seneca sc | Member Since 2012
yes. The characters wend their way into your heart, the story is engrossing, and worthwhile insights come along steadily.
Saturday by Ian McEwan. The rhythm and pacing are similar, and the characters reveal themselves as events unfold.
The main characters voice and tone are quite vivid. I'm not certain I would hear this as clearly in my head while reading the written word.
A Lie Made True
Ultimately, this is a novel about love, deceit, and truth.
story line was very engaging, as was the writing and narration
the plot twisted and turned in unexpected ways.
many come to mind. Nell on the ship, Eliza writing her fairy stories and Nate illustrating them
I gave the book 5 stars for everything. The author reads her own words very well. The story is quite unexpectedly good and toward the end I certainly didn't want to put it down. I think the characters, in some instances, did what the author needed them to do rather than what was in keeping with their defined attributes, and some of the characters are so narrowly colored to one end of the spectrum, rather than some grays. It's a good book, without swear words and graphic sex, which is a plus nowadays.
deep insights into the human condition as external circumstances push and pull the psyche through the cycles of life, testing Phillip's vascillating nature of selflessness versus selfishness
Phillip's conversation with Fannie's brother after his arrival in France.
many many. Phillip's deepest poverty and subsequent hunger were terribly painful and felt viscerally. The thoughts his poverty drove him to think were particularly torturous.
This is truly a great work of art and worthy of the time investment. The book and the movie are worlds apart. If you've seen the movie, you definitely have no idea how vast the book.
Do treat yourself.
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.
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