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.
The final rendering of justice is dramatic, public and perfect for Romans. As usual, a wealth of detail on life in Flavian Rome is effortlessly conveyed and lapped up by me. Modern wedding planners have nothing to complain about!
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 “autobiography” that Hitler “wrote.” I say “autobiography” because even in the very first paragraph in the very first chapter, he immediately starts in with his nationalist unification crap.
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.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone searching for a vampire book with a fascinating plot, a spooky aura, and a challenging read that is not, Twilight!
Like in O Pioneers!, Cather paints with her words. The prairie comes to life on the page...it’s a lovely read.
A totally satisfying third round of bonding à la Knightley (you know, with kidnapping, sleuthing, disguises, and murder).
Parker herself does not escape analysis (or sympathy), ultimately confronting her problems through what others reveal. An unflinching exploration of trust, friendship, and grief.
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.
I would rate this book a 10/10, because I could always imagine a picture of wherever Harry was in my head, and because I felt as though I was there with Harry facing all the horrible things happening to him.
In the second of the series, strange things are happening at Hogwarts. Lots of people are getting petrified by a weird creature travelling through the pipes...This was another great novel, definitely more spooky than the last. Spooky and adventurous.
...Rowling has succeeded in delivering another spellbinding fantasy set in her consummately well-imagined alternate reality.