Trang người dùng, tất cả bài đánh giá và bài đánh giá của người dùng về sách
No entiendo por qué se le tacha a Celine de misántropo, se me hace el tipo más lúcido y común que se pueda imaginar. EN todo caso, lo fallido es el horroroso y absurdo mundo en el que vive. La novela tiene un gran nivel durante la parte de la guerra, se vuelve intensa cuando el personaje viaja a África y su interés baja un poco al trasladarse a Estados Unidos. Pero cuando regresa a Francia y se queda mediocremente instalado en su consultorio, es cuando adquiere una belleza pasmosa. Me parece una novela muy triste y muy poética.
Minette Walter’s The Devil’s Feather, is a gripping read into the life of journalist, Connie Burns who hides away after being abducted in Iraq. Throughout the book, we find out what really happened and what she’s actually hiding from. I was drawn into this immediately. The character of Connie, and more so, her antagonist, were both intriguing and diverse characters. We later come to meet Jess, Peter and Madeleine who were equally as interesting. This is very much a character-based novel, surrounded around some deeply disturbing secrets. The climax of the novel came too early, and that was probably its only downfall. In fact, there were two pivotal moments that were absorbing; but it left the end a little flat. http://www.benjaminsolah.com/blog/?p=234
A cautious tale that reminds the reader to not take one's freedoms for granted. In an age where freedoms are often discarded or restricted in the name of "safety" it's important to realize once those freedoms are gone we may never get them back again. This book has often been called a feminist dystopia,however, although the main protagonist is a female and the book primarily is based on her point of view. The government that is in power within this book does not discriminate between the sexes in who it chooses to oppress. Everybody is a victim. The only difference is some, due to the social structure, have more power to participate in the victimization of others.It has inspired me to read Huxley's Brave New World.
I loved McKinley's The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword. They were fun fantasy adventures starring badass warrior ladies. But I really hated Chalice. For one thing, the first 100 pages (and most of the rest of the book) are all about the intricate rules and procedures of a magical, medieval-ish government. In those first 100 pages, there is only one conversation. I guess this is what separates the real fantasy fans from people like me, because I was bored out of my gourd. But my real criticism of Chalice is that it's kind of, well, fascist. Seriously. It's all about how certain people literally have a blood connection to the land, and some people don't. In Chalice, those people who don't are the evil characters--and that way fascism lies. Fantasy tends towards the conservative anyway, what with the nostalgia for a far away place and a long ago time that was greener and more magical and more "pure." But this book really takes that conservatism to the extreme. I'm not saying this book is going to turn the kids who read it into little Nazi youth or anything. But I think this book helped me get to the bottom of what I don't like about fantasy as a genre.
If you get a chance to read this book, please make sure to read Chapter 17, "The Deadliest Season" (pg. 257). It's about a friend of mine, Derek Tinkham, from high school (he went to Narragansett) that died on January 15, 1994 at 20 years old of hypothermia on the summit of Mt. Jefferson (part of the Mt. Washington Presidential range). Derek was such a amazing friend and would do anything for anyone. He was a lot like my brother, Chuck, and Joe. If you could take Chucky and Joe's best qualities and mesh them together somehow...that's the best way I can describe Derek. I was also friends with his younger sister, Diane. He was a really great older brother to her: he reminds me so much of how Chucky treated me...with RESPECT, love, always looked out for her without being condesending and always included her in his life. He was an all-around great kid and has been missed.
While everyone knows I am not a religious who-who, I have a fascination with the bible and have read it multiple times cover to cover. This story actually stems from one of the oldest tales told in the bible, except from the view point of the women. Dinah, daughter of Jacob and Leah, sister of Joseph (minus the Technicolor dreamcoat), is the story teller. The author grabbed her from a single line in the bible, and imagined what her life must have been. Recommended to me by my Mom, who hates the bible's lack of interest in the key female players. A must for any gal who loves the secret traditions that all women keep, and intend to pass along to future generations.
Scrapped at 51%. SO boring and with technical errors in the writing, I just can't find the will to continue. There is no compelling reason to believe these characters are 3D and the plot trudges along mercilessly. I was looking forward to finding a new author with a series I could get into - not so. Sorry Dame Stella.
Danh sách sách miễn phí Olga Petrakova 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.