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 impenetrable, boring run-on sentence, occasionally punctuated with “shocking” anti-Semitism and revolutionary rhetoric. It’s worth reading only as a historical document and propaganda...
This was yet another book I just couldn't get into. It was a constant struggle to get through the book. I didn't enjoy the writing style...I didn't like the ending at all. I failed to see what brought the main character to this, he lacked in development throughout the book, so to see this change at the end of the book didn't really add up.
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!
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).
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.
Fang is an emotional story but with the point of view of a wolf. This book shows you how life in the wild is and how White Fang survived it...If you like emotional books you will really like White Fang because it is a very emotional, shows the importance of second chances, and love.
What I think is most magical about the writing is its ability to grasp anybody, no matter what age, and turn them into a bookworm. They simply cannot put it down. There is not a page with a dull moment. I think a big contributor to this is chapter length.
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.
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.
The ending is very exciting and unexpected; key to the last book of the Harry Potter series. I thoroughly recommend it!