This book starts off weird and just gets weirder. From the synopsis provided with the book, I expected something different. I'm only 3 hours in and I'm really uncertain as to whether or not I will bother to finish it. I'm not a fan of gratuitous inappropriate language and this book is choke full. Can't say I'm all that interested in what happens to Madeline.
Oh yes because the author makes many good points an I would lik to go back to understand them all a bit better
Stephen King is a gun owner and advocate, yet he admonishes the 'powers that be' for lax gun control. There is a compromise to be made here. If and when it is accepted will drastically reduce the number of lives wasted.
He was good; but I would have preferred the author in this instance.
Certainly; it's short compared to other audiobooks.
Other than Stephen King's chronic bad language, I thought the essay was very well written. The topic is timely and the subject was well researched To me it is simple; no guns nobody dies. I realize that this is akin to closing the barn door after the horses have taken the bus back to town, but as Mr.King puts it 'how many people have to die before something, anything changes. Does it have to be in our neighbourhood, involve someone we know or love before a change is demanded?' So I think that it's about time that someone voiced an opinion that may intiate the discussion in the hope that in the not too distant future, change might be realized.
Sadly, I won't be finishing this book because of language choice. I don't feel that it is acceptable to take our Saviour's name in vain and finishing this book, I feel would be hypocritical. Not only is it unfortunate, but so unnecessary. Why books, especially audio books, do not indicate offensive language is a mystery to me.
If I could have, I would have given this book zero stars. Not for the content. I can't listen to this narrator for another second and therefore have no idea what the book is about. So well rated, I didn't listen first to know that he would drive me this bananas. Another credit bites the dust - sigh
It must be unbelievably difficult to end a book well. House Rules ends so badly that you wonder who wrote that ending. Similarly, it seems to be impossible to write a book with language appropriate for everyone. Succumbing to the lowest common denominator is getting old. Just because one expects a character to respond a certain way, doesn't mean they have to.
I normally like Picoult's books, yet this one for the above two reasons, doesn't rank with her best work. I did however learn a lot about Asperger's syndrome. I know two people who suffer from this particular health burden, and I feel that I now have a better understanding of what life is like for them.
I looked forward to listening to this book but was sadly, disappointed. I found very little to like in the main character and for this reason had a difficult time finishing the story. With Jeannette Walls' next book, I'll save the credit and take it out of the library.
This was not easy to get through as the subject matter is difficult to say the least. I am completely humbled by Corrie and Betsie's unwavering faith and their ability to find goodness in everything and everyone. Truly inspirational!
I loved most everything about this book. The story was compelling and the characters are well developed. My issue was primarily with the language of the Skeeter character which is at times offensive. Had the language not been an issue for me I would have given this book 5 stars.
However, a review of this book would not be complete without making mention of the wonderful narrators. While all were excellent, I find Jenna Lamia particularly exemplary despite the aforementioned language issues attributed to her character.
Jodi Picoult is one of my favourite authors. However, this being said, Handle With Care harkens back too closely to My Sister`s Keeper. Moreover, I find the idea of insurance fraud for `the sake of the children` appalling. While I normally enjoy the moral dilemma Picoult includes in many of her works, I did not find the mother character sympathetic. To my thinking, the author goes to great lengths to prove the adage; money can’t buy happiness.
Having just finished listening to this book I have to say how surprised I am that it is listed in the kids section. The content is wholly inappropriate for children to say nothing of the language. I am completely dissatisfied with this book as I was expecting something completely different. It is disappointing really since this book was recommended to me and is very highly rated. It I could give it zero stars I would have
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