For fans of literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes a stirring new thought-provoking novel from debut author Sam Miller about a loss shrouded in mystery with twists and turns down every railway. Arthur Louis Pullman the Thirdis on the verge of a breakdown. Hes been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has been sent away to live with his aunt and uncle.Its there that Arthur discovers a journal written by his grandfather, the first Arthur Louis Pullman, an iconic Salinger-esque author who went missing the last week of his life and died hundreds of miles away from their family home. What happened in that weekand how much his actions were influenced by his Alzheimersremains a mystery.But now Arthur has his grandfathers journaland a final sentence containing a train route and a destination.So Arthur embarks on a cross-country train ride to relive his grandfathers last week, guided only by the clues left behind in the dementia-fueled journal. As Arthur gets closer to uncovering a sad and terrible truth, his journey is complicated by a shaky alliance with a girl who has secrets of her own and by escalating run-ins with a dangerous Pullman fan base.Arthurs not the only one chasing a legacyand some feel there is no cost too high for the truth. ...
|Title||:||A Lite Too Bright|
|Number of Pages||:||480 pages|
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A Lite Too Bright Reviews
i finished this phenomenal book yesterday and i cannot stop thinking about it. the characters, the plot, all the intricate details. amazing. *SPOILER* i love how sam compared the feeling of nothingness to bright light. i've always thought of it as darkness, but i quite like this view of it. a lite too bright is so thought provoking and emotional and i LOVE it.
I was on the fence through much of this book about a young man who retraces a mysterious journey taken by his late Alzheimer's-stricken father. The pieces of the puzzle he is following come together a little too conveniently at times, and his odyssey is helped along by certain coincidences. I grew increasingly annoyed at the various contrivances until I began to suspect a method to the author's madness and predicted a masterful twist in which all these seeming narrative shortcuts would be explai ...more
I breezed through this amazing story. It's big - loss, connections, time, memory, mystery, love and regret. I loved the progression and how information is parsed out over time. Plus, I love when books analyze other books - it's so meta and genius (if it's done well, which it is here).
Bonus: it's a traveling/journey story, which I have a big heart for.
This book has instantly become one of my favorites. It was easy to read. Even as some parts were written in broken thoughts, I was still pulled through the story. Everything I could want in a book, mystery, purpose, reality, and emotion. This book made me feel so strongly for the characters involved but not overwhelmed like some books do. The way everything wrapped up was never what I expected but exactly what I needed. Just like in his songs Samuel Miller has a great flow of words that come acr ...more
Astonishing! This novel is a very refreshing read. Quite ambitious that had live up to my expectations and beyond.
It is about Arthur, going through a journey of dealing with loss, healing, family, friendship, with the added spice of mystery and bittersweet instances in life. And a literal journey too travelling through it all in search of answers. That surely will leave the readers with a lot of things to think about too.
I love how balanced everything; how it is laid-out for the readers. How the ...more
I had looked forward to Sam Miller's debut novel A Lite Too Bright because I have admired his writing for years through his lyrics for Paradise Fears and his blog writings. I did not know how blown away I would be by this book.
What I knew about this book through the jacket copy and what Sam said at his signing combined with what I knew of Sam's methods and experiences of writing the book, I thought it would be a simple story of a young man going on a journey and trying to find a connection to hi ...more