NC | Member Since 2004
Not likely unless its many years from now. I have a tendency to remember good novels.
The Protagonist is probably more wonderful than life but you can't help but really like this guy.
The best performers are story tellers that do not intrude on the story they tell.
Not really. It's best to anticipate the next "chapter."
A great combination of writer and narrator.
Not at all sure. There is violence and there is thuggery. I only managed an hour of the book so I won't try to judge the whole book--but--all I heard in the first hour was the thuggery.
Something that doesn't say the human race has fallen in the shitter.
Juries out on this.
Jeeze that's a tough call. If I heard one that I might possible identify with I'd keep that one.
I'm stepping way out on a limb with this. Mr. King has always been one of my favorite of all authors. But--it may be time to consider retirement. This book (and I'm only half way through part 2) SUCKS!
I spent my military service without ever meeting the brainless leaders inferred to by Mr. Campbell. His forward nailed the problem with this book--He was venting his feelings about his superiors rather than focusing on his story. Sorry, I couldn't bring myself to finish the book after the first hour. I have too much respect for our Military.
Half of Paradise, James Lee Burke
So you think you’ve had a rough life? You’re upset with what fate has handed you? Or maybe you’re feeling guilty about how good your life is and can’t forgive yourself for being so happy?
Then this book is for you. “Half of Paradise” is a very well written and extremely dark anthology of tragic people making tragic decisions on a tragic course to destruction.
Mr. Burke’s Dave Robicheaux series is one of my favorites, a great writer telling great stories. Maybe it was just my mood (or perhaps my story) but this book, “Half of Paradise” depressed the hell out of me.
Not likely. The first books were fantastic but now our protagonist has become a wimp--no self esteem--no trust in his own decisions--and a wife that is a bitchy captain on his flag ship. If you have any self respect left in your marriage leave this one alone.
Based on the start of the "lost fleet" series I hope Mr. Campbell can get back to telling his story and leave his personal laundry problems behind. He is a good writer, but something pushed him off his path with this book.
There is something about Mr. Bevine's interpretation of Mr. Hallinan's words that makes Poke Rafferty, an over-the-top character, appear to be a believable super human. Definitely a fantastic combination.
Yes. Well written; well performed.
Mostly. It was somewhat predictable.
Joe is warm and powerful. The girls are beautiful small people, especially Sheridan.
There are many cliches you can use to describe formidable writers of novels. I don't remember the best of them but if you do--apply them to Mr. Box and his stories.
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