Congratulations to Ms. Stockett - this is by far the best book I have read (and re-read) in a very long time! Refreshing to know that there is still talent out there... somewhere. The narrators were wonderful - and really brought the dialect to life.
My new favorite quote: "When Oprah Winfrey is suggesting that you have over-extended yourself, you need to examine your F---ing life." Haha! Fey has an amazing ability to state things well and simply and hilariously. I love her life observations. Well done!
Meyer should have stopped with the first book. The idea of the human-vampire love story is intriguing, but when carried out to its natural conclusion, it becomes idiotic.
I enjoyed the new take on the vampire anthology. Warning: The narrator is HORRENDOUS.
From a historian's point of view, this book leaves MUCH to be desired. The story of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II does not need the embellishments that Weir has used. Unless her intended audience is only accustomed to the Harlequin plotline, the salacious introduction and subsequent oversexed scenes in the book mask the real and truly amazing story of Eleanor and Henry. If their lives and experiences are not enough to entertain and educate without having to appeal to the erotic to maintain a captive audience, then we are left with a sad state of readers. I don't think this is the case, though. I chalk this book up to either being an earlier inexperienced manuscript of Weir's or the revenge of disgruntled copy editor.
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