You ever notice how your first loves stay with you forever? It's true. Love for things as well sa people, you just... always remember. Well, that's my feeling about Pride and Prejudice. It was one of my first loves.
Jane Austin is an engaging writer. The characters draw you in, and you know who they are because they are people in your life somehow.
The story gets into you somehow and it breaths it's own passion.
I'm not sure what else I can say without giving away the plot, except that I highly recommend this book to anyone with a romantic soul.
This book reminds me of the stories where we hear of horrible acts taking place with multiple by-standanders and no one taking action to stop the horror in front of their eyes.
You don't get closure from this story, you get more reality, and possibly a message of how it should be reather than how it is.
The plot was consistantly changing and kept me interested the whole time. You ware watching the lives of all of the individuals that were in some way connected to the girl in this story. It all comes back to her. It has a strange connection to "It's A Wonderful Life" in that way. An opportunity to know what the world would be like if it had to continue without you.
No this was the first.
The heart of your family, no matter which memeber of the family fills that role, is the one who can be counted on to take in the truth, all of your pain, and help everyone else to heal.
I will be looking for more from both this author and this reader.
I've listened to this book more than once. Though I've never considered myself to be a Manson enthusiast, I can't get over the characters in this story. Bugliosi paints the story as a canvas. You see not just the crime but what it took to bring justice to so many. It is impossible not to be shocked by Sadie, you ache for Linda. You feel the fear and the atmosphere of the time. Having been born very shortly after these events it brings to light some of what terrified my parents when I was a little girl and I lived on the opposite coast. It is a truly unbelievable story. If I didn't know it was true, I'd think it was the making of a Stephen King story, which of course I am also fond of.... Anyone who is drawn to true crime novels, or even just spooky stories is going to be completely compelled by this story.
One of the most memorable moments in this story was in the court room. As we listen to the testimony of witnesses and the girls continue to mimic Charles Manson to the point of branding their own foreheads. Their complete reverence for him is completely frightening because there is no doubt this could have been anyone's daughter, anyone's son. Manson was able to control these individuals without a word. They were as much his possessions as his shoes.
I love Scott Brick as a reader. I deliberately download books he's read just because it's him. He brings a book alive.
This is a book I would have listened to all in one sitting if my time restraints would allow. In fact I downloaded it to my phone and only turned it off when I had to actually start working or do something else.
There really isn't much more I can say except that I fully recommend this book as the best true crime novel I have ever listened to.
I think I will listen again, because my impatience to know how it ends has caused me to skip ahead a couple of times.
I loved the references to The Butterfly Effect. I loved the way King tied aspects of the story together with what he calls harmonies, I would maybe call them echos. But either way the end is the same, different parts of the story tie nicely to previous events and its an artistic tie that we as fans have begun to expect of a Stephen King work.
Wasson's voice is good for a King book. He is smooth in his reading, and portrays the character's thoughts and feelings. You feel the story.
Evil is in the eye of the beholder. Buying it back will extort payment forever more from all the world, and every form of life.
I read this book last when I was about 10 years old, which is to say 30 years or so ago. I had forgotten how exciting it was to be Oliver hoping to escape, praying to find a way to get back to those few who showed some kindness. You are drawn into the characters and find yourself on pins and needles to find out the fates of the characters. You cant wait to see Sykes get his desserts. You want Faegen to get his too. But most of all you want Oliver to find peace and really know it would last.
I loved this book. Odd Thomas has a great sense of humor. It's interesting to look at the world through the eyes of this psychic.
I love the throw back to "6th Sense: I see dead people."
The other characters in the story are just as alive as Odd, and you get a real feel for who they are, their quirks, and thoughts. That's what makes people real isn't it?
I would recommend Odd Thomas to just about anyone that doesn't enjoy reading electronics manuals.
This book has it all! It's Action! Drama! Comedy! Romance! And best of all, Historical Fiction. It is a story of a man who tested and tried religion and then accepted faith. But in the mean time he is faced with trials, danger, and love. All of it cast beautifully in the Roman empire. It is not another testiment of the Bible so much as the telling of one man's journey to acceptance of Christianity in the time immediately following the death of Jesus. Anyone, could relate to the main characters of this story. I highly recommend it.
If you're looking for The DaVinci Code, this isn't it! But it stands well on it's own. After listening to The DaVinci Code, I couldn't wait to read more, and at first I was disappointed. There are no links, no similarities in this book to that one except that the characters are definately on the run. You have to put The DaVinci Code down to enjoy this book, but once you have it is a great writing all on it's own. Enjoy.
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