Trang người dùng, tất cả bài đánh giá và bài đánh giá của người dùng về sách
I like how this book is broken down into several points of view, you have Abileen, Skeeter and Minny. Minny and Abilieen are black maids and Skeeter is a white girl fresh out of Ole Miss. I also like how the author shows what life was like back then but with no sugar coating or in-your-face racism is wrong. She writes very subtly and just enough to get you thinking and empathizing. Very well done and a great read.
Now that I am finished, I have a bone to pick with the characters and the author. I have it as "liked it" because of frustration--I am firmly on Team Jacob, so I couldn't quite give it a "loved it." Despite the following criticisms, I did manage to read the book in two sittings...: Edward is pretty flat character--not much depth or change--the descriptions of him and his motivations haven't changed since the first book. (But the character of Jacob is much better developed and displays many more layers--he's also better written.) Bella is too whiny in this one---and why is she so sickly dependent on Edward? It doesn't ring of 'true love' to me--it comes off as obsession and dependence. (I know Meyer is trying to make that R&J unexplained love connection, but...no.) But, I could believe the love with Jacob--the friendship, the honesty, the realistic getting over a fight.... I'm over the Cullen mystique. And I'll be so annoyed if she really is changed...Maybe Rosalie should just kill her.
I have read part I at least, and I liked it...although I couldn't help but imagining the Masterpiece Theatre characters. Okay, so I don't know if this is the actual version I'm reading (it's pretty old), but I'll be reading at least Book 1 of this series, and probably the whole way through...
When you listen to the news, you get the idea that the U.S. is the only place where there is racial discrimination, that the rest of the world and especially Europe is much more tolerant and open-minded. Not so. In Andrea Levy's Small Island, a Jamaican couple immigrates to London just after WW II in search of a better life, only to find virtually all doors closed to them. The only room Gilbert is able to rent is a shabby bedroom in a white woman's house, only because he resembles someone she knew during the war. His wife Hortense graduated from teacher's college in Jamaica but is told she is unqualified to teach in England. The novel switches point of view as each character tells his/her own story, and the life stories of Gilbert and Hortense are intertwined with the stories of their landlady and her husband.
AWESOME I can't believe I read this after Case for Christ. It is practically the same book, but written 30-40 years before Lee Strobel's version; only that this is so much better. It's written style isn't nearly as accessible as contemporary Christian literature, but no fear, the content is spot on the fundamentals of Christian faith, covering the authenticity and historicity of Christ, his character etc (e.g. common questions posed by non-Christians); this part I found slightly dull not because it is inherently so, but because I've read it all in Strobel's book. Alas, the best part if the 2nd part of the book (the book is divided into four sections, so i mean the 3rd and 4th section of the novel) which talks about the RESPONSE which we should give to Christ. I heavily recommend this to anyone who thinks they are Christian, or anyone who is seeking more, or wants to compare what Stott wrote to the 'nominal Christians' today. Stott summarises Christianity in succinct and intelligent language, nonetheless the material and content is accessible and meant for everyone, and no one directly challenges you as Stott does in the warm and sensitive manner which balances the passion for Christ with the theology understood from him. Excellent. It is a must-buy/must-recommend for anyone remotely related to this faith.
I picked up this book because my friend Alex recommended that I read the play "One for the Road," but I figured I would read the rest of the works as well. There are some excellent plays in here that I would love to see performed. They are all somewhat ambiguous and can be interpreted in a number of ways. My favorites of the long plays were probably "Homecoming" and "Old Times." The way the story plays out in the second act of "Homecoming" caught me completely by surprise, while the character ambiguity in "Old Times" allows for two very different but equally striking interpretations. "One for the Road" is an excellent short, as is "Mountain Language." Harold Pinter clearly deserved to win a Nobel prize for his work - and did.
This was one of those where it was cute, and it did have a couple of surprises, but I didn't have to read it. It went from Key West to the Carribean and had a lot of adventure with real life pirates and bad guys. I would probably read another one by him but not right away.
Danh sách sách miễn phí Lee Jacky được coi là lý tưởng để đọc trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Trực tuyến Người đọc" mạnh mẽ đề nghị xem chúng.