The prologue tells an intriguing tale, but then the introduction mires down into a wretchedly tedious bibliography. If you can suffer through that part, it turns out to be an excellent historical work. Don't give up, but don't try to skip forward, because the second bookmark is Chapter two. So either miss the entire first chapter, or find something to do while the reader expounds on why the book needed to be written.
I haven't laughed so much in ages! I couldn't stop reading This book! I paused it long enough to buy copies for three friends, to hush them so I could finish reading it. I MUST read the next one, then I'm going to read everything else by this guy. I recommended it to the postman, too, and he's a stranger to me! READ THIS BOOK!!!
This book was stupid. I am grateful to the person who pointed out to me that I didn't have to finish it, just because I paid for it.
You will only finish this book if your kid has to write a book report. I rate it two stars because the narrator has the enthusiasm to make the Bronx Yellow Pages intriguing and because I respect the author's other works. This book will win you several rounds of Trivial Pursuit. It probably started out as an exceptional article in the New Yorker, and there it should have remained. If you so yearn for nautical knowledge, check it out at a library. If you spend money on it or use a credit, you will be disappointed. I was.
If your life brims with stress and harsh reality, this series will let you slip back to a slower time, filled with rich description and tradition.
This book demonstrates that the most brilliant teacher of the 20th century was also a dear man. No lukewarm list of achievements, this spyglass peeks in on the daily life of genius as child through his extraordinary and colorful life.
As great a story as Pale Horse, but completely different! Funny, bittersweet, and brilliant!
This thread of the story is close enough to Sabriel to be an old friend, but far enough to be new and interesting. Excellent as sequels go, Lireal doesn't burden the returning reader with reruns of Sabriel. It's a great stand-alone story, too. Tim Curry is the kind of narrator who could enthrall by reading a cereal box.
Reading or re-reading this great classic of young ladies' lit is like being wrapped in a sun-warmed, fresh-washed quilt.
Well written and well read fantasy; great avenue of escape from reality
Fascinating history with edge-of-your-seat battles and intrigues
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