This book is assembled from the best of the Grammar Girl podcasts. She is funny and the book is great for high school students to doctors and professors.
A fun way to either learn from the beginning, or to be reminded.
This is generally considered the best starting point for reading the Vorkosigan series. It introduces Miles Vokosigan. It is a very-good novel. It is not the best in the series.
I highly recommend the series. The people are real and I always anticipate the next book. A few are better than mediocre, most are good to very good, and a few are great!
The first installment was great fun. The only criticism is that dialogues are peppered with "***, John said. ***, Jane said.
When you have a good narrator with great voicing, don't make him tell me who said what on every line. I HEARD who said it.
I look forward to future episodes. I get the feeling that this was written for television...
Not perfect, just excellent .
My background is that I was born in '55 and raised in central Florida. My mother spent a year in college with Harper Lee. I was 7 in '62, so I was young in this period. I do remember that, although there were strains over race, it was not the comic-book Good vs. Evil. In both groups there were saints and there were bullies.
Things are not perfect now, but they are much better. I am a small-town attorney, and my black-female associate from the north has been accepted in the local professional community.
That said, this book is one of the best I have read in the last decade. It is not "To Kill a Mockingbird", which I consider to the the Century's best, but it is the best in some years.
I enjoyed going off on another trip with Scott Card, Stephen and Gabrielle. This is a nice tail of strict fantasy. I rate it a 3. Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow rate 5s. Magic Street and the rest of the Shadow series rate 4s. I rate the Worthing Sage lower.
If you really like Card, and have read the best, this one will provide some pleasure.
This book is by an older woman about women. It was an interesting read. Sort of like having a bug in the powder room at a ball.
The book is very feminine without being frilly. It is a good chance for men to glimpse the feminine mind. It is fun in a subdued fashion. I recommend it.
P.S. the narrator is excellent. The voices are strong, distinctive, and memorable, without being intrusive. An excellent performance.
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