Kirkwood, CA, United States | Member Since 2007
I have already listened to sections repeatedly. Kingsolver's style is lyrical and transfixing (especially her description of butterflys/distant wild fire).
Her plot is involved and meaty, this one with a heavy dose of science. As always, Kingsolver shares a deep comitment to current environmental concerns, while detailing the limitations of the farm life and sharing insights into individuals, especially people with limited opportunities.
The heroine was truly that, a complex, tormented woman you cared about as she struggled to understand herself and her choices.
This is her best yet. It combines her lyrical style and solid science.
It's the perfect title, because the heroine is struggling against temptations to flee and humans are denying scientific reality, so flight behaviors abound.
Kingsolver's lyricism and deft insights make her one of America's finest writers.
This novel envelopes the reader in Amsterdam when its culture was at its height, by revealing typical characters drawn together by the annual anatomy lesson as painted by Rembrandt. The reader is particularly drawn to the young man being dissected, his pregnant girlfriend, and various characters involved with this annual lesson. Through the painting of the lesson, the reader sees the highs and lows of a city at its zenith.
Yes, but only after a long gap because it was exhausting, and now I cannot be surprised.
When the lovers are reunited after complex lives without each other.
The heroine, Sara. She was so outwardly imprisoned by her era and yet was bold and gave vent to her adventurism.
Two characters together: Mr. Bennet and his clandestine lover. That was a touching story.
The descriptions--especially of the countryside-- are absolutely beautiful.
DARING, ROMANCE, INTRIGUING
TOGETHER WITH AN UNLIKELY ASSORTMENT OF UNDEROUND SURVIVORS, MRS. POLIFAX SNEAKS INTO A FORBIDDING PRISON AND ACHIEVES THEIR GOAL.
HER VOICE BRINGS MRS. POLIFAX TO LIFE AS AN ASTONISHING, ENDEARING OLD WOMAN.
SANKO BECAUSE HE PROVIDES THE GLIMPSE OF LOVE AND APPRECIATION.
HOW AMAZED CARSTAIRS WILL BE TO HEAR THE DETAILS OF THIS ASSIGNMENT!
The main character never stopped self analysis. At some point the reader wants development!!
A book loaded with plot.and perhaps some humor.
The voice tried to clearly present her thoughts, butb I just quit caring.
Boths adness ans disappointment. I remember this book as pivotal the woman's lib movement. Why?
Absolutely the most depressing book I've ever listened to.
Absolutely, because, despite its being a war story, the style is lyrical and the plot is intriguing..
This is a clever twist on a basic situation--desertion. What happens if the pursuers desert too? Plus it distorts reality just enough to drape the story in a gauze of magic.
His voice became so emotional that it was drippy.
I'd like to talk with Cacciato's Vietnamese girlfriend-wife. Maybe hearing her relaity would help to untangle the story of the actual desertion.
Tim O'Brien is a wonderful writer about war and soldiers trying to make sense of a particular morass.He adds magic to what must have been the grimest of realities.
Definitely because it is intriguing.
His accent adds to the setting.
Abcolutely, because it's so intriguing to find such a romantic tale linked to a massive dictionary.
Since I've never read fantasy (witches, vampires and magic), tthis book stands alone.
It's a wonderful blean of science, history, fantasy and magic, and therefore incomparable.
The magic house, which can choose to welcome visitors or not.
Enter a world which touches all life with magic.
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