005
Frank Turner Hollon's short novel left much to be desired. The only redeeming quality that I myself found was that it was a quick, short read that could hold your attention enough to be distracting. Though an interesting subject, I felt that it was lacking and empty. The writing seemed to show a scarcity of creativity and hardly showed depth. It seemed that a 26 year old wrote it--and indeed, a 26 year old did write it.
The Pains of April should only be read if no other reading material is available at hand.