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Nah. I do not like this one bit.
Meh. Eh. Others might like it I had serious problems with style or substance.
Enjoyable read. Would recommend, had something special that appeals to readers.
Clearly my type of book. Impressive writing skill and/or plot/characters. A solid book.
A lonely unicorn rating. My personal opinion doesn't even count here: an amazing book, I sweep my hat to it.
Category Archives: Book Reviews
Night: by Elie Wiesel and Marion Wiesel
Wherein I climb a soapbox and try to sort out my feelings and ramble a bit; and if you understandably do not want to read it, skip to /endrant/ I left this book on a to-read pile for a long time, fearing the ‘feels’ I knew that come along with … Continue reading
A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Shocking True Stories of History’s Wickedest, Weirdest, Most Wanton Kings, Queens, Tsars, Popes and Emperors: by Michael Farquhar
“All I say is, kings is kings, and you got to make allowances.” -Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry FInn Continue reading
The Wise Man’s Fear: by Patrick Rothfuss
“There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.” Continue reading
The Name of the Wind: by Patrick Rothfuss
I‘m writing this from the advantage of reading it for the second time. If you read fantasy at all chances are you have heard of this by now, or have read it and the sequel, and are anxiously wringing your hands waiting for the third. Continue reading
Picking up a mystery: Drood
So I decided to post on-going thoughts when I’m starting a book or in the middle of one. Sometimes those are more pertinent than whatever I remember by the time I finish it. I’m looking at this like a diary, a kind-of writing exercise cause I’m not at the point … Continue reading
And the Mountains Echoed: by Khaled Hosseini
People who were a little too squeamish to read ‘The Kite Runner’ but heard the hubbub, or were not as crazy about ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’, rejoice. Hosseini’s newest novel ‘And the Mountains Echoed’ is a stirring, uplifting book; and not in the way that your soul is wracked with grief and the only thing left for you to do is tell people it was inspiring.
What I like best about Hosseini’s writings is two part. First he teaches me about Afghan history and culture in a way that humanizes the people. Continue reading
The Sisters: The saga of the Mitford family by Mary S. Lovell
It’s a good thing I bought this completely clueless of it’s content at the bookstore because I’d be headed back out to go buy it right now if not. Who were the Mitford sisters and what is their place in history? I had never heard of these women who were talked about world-wide in the periods before and after the second world war, but immediately upon delving in I couldn’t put it down. It is hard to believe these women from the same family were at the crucial points in history that fate placed them. They each took the restraining leash on women of their time and broke it to suit their own personalities. What follows is a quick run-down of four of the sisters paths. The rest as they say, is history. Continue reading