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Lottery ❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Lottery Author Patricia Wood – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Money isn t the same as treasure, and IQ isn t the same as smarts An uplifting and joyous new novel hailed by Jacqueline Mitchard as solid gold Perry L Crandall knows what it s like to be an outsider Money isn t the same as treasure, and IQ isn t the same as smarts An uplifting and joyous new novel hailed by Jacqueline Mitchard as solid gold Perry L Crandall knows what it s like to be an outsider With an IQ of , he s an easy mark Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what he d need to know the importance of words and writing things down, and how to play the Lottery Most important, she taught him whom to trust a crucial lesson for Perry when he wins the multimillion dollar jackpot As his family descends, moving in on his fortune, his fate, and his few true friends, he has a lesson for them never, ever underestimate Perry Crandall.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 340 pages
  • Lottery
  • Patricia Wood
  • English
  • 10 January 2019

About the Author: Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood was born and raised in Seattle, Washington She has served in the US Army, has worked as a Medical Technologist, horseback riding instructor, and most recently as a marine science teacher working with high risk students in Honolulu Patricia is an avid SCUBA diver, has assisted with shark research, won the Hawaii State Jumper Championship with her horse Airborne, crewed in a foot sailboat across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu to San Francisco, and is now an author Her debut novel LOTTERY was published by Putnam August , and was named a Book Sense notable for October of that year LOTTERY has been included in the Washington Post s Best Fiction list and is short listed for the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction Currently a PhD student at the University of Hawaii, Patricia is focused on education and the study of disability and diversity Patricia lives with her husband, Gordon aboard ORION, a foot sailboat moored in Ko Olina, Hawaii She has one son, Andrew.



10 thoughts on “Lottery

  1. Mary Mary says:

    Perry L Crandall would like you to know that he is not retarded Retarded would be 75 on an IQ test, and he is 76 Besides, Perry takes care not only of himself, but also of his Gran, a crusty, no nonsense woman who loves him for who he is and lets him shine his light through his own accomplishments She tells him the L in his name stands for Lucky Perry describes his life in simple and succinct sentences that manage to be full of wonder and surprise As he speaks, we see all too clearly the Perry L Crandall would like you to know that he is not retarded Retarded would be 75 on an IQ test, and he is 76 Besides, Perry takes care not only of himself, but also of his Gran, a crusty, no nonsense woman who loves him for who he is and lets him shine his light through his own accomplishments She tells him the L in his name stands for Lucky Perry describes his life in simple and succinct sentences that manage to be full of wonder and surprise As he speaks, we see all too clearly the many ways in which his nuclear family has failed him, but Perry never sees it that way His glass is always half full Shoot, his glass is three quarters full it only looks half full to those of us too blind to see things the Perry Crandall way And it s this innocence and optimism that makes his family betrayals all theheartbreaking to the reader We want to crawl into the book and protect Perry from the vultures, especially when he faces the biggest tragedy of his life.But Perry insists he doesn t need protecting, and he proceeds to prove it us and to the three remaining people who care the most about him Gary, the owner of Holsted s Marine Supply who has employed Perry since he was sixteen years old Keith, Perry s heavy, flatulent, potty mouthed co worker and Cherry a young, tattooed and pierced cashier at the local Marina Handy Mart.When Perry wins the Washington state lottery we learn just who his real friends and real family are His mostly estranged cousin brothers come knocking, strangers arrive on his doorstepand we hope oh how we hope that Perry can learn to distinguish the friends from the leeches.There is so much to love about this big hearted first novel The characters are rich and real and alive Perry s voice is fresh, authentic, consistent, and homespun philosopher wiseand then, there s the ending Oh, the ending The ending is so unexpectedly perfect and poignant and satisfying I keep trying not to write, Keep a box of tissues handy, but, well, keep a box of tissues handy You ll need them But to use another cliche you ll be smiling through your tears

  2. Natalie Natalie says:

    Throughout the first quarter or so of the book, I thought it was going to be just another lightweight, insipid story about the triumph of the underdog Well, it is kind of about the triumph of the underdog It is about the triumph of the human spirit And it really is about what really constitutes intelligence And how great a part does our intelligence play in making us the best humans we can be I was worried that it would just be another don t judge a book by it s cover parable And in a se Throughout the first quarter or so of the book, I thought it was going to be just another lightweight, insipid story about the triumph of the underdog Well, it is kind of about the triumph of the underdog It is about the triumph of the human spirit And it really is about what really constitutes intelligence And how great a part does our intelligence play in making us the best humans we can be I was worried that it would just be another don t judge a book by it s cover parable And in a sense it was But it was also about whether or not someone with limited intelligence can, nonetheless, possess great wisdom Okay, enough with that crap The point is, that once my ears stopped burning from the nearly constant swearing in the first few chapters and frequent swearing throughout, I fell in love The swearing did seem pointlessly overdone, IMHO I fell in love with Perry for his open heart and mind I fell in love with his Gram for teaching him the things he REALLY needed to know to survive in a world that would not be kind to him And I fell in love with Keith for being just like so many men I ve known in my life who have made hard choices, sometimes wrong choices, who are almost never politically correct or even socially acceptable but who have the best hearts in the world I wavered between giving this book 3 or 4 stars because it is a bit lightweight and it is a bit simplistic I gave it 4 because this month, with all the stress of the holidays and other things in my life, I really, really needed to meet Perry and his Gram and Keith and Gary and Cherry I needed to read something where good just simply comes out on top I needed an excuse to laugh and cry within minutes I think there is probably a time in everyone s life when they need that

  3. Jason Pettus Jason Pettus says:

    Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this review, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally So what do you think do you think it s okay for a book reviewer to occasionally recuse themselves from reviewing certain books for ethical reasons, kind of like how judges sometimes do it during certain trials Because I have to admit, I originally wanted to pick up Patricia Wood s Lottery because Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter.com I am the original author of this review, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted here illegally So what do you think do you think it s okay for a book reviewer to occasionally recuse themselves from reviewing certain books for ethical reasons, kind of like how judges sometimes do it during certain trials Because I have to admit, I originally wanted to pick up Patricia Wood s Lottery because of it being a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2007, but realize now that it would be almost impossible for me to give it a fair review and that s because Lottery is one of those Forrest Gump Retard with a Heart of Gold Teaches All Us Smart Folk About What s Truly Important in Life stories, and I have to plainly admit that I freaking despise Retard with a Heart of Gold stories, mostly for the secretly neocon, semi fascist, anti intellectual messages such projects espouse I m not saying it s a badly written book, although I m not saying it s well written either I m saying that the very premise offended and bored me so much, I could never get around to even checking out whether Wood s writing is any good or not, which is why it d be ethically unfair to even give this book a score today Whicher, is why I m not.Out of 10 N A Don t think too much Don t question things Obey authority Never dream for goals bigger than yourself Never aspire to anything beyond petty daily survival Dumb people are noble and happy Smart people are manipulative and miserable Smart people got that way by thinking too much SO DON T THINK TOO MUCH

  4. Susan Susan says:

    This is part review and part commentary about the other reviews here Many readers compare Lottery to Forest Gump Besides the main characters having a low IQ in common, the stories are not similar at all Forest Gump was purposely absurd and mocked Forest s disability, while Lottery, in my opinion, tells a genuine and believable story in a way that is respectful to Perry s shortcomings.At least one reader said I freaking despise Retard with a heart of gold stories but read the book anyway a This is part review and part commentary about the other reviews here Many readers compare Lottery to Forest Gump Besides the main characters having a low IQ in common, the stories are not similar at all Forest Gump was purposely absurd and mocked Forest s disability, while Lottery, in my opinion, tells a genuine and believable story in a way that is respectful to Perry s shortcomings.At least one reader said I freaking despise Retard with a heart of gold stories but read the book anyway and then proceeded to pan the book harshly Generally speaking, for those who have strong feelings about the types of stories they don t like to read, take this to heart read the book jacket or the goodreads description or the review in the New York Times first You should be able to gather enough information to gauge the likelihood it may be a book you definitely won t like If the likelihood is high, save yourself the agony and save the author from an unnecessary, meaningless beating.So, yes, if you like heart wrenching, relatively uplifting stories ones that illustrate that every person has both good and bad qualities, neither of which correlate with intelligence those that you don t mind knowing ahead of time how it s probably going to end but look to a talented author to suck you into the plot with every page give this book a try It s difficult and not for everyone, but if you can embrace the premise before you crack the cover, you just may buy into it I even surprised myself that I did so deeply

  5. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    Perry is a developmentally disabled young man who lives with his grandmother Despite the fact that his immediate family want nothing to do with him, Perry lives a happy, good life He has his Gram, a good job, and a few friends Then his whole life changes Gram dies and Perry wins the lottery.I can t say enough good things about this book From the moment I started reading, it had that special feel you know, the kind of book that makes you feel good and you don t ever want to put it dow Perry is a developmentally disabled young man who lives with his grandmother Despite the fact that his immediate family want nothing to do with him, Perry lives a happy, good life He has his Gram, a good job, and a few friends Then his whole life changes Gram dies and Perry wins the lottery.I can t say enough good things about this book From the moment I started reading, it had that special feel you know, the kind of book that makes you feel good and you don t ever want to put it down It s full of humor and sadness and life and you just can t wait to find out what will happen next.It s not a literary stand out or some deep meaning novel unless you want to quantify love and life goes on as deep meaning But it s one of the books that will forever be one of my favorites I highly recommend it

  6. Gerry Gerry says:

    I just finished reading LOTTERY I was thinking of three writers as I was reading it Charles Dickens and Annie Proulx and John Irving I was thinking of Annie Proulx and John Irving, because the language of the characters is so real and honest, and yet there is something unreal about them as well not in a bad way, of course And that s where Dickens comes in, I think Ms Wood s characters seem to be completely evil or completely good as are Dicken s characters, for the most part The only exc I just finished reading LOTTERY I was thinking of three writers as I was reading it Charles Dickens and Annie Proulx and John Irving I was thinking of Annie Proulx and John Irving, because the language of the characters is so real and honest, and yet there is something unreal about them as well not in a bad way, of course And that s where Dickens comes in, I think Ms Wood s characters seem to be completely evil or completely good as are Dicken s characters, for the most part The only exception in the LOTTERY is probably David And then I was thinking about the state of fiction in general and I was then thinking that a lot of Irving s and Proulx s characters have that same quality of good or evil with little gray area I don t think the world is that way at all, but I think fiction should be that way I think we needfiction like Ms Wood s fiction, not because it s uplifting which it is but because there is some kind of ringing truth in the words spoken by the characters and then you want to be like those people and know those kind of people I m not sure I know anyone like the character s in Ms Wood s wonderful novel, not really, I think there is muchgray out there in the world, but I sure as hell would like to know people like hers That is for certain

  7. Rhonda Rhonda says:

    This book was great, makes you happy and sad and angry But mostly makes you think about the good people in your life.

  8. Petra-X Petra-X says:

    Overall a disappointing read If I hadn t seen the film Forrest Gump, I might have enjoyed the bookThe characters were stereotypical as were the scenes, the only originality came from the setting and the writing, which was very good If books about intellectually challenged people are what you are into, I would recommend Daniel Keyes wonderful Flowers for Algernon or Colleen McCullough s Tim unusually a love story Or just go and see Forrest Gump.

  9. Patrice Hoffman Patrice Hoffman says:

    This book had me hooked at the first page I laughed, I cried, and I really enjoyed this book The main character was loveable from the beginning and I never got the impression he was slow He seemed so logical and I was really rooting for him the whole time I can t think of ainspiring book that I have read this year than this one.

  10. Petra Petra says:

    Perry L Crandall is a warm, struggling character and, as a reader, you re drawn into his story I really enjoyed this story of finding one s way through difficult circumstances Throughout the book, I felt myself rooting for Perry, hoping that he wouldn t fall into his family s traps, rejoicing that his friends were true I really liked Gram She was amazing Perry truly was lucky to be raised by her and Gramps What a difference that made to his life.I found the ending unrealistic..too swee Perry L Crandall is a warm, struggling character and, as a reader, you re drawn into his story I really enjoyed this story of finding one s way through difficult circumstances Throughout the book, I felt myself rooting for Perry, hoping that he wouldn t fall into his family s traps, rejoicing that his friends were true I really liked Gram She was amazing Perry truly was lucky to be raised by her and Gramps What a difference that made to his life.I found the ending unrealistic..too sweet and perfect everything just fell into place I m also not a fan of rewarding people for doing the wrong thing I know it happens in real life I understand Perry s reasoning and rejoice in the wisdom behind the decision but some middle ground may have beensatisfying for me I don t know.just that the ending didn t seem right Too pat somehow

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