I liked the 1930's part a lot. The "contemporary parallel" was awkward and unnecessary.
The characters were vivid and well drawn. Their "interior" life and motivations were not well done.
She does a great job reading it.
Stevenson is still one of the grand old master storytellers of all times.
Good tales. Well read. Most entertaining.
Yes, I would. There is so much here.
People are just amazing.
This is a fine book for nonfiction readers learning what motivates human behavior.
For once, here is an author who can do a good job reading his own book.
Much of the content was predictable, but I still learned -- or reaffirmed -- the main lesson.
No. I loved All Creatures Great and Small. This is just a very dull imitation of the same tale..
This is more of a polemic than an economic argument. It is well written and quite entertaining, but it is not a clear or useful explanation of anything to do with our economy.
There is nothing to be learned from this book so don't waste your credits. I reccommend The Ascent of Money as a much better book on this topic.
If you enjoyed THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS you will love these short stories! Any one of them would make a fine novel. All of her wit, energy, and imagination shine through these tales. They are delightfully written and perfectly read. I want to forget them in a hurry so that I will have the pleasure of listening to them again soon. Or, maybe, I won't wait to listen again right now.
I adore Paula Poundstone on "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me". She is the funniest and most creative of the comics on that show. Searching for her performances - in the hopes of catching her on stage - I found this book. So sad. So unfortunate. It just isn't funny. Her writing just doesn't work for me. I guess there is a great difference between live comedy and comic writing. I would still love to see her live in performance.
As a sushi lover, this was a great opportunity to learn more about the origins and business details of this wonderful food. This book has a great deal of depth and detail. The training was of the chefs is interestingly and entertainingly related. The fictional overlay was OK but not really necessary. If you are squeemish, skip the section on preparing octopus. A very entertaining book for those who love to eat and cook.
I love Ancient Egypt and I love fictional recreations. I was all set for an adventure (a la Mary Renault) but I got nothing. Change the names and you could set this story on the Ganges River or the Yellow River rather than on the Nile. The book is long and endlessly repetitious. The characters are dull and totally predictable. The plot is uninteresting. Don't waste your credits. This has nothing to do with Egypt. Reread any Mary Renault book instead.
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