As with all of George Eliot's books, the language is astounding and the insights into human nature are deep. The story is interesting and morally important.
The conversations and feelings shared between Daniel and Ezra.
no, I haven't listened to her other readings.
When Daniel met his mother.
I first read Middlemarch- an amazingly brilliant book, and was so taken with Eliot that I then chose Daniel Deronda. DD didn't really grab me, seriously grab me, until chapter 32. From 32 to the end, I was completely moved. If you haven't read Eliot, or you did long ago, do give Middlemarch a go; as great as literature can get. I'm now listening to Mill on the Floss by Eliot.
I have no idea
serious disappointment. I greatly love some of his films.
If you seek humor, I don't think this book has it, but there's much silliness.
Vonnegut fills his canvases with light and love and mystery and the vagaries of humans who would do evil.
the main character is most fully rendered and focused upon. he's a primary color. the others are all tertiaries.
He embodied the characters in such a way you the listener can determine what you feel about them.
when the sister is revealed
I love Vonnegut's vision of what is possible.
Never by Mr. Griffin and honestly, not by Mr. Milton either. I don't agree with much that he writes.
It is Middlemarch, one of the greatest books of all time.
one who can modulate their voice
I haven't read Middlemarch, but have no doubt Ms O'Brien endowed each character with great individuality, breathing into them fully rounded personalities.
The endless profound insights into human thoughts and behaviors and relationships. If I were reading the book, each page would be filled with underlinings. This is a book to truly relish.
I'm not certain. Though her reading is hugely empathetic, this is also how I read a book. She is a fabulous reader.
As in the very best of books, it made me think deeply.
I've just purchased another George Eliot book. She is a brilliant timeless classic writer whose words bloom like gardens. Middlemarch will be among my top 10 books of all time.
narrator did fine; not a challenging book to read
I think I found no interest because the book is geared toward younger people just on the cusp of building their lives, and for them it should be fine
I love Kurt Vonnegut's works of fiction
the profound truths about human nature
how the characters react to one another
the last one; outstanding!
at first I thought this book was somewhat boring and too "mannerly" and irrelevant for contemporary times, but by midpoint, I was thoroughly engaged and had intimations of the movie Body Heat in terms of the great longing one can have for what one cannot have.
it's a good read. if you're looking for profound truths, this is not it. if you're looking for characters and a story involving celebrity type characters, it's engaging and I expect the two main characters will show up in another book. the stage is set for a detective series.
the main characters
this is J.K. Rowling's book; of course one can't escape reading without having read one Harry Potter book. I love her imagination and it doesn't fail her here in terms of plotting and building a friendship between characters.
beauty and the beast collide
some of the characters were painted with one broad brush; I would have appreciated greater nuance. No one is all good or all bad.
a better story. this is exceedingly simple and I can't say I found the characters believable
The book rings false
One of my most favorite books is the Book thief by the same author. Don't miss it.
the descriptive and story telling powers of the author and reader
the metamorphosis by kafka because the main character endures such a life changing event that he is thrown into what seems a surreal skin
the author so embodies each scene that one cannot choose a favorite. each is vivid. the author's attention and total focus never lags
without the fiction of art we would die from the truth (paraphrasing Nietzsche)
As a profession artist of 40 years, I so fully appreciate the passages that capture what great art can provide to the soul and heart. I love the role the painting- The Goldfinch- plays throughout the book. If ever a painting had it's fair due, this is it! The author couldn't be better and the reader is truly astounding; how easily he flows from one voice to the other, and how he captures the nuances of change a character's voice undergoes while aging; the reader rises to meet every challenge the author has laid down. This is the best reader I have yet to hear on an audiobook. The story twists and turns in totally unexpected ways. My level of engagement is 100%. The characters are described in such a way I can easily picture and feel their very essence. I hope Ms. Tartt is working on her next book because I can hardly wait for it.
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