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Obstacles to Young Love From One Of The Greatest Comedic Writers Of A Generation Comes A Story Of Love, Faith And Taxidermy Three Mighty Obstacles Threaten The Burgeoning Love Of Childhood Sweethearts Timothy Pickering And Naomi Walls They Are Steven Venables, A Dead Curlew And God 1978 Two Lovers Perch Precariously On The Cusp Of Adulthood Timothy S Father Decides It S Time For Him To Take On The Family Taxidermy Business While Naomi Dreams Of A Career On The Stage.Across The Decades Their Lives Continue To Interweave, And Occasionally Cross Bound By The Pull Of Intoxicating First Love But Will Their Destinies Ultimately Unite Them Nobbs Moves His Exceptional Comic Talent To A New Found Depth Memorable And Moving, A Tale Of Love Won And Love Lost You Will Never Look At The Art Of Taxidermy In The Same Way Again.

10 thoughts on “Obstacles to Young Love

  1. says:

    This is a really excellent book It is exceptionally well written, witty, humane, perceptive and extremely touching The plot is simply a chronicle of how the lives of two people and those associated with them develop as they grow older There is marriage, birth, death, divorce, friendship and some tragedy, but no car chases, grisly murders or anything of the kind, and yet I found it utterly gripping It kept me engrossed in the lives of people whom I really cared about in a way that few other books have done and genuinely made me think about what is important in relationships and in life.The story opens in 1978 with Naomi and Timothy discovering sex together aged 18, and follows episodes in their lives for the next thirty years, sometimes apart and sometimes together David Nobbs has a wonderful talent for seeing honestly and describing brilliantly the way people behave, think and feel With Timothy in the first section of the book, for example, he catches with perfect delicacy the teenage sense that everyone else somehow knows how to behave, what to say, what to wear and so on, and that you don t but must try look as though you do He paints a full cast of real, genuinely believable characters, and gently lays before us their foibles and mannerisms, the little lies they tell ...

  2. says:

    I liked this for the style, rather than the content The story line was predictable, a comedy of errors of the relationship between the young lovers that took 25 years to finally work itself out I thought it was rather odd that he chose to have their seperate lives mirror each other so much 2 failed marriages each etc , when it was their differences that prevented them staying together in their youth Having said all tha...

  3. says:

    1978 two lovers perch precariously on the cusp of adulthood Timothy s life ambition is to take on his father s taxidermy business, while Naomi dreams of a career on stage Across the decades their lives continue to interweave, and occasionally cross bound by the pull of intoxicating first love But will their destinies ultimately unite them I wasn t really sure what to expect from this book To be completely frank the synopsis didn t immediately sell it to me but it was the little details that made me decide to buy it how many romantic comedies do you read where one of the leads is a taxidermist Come to think of it, there aren t many novels where one of the leads is a taxidermist, so I was intrigued.Like a lot of romantic comedies, it s a fairly predictable story Nobbs isn t reinventing the wheel with this book, but the way it is told is what makes the book compelling and I raced through it The writing style is equal parts sharp and witty and contemplative Nobbs shows an incredible talent ...

  4. says:

    Sorry I found it a bit lame.

  5. says:

    Loved the writing style Want to adopt it The story itself was extremely predictable, like a bad romantic movie It s not even moving because it s so obvious So much so that I read a line from every page of the last chapter just to confirm my thoughts you must know the feeling the near end of the book, the random bits of closure the author feels the need to give b...

  6. says:

    The usual David Nobbs quirky humour to be found in here But really it was odd moments not carried the whole way I think he knew he was doing an over used and highly predictable story line and trying to do something different Unfortunately the odd...

  7. says:

    I really enjoyed this book Predictable to an extent, but I read it for that reason I liked the characters, there was not one which I thought spoiled it for me I liked all the ends being tied and there...

  8. says:

    Loved it Big fan of these author but unlike most his books that have a sad but true undercurrent to his humour here the humour is than balanced by an abundance of pathos.Despite some of the cliches and obvious subplots this is an excellent and very moving book.

  9. says:

    The story of Timothy and Naomi, separated by many life circumstances, united by love The writing is very witty and funny, but I believe the book would have benefited from being a little smaller, as it tends to drag on a bit and lose some of its crispness in the middle of so many stories.

  10. says:

    This is an honest, moving love story, not much to go and really enjoyed it Now finished it, really nice read, bittersweet, funny, sad, and happy, good characters and touching moments.

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