When the helplessness of certain characters, the weirdness of Owen, the sad death of a young woman become qualities on which this intricate and incredibly clever story is based, you can only raise your hat. The suspense with which you wait for the end may well keep you up - like me - for hours...
In my five best ever
The tackling of a grave subject : euthanasia
Never read her before but am about to read "the last letter from your lover"
Cry... buckets Absolutely brilliant that despite the obvious love between the two main characters, she has not fallen into the sticky sweet trap of a happy ending.
Well researched and well directed, her ideas never fall into easy opinions or too much religion rectitude, the subjects are grave and still the whole story has a certain joy. Joy of living of the girl protagonist. An absolute discovery for me. A book one grieves when it's finished!
Living in a country in which euthanasia is tolerated, i never thought much about the opinion of people in other countries. Interestiing. Nor does it mean it is absolutely the right thing to approve. But in some circumstances it is a right to defend, even if it still constitutes a luxury (costwise). Mind you if your illness has an effect whatsoever on your mental capabilities, your right to terminate your life is immediatly withdrawn.
I love King's reflections of today vs ago and his vivid imagination
None of these but serious material for thinking.
Thoroughly enjoyable and for this once no gore
Ruth Rendell yes I remember I read some younger but there are so many good writers.
The way the author handles the abused person and the bully.
pleasant in character
not necessarily, I think the main character has had enough adventure.
Compared to lots of others the sound was bad. As if copied from tape. Somehow muffled.
Yes everytime. I am the kind of reader that often finds the clue before - and how boring - the end is told. Here no way. It is based on true human feelings too and of infinitely clever minds. I still lick my fingers.... Hope to forget it and be able to relisten to it.
Difficult to say but I liked the journal of her, story of him that converge at the end.
No a first
I could hardly get my headphones off... smirking or grinning perhaps at the cleverness of the author
More like that please...
Why not about architecture. But it is all about the unconventional and how being different is ever a problem. A moderne tale about self image, value and belief. Also the way looking at life in reverse i.e. being selfish in order to be generous or generous in order to acquire merit and fame is interesting.
Subject and the way it is handled. It gets a bit long at times
None proeminent but the way all characters have their part in the book to tell their tale.
yes when you realize humanity and generosity can hide the worst schemes. the plot is absolutely amazing at times
Thank you for the good time!
it's not preaching but going on about how important is thinking about God... etc.. Religious beliefs are in my point of view really private and not to be bragged about. Real religious love is leaving anyone the space to believe --- or not. In this case "Lovely" does not add anything to the story. Also the apalling diet they have during the whole story. No fruit, no vegetable nor salad is ever mentioned but countless fries, hamburgers, icecreams, popcorns etc... I think she should look for info at a nutritionist's. And sorry about speaking my mind but two people fall in love and get together in this story and there is never ever a mention about sex nor desire. Is this real??? Is Dee Henderson a nun ?
I would check carefully
Absolutely, he did a great job with the book
None but cut out the religious insights and get into the nutrition problem in a world where too many are obese as it is (in Europe too..)
Nice intrigue but writing heavy at times
It seems more an essay than a story. Relationships between souls but more frequently bodies with crude descriptions. There does not seem to be a backbone throughout the story maybe perhaps sex and poverty. For me no "veni vidi vici" but heard I have....now Makes me wonder if all famous writers are worth catching up with ;-)
About the reading, what can I say? I love the deep voice but the French names and words (the action takes place in Paris) are a clear struggle for Mr. Scott and it spoils some of the pleasure.
Yes Miller's books for a while. Maybe I'll venture it again but not soon
I don't expect the narrators to master the foreign words often found in English books but I expefct them like an actor to learn to speak them out so event the native understands.
None a book needs to be unabridged - everytime.
I wish the reader would make some research before tackling this book and if foreign languages are read, at least narrators should master the pronunciation.
I have and for many hours. In fact I could hardly put my headphones down! Not one slave's life but a lineage of them. Great story and great characters. How helpless they were and the women slave condition (inimaginable today... at least in my country) submitted to their owner's whim. Dreadful way of life but would I as a "white" do better now givent the time customs? I hope so!
Again great story from an African snatched from his village to the free grand-grand-grand-parent that still carries some old tales finally researched after more than a hundred years. And after 12 years of research became a book!
Hard and emotionally tough at times but so true to the story. Worth every minute and every cent.
the accents and interpretation
both but more cry
get it either in paper or audio!
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle could only be pleased by this work. Or feel a bit threatened even, because Neil Gaiman certainly has it in him to unravel clever clues.
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