For fans of literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes a stirring new thought-provoking novel from debut author Sam Miller about a loss shrouded in mystery with twists and turns down every railway. Arthur Louis Pullman the Thirdis on the verge of a breakdown. Hes been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has been sent away to live with his aunt and uncle.Its there that Arthur discovers a journal written by his grandfather, the first Arthur Louis Pullman, an iconic Salinger-esque author who went missing the last week of his life and died hundreds of miles away from their family home. What happened in that weekand how much his actions were influenced by his Alzheimersremains a mystery.But now Arthur has his grandfathers journaland a final sentence containing a train route and a destination.So Arthur embarks on a cross-country train ride to relive his grandfathers last week, guided only by the clues left behind in the dementia-fueled journal. As Arthur gets closer to uncovering a sad and terrible truth, his journey is complicated by a shaky alliance with a girl who has secrets of her own and by escalating run-ins with a dangerous Pullman fan base.Arthurs not the only one chasing a legacyand some feel there is no cost too high for the truth. ...
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A Lite Too Bright Reviews
I struggled rating this book. I LOVED the writing and the concept. I enjoyed the family dynamics and teenage angst. I was obsessed with the journey narrative. My only issue was just the coincidence of it all. It seemed any time the protagonist needed something, it was there! I get that most, if not all of these moments, were intentional, but at times it was bordering on unbelievable. But even with all that, this book was a quick read that had me excited to read each section. It's split up i ...more
This book was incredible. I read it on blind faith alone, wanting to support the author but knowing literally nothing about it, not even the genre. I finished it in two days.
It's truly gripping. There are so many elements that mesh together to make such a fascinating story, like Arthur's cynicism and mental instability, the rise and fall of the clues they find, where they're led, and the manner in which they are led. It's a mystery, but it's not. It's not some big mysterious murder that sends t ...more
A Lite Too Bright by Samuel Miller 3.75/5 Contemporary YA
A Lite Too Bright is a coming of age story with some unique elements. The main character is the grandson of a famous writer who wrote a seminal novel in the seventies, think J.D. Salinger. This is the story of Arthur’s journey to discover what his granddad had done during his last week of life. His grandfather was suffering from severe Alzheimer’s and took off without a word from his house in California and a week later he died in Ohio. Ar ...more
Aaaaaaaand . . . with that, I've completed my 2018 reading challenge! Yes!!
So I've actually been aware of this book for several months, since I accidentally stumbled upon the author's Twitter around the time of the book's release. His constant disuse of capital letters and other disregard for English grammar got kind of annoying there, but the premise of his book sounded interesting, so I figured his personal writing style would be a non-issue in a published work of fiction.
Ha. Did I have anothe ...more
4.5/5. This book is a wildly ambitious, beautifully literary, and refreshingly original story for YA lit. Arthur’s journey to better understand family, faith, and mortality is bittersweet in that way that makes you feel like you both lost and gained something truly special by the end.
Arthur’s narration feels so old-soul, and paired with the frequent disconnect between his thoughts and his ability to express himself eloquently makes him a super sympathetic and relatable character to me (and I th ...more
I have mixed feelings about this book. It was good but there were big sections that were slow and dragging, which made the story feel five miles longer than it should have been. The ending is what really shook me but the rest left me wondering what was going on.
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This story was one I had not heard a lot about before I borrowed from my library. The blurb sounded promising, a coming of age story with some twists and ...more
3.5 stars. The writing is very good but parts of the story dragged for me. Arthur Louis Pullman III is struggling with some mental health issues when he sets out on a cross county train trip following clues he believes his grandfather, a beloved, critically acclaimed author suffering from Alzheimers, left for him. Along the way he encounters a counterculture group called The Great Purpose who are followers of his grandfather's writings. It gets a little violent over the potential existence of un ...more
I'm giving this five stars, not because it's perfect but because it has the most ambition of any book I've read in quite a while. This is like the love child of MOSQUITOLAND and a Pynchon novel. And while it's no CRYING OF LOT 49 it's got so much going for it that I can't help but give it the highest of marks. It is a bit long and oblique at times but I'll give Samuel Miller this: I read more YA books than anyone I know, and I can always see the story from a mile away, and even a hundred pages f ...more