Yes. I love books that make me think and this one was very good at making me do so.
Every time you meet some one there are two people. Who you think they are and who they actually are. The more you simplify their features, the less about them you actually know.
Margo because she's very cryptic. Who she is and isn't are important to the story and makes the story special. Is Margo the fun loving, outgoing girl everyone thinks she is? Is she the introspective girl we find out she can be? Is she both? Neither?
All of those questions make the crux of the story.
He really only needed to do the main character's voice perfectly and he did a great job. We spend a lot of time in Quentin's head so it had to be perfect.
Yes. It made me think very deeply. Is life a tragedy in which we learn the most about the people closest to us just as we take different paths? I still don't know.
Yes. It's a fun romp in the ideas of love and individuality.
Star Girl. She's the only one in the story who "gets it". She understands life so easily.
Leo because he is so full of doubt and he learns so much about life and what it means to be yourself. I think John really let Leo's self-loathing shine at important parts of the story. It's pretty difficult to pull off, as well as vital to the story and I thought John Ritter was great.
She was part star and part girl. She was all different.
This is a fantastic book. It's got so much to say and even though it's short it says everything it set out to. Not many books can say that.
It's about middle of the pack. While I like Brandon Sanderson quite a bit, he stories do tend to be overly lengthy at times. They could be a bit more concise but, instead are overly wordy. Instead of packing a punch they end up giving a decent tap as a result.
It's not a direct comparison but, I thought this book had a lot in common with Feed (the first book in the Newsflesh trilogy) because of how intertwined politics were in both stories. You get to see in both books how policies set in motion can have a profound effect on events.
I thought Elend was voiced well. I thought Michael really captured Elend's doubt as a leader as well as his confident moments. It was a good blend.
It was when Sazed realized he loved Tindwyl. He's easily the book's most relatable character because he has so many doubts about his strength as a person, his belief in his faith, and whether or not anyone could love him. He's so human and when expresses his love for Tindwyl it adds another level and layer to him.
This is a solid book. It has a lot of charm and character. I do wish Brandon Sanderson used another synonym for "flushed" (as in blushing) because when you hear that Vin "flushed" for the hundreth time it starts to get grating.
I can't say exactly but, it's certainly one of the better ones. Engaging from start to finish all the while making very sharp observations about real life.
John Green's other book, Paper Towns. The characters in both books are extremely enjoyable.
I haven't but, she was brilliant and her performance made the story that much more gut wrenching.
Yep but, it's a spoiler so I can't really say.
It may be considered "young adult" but the observations of life and why good things and bad things happen to us are poignant and really good learn for all ages.
From Lauren Oliver? Maybe. She writes very well but the story got very weak at the end.
Sarah Drew? Definitely. She's amazing in this.
The story got incredibly predictable coming down to the end. The romance in it felt very forced and it was too sappy for words. Some of the cheesiest things are done and said, most of them are cliches and it was very upsetting considering the start of the story.
At the beginning the concept is fresh. Love outlawed? Tell me more! The story sort of devolved though into a parade of young adult fiction tropes and it was just hard to listen to. I think Oliver is a good writer though she just needs to be unpredictable. If she took the story to a place I didn't expect this becomes a 5 star story.
She does emotions very well. Hope, anguish, and love are all represented convincingly.
Not even for free. Too predictable.
I loved the information and the science behind it. I wish that it went a bit more in depth though.
The information was great and insightful.
There's a part in the book where he gives an example of an attached relationship that's very insightful
It could be a documentary. If Walter Dixon did the narration that would be great.
Siri Keeton because I can relate to him (sort of). He's an outcast even among outcasts. I also enjoy the very mechanical way in which he views people. I understand that, though Siri , due to his radical hemispherectomy takes it to the nth degree.
When the characters start to question the importance of sentience. Sent chills down my spine.
Yes. It made me think. Hard. I was brooding all day after this one. It put my brain to work as I tried to sort out my feelings on it. What am I? Am I meaningless? Could my intelligence survive without my consciousness?
It really made me think.
There are so many ideas batted around in this story that it will be worth a second, third, and even fourth read.
Trust No One.
I would compare I, Claudius to A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. The main similarity between the two stories is the bevy of political intrigue. The lies, deceit, and murders all intersect with power hungry people.
Everything. Each character came to life, especially Claudius.
The Most Powerful Ugly Duckling (it's not a great one but it matches the story)
Near the top. It's a very engaging story. I like the topics covered in the story. Can synthetic life count as human? What if it doesn't look human? If you made it does that make it yours even if it's sentient? All of these questions encircle the story and Lois does a great job exploring all of them.
Leo Graf because he is confronted with several hard decisions and watching him come to the correct choice was very entertaining.
Leo again. Grover makes Leo sound as flustered as anyone would be, given the situation. His voice is kind of nasal which is also humorous.
When Leo asks himself what one man can do to create change, and decides that the answer is 'more'. Whatever you are doing to create change you can do more. It was very touching.
This book was masterful all the way around.
I haven't read the print but the story is so relatable that it's probably the same.
Walter Mitty, obviously. He's always got something going on in his head. I can relate to that so well, it's scary. I'm sure other day dreamers will love him as well.
Not to spoil any impact, but Walter's response to his wife at the end of the story is extremely validating.
The first time Walter's wife snaps him out of a day dream. It's very jarring and I understand how Walter felt, I think.
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