I love the romance genre, yet I was disappointed "Body of Lies" read more like a romance than the mystery I expected.
The Kite Runner shows the reader the life of an Afganny boy of privileged. His triumphs, his failures, his all too human pettiness. When war changes the politics of his land and the pivileged lose their wealth and power, we see him grow into manhood as he watches his father cope with poverty in the same dignified way he handled prosperity. It's a familiar story of spiritual growth that, at the same time, teaches the reader about an unfamiliar country in turmoil on a very human level. Highly recommend.
Though an interesting story, The Memory of Earth didn't live up to my expectations. A good cautionary tale with an interesting viewpoint of future society.
Though not as absorbing as the Kite Flyer, A Thousand Splendid Suns provides an eye opening description for the non-Muslim of the Muslim woman's daily life and how the ordinary Muslim deals with the changing politics of their war torn country. Once again, proof that the human species is much the same across the board when it comes to survival.
Ever since seeing the movie "The Accidental Tourist," I've wanted to read the book. I wanted to know more about the quirky characters and I certainly learned more about them. Seldom does a movie live up to the book it's based on. This one did. But you'll learn much more in the book.
I don't think Janet Evonovich could write a bad book if she tried. Lean Mean Thirteen takes the reader on yet another high energy ride with Stephanie and the love triangle keeps getting more complicated.
The twists and turns will keep you turning the pages. The characters will pull you into their imperfect lives and make you care about their struggles to keep alive. Great read!
Anne Stuart is a master at taking characters society labels as beyond redemption and making you care for and be attracted to them. Ice Storm is totally absorbing.
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