The Stone Diaries

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As an age eighty-five male, I found this book extremely enjoyable to read. I suspect it may have been even more enjoyable if I were an aged female. Of course, since it takes the narator's life from birth to death, one has to be comfortable exploring the ugly as well as the funny side of both being less than one once was and feeling that physically and mentally. It is the kind of book I would like to write about my own time and place in the world. The story presents the numerous, jolting changes of the 20th century in a way that engages both emotion and reason. To my mind, it was overwhelmingly appreciated, as expressed by this: Life is not this or that but more or less, from time to time, from place to place, whenever and wherever, always with circumstance and choice.