Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. After reading this book, however, I certainly know better. I finished this book only moments ago. Anything else was an obstacle in his way of returning to them. Heartbreaking. Rudy Wurlitzer lauds Man in the Woods as a stunning work that offers “heartbreaking insights into the dark frailties of human nature,” and which he calls, “a page turner from beginning to end.” And New York Times bestselling author Francine Prose hails its achievement, writing, “In this brilliant novel, Scott Spencer further expands his range.”. ), As a constant reader, it’s always a magical moment when one particular book stands out from the rest. . Novelist Scott Spencer told the hollywoodreporter: “Endless Love was botched — misquoted, as it were — once in 1981, when Franco Zeffirelli tried to make a movie out of it, and it seems as if it … Absolutely a literary masterpiece, written with precision and pure talent by an author who defies description, a writer who can create character, thought, situation, depth, and who has a true sense of time and place. Publisher: Open Road Media 4 168 0 Summary The impassioned love of two teenagers leaves a path of destruction in its perilous wakeSeventeen-year-old David Axelrod is consumed with his love for Jade Butterfield. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Scott Spencer, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. When he is released, he tries everything to find Jade and her family again, only to end up in this hospital and in prison again. In the midst of the drama, David learns a secret from his father that will change his outlook on his own personal life. I often feel books like these should be read by the young crowd because it offers a disturbingly harsh look into the unhealthy mind. I was engaged in the author'. My bookshelf brims with philosophy and poetry. Made me feel like my skin was on backwards. People who like to soul-search and examine lives; People interested in psychology. I finished this book only moments ago. He lives in upstate New York. I don't understand how this book has such great ratings. Finding a book that I'd call a favorite after one reading is a pretty rare occasion for me. Brilliantly written and intensely sexual, Endless Love is the deeply moving story of a first love so powerful that it becomes dangerous—not only for the young lovers, but for their families as well. I'm still young enough to identify with this story, but old enough to be wise in seeing how young love can be misinterpreted and more than likely just lust mixed with infatuation. I was 13 when the movie came out, didn't see the film, but remember the scathing reviews. This is great book from a wonderful author. Hearing what happened from Ann was like the difference between seeing your face in a mirror and seeing it in a photograph.” The emotional intensity, made more acute after (sometimes long) periods of lull, replicate exactly the mania of obsessiveness. As a constant reader, it’s always a magical moment when one particular book stands out from the rest. Riveting, compulsively readable, and ferociously sexual, Endless Love tells the story of David Axelrod and his overwhelming love for Jade Butterfield. He was not crazy to the point of harming anyone maliciously. Lindsay Hunter's stories have been called "mesmerizing. Third?!) It happens every so often and it was certainly the case with Endless Love. It is so slow and so boring. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “Endless Love” by Scott Spencer. He has worked as a TV extra, an outdoor pursuits instructor, and a ski rep. I can't even type some of the stuff that was in there. I hate to think it but I bet it's true. After reading the very last page, I wept like a mental patient for approximately a half an hour. Why is it that everyone connected to this sees it as something that dramatically changes their lives, bu. Is it love or obession, what is the difference? Now that's a good book. Scott Spencer is the author of twelve novels, including Endless Love,Waking the Dead, A Ship Made of Paper, and Willing. -- Newsweek First published three decades ago, and hailed as "one of the best books of the year" by the New York Times, here is the classic novel that first established Scott Spencer as "the contemporary American master of the love story"( … It is about one young man's obsessive (to say the least) relationship with his high school girlfriend. This is an unusual love story, and it will capture the reader who is tenacious enough to hold on through some very heavy (long and wordy) passages. Riveting, compulsively readable, and ferociously sexual, Endless Love tells the story of David Axelrod and his overwhelming love for Jade Butterfield. Next page. He opens the door and lets us "live" that passion, along with David. . We’d love your help. The girls from school who sigh on the six o''clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me. Jade's father Hugh is also a big part of his life but nothing can take away the closeness he shares with his own father-Arthur. I wish we saw a little more of his parents' relationship because, as Jewish Communists in the late 60s, they are pretty damn interesting. on. Jonathan Trigell was born in Welwyn, England, in 1974. Scott Spencer (author) Published by HarperCollins 2010-08-10 (2010) ISBN 10: 0061926000 ISBN 13: 9780061926006. if you do, then this is your book. 1945) is the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of ten novels, including Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper, both of which have been nominated for the National Book Award.Two of his books, Endless Love and Waking the Dead, have been adapted into films.He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, and Williams College and is … Mesmerizing prose. Every character is seriously screwed up/deranged/sick in the head, with the possible exception of David's mother. And everyone believes it. I don't understand how this book has such great ratings. They say I''m evil. Yet he moves forward with his one mind track of eventually getting back together with Jade. Softcover. Like “It was the first time I had heard the truth of what happened that afternoon said in a voice that was not my own. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Scott Spencer (b. When that bond was rudely interrupted he simply could not bear it. delivered with a horrific sense of foreboding.”—Arena, “A fine and moving debut novel . So we keep our teens on a short leash. I expected more from this book as I read many reviews and was only raved about. I associated those reviews with the book and was never interested. I', This is either a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 star book. [Scott Spencer] -- Seventeen-year-old David Axelrod is consumed with his love for Jade Butterfield. He brings to the surface the insanity we have all experienced in relation to our first (and perhaps second? I was able to see every nook and cranny of David’s mind and come away rooting for him. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. Libro nuevo o segunda mano, sinopsis, resumen y opiniones. He’s made to deal with one miserable situation after another. Endless Love (Brasil: Amor sem Fim /Portugal: Amor Infinito) [4] [5] é um filme de drama romântico estadunidense de 2014 dirigido por Shana Feste, [4] e co-escrito por Feste com Joshua Safran.A refilmagem do filme de 1981 de mesmo nome de Franco Zeffirelli e segunda adaptação do livro de Scott Spencer.O filme é estrelado por Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Bruce … During a freak October blizzard, Daniel is stranded at Iris's house, and they begin a sexual liaison that eventually imperils all their relationships, Daniel's profession, their children's well-being, their own race-blindness, and their view of themselves as essentially good people. Jack has spent most of his life in juvenile institutions; he's about to be released with a new name, a new job, and a new life. (Note - I will divide this review in two parts, one regarding the novel and a second one only about the movie. Absolutely a literary masterpiece, written with precision and pure talent by an author who defies description, a writer who can create character, thought, situation, depth, and who has a true sense of time and place. Endless Love by Spencer, Scott and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com. This goes beyond your average teenage love story. You don''t know who I used to be. Scott Spencer is the author of nine previous novels, including A Ship Made of Paper, Waking the Dead, and the international bestseller Endless Love. Seriously, I would understand any one of these ratings. 19 likes. David commits a crime for Jade, which in turn puts him in a psychiatric hospital. 70% of it is just David's inner ramblings that are irrelevant and horribly uninteresting. More than his own family. Third?!) She even has to have him put out so he can be locked up. With more than 2,000,000 copies sold worldwide and translated into more than 20 languages, Spencer's Endless Love is a breathtaking story of teenage passion and obsession. But the second half is consuming, utterly heartbreaking, and well worth it. It is about one young man's obsessive (to say the least) relationship with his high school girlfriend. Depicts first love, er,.. obsession, perfectly. Two of his books, Endless Love and Waking the Dead, have been adapted into films. There are no actual plot points in the beginning that even remotely grabbed my attention. He seemed to be almost revel in his obsession. Jade is the love of David's life and losing her will cause him to burn down her house, and that is just the beginning of this wonderful book. To read on e-ink devices like the Sony eReader or Barnes & Noble Nook, you'll need to download a file and transfer it to your device. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. He lives in upstate New York. 1945) is the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of ten novels, including, “The only things I regret, and the only things I'll ever regret are things I didn't do. The emotional intensity, made more acute after (sometimes long) periods of lull, replicate exactly the mania of obsessiveness. It's interesting to read how this love develops and how far David goes, but it doesn't get more than interesting for me. David commits a crime for Jade, which in turn puts him in a psychiatric hospital. ... Ross e Richie gravou a canção para a Motown, e foi usado como tema para a adaptação cinematográfica de Endless Love de Scott Spencer. [Happy Valentine's Day, lovers! floor. Don't knock it 'til you've read it--the movie doesn't hold a candle to the book. Sensing a white-hot book idea (and a chance to get back at faithless Deirdre), Avery joins a group of mostly wealthy and accomplished travelers on a mad Nordic whirl, descending ever deeper into a world that is equal parts hilarity and nightmare. And above all, he can create passion. I expected more from this book as I read many reviews and was only raved about. David and Jade, a young love, who has to overcome some hurdles and yet there is no happy ending. The paths we didn't take. Brilliantly written and intensely sexual, Endless Love is the deeply moving story of a first love so powerful that it becomes dangerous—not only for the young lovers, but for their families as well. I have only a handful--probably less than a dozen--of "favorite" books (Jane Eyre, Hey Nostradamus!, The Children's Hospital, The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate, Sleeping Murder, Ex Libris, Atonement, The End of Mr Y, Pride and Prejudice...I think I just named them all right there), but for all its unlikeliness (I did find out about it after Googling that awful-looking Alex Pettyfer movie from Fe, Finding a book that I'd call a favorite after one reading is a pretty rare occasion for me. As the reader, I was able to delve into the mind of young David who is slowly going mad with his highly passionate love for Jade. and i dont see a shirt! It is directed by John Crowley, produced by Lynn Horsford, and adapted for the screen by Mark O'Rowe. . A nice primer on love and sex. Please follow the detailed, Cookies help us deliver our services. Their friendship is woven from the threads of never-ending dares and power struggles, their loyalty fierce but incredibly fraught. April 1st 2003 Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Endless Love. Upon meeting her, he is overwhelmed at the attraction that he feels for her and the bond that he shares with her brothers,Keith and Sammy who both play a major role in his life. Absolutely. Scott Spencer (born September 1, 1945) is an American author who has written thirteen novels. There are some gnarly scenes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. These are my utmost favorite types of books which are able to hit a nerve time and time again with each read. I thought this book about a boy who is obsessively in love with a girl and ends up setting her house on fire would be kinda dull and just a lot of in-love wankery, but what I didn't realize is that it actually *starts* with the house-setting-on-fire and goes from there, really delving into his messed up psyche in the aftermath of his "endless love" being disrupted. I have always loved this book. They spend their nights sneaking out of their trailers, stealing cars for joyrides, and doing all they can to appear hard to the outside world.With all their energy focused on deceiving themselves and the people around them, they don't know that real danger lurks: Jamey, an alleged high school student from a nearby town, has been pining after Perry from behind the computer screen in his mother's trailer for some time now, following Perry and Baby Girl's every move—on Facebook, via instant messaging and text,and, unbeknownst to the girls, in person. ENDLESS LOVE de SCOTT SPENCER. Until we arrive at the closing paragraph, a perfect exeunt, showing not only his preoccupation with Jade Butterfield, but also with himself. . This is either a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 star book. But you don''t know. Then I read Emma Cline's quotes about this novel and had to check it out. I used to believe that there is no such thing as an endless love. But the more Jade moves away from David, the greater his kind of love becomes. Page number 39 or 42, I think, that is quite a boner to be with. Any sex scenes? Like Wuthering Heights, this is an anti love story where passion becomes a deathbringer that causes nothing but destruction in its wake. And unless you like references to people getting so hot they are "dilated enough for a premature birth" (that's not even the worst of it - not by a long shot, not even the worst on that page) you might feel a little squeamish at times. I was engaged in the author's deep tale of obsessive love. From: Blackwell's (Oxford, OX, United Kingdom) Seller Rating: Add to Basket £ … A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Scott Spencer is able to write some very meaningful lines and thought provoking dialogue about people and their true hidden meanings and interactions. man, this book. He never had any ill intentions. I've never felt so strongly about a book that I felt the need to write a review. So I wasn't expecting to like, Re-reading this now as an adult, I realize it's a completely different novel than what I read as a teenager. This book made me feel, made me reflect on my own emotions, and made me really connect with the main protagonist. loves. In the end, that's what we mourn. I sometimes lose patience with dated novels, but this one's datedness didn't bother me much because it. Scott Spencer, the acclaimed author of Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper, reaffirms his storytelling mastery with Man in the Woods—a gripping psychological thriller about a carpenter at loose ends and the crime of passion that radically reorders his world. Scott Spencer blew me away. It saddens me whenever I discover a book too many years too late. 1945) is the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of ten novels, including Endless Love and A Ship Made of Paper, both of which have been nominated for the National Book Award.Two of his books, Endless Love and Waking the Dead, have been adapted into films.He has taught at Columbia University, the University of Iowa, and Williams College and is … It is so slow and so boring. He is a writer and actor, known for Endless Love (2014), Father Hood (1993) and Endless Love (1981). This book is currently on sale for $1.99! exquisite" (, “A shocker of a first novel . The nuanced emotional dynamics between the characters are astounding, actually. Jade is the love of David's life and losing her will cause him to burn down her house, and that is just the beginning of this wonderful book. Scott Spencer was born in 1945 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Despite it's title, "Endless Love" by Scott Spencer is in no way a romance novel. As an adult, this book is about living with the consequences of actions that can't be undone, struggling with the burden of emotional attachment at a young age... a lot of things. Scott Spencer's novel of obsessive love is a brilliant piece of fiction and a riveting experience to read. To his girlfriend, he is strangely innocent and unreachable. . told with extraordinary restraint.”—. I expected a lightweight story of teenage love; instead, I read a dark tale of delirium and reckless obsession. Scott Spencer. Scott Spencer advises people who might celebrate Valentine's Day by seeing the new film version of his 1979 best-seller to avoid it instead. Dive deep into Scott Spencer's Endless Love with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion We’ve discounted annual subscriptions by 50% for our Start-of-Year sale—Join Now! [I particularly disliked how he lashes out at other women because they are not Jade during his second term in the psychiatric hospital. Scott Spencer is the author of ten novels, including Endless Love, Waking the Dead, A Ship Made of Paper, and Man in the Woods. Adult themes, the least of them the sexuality that was hyped for the cheesy movie they made of this book. I'd seen the horrific Zeffirelli film several years ago, and had no idea it was loosely based on this novel, because I didn't know this novel existed until a couple of my GR friends added it to their shelves. Although I can’t exactly relate to the thoughts of a desperately love sick 17 year old boy, this story was able to captivate me from start to finish. I'm still reeling from one particular sex scene. But he cannot control his desire for Iris Davenport, the African-American woman whose son is Ruby's best friend. The people we didn't touch.”, “It was a once in a lifetime thing. Every character is seriously screwed up/deranged/sick in the head, with the possible exception of David's mother. I think David’s mental illness stemmed from his dissatisfaction with his own family life and looking for a substitute family to adopt him and make him feel like he belonged. Her family was all he cared about. Yes the sex is over the top, but I think it had to be in order to show just how insanely wrapped up in Jade he was. I want to believe this book was a catharsis for him, and only those who have experienced loss of love, or have had a misunderstanding of mature love, can really be impacted by the book. He was obsessed, he knew it, and he just didn’t care how “wrong” society or outsiders viewed him. He has taught at Columbia University, the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Williams College, the University of Virginia, and at Eastern Correctional Facility as part of the Bard Prison Initiative. I wish we saw a little more of his parents' relationship because, as Jewish Communists in the late 60s, they are pretty damn interesting. To his case worker, he's a victim of the system and of media-driven hysteria. Tom Cruise makes his film debut, in a minor role. Endless Love was first adapted into a motion picture by Franco Zeffirelli in 1981, and a second adaptation by Shana Feste was … I'd give a "1" for character likeability. Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time. Including you. by Scott Spencer ... narrator David Axelrod's ""endless love""--from mid-Sixties teenage to mid-Seventies manhood--for Chicago schoolmate Jade Butterfield and her whole beautiful, bohemian, ex-uppercrust family. . He brings to the surface the insanity we have all experienced in relation to our first (and perhaps second? that boy has the fever, for real. [You can almost feel sorry for David in his highly painful, vulnerable and embarassing state, until you learn all his despair came from Jade's father preventing him from sleeping with his 15 years old daughter for one month, 30 days only, so she could focus on her studies. I know im not supposed to judge a book by its color, but she is on a bed. Depicts first love, er,.. obsession, perfectly. Not at all like the cheesy ending to the Brooke Shields / Martin Hewitt adaptation (although I'm one of the few people on Earth who enjoyed at least most of the movie). Endless Love NPR coverage of Endless Love by Scott Spencer. I feel maybe I read it at the right time in my life. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Start by marking “Endless Love” as Want to Read: Error rating book. He let his own emotions do the thinking for him and take over his logic. But the more Jade moves away from David, the greater his kind of love becomes. What I found most endearing was he never made excuses for his feelings. Scott Spencer blew me away. Scott Spencer, Writer: Endless Love. Quantity available: 10. The newspapers. What amazes me is how even though his actions were at times questionable and borderline stalker, I was able to walk away feeling sympathetic for David. . compulsively readable . If parents are not watching out for their kids and they are left to completely consume their time with another this could very well happen. Gnar-ly. Any other books that deal with obsessive love like Endless Love? I was drawn in by the prose, which was just this side of popular fiction, having heady ideas and great turns of phrase, artful syntax, but so readable with nothing to break the story's spell. My ex tells me it is newer version of Wuthering Heights which is a book we both admire, I strongly disagree while conceding she does have a point. Endless Love by Scott Spencer, 9780061926006, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. by Ecco Press. He has written for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, The New Yorker, GQ, and Harper’s, and has taught writing at Columbia University, the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Williams College, and for the Bard Prison Initiative. I'm not naturally disposed towards this sort of stuff: the realist or "quasi-realist" novel. I thought this book about a boy who is obsessively in love with a girl and ends up setting her house on fire would be kinda dull and just a lot of in-love wankery, but what I didn't realize is that it actually *starts* with the house-setting-on-fire and goes from there, really delving into his messed up psyche in the aftermath of his "endless love" being disrupted. visceral . I want to believe this book was a catharsis for him, and only those who have experienced loss of love, or have had a misunderstanding of mature love, can really be impacted by the book. ENVÍO GRATIS en 1 día desde 19€. Beside himself with jealousy and grief, Avery accepts his uncle Ezra's advice—and his tickets to an all-expenses-paid international sex tour. Seriously, I would understand any one of these ratings. He has taught at Columbia University, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Williams College, the University of Virginia, and at Eastern Correctional Facility as part of the Bard Prison Initiative. Scott Spencer (b. And above all, he can create passion. It's been made into two movies and both times, it's taken a disturbing tale of obsession and turned it into a Nicholas Sparksesque romance, so I'm curious to see what the fucked up original version was like. by Spencer, Scott (2010) Paperback. Scott Spencer (b. I agree the movie doesn't contemplate 1/3 of the book, nevertheless, it is also important as a reference of the themes exposed along the storyline). 10 Romances to Try If You Love the Fake Dating Trope. Title: Endless Love Author(s): Scott Spencer ISBN: 0-224-01832-9 / 978-0-224-01832-6 (UK edition) Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd Availability: Amazon Amazon UK Amazon CA do you like "intense reading experiences"... and by that I mean a narrative that unspools from one feverish narrator and that deals primarily with escalated, deeply emotional highs & lows? He also wrote the screenplay for the 1993 movie Father Hood.Two of Spencer's novels, Endless Love and Waking the Dead, have been adapted into films. He simply made mistakes without thinking clearly. I have only a handful--probably less than a dozen--of "favorite" books (Jane Eyre, Hey Nostradamus!, The Children's Hospital, The Pursuit of Love, Love in a Cold Climate, Sleeping Murder, Ex Libris, Atonement, The End of Mr Y, Pride and Prejudice...I think I just named them all right there), but for all its unlikeliness (I did find out about it after Googling that awful-looking Alex Pettyfer movie from February). 12 likes. I can no longer be cynical about it: endless love is, indeed, possible. Not for one day let alone thirty. Scott Spencer gave such a variety of tone, too, that when we finally get to the ending pages--after a denouement and a steep despairing tumble down a psychic cliff--we are weakened into a state of receptivity, so that we are living the events in Rockville, in Fox Run, as David Axelrod adrift in a sea of pathos. Endless Love Summary. I was drawn in and kept there by the emotion, emotion associated with the unbridled highs of you. It was a times unrealistic and overly sentimental and dated, but it works. To his new friends, he is a good guy with occasional fl ashes of unexplained violence. His nonfiction has appeared in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, O, Harper’s, and the New York Times. Family tensions arise,relationships are tested and relationships steam up in this stunning, beautiful and well written novel of Endless love. this book! I'm still young enough to identify with this story, but old enough to be wise in seeing how. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies, By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments, “A smart, haunting thriller with bass reverb and a pounding heart.”. Endless love. It was actually pretty good. "Scott Spencer writes about love's tenacity with passionate intensity....From his remarkable opening sentence he had me in thrall." Scott Spencer is the author of twelve novels, including Endless Love,Waking the Dead, A Ship Made of Paper, and Willing. This is an unusual love story, and it will capture the reader who is tenacious enough to hold on through some very heavy (long and wordy) passages. Lord knows I kept reading (jaw. It was actually pretty good. The first half of the book is a little tedious, and the author's style isn't as polished as it is in his more recent work of a comparable theme, A Ship Made of Paper. Scott Spencer is an amazing writer, and his other novels are going straight into the to-read queue. The budget for Endless Love was $20 million and Universal financed this critically trashed remake of the critically trashed 1981 film, based on the book whose author trashed both versions. I feel maybe I read it at the right time in my life. This book was published in 1979 and I probably would have been more shocked reading it during my younger years. Endless Love. It feels like I sustained some kind of wound. You can read books purchased on Google Play using your computer's web browser. Heart-Shaped Bruise is a compulsive and moving novel about infamy, identity and how far a person might go to seek revenge. If left without rules, it’s likely every sensitive teenager would wrap themselves in obsession. Thirty-seven-year-old freelance writer Avery Jankowsky is devastated when his girlfriend, Deirdre, confesses that she has been having an affair. ― Scott Spencer, Endless Love. ENDLESS LOVE / LOVE STORY by Spencer, Scott / Segal, Erich and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at AbeBooks.com.