SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU. This book has been passed from person to person in the store over the past few months and received glowing recommendations from all. It moved me. This is supposedly YA, but I like some YA books, and even if I'm already a grown up, I suppose I could still relate to some of James's observations. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it.James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Is it a modern version of 'The Catcher in the Rye'? What I enjoyed most is the way Cameron challenged my intellect with James’s precise use of language, and yet was approachable as he pined for a gallery colleague who was way out of his league. Both unappealing to me at present. This book is poignant, and it makes you want to read it aga. I have been trying to buy it in the UK from Amazon kindle, unsuccessfully. was finished and published. A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it. James is one of the most frustrating protagonists ever. Find books like Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Hm...I don't really know what to think of this book. I had to think about this one for a while, because it is not the kind of book you close and go, ‘woohoo, that was so awesome!’. Initially, I got a strong ‘. This definitely has the high interest level (for some), language like you’d expect in any high school hallway, and NO sex. and the ‘much older’—ness of the coworker. If so, you're not alone. This edition also includes excerpts from his original play. This is a lovely book. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. Like most eighteen-year-olds, James is incredibly self-involved, but somehow his precociousness makes him endearing as well. Ultimately, he is really struggling to find meaning and connection with people, to find a way to ‘fit in’ while trying to remain authentic. Cyrus Aaron is an American creative storyteller and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. I withhold a fifth star as I felt the book doesn't quite make it to home plate, or base, or whatever the straight boys say. I think that's what scares me: the randomness of everything. ― Ovid. There are a few insightful moments, but not enough. I found myself smiling, and sometimes even laughing out loud. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Oh, thank you for your reply. That said -- wo. James’s sense of dislocation is exacerbated by his willfully self-absorbed parents, a disdainful sister, his Teutonically cryptic shrink, and an increasingly vague, D-list celebrity grandmother. Show More. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. Or maybe it was the writing style I didn't like. That the people who could be important to you might just pass you by. But, then again, neither are artists. To see what your friends thought of this book. Please try again. I want to put my arms around him. He hates everything. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You (51) IMDb 5.8 1h 39min 2012 18+ A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it. I'm not sure entirely, but however he does it, it is a great success. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Although every other book jacket on the planet claims to have found the modern-day successor to Holden Caulfield, James Sveck is the closest we've come across so far. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a young adult novel for older teens by Peter Cameron. Peter Cameron’s Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You is being touted by some critics as a modern Catcher In The Rye, which in, and of itself, is heady praise, but sells the book short. You must not let them defeat you. I had to stop reading it while my students did independent work because I would repeatedly burst out laughing. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. It was very very real. Genre Juvenile fiction. I just finished this book and I'm still worried about James. I haven't read this book in 3 years, but if memory serves, James gives two different reasons in the text for why he did this. Peter Cameron does an excellent job of conveying the agony and mundaneness of loneliness and unnamed depression. Not that happiness is necessarily simple. It appears that the only possible options in the UK are either paperback or audio CD. SOMEDAY THIS PAIN WILL BE USEFUL TO YOU is a smart, funny story about the pain that comes with growing up and becoming your own person. The only thing that bothers me is that James is not concerned about money beyond how he would afford a house in the Midwest; it's hard for me to relate to someone so well set up. SOMEDAY is a conversation on: Systemic racism, implicit bias, privilege, police brutality, integration, and a legacy of burdens cast upon the black community. Although James lives in twenty-first-century Manhattan, he’s more at home in the faraway worlds of Eric Rohmer or Anthony Trollope—or his favorite writer, the obscure and tragic Dento. James and I are not identical but we share a lot in common and being able to read his story was something I had never thought possible. I withhold a fifth star as I felt the book doesn't quite make it to home plate, or base, or whatever the straight boys say. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it.James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. It is however, thought provoking, superbly written, and an intelligent take on the what it might be like for an smart and sensitive kid in the modern world. Unable to add item to List. I rather enjoyed this book. It's better. “What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? But he has at last published a book with a terrific title: “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You.” And it’s also his best work — it’s terrific, piercing and funny. “Perfer et obdura, dolor hic tibi proderit olim. Instead, he’s surfing the real estate listings, searching for a sanctuary—a nice farmhouse in Kansas, perhaps. Cyrus uses his work in literature, theater and film to unfold the complexities of the human experience. Nothing turns out how he'd expected. He is disturbed, possibly gay, and somewhat cynical, just to list a few things. Not that James made it easy. I rather enjoyed this book. It makes me feel as if I'm not so alone with how I feel some days. So just read Catcher in the Rye. Aaron invites us to sit with a grief all too familiar for black bodies. I wasn't really sure what it was going to bring but I was very surprised. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. [Why’d the protagonist make a fake dating account to trick his crush? Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You takes place over a few broiling days in the summer of 2003 as James confides in his sympathetic grandmother, stymies his canny therapist, deplores his pretentious sister, and devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker. Any insights on this? . The playwright and poet explores the pain and psychological plight of what it means to be a black man in 2016. Cameron's novel feels like a long, drawn-out short story. For me, it's halfway between third and home, and that's a very admirable place to be. You know, this book is kind of one of the ones that you're more excited about reading than you are after actually having read it. was finished and published. I want to put my arms around him. Start by marking “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Read more. Great book. Reviewed by: JodiG. A very nice book, full of reflections about the youth, its troubles and embarassements; it could be placed close to The Catcher in the Rye (Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (Picador)) By Cameron, Peter (Author) Paperback on 28-Apr-2009. There was a problem loading your book clubs. by Peter Cameron ‧ RELEASE DATE: Oct. 9, 2007. ), Black Hours; 1st edition (October 3, 2016). His peers, his parents, his life, college(he hates Stanford more than Brown, by the way), his life...did I already mention that? Videos. She has given James a job at the gallery answering phones, which gives him plenty of time for is voracious reading. This book is a pitch perfect literary gem, with a comic precocious hero, James Sveck who is better read than most adults twice his age (this one included). In this novel, James Sveck has recently graduated from high school and is expected to attend Brown University in the fall. I have underlined quite a few passages. James and I are not identical but we share a lot in common and being able to read his story was something I had never thought possible. Powerful, mature book about bright teen's alienation. I ended up buying the paperback version. This book was recommended to me AFTER my own book about a gay teen (who's not the main character!) I had to stop reading it while my students did independent work because I would repeatedly burst out laughing. It’s time for eighteen-year-old James Sveck to begin his freshman year at Brown. As the story progresses, James’ sadness becomes more evident, and I was able to see him with more compassion. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. Everyone compares this one to Catcher in the Rye, which is interesting to me because I haven’t read Catcher, and I think I would hate it, and yet I completely see why the two books are compared, and I loved Someday This Pain…, Periodically, I read reviews from the New York Times book list and pick out likely candidates. I am so glad I found this book. Sarcasm and deep sentimentality were woven together on so many pages. That said -- would I give my own book five stars? So I didn't either. For example, when Gillian explains that she wants to be calle. (Be patient and tough; someday this pain will be useful to you.)”. The Picador version is clearly not marketed to the teen reader, and that’s as it should be. It's structured like a diary, with dates at the beginning of chapters. James is the main character, he is almost painfully self-aware and so intelligent it sets him apart form others and essentially prohibits him from having normal relationships with people. This book was recommended to me AFTER my own book about a gay teen (who's not the main character!) Narrated by James, the story includes his experience having a break down during a conference in Washington D.C. 4-4.5 stars if reviewed as an adult title. Ovid > Quotes > Quotable Quote. I think there is truth to the idea that living in the world is hard for smart people, something this book also addresses through James, when mass culture is so crass and lowest common denominator, something that seems to get worse all the time. It's structured like a diary, with dates at the beginning of chapters. The middle part? Cameron's take on the story of a gay teenager coming to terms with his life stands apart from similar books in a way that's hard to describe. The reviews are often the best thing about the book, though, so I'd recommend the review in this case. This book is alternately hilarious and haunting. Directed by Roberto Faenza. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work. James’s complete detachment from people his own age concerns his parents enough to put him into therapy. This book took me by surprise. SOMEDAY this pain will be useful to you, Cyrus Aaron's insightful debut collection of short essays and poems. by Frances Foster. For STPWIBUTU, I prefer bildungsroman, or foundational novel, because neither implies the formulaic limitations found in many YA coming-of-age novels. Yeah, that’s right, no sex—so what makes this a gay novel? But calling this a YA novel might be hasty. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Totally made me smile. It is however, thought provoking, superbly written, and an intelligent take on the what it might be like for an smart and sensitive kid in the modern world. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron. While some of his thoughts and ideas I could relate to, mostly he had a really depressed outlook on life in general, and really just could not look at the bright side of anything. This is a well-written book - I finished it and I do not suffer through books that I find un-readable. At eighteen, James Sveck seems to have everything going for him. Who cares that he is gay and uncertain, that he doesn't want to go to college because he doesn't like kids his own age. Initially, I got a strong ‘poor little rich boy’/Holden Caulfield vibe off of him (not good for me), he is not very likeable and completely self-absorbed (but, what teenager isn’t, really?). Although James lives in twenty-first-century Manhattan, he’s more at home in the faraway worlds of Eric Rohmer or Anthony Trollope—or his favorite writer, the obscure and tragic Denton Welch. such a lovely book, and such a quirky and interesting look at the pain of adolescence, which is the same as the pain of being human except less covered by layers of fake adaptation (as the book itself points out at some point). Well, he hates it double. I think that's what … Heh. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it.James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Otherwise, though, I think this guy was trying way too hard to make this novel Catcher in the Rye. Equally suited to adults and older teens. Disc #1 -- Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Play Chapters Bonus Music Video Photo Gallery Trailer. His mom, sister, and pretty much every. I just wished we explored a lot more with his life pre-Brown. I think that's what … At the end of the book, I’m not even sure he had grown as a person at all. It may seem a misfortune now, and it makes things difficult, but well--it's easy to feel all the happy, simple stuff. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. It's a small novel and it's not developed like longer books are, but every page, every word blew my breath away. I really enjoyed Cameron's narrative and I think he had some really good insights on what it's like to be mentally distraught/ill and in therapy. It might be. Compounding matters is James’s growing infatuation with a handsome male colleague at the art gallery his mother owns, where James supposedly works at his summer job but where he actually plots his escape to the prairie. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is a novel by writer Peter Cameron. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. SOMEDAY this pain will be useful to you, Cyrus Aaron's insightful debut collection of short essays and poems. Children's Book Review: Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron, Author. has been added to your Cart. Or get 4-5 business-day shipping on this item for $5.99 The description on the GR title page is adequate to give you a sense of the story, although ‘devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker’ overstates both the protagonist’s intent (pursuit?) So far -- a few pages in -- I am not really enjoying this, however (a) it's got a great title; (b) Ginnie praised it highly; (c) I waited forever to get it from the library and (d) it's not difficult reading, so I'll persevere a bit longer, and see.... people who liked "speak," "hard love," "mike harte was here," and "animal dreams", I just finished this book and I'm still worried about James. Since the pandemic began, I've found it harder to concentrate on... It’s time for eighteen-year-old James Sveck to begin his freshman year at Brown. Someday: this pain will b... I had respect for the fact that Cameron wasn't afraid to show both young, older and elderly adults getting caught up in behaving like jerks at times. How does an author capture all the impossible thoughts, the inner struggles? For whatever reason, it just seemed more like a long drawn-out running commentary on a depressed teenage boy’s life for about 6 months. :) I just love stuff like that. Like most eighteen-year-olds, James is incredibly self-involved, but somehow his precociousness makes him endearing as well. This is supposedly YA, but I like some YA books, and even if I'm already a grown up, I suppose I could still relate to some of James's observations. Welcome back. His mom, sister, and pretty much every other human contact in his life seemed condescending, and didn’t even attempt to try very hard to see his point of view. This book is a pitch perfect literary gem, with a comic precocious hero, James Sveck who is better read than most adults twice his age (this one included). Descripción de la editorial. The novel's protagonist, eighteen-year-old James Sveck, has just graduated from college in New York City and is struggling with his past and his idea of the future. ID Numbers Open Library OL20948326M Internet Archive somedaythispainw00came ISBN 10 0374309892 ISBN 13 9780374309893 Please try again. The main characters have some similarities, but James Sveck is a lot more fun (even though he claims he is not) and the writing is much, much better. This is a book that is sure to leave a lasting impression on anyone who reads it. I like what the Horn Book review said of this title: a spare, spacious, quietly dazzling book for teens and former teens.It will satisfy any mature reader. It is in these sessions where James duels linguistically with his psychiatrist, and his visits with his maternal grandmother, that gradually get James to come to terms with his fears and rejoin society at large. James Sveck doesn't like people his own age. However, James finds himself dreaming of buying a house in the Midwest where he can live out his life in … Often reviews will say something like “appropriate for young adults” or something to that effect, which can imply both a high interest level and a vague sense of appropriateness (i.e., not too much ‘adult’ language or content). Read more quotes from Ovid. Nothing turns out how he'd expected. Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices. Cameron doe. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. James is the main character, he is almost painfully self-aware and so intelligent it sets him apart form others and essentially prohibits him from having normal relationships with people. On others, no. I had to think about this one for a while, because it is not the kind of book you close and go, ‘woohoo, that was so awesome!’. All unsuccessful. I'm about to read his CORAL GLYNN, and I'm looking forward to it. Verified Purchase. Someday this pain will be useful to you ... "Frances Foster Books." Knowing how hard it is to do that well I think Cameron does it VERY well, indeed. The reviews are often the best thing about the book, though, so I'd recommend the review in this case. Cameron does this very well; perhaps by calling it as it is and not over analyzing it. Refresh and try again. James is a highly likeable character whose views on the world and himself are refreshing and insightful. Or you pass them by. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it.James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. (Prices may vary for AK and HI. They may be content, and happy after a fashion, but they aren't very deep. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. How does an author capture all the impossible thoughts, the inner struggles? Another reason why I loved this book is because it is also very funny. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published With Toby Regbo, Marcia Gay Harden, Peter Gallagher, Lucy Liu. “What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? Peter Cameron’s Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You is being touted by some critics as a modern Catcher In The Rye, which in, and of itself, is heady praise, but sells the book short. On some days, yes. I don't think wealthy kids are any less likable or have any fewer problems, but this kid...compared to the young Indian whose life was seriously messed up, this one had it all and was too bored to be bothered. Instead, he’s surfing the real estate listings, searching for a sanctuary—a nice farmhouse in Kansas, perhaps. I have also tried from Kobo store, iBooks, Playbooks and Scribid. Editorial Reviews. I can see in Goodreads that there is a kindle edition and an ebook edition of this book. That said, this is not a depressing book; I don't read depressing books. The difficult thing is to not be overwhelmed by the bad patches. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. This book took me by surprise. About the Author PETER CAMERON's work has appeared in "The New Yorker" and he is the author of several novels for adults, including "Andorra" and "The City of Your Final Destination." Please try again. I'm about to read his CORAL GLYNN, and I'm looking forward to it. At eighteen, … He has just graduated high school, but instead of listening to his parents and going to Brown University, he would rather buy an old house in the middle of Kansas. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. James Sveck doesn't like people his own age. In this case, even the publishers (FSG Books for Young Readers for the hardcover and Picador for the paperback) seem at odds as to whether the novel is YA or not. I adored this book and am surprised I hadn't heard of it until Goodreads recommended it to me. It's a small novel and it's not developed like longer books are, but every page, every word blew my breath away. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You takes place over a few broiling days in the summer of 2003 as James confides in his sympathetic grandmother, stymies his canny therapist, deplores his pretentious sister, and devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker. I don't think wealthy kids are any less likable or have any fewer problems, b. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I just read it and I don't think I could tell you. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You takes place over a few broiling days in the summer of 2003 as James confides in his sympathetic grandmother, stymies his canny therapist, deplores his pretentious sister, and devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker. Quickly came to realize the main character just needed to get over himself, which made reading the rest of the book tiresome. That said, this is not a depressing book; I don't read depressing books. While some of his thoughts and ideas I could relate to, mostly he had a really depressed outlook on life in general, and really just could not look at the bright side of anything. We’d love your help. This book is poignant, and it makes you want to read it again. The story spans the James’s summer before admission to Brown University, an event which he is loath to contemplate, and is distracting himself from by house. Sometimes the dramatic core of a movie is so on target and emotionally persuasive that you can forgive small accompanying missteps. The story spans the James’s summer before admission to Brown University, an event which he is loath to contemplate, and is distracting himself from by house hunting in the Midwest over the Internet. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Really Smart and Moody Teens and the Adults who wish they were teens like James. james, the protagonist narrator, is barely more adjusted to living in the-world-as-is than christopher of, [James breaking out of his shell a wee bit. Knowing how hard it is to do that well I think Cameron does it VERY well, indeed. He’s a bright,... read more. I just kept waiting on this book to get good, or to just go somewhere. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. How do you know...I felt that by walking away I was abandoning [them], that I spent my entire life, day after day, abandoning people.”, “People who have only good experiences aren't very interesting. James' session with his therapist and talks with his Nanette are definitely the best part of the novel. Marcia Gay Harden stars as James' mother, Peter Gallagher plays his father and Ellen Burstyn plays his grandmother. I really liked it in the beginning and I really liked it in the end. precocious disaffected teenagers; immature disaffected adults. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. (See the quotes section for his smart, wry observations). September 18th 2007 I could see myself in these pages. It was very very real. I just kept waiting on this book to get good, or to just go somewhere. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it.James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Another reason why I loved this book is because it is also very funny. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. There's a problem loading this menu right now. I could see myself in these pages. Recommended. But I felt it would have improved the book if the main character had killed himself or if I had been able to beat him up. Read Common Sense Media's Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You review, age rating, and parents guide. Will investigate more by this author. He has just graduated high school, but instead of listening to his parents and going to Brown University, he would rather buy an old house in the middle of Kansas. What even happens in this book? Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it.James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Peter Cameron’s Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You is being touted by some critics as a modern Catcher In The Rye, which in, and of itself, is heady praise, but sells the book short. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.0 9.0 117931. He's clearly a good writer so I finished it, but can't say the book lived up to the hype it's been getting. For me, it's halfway between third and home, and that's a very admirable place to be. James’s mother, a woman of a certain age and pedigree with a failing Manhattan art gallery has returned from her third honeymoon, cut short due to her new husbands embezzlement of $3000 from her credit card for gambling and “personal entertainment expenses”. “What if she was meant to be, or could have been, someone important in my life? He couldn't muster enough energy to care or not care about anything. For whatever reason, it just seemed more like a long drawn-out running commentary on a depressed teenage boy’s life for about 6 months. Preview. You must see them as a gift--a cruel gift, but a gift nonetheless.”, Ferro-Grumley Award for Gay Fiction (2008). A very human book, talking about both first world and deeply disturbing problems. 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