Crazy Love

Crazy Love David Martin has proved to be an unusually versatile writer both of acclaimed thrillers like Lie to Me and of love stories like The Crying Heart Tattoo Now in Crazy Love Martin has created remarkab

  • Title: Crazy Love
  • Author: David Lozell Martin
  • ISBN: 9780743223508
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • David Martin has proved to be an unusually versatile writer, both of acclaimed thrillers like Lie to Me and of love stories like The Crying Heart Tattoo Now, in Crazy Love, Martin has created remarkable characters and his richest story yet a chronicle of passion and heartbreak Joseph Long, known locally as Bear, is a farmer ridiculed by neighbors for his strangeneDavid Martin has proved to be an unusually versatile writer, both of acclaimed thrillers like Lie to Me and of love stories like The Crying Heart Tattoo Now, in Crazy Love, Martin has created remarkable characters and his richest story yet a chronicle of passion and heartbreak Joseph Long, known locally as Bear, is a farmer ridiculed by neighbors for his strangeness Lonely nearly to the point of madness and so desperate for human touch, he leans against the hands of the barber giving him a haircut.Katherine Renault is a successful career woman, wondering why, if she has the perfect job and the perfect fiance, does she feel so hollow inside even before the illness, the disfiguring surgery.They should have nothing in common though he has a magical touch with animals, he considers them property, while she can t tolerate their mistreatment She s a sophisticated city dweller who can t abide violence, and he s never traveled beyond the local town and has blood on his hands But love is crazy, and soon they are rescuing the injured of the world just as they rescue each other Enduring violence and loss, they live in a domestic bliss wide and deep enough to dilute most of life s dramas, until fate tests them again.Funny, erotic, emotionally powerful, yet surprisingly unsentimental about our relationships with each other and with animals in our care, Crazy Love will heal broken hearts.

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    1. I wish I could give this book six stars. After being inundated with pragmatic guides to loving wisely, here is a romantic, tragic, wonderfully sexy book about the real world where everyone is imperfect and love is a verb. The hero is, much like Forrest Gump, a twentieth century naif bodhisatva, who works his farm in relative isolation except for the animals he keeps there. The heroine is an emotionally damaged animal rights activist. This is no Harlequin romance. And yet the final lesson is of t [...]

    2. Crazy Love. David Lozell Martin. 2002. Simon and Schuster. 284 pages. ISBN 0743223500.If you decide to pick up David Lozell Martin's Crazy Love, you're in for a unique experience whether or not you end up enjoying the book. With the style, think Kent Haruf on crack and prepare for an emotional, shocking, heart-warming, yet disturbing story that is bound to stick around in your mind for a little while.Crazy Love tells us a story about two unlikely characters living in the midst of Appalachia farm [...]

    3. I loved this book. It was very well written. I love animals and love stories and this book combined the both. The words in this book spoke to my heart. I Cried at the ending. Very great book.

    4. I thought that this book was spectacular and very well written. They author that wrote this book did a terrific job. This book was about a man that lived alone and everybody thought he was crazy but in the end he found the women that he loved and they had a little girl and named her Ruth even though i think that Ruth isn't Bear's real daughter. But after all the nice things that bear did for other people he winded up diagnosed with cancer and passed away on Christmas Eve. Katie and Bear's brothe [...]

    5. I really liked this book! I am definitely adding it as one of my favorite books of all time. The story was so different than anything else that I have ever read before. Part love story, part animal rescue story, it held my interest throughout.I became attached to Bear and Katie and their farm. Their love for each other was unique and intense. Bear won my heart with his ways with his animals on his farm, and in his relationship with Katie. Katie falls in love with the quiet and gentle Bear while [...]

    6. An amazing and brilliant book. The story of a simple farmer who can talk to animals and his love story with life. He is simple yet deeply profound in his ability to share the saga of his heart through his poetic perspective. Some consider him mentally challenged but the woman he lives and marries sees the depth of his soul. The author weaves their lives as animal rescuers on Bear's converted farm. We experimented empire and death and are presented with our penchant for killing for the animals vi [...]

    7. Not a romance novel. There were times when I wanted to know more of what the characters were thinking and more romance. The writing style was abrupt at times and I was thinking, "Ok, what just happened?", but then it would be explained somewhat down the line. The middle dragged a bit, and it was headed for a three star rating, but the book redeemed itself. Still, I was left wanting more detail. All in all, a very good (get it from your local library) read. (must like animals!)

    8. Nah. I mean, it's sweet (it's called Crazy Love, after all), but the innocence and naiveté of the main character is really hard to pull off without sounding cheesy or cliche, and I feel like Martin just doesn't do it here. I got annoyed with Bear, where he's supposed to be endearing. Again, it's a really hard thing for an author to do. Overall just didn't love the writing here.

    9. "There are questions you begin to ask, why me and what now, and how solid was the universe, supposedly organized in solar systems and galaxies, gravity just right to hold it all together and keep it all apart, but what happens if everything starts to wobble?"

    10. Amazing. I could read and re-read this book hundreds of times (i'm on my way) and still love it every time.

    11. It "ends in tears" Bear's mother would sayI'm not sure why I liked this book as much as I did, but I did. David Martin writes the best love stories ever.

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