This book is full of vivid detail about the Popes and artists who created St. Peter's Basilica. The personalities of Michelangelo and Julius II loom large in their clashes. The mismanagement of funds leading to the sack of Rome in 1527 is particularly devastating, and ripping stuff! I would love to see the book made into a miniseries. Josephine Bailey's lilting English accents brings it all to life. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Art History or in Rome.
Not at this point. I breezed through Cinder, noting the bad writing and poor grammar, but a third of the way through Scarlet, I'm starting to cry uncle. The author doesn't know the difference between 'splice' and 'slice', just as an example. It's like reading Bizarro World writing. My kingdom for an editor!
No. Wish I could, but the malapropisms and Freshman English mistakes, the passive voice, sometimes in every other paragraph! The crazy dialogue tags. "He gritted." Please, no. It burns! The conceit is great! I like the near future scifi universe, although I won't argue with folks who point out some logical inconsistencies.
Cinder and Scarlet are both really fun heroines, very active and liberated and fiery in a good old fashioned romance novel kind of way. I like the characters a lot. The heroes are fun, too. Thorn feels a little like a Han Solo rehash, but that's cool. Han's a great character.
Time to reform that public school system, people! Let's get us some good grammar up in here!
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