Chesterton, IN, United States | Member Since 2008
I dearly love this book for all the hard questions it asks about nature vs nurture. It's one of Cherryh's very best out of so many excellent books. I think its' harder to sit down with a trilogy, which is how it was first written, all in one lump.
The politics are a huge part of it, but I was much more fascinated with what makes us who we are, and how our agonies form us into something perhaps more able, more strong.
I'm hoping for audible to cover more of Cherryh's work
This is such an excellent story that really is so undated for how old it is. And a very fine reading of it. Lovely Halloween fare!
Not great literature, but nicely done and fun to boot. The romance isn't icky. The villains are interesting and the reveal is very intriguing. The title has almost nothing to do with the plot, but it doesn't matter to the story.
This is a nice retreat of Sleeping Beauty with some very lifelike twists. It's a pleasant read. Enjoy!
Most of us who have one faith or another are rarely asked where the limits of our faith are. And what we would do to follow it radically. This book does that, It's beautifully written, but pick a day where you can sit in a corner after. The end is a stunner.
This is a spotty book. The first book is a highly entertaining coming of age book that has story after story nestled into it. The character is a bit full of himself, but all teen age boys are.
This book has very interesting sections, and some incredibly banal sections where he discovers sex with goddess/fairies. Without preamble or fore play. I don't have words for this, but it was gratuitous. All with the same self importance of the first book.
It works as a boy telling his story. It's just a story I don't really want to hear.
More than anything this is a solid look at the elite of the 20s. As my mother grew up in this it was very illuminating and very well done. Mind you, they are not nice people. But it's a very interesting look in the jazz world, and prohibition. Very interesting history.
This may be a moderately interesting book. I will probably never know. From what I could hear it was not so very interesting but it bounced around in ways I couldn't follow. But the worst of it is a sound track of train, plane, bus, gun, thump,bump and groan noises constantly distracting me from whatever text might be there.
The sound effects are simply dreadful, unnecessary and distracting. It's also rather inaccurately described. I had thought it might be about sociopathy. Instead it was an odd, and unhelpful look at past lives. Very disappointing.
The dichotomy between these two girls, one a slave and the other her master is lovely, sad and very real. In spite of the vast differences in their lives their struggles are very much the same. They are unable to do and be who and what they choose. It's beautifully written.
Don't be put off by the fact that its a sad subject. Somehow their courage is magnificent.
This is a lot of fun. At a certain point I find Klovth a bit pompous and full of himself, but it's still a grand set of stories within stories.
I'm hoping the next book will show him as more grown up and less self involved. He does suffer from examining his navel overmuch and noticing how smart he is.
I didn't love this book. But it was quite solid. There are three story lines for three generations. The first one with the boy taken by Indians is fabulous. The other two just weren't the same standard, but they were well written,
I do believe it to be a pretty solid look at the very odd relationship in Texas from the Texicans, the American Settlers, and the Indians. The end is sort of miserable. but realisitic. Bottom line,, these are not very nice ,sensitive or socially responsible souls. That being said, it's probably properly historic.
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