After hearing this performance of the original I was struck by it's darkness. More Halloween than Christmas. Anyone who loves this story will enjoy the contrast between this and the modern day take.
I loved Lincoln and I love this! Doris Kearns Goodwin has a way of making history more interesting than I ever thought it could be. The book weaves facts and history with insight into Eleanor and FDR as human beings with desires and flaws. The WW2 details are incredible. This book will alter your perspective on the state of the world.
I have exhausted all the Michael Connelly and James Patterson inventory and my brother recommended this series. I love it for the same reason I love Connelly and Patterson-it is entertaining, pulls you in and passes the time with familiar characters and great storytelling. Krueger's books have the added perk of learning tid bits about the Boundary Waters.
To say the story is a bit lacking or moves to slowly is not a judgement on Capote as this is an intriguing account of real life events. He is telling the story, he didn't create the story. This story serves as a strange window into disturbing minds.
I love Connelly's work because it is always easy to read, the characters are easy to learn and the time flies by. I often listen while driving or running and I can always count on a Connelly book to hold my interest and entertain. Void Moon certainly does this.
Several people told me this was a must listen. I am glad I did. At times the story is tough to hear but also important to hear.
I loved Kidd's earlier book "The Secret Life of Bees" and picked this book up based on that. I am happy to say it did not disappoint. Historical fiction at its finest. A beautiful story as told by two girls from very different backgrounds. This story is one that will stick with me.
After finishing the trilogy with this book I actually felt sad. Sad to know there was no more to the story of Lisbeth Salander because there was so much more to tell and so much more that I, as a reader, long to know. The fact that I immediately wanted more is a testament to how good this trilogy is. Stieg Larsson was a wonderful and unique story teller, it is tragic that he did not live to see the success and joy his books have brought to so many. I hope his family can figure out a way to come to terms with one another and release the rest of his works. If you are a fan of the "Girl" books, this will not disappoint. If you haven't read any, pick up the first one and prepare for a great series.
To say I loved this book would be an understatement. I enjoy history but by no means consider myself a student of history, but this story awoke in me an intense interest in this period of our country's history and the history of the office of the President. This account of the life of Lincoln has unlocked for me a love of history I did not know existed. Incredible man, incredible life, incredible circumstances and Doris Kearns Goodwin captures it all. Don't be scared off by the length of the book, it will fly by. Do it!
I loved his other books and couldn't imagine how this one would live up to the others but it does. As with all his stories, it takes a bit to learn and be involved with the characters but by the mid point of the book you are fully involved and yearning for a happy ending for them all. As an added bonus I feel like it provides insight into the history of a culture-an added bonus that I appreciate. A must for any Hosseini fan.
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