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Preview — Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper. Everything Changes by Jonathan Tropper. Now Tropper brings all that—and more—to an irresistible new novel.
In Everything ChangesTropper delivers a touching, wickedly funny new tale about love, loss, and the perils of a well-planned life.
To all appearances, Zachary King is a man with luck on his side. But as the wedding day looms, Zack finds himself haunted by the memory of his best friend, Rael, killed in a car wreck two years earlier—and by his increasingly complicated feelings for Tamara, the beautiful widow Rael left behind.
Inspired by Norm, Zack boldly attempts to make some changes of his own, and the results are instantly calamitous. Soon fists are flying, his love life is a shambles, and his once carefully structured existence is spinning hopelessly out of control. Charged with intelligence and razor sharp wit, Everything Changes is at once hilarious, moving, sexy, and wise—a work of transcendent storytelling from an exciting new talent.
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Lists with This Book. Aug 23, Tooter rated it really liked it. I can always count on Jonathan Tropper to pull me out of a book slump!
View all 9 comments. Feb 12, Brandice rated it really liked it. Traumatic childhood experiences and Norm, his largely absent father, resurface, a tragedy leaves him and close friends struggling with elements of grief, and a health scare, a job he hates, and confusion about love add to the mix. I was pleasantly surprised by this book. This book had a great balance of dark sadness, humor and wit.
I also enjoyed the family dynamic and the relatable situations and feelings. View all 7 comments. Feb 21, Sassacaia rated it really liked it Recommended to Sassacaia by: I think it’s a testament to Jonathan Tropper’s writing skill that he can create characters that I can relate to even as they are having experiences I never have had, such as being male, having brothers or anticipating the results of a biopsy.
It took me longer to get into this one than it did Book of Joe, but once it did, once again, I couldn’t put it down. I completely fell in love with Zack in the end. How can you not love anyone who creates paragraphs like this one: I picture my empty cubicle, I think it’s a testament to Jonathan Tropper’s writing skill that he can create characters that I can relate to even as they are having experiences I never have had, such as being male, having brothers or anticipating the results of a biopsy.
I picture my empty cubicle, the e-mails stacking up like Tetris bricks on my monitor, my phone ringing off the wall, my voice mailbox filled veerything increasingly frantic messages from Craig Hodges about the impossibility of purple swooshes. I open my mouth and whisper the word “swoosh. Eventually, I fall back asleep. After picking up How to Talk to a Widower on a whim, I became an immediate fan of Jonathan Tropper and went back to read all of his other books. Each one has moments of hilarity and poignancy.
This is everytging type of book that I find truly entertaining–one that can both make me laugh out loud and bring me to tears. I could not help but love the main character in this story; in spite of his ambivalence and lack of drive, I warmed to him immediately, and I attribute that to Tropper’s gift with charac After picking up How to Hropper to a Widower on a whim, I became an immediate fan of Jonathan Tropper and went back to read all of his other books.
I could not help but love the main character in rverything story; in spite of his ambivalence and lack of drive, I warmed to him immediately, and I attribute that to Tropper’s gift with characterization.
The characters are drawn so realistically, and we grow to understand them so well that we can’t help but be drawn into their story. Feb 05, Kelly Eeckhaut rated it it was amazing. Alweer een topper van Tropper! Het is mijn derde boek van de auteur, en zeker niet het laatste.
She did an excellent job. Mar 12, Greg Zimmerman rated it it was amazing. Many people’s immediate reaction to Jonathan Tropper — author of last year’s critically acclaimed This Is Where I Leave You, one of my favorite books of — is to pigeonhole him as the dude version of chick lit writers like Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger and Candace Bushnell. Everything Changes certainly has elements of what could be considered “dude lit” — laughably bad dialogue, silly gratuitous sex scenes, drugs and rock’n’roll.
Even the cover art plays into this notion of “for fellas Many people’s immediate reaction to Jonathan Tropper — author of last year’s critically acclaimed This Is Where I Leave You, one of my favorite books of — is to pigeonhole him as the dude version of chick lit writers like Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Weisberger and Candace Bushnell.
Even the cover art plays into this notion of “for fellas only. At least, that was the case for me. I loved Everything Changes. Frankly, I was surprised by how much I liked it, and how it’s stayed with me since I finished it several days ago.
The story is about year-old Zack King. Ostensibly, his life is great — he lives rent-free with his millionaire buddy in New York City, is engaged to the beautiful, intelligent Hope, and has a well-paying job as a consultant. But then Zack wakes up one morning and pees blood, and then his long-absent father reappears, and then he begins to realize he’s in love with his dead best friend’s widow, and then he has a career-threatening crisis at work.
That’s a helluva lot to deal with in one week, and everything begins to, well, change. The idea of the book is that even though Zack’s life seems to be moving in the direction any earlys dude would be happy with, he’s really stuck in the neutral middle of just about every facet of his life.
He’s conflicted about his feelings for his fiance Hope and Tamara, the woman he thinks he really loves; he’s a middle man at work, helping match up American companies with overseas manufacturers; and his ridiculous Viagra-popping father’s re-emergence, has him torn between anger at his prolonged absence, skepticism about his real motives, and the possibility of forgiveness. And all this is weighing on him at once as he considers the possibility he might have bladder cancer.
The resolution is decidedly messy, as everything does, in fact, change.
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But following Zack through his decisions — both good and poor — and Tropper’s acumen for explaining them, make Everything Changes just an out-and-out good time. Both male and female readers will enjoy this book. For females, Tropper provides a pitch-perfect peak behind the proverbial curtain of what the hell goes on in the male mind. For dudes, there are several “ah, yeah! Again, at least that was the case for me. Though Everything Changes isn’t quite as good as This Is Where I Leave You, it’s still a great read — perhaps a good introduction to Tropper if you haven’t read him at all.
Jul 31, Kelly and the Book Boar rated it really liked it Shelves: Everything changes for Zack when he wakes up one morning and discovers blood in his urine. Like all Tropper books, Zack is kind of a loveable loser and is surrounded by an unforgettable ensemble cast. While I’m sur Everything changes for Zack when he wakes up one morning and discovers blood in his urine. While I’m sure this spiel gets stale for some, it never does for me.
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Tropper has me laughing one minute hropper crying the next. He never ceases to create a cast that I want to know more about. This one had a couple of lulls in the storyline compared to his others, so it’s getting 4 stars instead of 5, but I still absolutely adored it.
Once again, Warner Brothers has optioned this book for a movie and I think all of his books will translate to film remarkably well. May 01, Abigail Hillinger rated it liked it Shelves: Okay, I knew there was a reason why I gave Jonathan Tropper another chance. This book was fantastic. I started it late on a Sunday night, in the vain attempt that it would help me fall asleep, and instead, I read the entire book.
Besides Tropper’s writing style which is sarcastic and funny while being warm and engaging I immediately went to the bookstore to buy his other books. Hooray for a new favorite everuthing. Jul 05, Joyce rated it it was amazing. He is a droll man with a singular, but not overpowering, wit.
I was duly impressed. I have liked all of his books. Tropper writes for both men and women, troppeer makes him extraordinary in plot and character development. In this book, Zach King, a 32 year old, is engaged to a beautiful, rich woman.
He has a middle management job as a middleman in a medium-large corporation. But Zach is anything but middle-of-the-road.
In addition to his general angst about marriage and his job, he is in the throes of life-changing consequences. He is the eldest of three boys, his father, Norm, cheated on his mother, Lela and then he abandoned his family. Norm makes an appearance in Zach’s chanfes as he is undergoing significant changes. Norm is more than a character.