Perhaps. But, this is a book, in my opinion, written for female readers who would like light reading material. It is laced with sex, with blood and gore, in between. I also enjoyed the bantering that went on between the main characters. I would not call it a 'page turner' because except toward the end of the story, everything was on the whole, predictable.
I found that Laura Hick's performance, enjoyable.
This book needs no folow up because there were no unanswered questions for the reader.
I did not choose this book because I was looking for a Pulitzer Prize winning novel. It held my interest and did not challenge a desire for deep thinking. It also made me curious enough to choose another novel written by this author.
The reasoning of the main character to walk across the country was unbelievable to me. What was the point? Realizing that he's had a brain tumor and his father and two women who love him, fails to change his mind for the 'walk.,' made me less sympathetic to his 'cause.' Okay, he was devoted to his wife and mourned her passing But, she'd urged him to go on with his life if anything happened to their relationship. His father beggeed him to give up his strange obsession to walk across the country using a credit card and depending on the elements and the kindness of strangers. More descriiption was given to his daily menus than his purpose in life. I kept wanting to find some purpose in this story. But, all I ended up with, was just one more ideological theory about God and the bible. Religion took over several chapters of this book and only tried to serve as one man's theory about God. It was boring and pathetic The end just left the door open for yet another book with no end in sight. I'm sorry that I wasted my time.
This is a book that you will have a difficult time not finishing at one sitting. Ms Kline moved me to tears. I hope she knows that she is talented beyond believe. Don't miss this one.
This boring story offered absolutely nothing new to pique the interest of anyone who is not Jewish. Chapters of the day by day life of an average Jewish girl living in a community of tradition. I can't think of a worse way t waste time, than reveling over the joys of eating cherry ices or various pastries. Boring, boring, boring. Nevertheless, I waived through it for several chapters before I surrendered and moved on.
This is an interesting story and held my interest, throughout. I am not always pleased when if I feel there are too many characters to keep track of. But, in this case, each character fell right into place. It is a book worth spending time, enjoying.
This story was read very beautifully. Although it held my interest for the most part, toward the end, it was predictable. The heiress was not only beautiful and spoiled, she was one of the richest single females of her time. Having so much money, she was still miserable because her every movement was monitored by an overbearing mother. The story begins when her mother chooses to take her to England to find a husband with a title. Obviously, the trade would be the heiress's fortune. She marries a Duke, who she legitimately falls in love with. What makes the story questionable, is that they 'fall in love' after a few short periods of conversations. Neither of the two, actually knew each other. Nevertheless, the parents from both sides are satisfied with the marriage. Why this story held my interest was the author's ability to show not only the lives of the rich and self-centered society; she also told of the lives of the servants and how their lives were affected by their employers. It was very humaine of her to portray the desperation of those people who had to be on guard never to allow their own love interests to be known. This would have been more enjoyable for me if the ending didn't seem to be rushed. I found it hard to believe that once the truth was known about the questionable character of the Duke, the young Duchess forgave him.
Connelly spends far too much time educating the reader about the ins and outs of the legal procedures. I would have enjoyed this book more if he stuck with the story and not found it necessary to explain the terminology. I felt as if I were in a classroom most of the time. In my opinion, this book is drawn out far too long. And, too often, it was repetitious. Nevertheless, Adam Grupper did a good job considering the circumstances. It barely held my interest.
This is a beautifully written book that tells the story of how brief encounters can affect peoples' lives for the better and sometimes; for the worse. The narrator is so skillful, that he sometimes gives the imperssion that I was listening to poetry. I enjoyed this book and only questioned one thing. I found it hard to believe that a sexually active adult female, would not suspect that she was pregnant. And, yet, she took the word of a doctor who only gave her a routine examination and diagnosed she had cancer. (Kind of a stretch.) I also had the impression that the ending was rushed and the author could have avoided trying to tie all the knots together to ensure closure. Not so in the real world.
I can't remember a time that I've ever enjoyed a story, more. Ruby Dee is a classic. No one could have narrated Ms Hurston's novel, better. I downloaded this book for the IPOD in my kitchen and also in my automobile. (I just couldn't stop enjoying it.) Definitely, what is known as a page turner. Years ago, I read this book when I was still in school. But, I don't believe that I appreciated the beauty of it until now. Every line, poetic.
I never like to, 'give up' on a book. So, I stayed with it and hoped that somewhere, the story would gain momentum and my intrest would take hold. But, sad to say; I was bored with the confusing characters. Halfway through, I surrendered and quit.
I confess, that it took three chapters for me to figure out where this story was heading. Beyond my initial shock, I began to really enjoy the story. The main character was young and extremely naieve. Sort of unreal, considering that she was a brilliant college student on her way to graduating and beginning a promising career. Being young, and obviously, inexperienced, she attracted the handsome, powerful, millionare. He was fascinated by her because his wealth and fame did not impress her; and she challenged him. Eventually, she was swept up into his world, experiencing things that only the rich can afford to indulge in. She soon fell madly in love and foolishly believed that love was the tool that could change him.
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