yes indeed! it gives great insight into the actual event and into the "why". the author has gone to great lengths to stick to the facts, and much of what he explores was either long forgotten, ignored or never brought to public attention.
That all of the rumors, theories and myths behind Columbine were just that....mostly false rumors and misbeliefs. This is the first work that I've come across that really explores the minds of Dylan and Eric, looking to see why they did what they did.
An excellent coming of age book that any age group and generation can relate to. This novel captures the trials and tribulations of growing up, the fear we all experienced being teenagers, trying to fit in and it didn't pull any punches.
If you saw the movie, don't worry. I feel the book enhances the movie, going beyond what they could do on the big screen. Even though I knew "the twist", it's still hard to see it coming. Many say this book is an attack on commercialism, but for me I found it to be a brilliant insight into a truely deranged mind!
Oh yes indeed!! What makes this book so great is how historically accurate it is. The author really goes to great lengths to keep the sound and feel of the era. Taking historical events, and adding the twist of vampires was perfect. If vampires did exist, the explinations given in the book for certain events seems plausable.
He gave each character a distinct voice, and his performance as Lincoln was spot on. His voice really brings the story to life.
It is not the best SW novel out there, but definatly in the top 10.
The obvious choice is Mace Wundu, but I would have to say, Nick. Nick is a Korran rebel that aids Mace for most of the book. Quick witted, and a deceptivly capable fighter, Nick is far from the "dopey sidekick".
Kenobi was a well paced story from start to finish, with elements of action and drama mixed nicely. We really get to dive deep into Obi-Won's soul, and learn more about his feeling towards Anakin, and the emotions he felt during and after Episode III.
Not so much a book, but a classic movie.....The Rifleman.
Jonathan Davis is the GO TO GUY to narrate Star Wars novels! He captures Obi-Won's voice and character to a tee, and he gives life to the assorted characters in the novel.
The ending for sure, after Obi-Won resolves the story's issues/conflicts, and grants himself a measure of forgivness for the actions of Episode II/III.
The narration is slow to the point that it is painful. While the books premise seemed intriguing, the author drones on and on about his childhood, not getting to the actual plot for quite some time. Try as I like, I just couldn't hang in there.
Overall this book sucked! The audio quality sounded like they were recording it on an old cassette player in someone's home. The reader had zero passion, made mistakes and would often pause midsentence for no reason.
A fresh take on the vampire genre, and chock full of trashy romance elements!! Merit, the main character, seems to be interesting, but many of the supporting characters (especially Catcher) look like they will really be the backbone of this series.
Ms. Holloway's performance made it difficult to tell of the character was speaking, or thinking their statements, and often times you cannot tell which action is being performed. She also doesn't seem to put much effort into using distinct "voices" for characters. She seems to have two character voices.....male and female....otherwise you can't tell which character is speaking.
I've read quite a few histoy/military history books so far, and this ranks right up there as one of the best tales to date. Dick Couch's 'Warrior Elite' edges this one out as the best so far, and I mention it becuae there is a relation betwen the two books. In this story, Marcus Latrell, USN SEAL, talks about his training with BUD/S class 228, the same class that Mr. Couch expertly documented in his book.
The novel begins a bit slow, and the readers attempt at a 'texas good ole boy' accent is distracting, but once the story shifts to Operation Red Wing, the pace picks up. If you want to be inspired, truely inspired, then read this AND 'Warrior Elite'. Navy SEALS are not just the toughest, best trained fighting division in the world, they are also an ultra rare breed of men. Their stories are simply amazing.
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