Fiction & Literature
Review: It's an Allright story even of the stats and rpg element are more of a distraction rather than a feature, as they don't seem to matter, the hero has just enough to succeed, or gets it just in time, or an old skill with an exact definition just does an insane amount of buffing. Read more
Review: If you like bravura prose this is a must-read; if your taste runs to short, affect-less little sentences don't bother, this is not the book for you. How good is good? This good: the essay on the tennis pro is so moving, profound, and brilliantly crafted you'll want to read it twice in a row, even if you cultivate an active dislike for sports in general and athletes in particular, as I do. The essay on the Illinois state fair is so vivid, intense, funny, sad, and deep that you'll not only fee... Read more
Review: Out of all of Ray Bradbury's prodigious gifts, perhaps none is greater than his ability to capture the true essence of childhood in a timeless manner. While his most prolific period is now four decades past, Bradbury's descriptions of the hopes and fears of childhood still strike a powerful chord; in particular, he is able to capture the fears of childhood from an adult's perspective, without in any way minimizing them.
In "Something Wicked This Way Comes" the reader is treated the pinnacle ... Read more
Review: Edward Albee's "The Goat" or Who Is Sylvia is, to the issue of Gay Marriage, what Arthur Miller's The Crucible was to McCarthyism. Albee manages to show an audience exactly what true love is and he uses a middle class WASP family with a homosexual son and a goat to do it. The end of the play has a hurt and confused wife holding forth a dripping burlap sack full of hacked up pieces of a dead goat as her husband weeps into his hands. Not only does it address the issue of how dare we define love, ... Read more
Review: This book continued the overall saga in great fashion. The main characters continue their key rolls and we as observers, come to cheer them on as the try to pull the divergent clans together and strengthen their defenses. I can't wait for the next book in the series. Read more
Review: Esta historia me conmovió de forma increíble , aunque me cueste creer que pudiera suceder . Realmente me emociono por momentos al punto de compartir con el autor la visión de Papa , deseando que ese Dios de la historia sea el verdadero el que me acompaña a mi y mi familia. Que esta con nosotro en las buenas y las malas. Aunque no pueda evitar las consecuencias de nuestroactos , esta siempre allí para ayudarnos a sobrellevar todo, y entreder todo o al menos aceptar todo .
Una herramienta para ... Read more
Review: I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book. I was in high school during the 80's, so reading this brought me right back to my teenage years. I loved the pop culture references and the fact that the chapter titles were 80's song titles. The book begins and ends with yearbook pages which I read both before I read the main story and then went back and read after to see what character names I recognized in the yearbook signings.
The pop culture references and neat packaging aside, this is... Read more
Review: The movie makes more sense now! There are scenes in the book that I wish were in the movie. I did not find anything that I disliked. It was well written and did take away from the movie but added to it. I would recommend this book to any Star Wars fan. Read more
Review: I received a copy of this book for an honest review
Jen is excited about her new job at Vida House Publishing. She is looking to make an impression and thinks she has found the next best seller. There is a room they call "Slush Mountain that has old seemingly unwanted manuscripts . She has been told never to go to that room. Surprisingly one day laying on the edge of her desk, is a story in an envelope which just appeared out of thin air. As Jen beings to read the story, she is mesmeriz... Read more
Review: The White Queen and The Red Queen: Formulaic precursors to Henry VIII series. Danielle Steel does War of the Roses. If you can keep track of the myriad of Elizabeths, Edwards, Edmonds, Richards, and Margarets, you are good. It'd be best to read these two overlapping tales together if you have air or beach time to kill. Otherwise, skip 'em.
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