FAIR OAKS, CA, United States | Member Since 2009
People that like irrational love stories and very slow almost non exeistant plots.
At least half them, there was so must stuff in here that seemed completely random and pointless.
This book was fun, but had too many flaws, I thought.
It is pretty slow for the first half. It felt like a political thriller set in a fantasy world. And I did like the politics and religions in the book.
But I just felt that the Barbarian character was ridiculously powerful and the final battle scene was just too predictable and hokey. The last part of the story where she lays out her plans for the future was more interesting than anything else that occurred in the whole book, and I rather read about that.
However I did get some enjoyment out of it, so it's a 3 star for me.
This was quite good. It was very well researched and really opened my eyes the fact that the U.S. education system has pretty much degenerated into mediocrity. Which I can support with own experiences in high school.
Highly recommended to anyone that cares about the future.
I have to admit that I was expecting this to be pretty bad going in. But this book pleasantly surprised me, it was actually a decently written entertaining story. While not the best thing I've ever read in the Genre, it is a good debut novel, and I think any fan of fantasy will find it a fun read. And it only cost me $2, so it was worst the price without a doubt.
I give it about 3.5 stars.
Not sure if this is supposed to be YA or not, but I will assume it is, since it seemed that way. It's a decent fun short fantasy story, that is free.
I have a hard time rating short stories sometimes, because they are just so short. This one was extremely short and if you blinked it was over. But a it was a decent story about what happened after the first book in the series and before the start of the next one.
I have to admit I am not a fan of Bradbury at all. I thought Fahrenheit 451 was a weak watered down version of 1984 with cardboard cutout characters. And I felt the Martian story collection was just boring.
But this story is haunting and evocative. I guess will have to give Bradbury another chance.
This is a Young Adult book written way back in 1886, which at the time had radical feminist ideas in it. Although by modern standards it may seem anti-feminist, it was pushing the envelope at the time.
It is about the lives of several sisters and what they go through in their mid to late teens and about how they grow up, during the civil war era. Somewhat similar to the Wonder Years.
There is some moralizing in the book, but what really strikes me is the comparison of this book to modern young adult books. I'm sure most modern young adults would find this book boring. But I'm sure the young adults of the 1800s would find modern books in that genre bloody minded, violent and in many cases poorly written.
There where parts that where quite good and parts that a found to be very slow, but overall it was an education read.
What can one say about one of the most influential books of all time? A book that one feels one has read due to the great amount it's been copied in one way or another by various authors, movies, radio shows etc. One can't accuse it of using over used plot devices that the book itself invented.
Honestly this book was very well written and would have felt completely modern if there had been a touch more action and a slight change to some of the dialogue. In fact the I felt if the final conflict with Dracula would have been much better with at least a little bit of fighting, but alas books written in the 1800's just didn't have the same amount of fighting that we are accustomed to today.
I had always thought this was a kids story. This is not, it's a political satire that kids would not get, and apparently many adults didn't get either, if they thought it was a kids story.
All should read this book.
This was an interesting book, that , but a bit short. It features the utter cruelness of the white colonials in Africa, where they felt they where better than the "savages", because they were the truly savage.
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