Review: No lover in the world ever wrote a valentine more exquisite than Virginia Woolf's tribute to her lover Vita Sackville-West.
That tribute was "Orlando: A Biography," a magical-realism tale about a perpetually youthful, charming hero/ine who traverses three centuries and both genders -- and Woolf's writing reaches a new peak as she explores the hauntingly sensuous world of Orlando. It's one of those rare novels that transcends the time in which it was written, even as its hero/ine transcend... Read more
Review: Ever since watching the West Wing, I've been interested in the job of White House Chief of Staff. It seems like such a powerful and stressful job. I've really enjoyed this book and learning the inside and behind the scenes stories from the Nixon administration through the Obama administration. A lot of what I read was completely new to me, but I'm not a big presidential history buff.
I think it makes a good contrast between the "good" Chiefs and the "not so good" Chiefs. It shows how one ... Read more
Review: Wonderful story and wonderful writing. The story and read flowed effortlessly. There were twists turns and surprises around every corner. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read fantasy novels. Read more
Review: The forty rules introduced are timeless and universal in their application. I learned about spirituality, human relations development, and Sufism. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in spirituality, religion, and the topic of 'love'. Read more
Review: I really enjoyed this storyline. Blending so many of the characters we some way or another grew up with, and making it a wonderful story. I enjoyed Holmes eccentricity as well as the sarcastic humor throughout. Read more
Review: Unpredictable and provocative, this is a look at the intersection of gender, race, and power across time and continents. Like life, this novel is neither a dystopia nor a utopia as it explores questions of what it means to be human in a world of extraordinary possibilities. Read more
Review: I think this is an average book, although quite honest from the Author. I have heard a lot of Tim O'Brien but this is the first book I read of his. It is much more an anti-war book then a war book. In this account anyway, I find the Author's arrogance towards other soldiers who he calls GI's although I hadn't heard that term in reference to someone in the Army since WWII. I might not have heard it due to where I served in the Marines, small, remote areas in and near the DMZ. And my experience do... Read more
Review: This was one of the best books I have read this year, couldn't put it down. Martha Gellhorn was one amazing woman who I knew very little about and loved learning of her gutsy, brave and independent life. Paula McLain is a wonderful writer who gives so much depth to her characters that get fully immersed in their lives. Ernest Hemmingway was a dynamic person who must have been so difficult to live with and love, but love him Marty did. Wonderful book. Read more