Chesterton, IN, United States | Member Since 2008
I'm always much interested in micro histories and minor science romps. Unfortunately this one is ugly. Not wrong. Not bad. Just very graphic and unappealing.
I understand it's a gross/disgusting disease, but this went to a place where it was almost unlistenable. And it was heavily set in fearmongering. It's not just the text. It was like a 13 year old boy wanted to gross you out. And succeeded.
This is an amazing story of unforgivable crimes and affection. The characters are so complex. They are capable of great kindnesses and terrible crimes and are real as a dime.
What is clearest is that this is a mixture of cultures where they cannot really possibly understand each other. Yet they work together, love each other and leave each other astonishing gifts.
The accents in the reading are annoying. I got past that but I can see where they would be a stumbling block. you might want to listen first.
This has more sense about American heritage and politics in it than anything else I've ever read. Past really is prelude, and where we come from really does resonate through time.
If nothing else, it clarifies how different areas make their decisions and what they perceive as democracy. Get ready for the fact that it's not homogenous or the same.
I found this book unexpected but fun. What do you do with your completely defiant teen. You tell them you're sending them to the family farm and then make them into a reaper. It's got some weak spots in the story, but it's a lot of fun.
This is a book on the darker side of Paris in the 20s. It explores the Noire artists, such as Dali a Man Ray. It's fascinating for it's insight into that part of the art form, and it's insiight to people recovering from ww1. It's a romp of a read. I would not suggest it to anyone with a weak stomach. It's not gratuitously graphic, but some of it is a bit rough.
It's one thing to have an island paradise. It's another thing to see how it's darker edges are turned under.
Hawaii itself is a story about imperialism and religious bullying. It's interesting and terribly sad for many reasons.This is perhaps it's saddest story, well told.
This might be the most poetic interesting book ever written about Halloween. It goes straight to the core of feelings and tradtions, without ever travellogging or being didactic. The performance, with it's odd volumn issues, does not add to the book.Too much whispering, then full volumn. It's not constructive to the text,
It's still an astonishing read.And still my favorite Halloween story.
This is the book all the other books refer to on this subject, so I'm assuming it was written first. The writer is very impressed with himself, and that wears thin rather soon. He also repeats himself more than is really called for.
But he gives some fascinating scientific answers and inquiries into what makes a Sociopath what he is. It's still a classic in the field.
This is an ambitious book, that might have benefited from more editing. But it painted a fabulous view of immigrant New York, turn of the century. And a mingling of several cultures that probably only could have mingled in New York. And Both the Jinni and the Golem are lovingly painted and fleshed out. The ethnic quality wore down on me though.
It's a good read. Not great but good.
This is a shorter work, but it's darling. It has Oberon with Atticus, and that is a grand combination. This is the first time I've seen Atticus work with Egyptian gods, but it's very fun, light and witty. A good read.
I was charmed by the first two books. This one is better still. A bit stronger plot. And it's lovely to have Lesley back. Lot's of very witty charm here.
My one issue is that they've used the same music in all three books. That is tiresome.
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