I haven't read/listened to a Grisham novel is a while and I'm glad I did. Good story that kept me guessing, very good character development and satisfying conclusion. J.D. Jackson nailed the performance.
Yuval Noah Harari takes the reader on a 70,000 year trip, creating a web of a story that covers language, imagination, religion, politics, morality, evolution, psychiatry and intelligent design. Mostly, it will make you think.
A real psychological thriller. This book is a surprise. It is funny, poignant, insightful and very well written. Will substance win out over form?
If you think you want to be a writer, don't read The Whites because it will make you feel inadequate. Nobody writes dialogue or sets up scenes like Richard Price regardless of what name he's writing under.
Ari Fliakos doesn't read it, he performs it as though he was inside Price's head as he wrote it.
This is a delightful book in every way. Jess Walter brought a te touch to a a story that made me stop and think more than a few times. Edoardo Ballerini is the perfect narrator. I had a smile on my face the entire time I listened this book. I've also recommended it to 5 different people and I've heard from them all about how much they enjoyed it.
It is as though Will Patton lives inside James Lee Burke's head as Burke writes. These two make make it hard to ever "just" read one of Burke's book. What I hear in my own head sounds like a stutter in comparison,
Creole Belle is one very long glorious moment.
The extreme reaction to Creole Belle is the extenguishing of the thought that I could ever write a work of fiction. Burke's prose and Patton's interpretation amongst the violence brings a smile to my lips.
I read The Neon Ran after listening to an interview of James Lee Burks on NPR's Fresh Air. Since then, I've read each of his books as soon as they'e come out I don't understand how he could have started out so good and has managed to get better and better. I heard an interview with Janet Fitch after she wrote White Opealder where she said that one of her teachers said that some is trite if you've ever heard it before, even once before. I don't believe Burke has ever written a trite phrase.
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