admittedly, I was not sure in the beginning that I was going to like this book (a shock for me w/Sanderson). however, by the time I hit the second part I was hooked and it only got better and better!
Based on the previous books, I don't really know where else Clines could have gone with the story and in typical fashion, there are assumptions you make early on that are .... assumptions! I would say stick with it, but if you are like me, Clines writing makes it impossible to do anything else.
I enjoyed this book and thought it was a wonderful portrait of someone with a diagnosed mental illness dealing with the real world and all of the undiagnosed crazy-making things that go on in that world. The movie did a good job with this as well but was able to achieve a more uplifting message in the end.
The book starts out a little slowly - please don't be put off by that because it really delivers some incredible messages and packs a punch in the end! I actually did laugh and cry and rooted and cheered for Harold and those who love him and show him kindness. This is a very heartwarming and insightful novel and I have recommmended it to family and friends already - I now recommend it to you! Jim Broadbent is masterful and there is no doubt in my mind that if and when this hits the big screen he will be just the man to put a fact to Harold Fry.
I love Correia's ability to create characters with depth and realism within his unreal stories and while it took me a while to adjust to the 20's time period, I really enjoyed both books in this series - even more than the Monsterhunter series! I highly recommend it - great story, Pinchot is an incredible narrator and both pull you in!
These books are pretty good but fairly shallow - think Sookie Stackhouse but with a Druid. Beach reading I guess but not much else.
I loved this book - I actually listened to it 3 times! Such a wonderful story, so well thought out, so solid and such detail that I caught something new every time I listened to it!
Kate Reading and Michael Kramer are fantistic - they never fail to please!!
This is a wonderful addition to the Mistborn books - so different and yet so similar. I thoroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend it!!
Michael Kramer is always fantastic - this is no exception. He is always able to capture the character of each person so completely - very enjoyable!
Elantris shares some similarity to Sanderson's later books - you can tell this is one of his earlier works. It is good but not great like mistborn or TWoK.
The narration was not up to Sanderson's other books which were narrated by Michael Kramer - this guy is not as good at inflection or accents.
The story is good and creative as Sanderson's books always are - but this narrator is so bad that it was all I could do to listen to the whole book - it was a miserable experience, truly!
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