In “Crosstalk,” romance and paranoia keep interrupting each other, until you're left with a burble of irritating, disconnected voices and a nagging desire to silence them by closing the book.
...the novel endures because of its fundamental optimism and good cheer. As Mr. Micawber says, even from the depths of despair, “Something will turn up.” It always, always does.
The stage play is more than five hours long. The script takes less time to read. "Cursed Child" is a most satisfying and well-done follow-up to "Deathly Hallows."
The text is painfully wooden...Brannon’s digital artwork has a wobbly, mouse-drawn look, giving the characters a sickly look. To add insult to injury, the text doesn’t always match the illustrations...Good grief!
Conan Doyle, though, brings his own particular style to the storyline, making for a fascinating adventure where the readers is absorbed into the expedition itself, and face the dangers at the same time as the expedition members.
Tillie Pierce: Teen Eyewitness to the Battle of Gettysburg is an extraordinary story of one teen’s courage and determination as a bloody battle rages all around her.
Davis’ fourth case for her heroine (Deadly Election, 2015, etc.) is long on drollery, unpacking its tricky murder puzzle piecemeal.
The Hound of the Baskervilles was a light, enjoyable read. It is easy to see why Sherlock Holmes mysteries were so popular. They are easy to read, quickly paced, and pack enough muscle to keep the page turned. Holmes penetrating powers of observation and deduction are fascinating.
Mein kampf is an auto-biography book.It's about the one of the most dreaded men in the humans history.The words in German Mein kampf means My struggle or my battle in English.This biography was written nearly ten years before Hitler came in to power.
I do not like the book. It has a slow pacing. There is no dialogue, which means the paragraphs are twice as long as normal one. There is absolutely no plot to start with...I cannot recommend this book for anybody...I had high hopes for Gulliver’s Travels, but instead all I was left with was just a book of empty promises.
Bram Stoker's Dracula...appears in an abridged edition with haunting pencil illustrations in gray and red that seem to mysteriously dissolve into the darkness. Glossy pages bordered in red, make the book look as if it has been dipped in blood, offering delectably spinetingling trappings to the classic tale.
I couldn’t help comparing it to The Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner and how the story of those pioneering people really did reach me and I could easily imagine them as real people. Cather didn’t bring that home to me with this novel. I can see why some would love it, I’m just not one of them.
A totally satisfying third round of bonding à la Knightley (you know, with kidnapping, sleuthing, disguises, and murder).
The byplay between Parker and her friends is believable, and in creating a heroine whose drive for independence brings both risks and rewards, Lindstrom adds a note of complexity to his gripping depiction of how Parker learns to trust and forgive.
The many twists, though, do also make the book is a bit longer than the story demands. Overwritten and over-explained in places, it takes a while to get going, and there is a lot of complication required to resolve all the loose ends.
This beautifully written novel begins with the signature darkness of London, but ends with such happiness...Yet another must-read book, "White Fang" is an endearing book that should grace every book shelf or be read at least once.
So when I am asked about Deathly Hallows, what do I say? What stays with me? Is it the adverbs and the cloying epilogue? Or is it the way Harry grew up, the way Rowling made me cry, the answers that were there all along in a careful reading? The books could never have ended any other way.
As hope blooms at story's end, those who have followed Harry thus far will be every bit as eager to discover what happens to him in his sixth and seventh years.
Readers will be irresistibly drawn into Harry's world by GrandPre's comic illustrations and Rowling's expert combination of broad boarding school farce and high fantasy.
If you have been waiting for this for months, rest assured: this is the series’ The Empire Strikes Back. The stakes are even higher and the surprises bigger than you imagine, and despite the usual problems of editing and focus, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince delivers the goods...