Tough, heartwrenching and full of quiet fury. Not an easy and pleasant book at all. Patton does a great work and gives life and feeling to Faulkner's deliberate, hard words.
I recommend it if you are in for something strong.
Dark and grim like the autumnal October rain falling relentlessly on the poor souls that try to live their life as best they can...But maladies, evil and life's cruel surprises await them
Masterfully written and narrated. It will give you just the tiniest ray of hope in the finale.
"Africa" for us western readers is a great unknown, with few exceptions. Chimamanda's powerful voice can be a great introduction to a whole world. Between a mythical, at times painful, past and a complex, nuanced present her characters - especially the courageous proud women, struggle to conquer happiness, self-esteem and respect.
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.
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.
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.
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