Some clever ideas, a very modern setting with an ancient mysterious flavour, a plot that could have been written (and maybe was written) for a good movie.
Very readable, witty, curious, it just lacks that deepness and clarity that only the truly great writers possess.
Forget the Murakami comparison, and enjoy what the book can give.
Because you - like me - are going to die one day. Because maybe you - and maybe I too - will become one day old and frail.
Because maybe you too - like me - have an old parent to care for. Maybe you too - like me - have lost a parent to a terminal illness.
And we have a lot of doubts, and hopes, and fears. This author helps us a bit, with his compassionate interest for unpleasant and important questions that concern us all.
Don't miss this book, it's important.
Let the gloomy world of Idridason chill you. Life can be bleak, it seems. Thankfully, we have good books and terrific readers. Like this one.
Being a huge Murakami fan, I expected the best.
This book disappointed me a little. A quiet story, some plot twists left unresolved, not much energy overall.
What I enjoyed the most though, was Bruce Locke's excellent reading. It really makes the difference and gives true colour to the colourless Tsukuru.
Dark and grim like the autumnal October rain falling relentlessly on the poor souls that try to live their life as best they can...But maladies, evil and life's cruel surprises await them
Masterfully written and narrated. It will give you just the tiniest ray of hope in the finale.
"Africa" for us western readers is a great unknown, with few exceptions. Chimamanda's powerful voice can be a great introduction to a whole world. Between a mythical, at times painful, past and a complex, nuanced present her characters - especially the courageous proud women, struggle to conquer happiness, self-esteem and respect.
If you are in for a treat give yourself 4 hours of delightful entertaining.
Gatsby's sad but scintillating story is told by Fitzgerald perfect prose, with Gyllenhaal wonderful reading.
Whether you - like me - read it long ago and want to reread it now, or for the first time approach it, maybe because the movie brought it back under the spotlight, do not miss it.
Deeply original, complex and very audacious. Six different stories that span continents and ages, told by a polyphonia of very good readers.
Don't worry though, you won't get lost. Mr. Mitchell keeps all his strings well together, despite changing style and protagonists in every section of the novel.
An amazing feat. Don't miss it if you like digging your teeth in something really savoury.
Not the best of the McNight's mysteries, but the skill of its author and the wonderful reader make it a pleasant experience nonetheless.
Steve Hamilton is, as usually, very skilled in crafting yet another Alex McNight story. Not THE best Alex but always engaging; and the terrific reader makes it definitely worthwhile.
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