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Quarta-feira de Cinzas ❰Ebook❯ ➢ Quarta-feira de Cinzas Author Ethan Hawke – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk James Heartsock um soldado que deixou o ex rcito para embarcar na maior aventura da sua vida Christy, a sua namorada, est gr vida e determinada a ir para casa no Texas , com ou sem Jimmy, para encarar James Heartsock um soldado que deixou o ex rcito para embarcar na maior aventura da sua vida Christy, a sua namorada, est gr vida e determinada a ir para casa no Texas , Quarta-feira de eBook Ò com ou sem Jimmy, para encarar o seu passado e preparar se para o futuro Atravessando a Am rica desde Nova Iorque a Nova Orleans, passando por Ohio at ao Texas, num velho Chevy Nova, os dois jovens passam de apaixonados mas conflituosos amantes, a uma jovem fam lia numa viagem maravilhosa Quarta feira de Cinzas um romance de uma emo o brilhante e de uma gra a extraordin ria, uma hist ria que capta a intensidade a excita o, medo e alegria de estar no in cio do mist rio que constitui o casamento e a paternidade Uma obra en rgica, confiante, generosa e pontuada por momentos de um tremendo humor, na qual o leitor se v capturado numa bel ssima hist ria de amor dos tempos modernos.


About the Author: Ethan Hawke

Ethan Green Hawke is a four time Academy Award nominated American actor, writer and film directorIn , Hawke was cast in a role in director Peter Weir s Dead Poets Society the film Quarta-feira de eBook Ò s success was considered Hawke s breakthrough He left school and appeared in A Midnight Clear, Alive, Reality Bites, Before Sunrise, Gattaca, The Newton Boys, Great Expectations, and many other movies In , he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Training Day Hawke directed Chelsea Walls and has written two novels, The Hottest State in and Ash Wednesday in In , he received his first screenwriting Oscar nomination for co writing the film, Before Sunset a sequel to Before Sunrise From October through May , he was in The Coast of Utopia by Tom Stoppard at Lincoln Center in New York, playing Mikhail Bakunin For this performance, he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.



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  1. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    Tell me, how many Hollywood actors can write novels Especially ones who are still active in movies Especially if there is no co writer beside his her name Ethan Hawke born 1970 has written two decent novels The Hottest State 1996 and this book, Ash Wednesday 2002 When these books came out, I was not yet into heavy reading so these did not interest me But a couple of years back, a member in our Filipinos group here in Goodreads favorably commented on these books so when I saw them in m Tell me, how many Hollywood actors can write novels Especially ones who are still active in movies Especially if there is no co writer beside his her name Ethan Hawke born 1970 has written two decent novels The Hottest State 1996 and this book, Ash Wednesday 2002 When these books came out, I was not yet into heavy reading so these did not interest me But a couple of years back, a member in our Filipinos group here in Goodreads favorably commented on these books so when I saw them in my favorite second hand bookshop, I bought them right away Then I realized that it will be Ash Wednesday tomorrow, March 9, 2011 so I finally opened and started reading this book open last Sunday night I am not really a Hawke s fan However, I liked him in Robin Williams starrer Dead Poets Society 1989 where he played as one of the students and the first to stand up on the desk in the ending scene Who can forget how he and the beautiful Julie Delphy talked endlessly but intelligently inside the train in Before Sunrise 1995 and again in Before Sunset 2004 I also enjoyed watching him in the science thriller Gattaca 1997 faking his inclusion in that training school where only people of superior genes live However, what really caught my attention was when he sensitively read Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks, one of Pablo Neruda s featured poems in the movie soundtrack of Il Postino The Postman1994 The young man has beautiful mind inside his equally beautiful head so it did not really come as a surprise when I saw that he has also authored two novels Ash Wednesday is a gritty love story between an AWOL soldier, Jimmy Heartsock and his girlfriend Christy With his angst, Jimmy is half Cauldfeld and with his Catholic beliefs, half preacher I thought I would like this character because it seems to be multi dimensional but when I finally closed the book, it just did not make any imprint in my mind especially with the contrived ending where Jimmy decides to stay in the middle between the two obvious choices The character of Christy makessense not only because she knows what she wants but once she makes a decision she goes for it no matter what the odds are She does not vacillate unlike Jimmy who, despite being a military man, keeps on changing his mind, refuses to give up drugs, and goes fucking girls left and right However, Hawke s storytelling has a distinct style straightforward, cocky yet sincere It does leave you with a feeling that you are taken for another ride just like after closing and finishing a Nicholas Sparks book It is not at all mushy like how love stories normally are Some lines are with sprinklers of Hawke s own brand of philosophical musings that proves his sensitivity and self awareness as a person Good thing that those musings do not go overboard so as to give his readers the chance to have a little room for interpretation and draw out conclusions Had it gone overboard, I would put a comment here that Hawke has that fondness to state the obvious An example of this is that the book s ending is set on an Ash Wednesday time for reflection and prayers which ends the Mardi Gras time for merriment, booze, drugs in New Orleans Jimmy got incarcerated the eve of Ash Wednesday and got freed the following day which means that he is a new man and ready to face his responsibility as soon to be father and husband to Christy.Despite those weak points, this is still a good read if you are looking for a fresher approach in telling a truthful kick ass love story I also had an easy time imagining the characters I thought of Ethan Hawke as Jimmy and Uma Thurman to whom he dedicated this novel as Christy and any of those road trip American movies and I can say that the book is movie perfect Too sad that the movie adaptation of his first novel, The Hottest State did not fly and Hawke is now 41 years old too old to play Jimmy Still, the novelist Ethan Hawke can hold a candle for Nicholas Sparks, that one I can assure you


  2. Daniel Clausen Daniel Clausen says:

    How can characters who are so multi layered and so well developed somehow be problematic The problem is that the two characters at the center of this book the fledgling couple Jimmy and Christy are flaky or eccentric if you prefer a term with a positive connotation The problem is that eccentric people are always interesting but for arbitrary reasons They are quitting jobs, doing drugs, getting married, quitting drugs, finding God, cleaning up their bad habits, starting up new bad h How can characters who are so multi layered and so well developed somehow be problematic The problem is that the two characters at the center of this book the fledgling couple Jimmy and Christy are flaky or eccentric if you prefer a term with a positive connotation The problem is that eccentric people are always interesting but for arbitrary reasons They are quitting jobs, doing drugs, getting married, quitting drugs, finding God, cleaning up their bad habits, starting up new bad habits, all for reasons that are hard to relate to They are anti heroes in their flakiness Achilles, the Greek hero of the Iliad, is the classic example of flakiness refusing to fight a war out of stubborn pride Both characters are likable in their own ways, but this likeability is overwhelmed by their unlikeable flakiness In so many ways these are people you know people who seem very talented but can t get out of their own way and inexplicability do dumb things I ve worked in education, so I meet these people all the time It s too frustrating and normal to be tragic It s mostly just frustrating Flaky characters present a particularly difficult problem for fiction Fictional characters are often expected to go through some kind of meaningful change But though eccentric characters change all the time, can their changes be described as meaningful It s also the reason artists lives are rarely interesting, at least beyond short anecdotes Hang out with someone like Andy Warhol for a night and it s a story Hang out with him for a year and it s an ordeal Now that I have that major gripe out of the way, there is another secret to this book Every reviewer is bound to underrate it because it s written by Ethan Hawke It s easy to dismiss this book as the amateurish work of a vain actor, with a main character that mirrors many of his slacker roles these reviews are in no short supply on Goodreads But once you get beyond the Hawke name, the big secret of this book is that it is very finely crafted The story is disciplined, every chapter works as a short story, polished and refined The characters are well thought out If anything, the story seems too deliberate and perhaps a tad overwritten These faults, however, are the signs of an author who is trying to overcompensate for the missteps of a previous work I haven t read Hawke s first book so this is just my guess What does this amount to then A great book and a great second step in the maturity of a writer So where is the third book Did Hawke give up after this one Did he write a third book but never publish it Or did he realize the overwhelming disadvantage of publishing under the Hawke name Perhaps there is a third Hawke book out there hidden under pseudonym Is that all I have to say about this book Well, not quite I will be blasphemous I will use Hawke and Hemingway in the same review And why not In some parts of this book, the characters disgusted me This seems like a sin and then I remembered that Hemingway could disgust me The Sun Also Rises had absolutely disgusting characters doing disgusting things, and I still think of it as a classic youth and its discontents novel Can a good novel make you feel dread Yes Ash Wednesday at one point evoked a terrible sense of dread a sense that things couldn t work out for the characters This was the same feeling I had reading To Have and Have Not, a book I finished in two nights There is a manic energy that drives this book It s amazing anyone lives to thirty the young male protagonist says at one point I used to feel exactly the same way The characters, these two young characters who evoke dread and disgust, are people I know They are EXACTLY like people I know That makes the book necessary, horrible to read, and invigorating Is it possible to give a flawed book five stars Sure it is When you re young and starting out as a novelist, you can only write imperfect novels But this is a very, very good one


  3. Catherine Catherine says:

    In the name of honesty I will tell you that I was skeptical going in because he s Ethan Hawke, a guy who probably wanted to add novelist to his already long and gorgeous resume.More honesty Two chapters in I realized that I needed to carry a notebook because I had to pull over constantly to rewind the audio do we still call it rewinding and write down my favorite passages There were so so many To love each other and live in the truth To not lie at all To maintain a perspective on t In the name of honesty I will tell you that I was skeptical going in because he s Ethan Hawke, a guy who probably wanted to add novelist to his already long and gorgeous resume.More honesty Two chapters in I realized that I needed to carry a notebook because I had to pull over constantly to rewind the audio do we still call it rewinding and write down my favorite passages There were so so many To love each other and live in the truth To not lie at all To maintain a perspective on the other and not wholly judge them in context to yourself Suffice it to say I think Ethan Hawke is brilliant He reignited the romantic in me, someone I thought was dead I will eventually buy this book and highlight three quarters of it


  4. LEAH⇢ LEAH⇢ says:

    THE DETAILS3 STARS WRITTEN NARRATED BY ETHAN HAWKE THE ACTOR TWO POV S REALISTIC MIXED WITH A SORT OF PULP FICTION SOME GENUINELY HEARTFELT MOMENTS LENGTH OF AUDIO 7 HOURS, 10 MINUTES I LISTENED ON LIBBY THROUGH MY LIBRARY MY THOUGHTS This book is full of moments, heartfelt ones, juvenile ones, and some that are just scattered with rambling delusions When you put all these moments together you are left with a story that has heart and even depthwhen you dig deep enough Th THE DETAILS3 STARS WRITTEN NARRATED BY ETHAN HAWKE THE ACTOR TWO POV S REALISTIC MIXED WITH A SORT OF PULP FICTION SOME GENUINELY HEARTFELT MOMENTS LENGTH OF AUDIO 7 HOURS, 10 MINUTES I LISTENED ON LIBBY THROUGH MY LIBRARY MY THOUGHTS This book is full of moments, heartfelt ones, juvenile ones, and some that are just scattered with rambling delusions When you put all these moments together you are left with a story that has heart and even depthwhen you dig deep enough The problem is it s a real challenge to grasp anything long enough to dig deep enoughhis thoughts fly by and he s on to another It really made it difficult to connect.At its core, this is a story of a young couple coming to grips with impending parenthood and marriage Filled with rambling reflections on everything to do with life, love, and the pursuit of happiness.Rating wisethis was the most hurt by the lack of a second narrator for Christy s POV Why did he think he could narrate both charactersI don t knowobviously he was good for the part of Jimmybut he crashed and burned on Christy s part It was disappointingI feel like he could have easily gotten an actress to narrate the heroine of the story.BREAKDOWN Narration Rating 3 STARSPlot 3 5Characters 3.5 5The Feels 3 5Pacing 2.8 5Addictiveness 2.7 5Theme, Tone or Intensity 3 5Originality Believability 3.8 5Flow Writing Style Ease of Listening 2.5 5Romance Chemistry 3.5 5Ending 3.3 5Summation 3 STARS


  5. Hannah Eiseman-Renyard Hannah Eiseman-Renyard says:

    Will They Won t They On the Road Those au fait with Ethan Hawke s philosopher groovy syndrome breed of intelligent, dreamy slackers in movie roles such as Reality Bites, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, will findthan a hint of them repeated in this sophomoric tale The only problem is that, though all those characters are likeable guys with interesting ideas, they might not be the tautest of storytellers.Army fuckup Jimmy Heartsock finds himself going AWOL to propose to win back Will They Won t They On the Road Those au fait with Ethan Hawke s philosopher groovy syndrome breed of intelligent, dreamy slackers in movie roles such as Reality Bites, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, will findthan a hint of them repeated in this sophomoric tale The only problem is that, though all those characters are likeable guys with interesting ideas, they might not be the tautest of storytellers.Army fuckup Jimmy Heartsock finds himself going AWOL to propose to win back his better half, girlfriend Christy Walker Christy is thinking it s time to call it a day at around exactly the same moment she finds herself pregnant It s will they won t they on the road The narrative is told in first person by both Jimmy and Christy Though Hawke does an admirable job telling Christy s side of the story a woman fond of, but frustrated and reaching breaking point with, her slacker of a fella it s the male voice which rings truest throughout Channelling a beatnik gonzo 20th Century classics American voice, everything is a sports analogy or a pyrotechnic of some description Christy has a dynamite ass, and a fireball mind, sending Jimmy into inferiority about his insert sports analogy here Generally I did like this novel a lot, butfor the moments it contained than for the piece overall It s a very humanist narrative which takes in a lot of the history and flaws of two people who love each other but don t agree about everything, and are suddenly are trying to decide what next The plot ties in the couple s interaction and copious copulation with the symbolic background of Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday An appearance by a cat named Grace just as one character is seeking the concept of grace is also a little I m not sure I veer between finding it all very clever one moment and finding it too heavy handed the next I found my faith in the book faltered most when Jimmy who, let s be honest, is Hawke is so madly in love with Christy Ethan Hawke s then wife Uma Thurman, perchance that she can talk the most faux philosophical bullshit while consuming a root beer float and the next few paragraphs will be Jimmy raving about how fantastic, smart and sexy she is, based on what she just said If the audience hasn t had the character s sexiness or intelligence proven to them by what she said did the subsequent praise will not add anything further.Also, Ethan Hawke I think you re a lovely guy In another life I m sure I would ve fallen for you in a coffee shop somewhere But please, when you re writing fiction as an already a high profile guy, put a bitdistance between your real life and the fictional characters you write Make Kristy shorter than Uma, give her a different colour hair Something When the audience is likely to know a little bit about your love life already you have to tread carefully and make sure your fictional voice is truly fictional, otherwise it gets distracting.A good novel, but not fabulous A lot of interesting moments and observations strung together Without the name Ethan Hawke to help market it, I doubt it would be in print but that s not saying much Also at the risk of being extremely cruel I think I d rather see this filmed by Richard Linklater than read it on the page Some good cinematography could tighten up shine over all the dull bits, and bring emphasis to the dialogue which is one of the strongest points


  6. Hristina Hristina says:

    DNFed at 20% I couldn t get into it, I couldn t connect to any of it, I don t know exactly why.


  7. Valerie K Valerie K says:

    It was ok, not bad, and that is what 2 stars is supposed to mean It was a fairly absorbing read, but the characters were so prone to constant yet shifting self analysis, always on the brink of disaster or in mid crisis state, it was like a hyped up version of some fifties melodrama where everyone is having epiphonies every ten seconds, then something happens and they have a new epiphony It was too much Still there was something interesting about the way the two characters thought about the It was ok, not bad, and that is what 2 stars is supposed to mean It was a fairly absorbing read, but the characters were so prone to constant yet shifting self analysis, always on the brink of disaster or in mid crisis state, it was like a hyped up version of some fifties melodrama where everyone is having epiphonies every ten seconds, then something happens and they have a new epiphony It was too much Still there was something interesting about the way the two characters thought about themselves and each other, and there were a few passages I really liked So overall, it might be worth reading just for that But I can t exactly say I liked it, yet I m not sorry to have read it Is that 2 or 3 stars worth Not sure.Have to say that I really felt like he was writing about himself and Uma Not that it s exactly representative, I think the main character was him but not him, sometimes an idealized version of a he man Ethan wishes he were, then sometimes a big blockhead Ethan feels like he is The girlfriend was tall and beautiful with big feet, always talking philosophically about everything like Julie Delphy in Before Sunrise , super smart and REALLY into sex all the time every day I did feel like the female character, though admirable and cool and self aware and confident and smart and all that, was still a male fantasy, one for bookish nerd boys who like women who are super smart and maybe a bit too complicated, thus a handful, but they are so sexy when they talk about nihilism and post modernist architecture and then take off all their clothes


  8. Barbm1020 Barbm1020 says:

    Ethan Hawke has made some interesting movies, and I ve watched his chapter of Shakespeare Uncovered on PBS Now I find that he has some serious writing chops The young people he created for this story are so believable, their predicament so familiar and their pain and struggle so realistic that they seem drawn from life I recommend this book.


  9. Tabitha Vohn Tabitha Vohn says:

    After I learned that Hawke was a co writer of the Before screenplays, I knew I had to read his work Ash Wednesday does not disappoint It is eloquently executed It is deep, introspective, existential It s a beautiful portrayal of existence and the human struggle He ends it on a decidedly optimistic note Reading this was wholly enjoyable.


  10. Karen Karen says:

    So real Jimmy and Christy could be the couple next door, your parents, or friends As Jimmy and Christy travel to Texas they make choices, grow, and question their lives Such a real, heartfelt book full of inspiration and hope.


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