This was a particularly lame book of Ms. Macomber's. Not only was the story predictable, it wasn't believable nor were the characters engaging. I'm sorry I listened!
Patrick Rothfuss' protestations aside, why would anyone want to waste their time listening to or reading about a crazy person? To make matters worse, there is no story and Rothfuss tries too hard. His endless analogies were boring and contrived....really??!!?? This is what is taking away from Rothfuss finishing his edits on Day 3 Door of Stone? If the Kingkiller Chronicles weren't so well-written I would almost not read Day 3 when it finally comes out in protest. Enough said - don't waste your time.
Incredible series - I can hardly wait for Day 3! The story is fabulous, the narrator is perfect...amazing book.
The basic story line was ridiculous consisting of a bunch of hyperbolic, melodramatic, predictably written ridiculous scenes strung together and punctuated by unnecessarily crude comments.
Really? Why would I?
Perhaps, it's not his fault Benioff wrote a dumb book.
It's not worth my time...
Perhaps more scholarly, unemotional readers.
Actually his British accent made the story seem even more impersonal
I was intrigued by the Netsuke and thought the story could have been told in a much more interesting fashion. I would have scraped so much I don't know where to begin...
There was little to relate to, no one to root for and a jagged story line to follow. The author veered so often into unnecessary territory it angered me! I found myself thinking this story could have been great - his portrayal of the characters made them so removed and aloof from others and their heritage. I wanted to like the characters and wanted to know more about how they felt! Although there was a great deal of Jewish history that I was unaware of and sickened by, it didn't do enough for me to keep me engaged. I was ashamed of these Jews who tried so hard to become Austrians and disavow themselves of their Jewishness - I couldn't understand them! The author writes well but with little humanity!
I tried reading this book long ago and could never finish. Somehow I thought having it read to me would make a difference
It was too self-involved and truly not "about" her girls.
Her performance was fine ~ she needs a better, less self-righteous story to read.
Most of the scenes about the author and demanded more about "her girls!"
The first few chapters were very misleading. It was not a story about the girls who came to her house to read ~ nor was it about Lolita. Additionally, how can anyone find anything good about Lolita's relationship with "captor?"
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