Some clever ideas, a very modern setting with an ancient mysterious flavour, a plot that could have been written (and maybe was written) for a good movie.
Very readable, witty, curious, it just lacks that deepness and clarity that only the truly great writers possess.
Forget the Murakami comparison, and enjoy what the book can give.
If you are in for a treat give yourself 4 hours of delightful entertaining.
Gatsby's sad but scintillating story is told by Fitzgerald perfect prose, with Gyllenhaal wonderful reading.
Whether you - like me - read it long ago and want to reread it now, or for the first time approach it, maybe because the movie brought it back under the spotlight, do not miss it.
Deeply original, complex and very audacious. Six different stories that span continents and ages, told by a polyphonia of very good readers.
Don't worry though, you won't get lost. Mr. Mitchell keeps all his strings well together, despite changing style and protagonists in every section of the novel.
An amazing feat. Don't miss it if you like digging your teeth in something really savoury.
Not the best of the McNight's mysteries, but the skill of its author and the wonderful reader make it a pleasant experience nonetheless.
Steve Hamilton is, as usually, very skilled in crafting yet another Alex McNight story. Not THE best Alex but always engaging; and the terrific reader makes it definitely worthwhile.
An engaging story in a beautiful wild setting. Anna Pigeon is a wonderful character, tough and abused by life, tender to her beloved animals, complex in her relationship with men, wonderfully witty in her duets on the phone with her NewYorkese sister.
In the peaceful Netherlands two well-off couples in a first class restaurant travel from Aperitif to Digestive and Coffee. During their journey there is plenty to discover, and unfortunately it is not very pleasant.
A very good book, with a great reader.
I recommend it, especially for parents of teenage kids.
I recommend this book for anyone who wants to have a new perspective on how we think (and why we think what we think - or what we think we think!).
Apart from jokes, it gives an impressive amount of data on the recent results about human behaviour. Useful, very well read, not at all boring.
You don't have to be a King fan to read this. I promise it will hook you from the beginning. A great story and a bunch of interesting historical and philosophical questions.
What would have happened if? And how was America back then? Why are we now what we are?
Entertaining and profound, with a wonderful narrator.
Eugenides is one who knows how to write delightful, inventive prose. Pittu is an actor who makes the characters alive and gives each one his/her own voice.
The plot takes you back to what it was like being 20 in the eighties, to college, love, trips abroad and the misteries of mind and heart.
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