I liked the first two books of this action/alien series but the final installment was disappointing. The action and conflict of the characters was repetitive. The hero had several women so in love with him they would die for him. There were too many battles and improbable convenient escapes.
This is the first audiobook I have ever listened to and then listened to all over again.
AND the second listen was just as thoughtful with many new angles to be considered.
This book has a serious right hook that suddenly puts you down on the mat.
I seriously cried and that's not common these days. Ishiguro writes extremely well but manages to add layers of meaning and depth.
Even if you aren't a reader who enjoys deep thinking, you will appreciate this unique and fascinating book that delivers so much with so little effort required. You'll still be thinking about this story days later. You won't even know you've been so challenged...unlike so many philosophical books that require total work and concentration, this story seems effortless...just shy of being deceptively simple and nearly dull. But it builds and builds.
One more thing... Do not judge thus book until you finish. It all comes together. Be patient. It's amazing. I'll never forget it. RW
Doesn't matter how young or old you are...this story is timeless. Not overly sentimental yet deeply emotional in intensity. Put this one on your To Be Read list. RW
Read this book to comprehend more about the meaning of the words: emotional punch.
Well written story about a desperate family.
The story is sad and the characters pitiable, still it has a shallow feel to it. It is as if the author is telling the tale as a distant observer.
Themes of disillusionment, fragile relationships, and the slippery slope of mental health make up the meat of this book and offer the reader plenty to chew.
This story quickly envelops the reader into another world of Addis Ababa. And much like the cocooned characters themselves, the encroaching outside world brings the reader into a greater understanding of the gifts and losses of the past.
There wasn't much of a story to tell but I finished this book feeling that I could imagine being married to a driven writer. Although not riveting, I found the story interesting enough. I liked it.
I really enjoyed this book. It's a fun read with an unlikely hero in an alien war. While certainly not deep, it is engaging and kept my attention.
Wisdom packaged in useful suggestions. I was surprised to find that the insights offered in this book were original and memorable. Even though this is a short book, it is worth it if you like Buddhist philosophy.
If you like true crime, you will love this well-written book. The murders occurred in Japan. The author explores the psychology of Japanese culture as well as that of the murderer himself. I recommend this book.
The characters are well developed and interesting but the action moves so slowly thought the entire novel that I was bored at times.
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