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: Carrie Fisher's debut novel is a hoot. The language is very fluid, seeping straight into my imagination with ease; the scenes are sometimes hilarious and other times scary but masterfully written, very impressive for a first book! For those who know anything about Carrie Fisher, they will see that the book is semi-autobiographical; sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. I loved the myriad of original analogies and wonderful sentences, the book might be small and a fast read but fun and meanin... Read more
Review: This book was surprising in that I wondered how the author could make the female lead sympathic to the reader. In the beginning you know that Dakota was married to Sam and walked away from their marriage taking 1 million dollars in payment from her father-in-law who didn't want her married to his son. Dakota didn't have the status and come from wealth like Sam did, but Sam loved her because Dakota didn't care about Sam's family's wealth. He wanted someone who loved him for himself, but Dakota le... Read more
Review: Ms. Scott knows how to draw her readers into the story and give all her readers a fantastic book. I'm sure her real life experiences of her own tour of duty makes all of her books more gritty and real.
With Before I Fall we meet Noah and Beth who need each other more than they will ever know. Noah went to war whole but comes back with scars and a fear he can't fit into a world that isn't the military. Beth is taking care of her father who has physical and emotional scars from the war als... Read more
Review: Como ya debe haber sido dicho miles de veces, es una excelente pintura costumbrista de la vida en el sur de los Estados Unidos a principios del siglo antepasado. Lo único, es que me arrepentí de no haberlo leído en su idioma original, sobre todo por eso que nos sucede a los lectores de Sudamérica (Argentina) que no nos hallamos a gusto con las traducciones españolas, sobre todo en los giros idiomáticos. Pero bueno, sólo puedo decirme "blame yourself". Read more
Review: An excellent reworking of the myths I read in school. I really enjoyed them in the novel format. I hadn't been familiar with the Circe mythology and I found the story compelling. The character was both modern and old with real emotions and behaviors. Altogether well done. Read more
Review: My initial reaction to reading Warlight was to fall so head-over-heels in love with Ondaatje's prose that I immediately ordered another of his books. That's how deeply it affected me. My next reaction was, "What's going on here?" I don't mean that as sarcasm because I think it's a valid question. This is a story told by a boy whose parents abandoned him and his sister, leaving them in the care of strangers. Later, when his mother returns, his sister walks out of his life, ... Read more
Review: I just finishing the Audible format of Red Mountain. I was expecting the "left-hanging" ending, as I'd read many reviews before I ordered the book. What I was not expecting was the disappointing quality of writing. It read like a string of cliches; as if the book was an audition for a contract with the Lifetime or Hallmark movie channel. Talk about an 'eye roll.' More than once I found myself exclaiming 'oh, come on!' So many reviewers remarked on the well developed characters. I also tho... Read more
Review: This book is a collection of 25 short stories. They are simple but you can if you want read great depth in them. These stories would make good starters for a reading group or circle. They are professional but not extraordinary or unique.
"The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal in every way."
I bought this book for one story in particular "Harrison Bergeron"; I bought the movie with Sean Astin and thought ev... Read more