Michael is a great story teller. This story starts from one characters view. Then halfway through you begin following the story from another characters perspective. While I found this a little distracting with the first switch, I was glad that the timeline did not go back and forth with view changes. As the story reaches the climax the two perspectives draw closer and closer. It was a great suspense novel.
This book is not what I expected at all. I had heard the movie was good so I wanted to read the book first. At first I found the multiple narratives a bit distracting. It was a great way for the author to present so many different views into a complex situation. I really appreciate this aspect now. I enjoyed this book all the way through
As many of the movie viewers know, Forest is a completely lovable character. I have not seen the movie but you can't help but like a guy that starts by telling you, "It's not easy bein' an Idiot." What great humility. I enjoyed following Forest on his journey through his life, from the Nut School, to the being the football star and on to the war. You will enjoy this book as it is full of humanity and compassion as he always tries to do the right thing
Suzanne Collins paints wonderful pictures in your mind with her words. This book was recommended to me by a friend. It's written for teenagers, however adults will enjoy it too. The story is a little dark, but masterfully written. The heroine in the story faces many challenges along the way. She faces many conflicts in "The Games" some with the other contestants, but the biggest one is the internal conflict she faces with her emotions. I enjoyed reading this book, finishing it in three sittings. I enjoyed this book so much I bought the series for my teenage niece. Together we will share in the adventures.
Michael Connelly is back on track with this Mickey Hollar installment. This one keeps you guessing with twists and turns and legal bantering. We find Mickey still fighting his internal demons. The addition of a new legal associate brings these to light even more. Now, her innocence is adding to his personal decisions. Now he's mentoring a colleague, not just fighting his own battles and trying to get his family back. Oh, yes, Maggie McFierce is back.. It's not as much fun as when they were on the bench together, but at least Mickey is making some headway in keeping ties with his family. Glad to see he's still on the wagon, and glad to see that Connelly doesn't spend hours on this subject. This story had all the classic Hollar elements, and all the legal drama you expect from Connelly. I enjoyed it from beginning to end.
In this episode of the Sookie Stackhouse series, Sookie appears a little off her game. I will agree with other reviewers that she seems a little depressed. There are not as many witty remarks and the banter between her and Sam is nearly gone. Sam is depressed too. It's still a good read and has gotten more than a few laughs out of me. You really can't help but love Sookie and all the stuff she says and does. However, this one is lacking the page turning excitement, laughter, suspense that previous episodes have had. I'm a huge fan of the series. This story flows well and is entertaining. I will continue to follow Sookie if there is another book after this one.
This is not your bubble gum vampire book. Nor is it the sexy seductress variety. The Blood Oath is an action packed story, starting off on a secret mission you learn that there is something different going on. Then you learn that the main character in the story is a vampire, sworn to protect the President and the innocent people of The United States. He's not your average vampire, he's your special ops Marine vampire with the highest security clearance! Kuddo's to Christopher Farnsworth in his research and portrayal of the characters. I was sad to see this one end.
Another great story from John Grisham. This is not his usual attorney story (which is the reason I bought it). This is great story telling and narrative about a convoluted plot. Grisham paints wonderful pictures and describes character traits in a way that gives you a clear pictures of who they are. Set in Texas this story follows the story of a Pastor and his struggles and fight to save an innocent man from being executed. The book was riveting and captured my attention from beginning to the very last page. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book to its completion
This is a great lawyer / mystery novel with many twists and turns. I found myself listening more than usual because the narration was so good. The story is very intriguing and well written. After reading this I'm a Connelly fan and look forward to reading more about Michael "Mickey" Haller.
Another great read by Michael Connelly. The story moves along nicely. It's not as good as The Lincoln Lawyer, but well worth the time. The introduction of Connelly's lead investigator from another series ties the two together. Bosch and Haller work well together as they unravel this mystery case.
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