The book is so much richer than the film could ever be. It's really a character study into the nature of the people who lived through the civil war and those who didn't. It is written through the eyes of Scarlett, who is a survivor regardless of the cost, and the people who clung to her for their own survival.
Unfortunately, this novel is politically incorrect. If I were black, I would be very angry when reading it. Considering the publication date, it should be noted that during that time, (1936) racism existed throughout the U.S. and this book, unfortunately, reflects those belief. Regardless, it remains one of the very best glimpses into the civil war south.
Now, I'm one of Kings biggest fans. No one can make a character real like King can and I liked this character. I loved the book until the last few chapters then I felt let down and depressed by the terrible ending.
Another winner for Preston & Childs in this last Pendergast novel. The book had me from the first chapter.
This could have been an excellent book. Unfortunately it isn't. It boggs down to the point that you just don't want to listen anymore. Too many characters doing too many things making all of them one dimensional. You just got where you didn't care.
The book is a fascinating look at human behavior and the circumstances that make people do the things they do.
No one, and I do mean no one can create characters like Stephen King. I've yet to read one of his book in which the character didn't drag me into the story. The plot in Mr. Mercedes is really quite ordinary, it's the characters that make it special.
To say I'm a Stephen King fan is an understatement. While I like some of his books better than others, he has never disappointed.
I love the Matthew Corbett series but this last publication is very disappointing. The story is trite and the evil characters are recycled from other books in the series. It was almost as if the publisher demanded Mr. McCammon write something, anything.
This is the first McCammon novel that has disappointed and it won't stop me from buying others. However, I'd rather have waited another year from a really good story than to have gotten this disappointing offering.
This book had a glaring lack of research. In the book the year is 1934 and the police are reading the Miranda warning, right down to the Supreme Court wording, to someone they had just arrested. The Miranda warning was not implemented until 1966.
Unfortunately this was the only thing that stuck out in a totally unmemorable book. Absolutely predictable at every turn. I sould have used my credit more wisely.
There is no argument the Danna Tartt is a wonderful writer. She uses words as an artist uses paint. Her descriptive narratives are so well written you can visualize exactly what she's describing. Unfortunately it dragged. She wrote and wrote and wrote scenes of Theo's and Boris's drinking and drugging until I found my mind wondering, which is something the rarely happens to me.
I am the all time lover of long books. Usually I hate to see them end. However, I had to for force myself to finish this one. There are good reasons for editors and this book is in need of a good one.
Loved this free download. Molly Harper never fails to entertain with humor. Hope we find out who GiGi's mysterious stranger is!
You know from the first few words that this book is something special. The story is basically a simple one of a little girl who lives in Nazi Germany during some of the most horrific periods in history.
Markus Zusak writing is nothing short of magic. It's one of the few books, that when you've finished reading it, you know without a doubt you've been reading literature.
Too little Pendergast and too much Corrie. The character Corrie lacks depth and in just about all instances common sense. The decisions she makes are much in line with that of a 5 year old. Her behavior was unforgivably rude and nasty toward Pendergast, considering he is the one who made it possible for her to escape her abusive mother. I found nothing in her character redeeming. Hopefully she'll just disappear in future Pendergast novels.
The narrator was fabulous.
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