Review: Disappointed. I enjoy the ‘feel’ of any book I read. The pulp paper provided here was unpleasant. I think his book could have been easily summarized into less than twenty pages without sacrificing anything. A lot of this material seemed more like ‘fill.’ There are several other popular books on this subject which were superior. Read more
Review: This work provided me with an incredibly easy-to-follow guide to using Goodreads to promote my book. I only wish that I had read it sooner, as building relationships on Goodreads is more important to a writer than any other form of social media. Great work, Ms. Campbell-Scott! Read more
Review: I know of no other writer who makes words truly live like Henry Miller does. "Cancer" is his best (although the neglected "Colossus of Maroussi" runs a close second), full of enthusiasm, rampant lust-driven adventures, a man living though it rain crocodiles, a visionary portrait of a person determined to live in this cracked and dying earth that will drag you down and suffocate you if you let it. Living has nothing to do with money. It has nothing to do with prestige, nothing to do with a career... Read more
Review: This is a collection of very short and amusing anecdotes about historical topics. Each is very loosely tied to the next one by some common idea. Reading this book is rather like eating popcorn. It is mildly tasty but addicting. It is a good book for times when you are too tired or bored to take on anything serious. Read more
Review: I read this to my daughter Magda (who's two-and-a-half) and asked her some questions about it. Here's what she had to say:
What's this book called?
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Who wrote it?
Uh, Mo Willems? E.B. White?
No, it starts with R. Ro--
That's right. What happened in the book?
The chickens were scared.
That's true. Why were they scared?
Because they would be killed and they were killed.
Who killed the chickens?
The Fantastic Mr. Fox!<... Read more
Review: The first thing I need to mention is that I purchased this book as an audio book. This is significant because it contributes strongly to the impression that I got of this book. This is going to sound like a strange comparison but to me this book brought forth the image of what I imagine speed dating to be like. I know, weird analogy, but hear me out.
When you are listening to this book what happens is that you get a whole lot of very brief descriptions of each of many killers. Most of the... Read more
Review: I started reading this with great expectations, but I quickly realized I was having a hard time reading the story. The print in the book I received is very small, and I'm now wondering if I should not have seen the movie....three times...before attempting to read the book. Read more