A NORWEGIAN REVIEW OF “MY FATHER’S HOUSE.”   4 comments

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I see this as a block buster movie

At the end of the book, I thought that if Metro Golden Meyer hooked this, it would be a block buster. The characters are lovingly and distinctly portrayed with all their strengths and foibles, and their development through times of war, depression and into the seventies. I grew fond of  Father Carl – born in 1880 and emigrating from Sweden  1910.

For this Norwegian reviewer it was overwhelming to try to remember all the names of the characters – but still I found myself  reading in bed at 04 am, wondering about how Jennie and the family would cope with her “sensibilities” – I will not tell  the readers how that went. Among the clear descriptions of life in these times,It was such a clear and loving tale of how too much consideration can devastate a persons life. “Let’s not borrow trouble” was the fathers adage, it seems the family adapted it too – as we humans do, with grave consequences.

 Mona’s professorate  in Psychology and her interventions created a strong and dramatic change in the family –  the last chapters were a great eye-opener of what happens when the cat in the sac gets out – and the fresh new air pours in.

4 stars – reflecting the bit overwhelming number of names and relationships.

I feel well fed after reading it.

Leelah Saachi

And grateful;

Writer

I SEE THIS AS A BLOCK BLUSTER MOVIEAt the end of the book, I thought that if Metro Golden Meyer hooked this, it would be a block buster. The characters are lovingly and distinctly portrayed with all their strengths and foibles, and their development through times of war, depression and into the seventies. I grew fond of  Father Carl – born in 1880 and emigrating from Sweden  1910as a block buster movie

4 responses to “A NORWEGIAN REVIEW OF “MY FATHER’S HOUSE.”

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  1. Wow! What a great review! Yes, it would make a good movie.

    On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 5:40 PM monagustafsonaffinito wrote:

    > Mona Gustafson Affinito posted: ” I SEE THIS AS A BLOCK BLUSTER MOVIEAt > the end of the book, I thought that if Metro Golden Meyer hooked this, it > would be a block buster. The characters are lovingly and distinctly > portrayed with all their strengths and foibles, and their development thr” >

  2. I can’t wait to start reading this. My wonderful Husband remembered that I had “My Father’s House” at the top of my CHristmas list this year. Great Review Mona!!!

    • Wonderful. I’m so excited that you’ll be reading it. And to tell the truth, I hope he bought it from amazon so you’ll be able to gift me with a review when you’re done. In the meantime, have a happy start of 2021 in your still new home. And I’m looking forward to the day when I’ll be able to see it.

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