My grandmother enjoyed watching Liberace on TV and I have vague memories of watching him with her. This book certainly changed the perception I had of that man.
My decision to read this novel was based on a review that said it was derived, in part, from information about Margaret Mead's anthropology. While there was a background of some details about the indigenous people of New Guinea, the story was mostly about the lives and interactions of three anthropologists. The love triangle was somewhat predictable, until the last chapter. A quick read.
Chaper 3, an hour and half into this audio book was as far as I could stand it. Too many musical references and other intellectual points of reference that I barely understood. Guess I'm just too unsophisticated for this one. Not worth my time. So many other books out there that I want to check out.
The horrible days of slavery in the US is juxtaposed with a modern-day lawyer searching for decendents of a slave named Josephine. Lots of twists and turns in the life of both the slave girl and the lawyer as each tries to find her own kind of freedom. Interesting but not enthralling.
I had trouble tearing myself away from this book to do anything else. It held my interest so completely and I couldn’t wait to find out what was going to happen next. I loved each the characters and the way the author made them so “everyday normal,” with their good and bad sides. The little bit of sarcasm throughout lightened somewhat the heavy nature of some events. I really enjoyed the Australian accent of the narrator.
Only those people that have experienced the death of their child can truly understand the pain that Joan Didion tried to express in this story.
A 50s mystery about the troubles of a college guy and the women he becomes involved with. Held my interest in the beginning, but became predictible towards the end. Writing style and prose seemed "dated."
Olive Kitteridge is not easy to like, but her husband is. This collection of stories about the residents of a small Maine town is more sad than happy, somewhat depressing, but with a touch of humor. I recently learned there is an HBO movie being made from this book. It will be interesting to see how Olive's unique personality comes across in a movie.
Loved the narrator's voice in this audible book about the life of an orchardist and his interactions with several women. Kept my interest in wanting to know what would happen next with the sisters that became central to the protagonist's life.
Lots of interesting twists and turns in this Ian McEwan spy novel. Enjoyed the character development.
Another great thriller by Joe Nesbo, with my favorite detective, Harry Hole. Always fun to try to figure out who the bad guy is, but I never get it right. Time to pick up the next one in this exciting series.
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