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מישהו לרוץ איתו [Mishehu laruts ito] [PDF] ✍ מישהו לרוץ איתו [Mishehu laruts ito] By David Grossman – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The story of a lost dog, and the discovery of first love on the streets of Jerusalem are portrayed here with a gritty realism that is as fresh as it is compellingWhen awkward and painfully shy sixteen איתו [Mishehu Epub Ý The story of a lost dog, and the discovery of first love on the streets of Jerusalem are portrayed here with a gritty realism that is as fresh as it is compellingWhen awkward and painfully shy sixteen year old Assaf is asked to find the owner of a stray yellow lab, he begins a quest that will bring him into מישהו לרוץ ePUB í contact with street kids and criminals, and a talented young singer, Tamar, engaged on her own mission to rescue a teenage drug addictA runaway bestseller in Israel, in the words of the Christian Science Monitor It s time for Americans to fall in love with Someone to Run With.


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  1. Mariel Mariel says:

    Assaf knew when he stood like that, he was wearing the expression that once made Reli, his sister, say, You got lucky with one thing, Assafi with a face like that, you can only surprise people for the better Do you ever wish someone would say something like that to you Or even better to have that face I made a sacrifice I had to make a sacrifice A quick decision to save myself on Saturday now it was last week and lose the perfect reading day from the spring of 2006 I m playing cool I know exactly when and where It had lasted and it was so sweet You have no idea how sweet it was It almost never lasts I wish it lasted I had detailed fantasies sprung alive out of me, to carry me far, like running Emilie said this book was like being held It is like that, and like if someone really saw you If you could have faith that that sort of thing could happen it feels like reading this book I knew that there was a reread of this book for me and I saved it for years Now I don t have that any Somewhere in this paragraph I became self conscious of using the word like too much and now I can t stop I regret it a little, that sacrifice I am not good enough for this kind of love today last week, the day before but not all days because I was once in 2006 I feel like frozen in the Grossman s The Book of Intimate Grammar horror version of sending out ground controls to people and there was never any other people, only you, because I feel so silent If I could figure out how to do his Aroning, like Marieling, and teach someone else then it would be like in Someone to Run With So I have no damned idea how to do that Someone to Run With made me go Marieling again and it was so sweet I kind of did this time, only there was a shadow behind me It was like when you want to ask Does anyone ever If Assaf and Tamar met and their fears were realized that s how I feel because I maybe didn t save it long enough I m still sad Don t get me wrong I love this book so much I can hardly stand it Now the dog broke into a cry, and Assaf, bewildered, knelt beside her, petting her with both his hands but she continued to whimper, her body trembling with sobs, looking a bit like a child who is trapped in a fight between her parents and can t take it any longer Assaf actually lay down beside her, lay right down and hugged her, and petted and stroked her, and spoke into her ear, as if he had entirely forgotten where he was, forgotten the place and the nun only tenderness for the depressed, frightened dog poured out from him The nun felt silent, looking in wonder at the grown boy, concentrating in that moment, with his serious child s face, the black hair falling over his forehead, the acne on his cheeks and she was moved by what she felt flowing endlessly from his body to the dog.I wish Assaf was real His face that can surprise you, the big body that is solid He could almost sit beside you in your head and day dream with you about that friend of his or the one you had just like it in school days The one that won t be your friend any if you don t do what they want you to The would bes and could ves until you that wistful crooked smile aligns with the upside down frown of reality The I can t talk to brave girls like that Wistful sigh I wish Assaf was real Legs to run after the dog I can hear the pounding on the pavement like a heart beat His boss from his summer job working for city hall says it is something they do Take the dog on a leash and it will lead you to where it lives I don t have trouble believing that a dog could really do it my childhood dog came home on her own many times That a government agency would employ such tactics It s not important I didn t have trouble believing that Assaf could really do it He s a daydreamer The dog takes Assaf to where the owner, the girl Tamar, would go He could run through her life, learning the rhythm, the beats aligning like that smile When Assaf just does that with the dog He just did it, you know He s that kind of guy I wish that really happened and I would know where to go when it did that perhaps there is a world in which the people go out in the morning, to work or to school, and in the evening, each one returns to a different home and there, in every home, each person is kind of playing his role The father role, or the mother, or the child, the grandma, and so on, and so forth And all evening they talk and laugh and each and fight and watch TV together, each one of them behaving precisely according to his role Later, they go to sleep, and in the morning they get up and again go off to work or school and come back in the evening, but this time to a different home, and there, everything starts all over again the father becomes father to a different family the girl is a girl in a different family And because they forgot, during the day, what had happened the previous evening, they always think they are in their own home, the right home, and this is how it goes for all their lives.Assaf reads Tamar s diary No, it s not like that I wonder if anyone read that and felt let down that he reads her diary I had forgotten he did that and I started to feel let down again It s a little like that, a little of a betrayal though he doesn t know her yet When Assaf is young he asks his mother what she has to write about in her diary all of the time that she has to have for herself for no one else to see He asks her if she writes about him She tells him that anything she writes about him she would recite to him by heart He eventually gives up and knows this outside version of his mothers insides, as a trust I loved that it was kind of okay that he did this, this diary reading, because he wants to be able to find Tamar He imagines or not imagines the dog Dinka is against this act I loved that he thinks about what she s writing and later when she thinks it is important for her to know what Assaf would think of the version of the if you do what I want you to false friends He even says to her back what his mother said about reciting from heart to share with her he doesn t have a diary It felt to me like that, because he tells her that he read her diary He always asked his mother So Assaf felt that her idea was a feeling as if from a great distance, something like a tiny blister on his heart that s a great description He feels he would not mistake his little sister for any other little girl in the world Do you ever feel like that about other people s families That some people are incredibly lucky to have what they have and then about all of the people who have never had that or have it no longer Tamar has been toughening herself up to go on a rescue mission She breaks her own heart, shaves her head, goes underground No, don t think about that Don t think about THEM, the boy she loves with the other girl, the so called friends to overcast her Her diary where she wrote about herself in the third person Her dreams hurt I think the first time I read Someone to Run With I was wrapped up in Tamar s mission to go undercover as a street singer to get ensnared by the sleazy Jerusalem underworld Pesach and his toothless parents didn t scare me too much, nor did the Elvis lookalike goons hired to drive the kids from gig to gig Her brother, the gifted guitar player with the chip on his shoulder to freeze you with, made a scared call to her for his salvation plea that he didn t altogether mean Tamar already knows what s waiting for her if she can get him to the hiding place Shai is addicted and buried alive I used to do that, the being there for the recovery, and I wouldn t be telling the whole truth if I said I didn t still blame myself for failing It was eating me alive and this book doesn t tell me that it happens maybe Shai goes back but it was there and I wanted it desperately On the streets, to be able to get to where Shai is, Tamar has to let go of the part of herself she s hiding into her singing They won t find her and she can t play it safe now When she s in the cave and they ve found each other Assaf says the perfect thing when someone gets it He knows that the hard part is what you have to give of yourself to someone else when you re performing I ve been feeling for a long time that you don t really GIVE it someone else It wouldn t have been my perfect thing, I guess They have to be willing to hear it, to take it You don t lose it then If it is right then it is shared That s the scary part if no one is going to want to do that No matter what you do, if no one wants to do that, then it won t matter Well, it won t be running If you can still hope that some day it will still happen then you can keep on giving and if you lose that then it is really scary to do it anyway I imagine that David Grossman knows this When Assaf is running he becomes something that he never had before He and the dog Dinka have the connection I imagine that is like the giving sharing in performing the way I want it to be.When Assaf is following Dinka to the people that Tamar has touched in her life he gets to know her, and also their stories I m having one of those sinking feelings No, don t do that, Mariel if I spoil too much and so steal a pure first time read for anyone , I had this feeling that Tamar is keeping the people in her life separate on purpose, as if they met each other and their visions of her met, what they meant to her became whole, she would lose the broken Tamar she believed she needed to be keep her conviction that she is missing the lego piece to connect Tamar to another person every time she pokes this hole in her heart I felt like she was touching mine When Tamar says goodbye to Assaf when he has to leave the hiding place where his solid body is supporting her in what she could not have done alone even though he swears he will return at three o clock that same day I had one of those book moments when I could have been reading myself on the page I wish she had believed Assaf would come back before he came back of course he came back I knew why she didn t I loved that it didn t change anything, as much as it frustrates him that boy who lay down with the dog sighs , that he comes back When Assaf stops judging his sister for not loving her boyfriend Rhino I m kind of in love with him too for the way he d sneak out of sabbos to watch the football game hours before it started Then he d feel empty until the next week I feel like him right now, not having this book saved any as much as he loved her Maybe it was the too much love, the not enough space , the constant asking just by loving her so much It s another way to read someone s diary, to follow them to their secret places, just by connecting their own love experience when you ve finally fallen in love yourself.I think I m jealous And I wish that I was like I was once and I was happy and it felt good and I wasn t so sure that it will never happen for me I belong in this book, I mean If I belong in any author s books it is a David Grossman book He writes things that I wish I could ask people Do you ever think that and they would say that they did So why do I feel like that blister The far away feeling and no one is on the other end Don t get me wrong it s not all the way jealous But it is enough for me to feel rattling around in my bones Hollow like a birds, only flightless The wind in the hair from standing still and others are running I can almost taste it It doesn t feel right to be jealous at all David Grossman books to me are the place to be unafraid He knows so much, wears the heart on the sleeve to cover you If I m going to be like that would I know when to lay down with the dog I am so damned happy when it ends like they could go off the pages, though How is this for one of those dreams that you ve heard before and it sounds so damned good anyway It can t be a cliche because you just want it and you could hear it settling in the bones of those lucky enough to have it What now Tamar noticed that she had never met a person she felt so comfortable being silent with.


  2. Isidora Isidora says:

    It was utterly enjoyable read It gave me back the scents and sounds of my childhood s never ending summers and the feeling of being totally immersed in a book.I will try to write down some of the reasons why this book is highly recommended David Grossman is a wonderful storyteller in a classical, precise and deep way of telling things.It is adventure, coming of age, love story and a story about modern Israel It is thrilling, fast paced after the first fifty pages and emotional read.The characters are fascinating, some of them are animals.Only to read how Grossman describes the main character s singing is a reward in itself.There are several other arguments and different experiences are possible magical realism, philosophical, historical, parenting You just have to let the story be your guide.


  3. Mariel Mariel says:

    I m watching and hating August Rush on tv right now Watching and really hating this schmaltzy and embarrassing exploitation of street kid musicians movie reminded me of how much I liked David Grossman s Someone to Run With when I read it in 2006 It s a great dogs are awesome, street adventure, finding someone you wanna run away with story After they save the tragically gifted and drug addicted street musician brother, that is In my inner fantasy while reading it the whole book played out in my mind as an elaborate instant inner street fairy tale the brother became my guitar hero John Frusciante I d want to hide in the natural history museum My dog would prefer an art museum with preferably good furniture to chew on, but I m not about to let him pick My running away fantasies stem in part from reading From the Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil Frank E Weiler, hence the museums Anywhere beautiful will do Morvern Callar When I was young my fantasies leaned towards Everybody else was abducted by aliens and I m the only one left lines They sent me a cool space dog Now I think I m probably the spacedog I just need a really cool dog sorry, my pup, but you re annoying and would make for a bad traveling companion Too whiney I d get road fever and quickly sick of stopping to constantly pee Not Lassie either cause she d not stop at saving Frusciante, she d wanna save Flea and Anthony K too and I don t care about them Labs would be the best running away with dogs Labs seem a heroic breed, especially the golden ones And bigger dogs have bigger bladders Except for my damnation, who is most definitely is NOT invited They d understand everything I was trying to say better than C3P 0 for R2 D2.I read a bunch of Grossman s books in 05 and 06 Like my similar J.P Donleavy gorge fest around the same time, folks would grab my books and then sadly conclude I should be reading something else instead the cover of this one was the back head shot of the shaved scalp What was with the trend of back of head shaved scalp book covers Parrots were infesting cover art for a while, too At least no one said August Rush or I m afraid I d have had to crack some shaved skulls Not really I m too cowardly lion to say anything The dog would know I was pissed Two barks for really pissed This review is in need of some lists Best cities to run away to Best cities to be a street musician in I ve only seen a couple of street musicians in G ville There was this blind guy that played an accordian for freaking years think he s dead now I felt sorry for his seeing eye dog having to listen to that sombre Dick Van Dyke shit all day long one bark for At least learn one polka song The other dude was an electric violin player I was too scared for him playing in that tiny road barrier in heavy traffic I also wasn t going to risk my life to pay him he wasn t Owen Pallett The term is busking, Mariel Elsewhere they are always so earnest, and like to play Oasis I m not paying for that, either Maybe they were beaten and forced to play Oasis Maybe they d have preferred Blur Who knows I was going to do best songs about running away I had half a list done It all went wrong when I asked my twin for suggestions and she started singing dozens of bad 80s songs about teen runaways Those songs are all in my head and I can t think of anything else.Running away movies 1 Morvern Callar2 Rain Man shout out to Kristen 3 Night of the Hunter4 The Wizard of Oz5 A Hard Day s Night6 Freeway7 Times Square8 Manny Lo9 Two for the Road10 Taking OffWait, or worst people to run away with like Charles Starkweather Or a list of why The Runaways film was no good except for Michael Shannon as Kim Fowley Druggie musicians in need of saving You suck I wouldn t even slip Robin Williams to Cugo under the dinner table to not offend my hosts I guess I should ve seen it coming Kristen Sheridan wrote and directed Disco Pigs, that I really liked, and co wrote In America, which I also liked, with her sister their dad Jim directed Samantha Morton, best actress ever, starred The poster art was some cheesey ass shit of the little girl with angel wings that had nothing to do with the film Maybe she picked the poster art before she trans mutated into a sappy Robin Williams P.s I liked that the boy protagonist was not an annoying pansy who whines about how smart he is and under appreciated by hot girls The girl was not a marginalized fantasy I ve often wondered if male authors of ya knew how to write anyone else in an effort to reach out to a generalized public Like adults who forget how to talk to kids I just feel they try too hard not to remember anything else about what it was like.


  4. Marc Marc says:

    This was a mixed bag to me On the one hand, the stubborn boy Assaf s long search for the girl Tamar, and the equally resolute mission of that Tamar to save her brother from the clutches of a Mafia gang, are interesting and well told Grossman knows how to gradually build up the tension and maintain it well, and from time to time you do sit on the edge of your seat Some characters really captivate, such as the Greek nun Theodora, the singing talent of Tamar that elicits ecstasy, and the faithful dog Dina who connects almost all characters But at the same time I found the character of brother Sash rather superficial, the chemistry between Tamar and Assaf a bit too melodramatic, and the final denouement outright cheap and predictable The whole story is also set up a little too broad, with occasional side stories that are not absolutely necessary such as the distant relationship of Assaf with his parents What touched me though, was the gripping brutality that Grossman portrays during the actions of the Mafia gang It is as if he explicitly wanted to point to the downside of the seemingly well ordered Israeli society All in all, not a bad book, but certainly not Grossman s best.


  5. Abby Abby says:

    Holy crap I love this book Set in Jerusalem Israel in the late 90s ish Assaf is home alone for a while while his parents visit his sister in America He gets hooked into the mystery of the story when he meets a stray yellow Labrador retriever At the same time, on the other side of the city, Tamar is singing for her life on the streets of Jerusalem, trying to rescue her drug addicted friend from the seedy and seething underworld of Jerusalem I have re read this book multiple times It something that I can pick up in between library trips and be guaranteed an excellent read.


  6. Alice Alice says:

    I loved this book Such an interesting premise Far fetched, did someone say I don t care The main character is wonderful, and the Jerusalem scenes of the lives of street kids are gripping Beautifully written David Grossman, well known and regarded in Israel, wasn t familiar to me He doesn t seem to be well known in the USA Take a chance on this one I actually read this one twice once a year or two ago on the recommendation of my son, and now again as it was accepted as the subject of our book club The second time around I liked it even .


  7. Sara Warner Sara Warner says:

    I admit it I get too restless to read sometimes And the only thing that will calm me down is the right book But that can be woefully hard to find It s like a sleepless night I toss and turn, trying to settle down with this and that book, trying not to let my impatience get the better of me, eventually giving up 20 or 30 pages into whatever is currently failing to catch my attention I realize it isn t the fault of these books It s just that when I m in this state, not much will do it for me It has to be quick tempoed enough that I don t feel my ennui It has to have an interesting structure and characters that are brave and flawed and cool If it has a dog or a horse aspect I tend to settle down readily, but animal aspects are so hard to do well that such books are a rare delight The novel s struggle has to be convincing and important and not full of gratuitous violence A love story in the middle of everything else is great The writing has to be first rate And I have to read it half holding my breath and thinking I want everyone I know to read this book, this passage, this story, this character, this conversation Fortunately for me, my husband was in the book business for decades, and still has one of the best libraries I ve ever seen Even fortunate is that he seems never to tire of suggesting things for me to read, and he knows how I am by now Not just anything good will do It has to fit the bill.Someone to Run With is a wonderful story, told in a way that brings the reader close to many moments she may recall from her own lifethe betrayal of friends, the pain of unrequited love, the strange unavoidable necessity of sacrifice at the crossroads in our lives, the way art changes everything for us all David Grossman clearly loves to tell a story, in a deep, classical, ordered way, that fortunately allows for longing and frustration, impossible missions, heroic rescues It is a novel full of what a story can be in the hands of a writer who loves what a story can be Few novels are so ready to take full advantage of what it is to be fiction, to walk the shimmering edge between the desperation we all feel not to fail utterly in our everyday selves and the deep in our heart dreams of what we might be if only we had the courage to live our lives like the stories we love Read it read it read it next time you are restless or afraid or thinking that life is too thin and hard for your soul to bear.


  8. Ruthie Ruthie says:

    Beautiful writing, fascinating characters, fast paced and thrilling This book was a different read for me, in some ways too real an unlikely runway girl living on the streets hard to read for a mother of daughters in other ways magical realism and major coincidences aboundyou just have to go with it, let the story unfold, meet the characters, learn their stories and follow their journeys Very rewarding read


  9. Sebastian Porta Sebastian Porta says:

    When I was living in Buenos Aires years ago I used to spend a lot of time in all the bookstores that you can find throughout Cabildo Avenue I was totally fascinated by them because you wouldn t find so many interesting and rare books back in my country I was born and raised in Paraguay I started in the world of literature reading all the books that I found in my father s bookshelves Some books were gold for a young boy, but must of them were cheap books, ancient books or merely bad literature since my father wasn t keen on reading, really But those books helped me to develop a hunger for books that never left me after In other words, I became a bookworm So imagine how I felt when I first entered El Ateneo Grand Splendid, the largest and most magnificent library in Buenos Aires For me, it was the ultimate expression of Borges idea of Paradise.I was recalling those days because in those bookstores I had a couple of encounters with David Grossman s books The first book of his that caught my attention was The Book of Intimate Grammar and I was about to buy it if it weren t for the fact that I wanted other books from authors that I actually knew Then I came across See under Love and The End of the Land Thus, David Grossman became part of my list of Authors that I d love to read if there weren t so many other good authors to read for years.Why did I feel so interested in his books David Grossman wasn t quite a well known writer after all and I hadn t read any review about his work at that time Add to this the fact that I had a slight prejudice towards writers from the Middle East since Orhan Pamuk disappointed me with his novel The New Life, too pretentiously lyrical, sentimental and mystical for my taste and I m not even mentioning Salman Rushdie and his overwhelming novel Midnight Children Call it an intuition, something about the cover of his books or the titles that attracted me, I don t know exactly Who can really tell why we feel curiosity toward a book we don t know nothing about I guess they simply call us and we answer to that call as naturally as we answer to someone who gave us a really good first impression and we don t need to rationalize it that much Well, that happened me with David Grossman But, truth be told, the first book that I actually read by him wasn t a novel, but a little book of essays on Literature and Politics called Writing in the Dark A powerful and touching testimony of what it means to be a writer in a country of constant conflicts and crises like Israel an unstable place, surrounded by enemies and unable to bear the weight of its turbulent and excessive history Reading this book you ll also realize that the writer s craft isn t just about being good at telling a story or mastering the tools of language to create something It s a visceral work of self discovering and a spiritual journey in which we struggle to understand the Otherness thoughts, feelings or a worldview that isn t ours David Grossman state that, through our imagination and empathy, we are able to get into the skin of our characters and become another I invent characters At times I feel as if I am digging up people from the ice in which reality enshrouded them, but maybe, than anything else, it is myself that I am now digging up.So after I devoured that book, I decided it was time to read a novel written by him The first book that came to mind was See Under Love but I decided to start with Someone to Run With after reading its compelling blurb It tells the story of Assaf and Tamar two young people separated by social status and the kind of life they lead Assaf is extremely shy and introvert and he tries to have a normal life like any other teenager of his age, but at the same time he grows tired of those people that pretend to be their friends Tamar s life, in the other hand, is much thrilling and dangerous than Assaf s in such a way that, at a first glance, one believes that it s impossible to relate them in any way She comes from a wealthy family, she s outgoing and wants to become a singer The thing that they share in common is that they re both capable of leaving everything behind and go into hell itself for the people they care about How to bring these seemingly antithetical characters together Here s where David Grossman uses man s best friend a dog called Dinka, Tamar s closest friend, whose role in the story is vital.Assaf is entrusted with the task of looking for Dinka s owner by the town hall where he s working temporarily Tamar escapes from the comfort of her home and begins a search of her brother, a talented guitar player who is lost in the abyss of drugs and has been forgotten by his own parents She starts a life as a street singer and elaborates a meticulous plan in order to save her brother from the bad people who enslave him Thus begins a thrilling adventure full of dangers and uncertainties but also of learning and growth where both, Assaf and Tamar, will discover how fucked up the world really is and the unsuspected strength they had to fight against it They will be forced by circumstances to become adults at a very young age.David Grossman wrote When I invent a character, I want to know, feel and live, as much as possible, their mood, even those things to which it is difficult to give a name I experience one of the greatest pleasures of writing the possibility of allowing my characters to be themselves inside of me The author really meant it since you ll feel Assaf and Tamar breathing through the pages, running across the streets of Jerusalem, going towards the unknown on perilous lands to that light of hope that shines beyond the horizon That light will make their paths converge and link their fates.I ve shed some tears, I ve felt Tamar s fear and insecurity when she had to sing for the first time in the streets or when Assaf had to fight against some vandals for something he believed was right I ve felt a fierce rage against Pesaj and his henchmen and the way they play with the lives of low income artists as if they were merchandise and an indescribable joy when our two protagonists finally met and found the support they needed I cursed the author for the situations in which he submitted his characters and I ve loved him for conveying me so vividly what they felt So I can only say thank you, Mister David Grossman, thank you for your truthful and powerful pen and for writing a book like few that has reminded me why I love literature and why there is always hope even in the darkest places of the human condition.


  10. Talia Carner Talia Carner says:

    In his usual way, David Grossman weaves a marvelous tale of the lives of seemingly ordinary people and the extraordinary events that happen to them or that they make happen In this wonderfully crafted novel, it s a teenage boy the shy Assaf, somewhat of a loner who doesn t think much of his accomplishments as an amateur photographer, but who is also a devoted employee in his summer job as a municipality employee So much so, that when he is assigned the task of finding the owner of a lost dog to slap him with a fine, Assaf runs after the dog for days until he finds that owner Woven into the story and not less important is the background story of Tamar, a teenage girl set to leave her home and live in the streets She has a higher goal in this, but if I told you it would be a spoiler Set against the landscape of Jerusalem with its array of idiosyncratic characters that can only be gathered in this holy city, Assaf finally finds the dog s owner, Tamar, and together they discover something larger than both their lives apart.


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