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A Peek at R. Pontiflet's Bookshelf

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Fairfield, CA USA 73 REVIEWS / 91 ratings Member Since 2013 28 Followers / Following 12
 
R. Pontiflet's greatest hits:
  • Tell Me No Lies

    "An Updated Soap Opera ~ But Very Entertaining"

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    My favorites to read are usually Mysteries and Legal Thrillers. I chose this novel based on the reviews and I needed a break from my usual. This novel really held my attention straight through because there was drama (daddy-mama drama and who's sleeping with who) galore! I felt well entertained even though I kept saying aloud "don't do it! are you crazy!" so you kinda knew from early on that things are not going to workout well for the central protagonist. I will criticize the author here because I don't think the central protagonist was developed well enough so that we could really care about her or to root for her. She kept repeating the same mistake and continued to have the excuse of "I made a mistake; it was just a mistake." I can accept making the same mistake over and over when the circumstances are different and you just couldn't see it coming. But to repeatedly make the same mistake in the same way with the same circumstances makes me think that you are just plain stupid.

    But again, the story held my attention and I had a few good laughs as well. Pretty much every character - the major and the minor players - had plenty of drama that elevated this story to a good entertaining read. Not to say too much, but the novel had a bit of everything from murder, pedophilia and the resulting mental health issues, to plain ole infidelity. The best scene that I liked was between Gabe and his father. Like I said, there is a lot of drama here, even a reading of a Will with an unexpected outcome!

    The narrators were good but it took a minute to adjust my ear to one of the male narrators. His voice had a choppy and overly aggressive tone, but I overcame my bias and quickly started to enjoy his voice.

  • So You Call Yourself a Man

    "Really Good Novel with some twists and turns"

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    I don't read a lot of AA novels. I believe this is my first read by Carl Weber and chose it because of the good reviews that other readers had given it. This is not your typical formulaic African American novel. I enjoy AA novels but sometimes I think that they are pretty much the same: who's cheating on who and how beautiful everybody's body is, and the hot attractive couple getting together for the first time, etc. This story, however, brought something really different along with a sprinkling of the usual beautiful descriptions of the characters bodies, etc. It is not your typical AA story. I liked how the author held back on providing a piece of info about one of the characters, even tho the character had made a statement earlier on that gave me a clue to twist that he later brought into the story. The narrators (3) did a good job. This is an enjoyable novel. Recommend.

  • When You Dance with the Devil

    "Plenty of Suspense"

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    The story held my interest and offered enough suspense to be a "page turner" ...The central character is very likable and I cared what happened to her. Who her father turned out to be was a good surprise... Interesting story.

  • Who Asked You?

    "Good Story; Excellent Narration"

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    What made the experience of listening to Who Asked You? the most enjoyable?

    Betty Jean's scenes.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Who Asked You??

    Performance by Phylicia Rashad.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Most of the scenes held my interest.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes... except time did not permit.


Melinda

Melinda Shoreline, WA, United States 06-14-12 Member Since 2009

I love literary fiction and I occasionally delve into non-fiction. I love books that are suspenseful and am really into well-told stories.

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  • "not a novel, but a collection of sh..."

    7 of 7 helpful votes

    I adore Tori Morrison. Beloved is my favorite book of all time. I read A Mercy (her last book) when it came out in hard cover and it was just a mess. It was surprising to me that Ms. Morrison would write such a disjointed book. However, I am reviewing _Home_ and while it is a lovely collection of short, unrelated stories, I was expecting a novel. Nowhere in the description does it say it is short stories. So... if you love Morrison's way of putting words together (and that's what I'm letting myself concentrate on as I listen for the second time) and her reading voice (she doesn't "act". She just reads)...but the feeling is so intimate that I feel like a sweet fairy godmother is reading to me. But, some people don't like that and have complained.

    If you like short stories (I'm not a big fan) and you have enjoyed Morrison's books in the past, then you may like this one. Her language is just spectacular and I don't regret spending a credit on such a short book.

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    Home: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Toni Morrison
    • Narrated By Toni Morrison
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    Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. His home may seem alien to him, but he is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from and that he's hated all his life. This is a deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood - and his home.

    Melinda says: "not a novel, but a collection of short stories"

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    In Neat, writer/performer Charlayne Woodard shares her memories of growing up black in America in the '60s and '70s. The play focuses around the life of Woodard's Aunt Beneatha, Neat, who was mistakenly fed camphor oil as a baby, resulting in permanent brain damage. Stories of family and of time spent with Neat are weaved together with touching results.

    Mary Robins says: "A Must Read"
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    Celie is a poor black woman whose letters tell the story of 20 years of her life, beginning at age 14 - when she is being abused and raped by her father and attempting to protect her sister from the same fate - and continuing over the course of her marriage to "Mister", a brutal man who terrorizes her.

    Lauren says: "Good Listen"
  • 4.3 (893 ratings)
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    Leslie says: "a pleasure"
  • 4.5 (362 ratings)
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    Someone Knows My Name

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    Aminata Diallo is the beguiling heroine of Lawrence Hill's Someone Knows My Name. In it, Hill exquisitely imagines the tale of an 18th-century woman's life, spanning six decades and three continents. The fascinating story that Hill tells is a work of the soul and the imagination. Aminata is a character who will stir listeners, from her kidnapping from Africa through her journeys back and forth across the ocean.

    Ariela says: "Rich in history and moral messages"
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    Meet Darryl Graham, or as his new neighbors call him, The Man in 3B. Darryl's new to the Jamaica, Queens building, but from day one he's made quite an impression on his neighbors. He has made it very clear he greatly values his privacy, but he is the man every woman wants and every man wants to be, so inquiring minds want to know. Unfortunately, in Darryl's world, what you know can hurt you. And when he winds up dead, those inquiring minds become the prime suspects.

    Dream says: "Epilogue brings the story together"
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    Dream says: "I love Carl Weber"
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    Loniandaj says: "Enjoyed it immensely"
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    Growing up poor in Texas, Vera Lomax used every gold-digging trick in the book to land a rich husband. Now living in the lap of luxury in San Francisco, her only job is to fawn over her much-older husband, so it's been easy for her to balance a life of shopping and affairs with younger men with a major secret: the 16-year bribery of one of her husband's mistresses to keep her pregnancy under wraps. Vera figures that a little hush money every month will ensure her husband's fortune is hers alone....

    Nevada says: "She knocked it Out the Park"