Boyle's vision has typically been too uncomfortably honest for me. Drop City, although excruciatingly embarrassing to a survivor of the days of peace and love, didn't evoke the usual feelings of hopelessness and the lack of any possible redemption and allowed for real insights. I recommend highly this funny and original book.
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Nothing better than some Tiffany Aching in your stocking. Terry Pratchett and Stephen Briggs truly make magic.
Anyone surprised by King's language hasn't read him before. The comments about the reader are puzzling as he does an excellent job and I often find myself lingering in my car to see what happens. After reading the comments about his political slant I was attuned to it and found he was quite tame and, for this reader, there were many opportunities he missed.
Clarissa describes a way of interpreting dreams using ones own associations instead of those of dream dictionaries- allowing one access to the messages of dreams in a much more direct and authentic manner.
A straight forward, plausibly paced, police procedural that, while realistic, was extremely engaging . Mankell's characters are fully developed and he isn't compelled to create a crime so horrific (as most American mystery writers do) that you are never able to see the murderer as a human being. Nice shades of grey. Kurt Wallender reminds me of another favorite- Harry Bosch.
Sci-fi with an emphasis on sci. No gratuitous plot lines. Complex without confusion, evocative, terrifying (a la Oryx and Crake), engrossing from start to finish. Excellent reader. Bravo Audible.
A new genre for me. A great reader.
I've happily just discovered Neil Gaiman and am thrilled by his quirky magic and thoroughly sympathetic, extremely human protagonists. Neil Gaiman is a wonderful reader.
A look into a fascinating lifestyle. Written in an evocative and informative manner. Confused as to the amount of nonfiction included as the main character and the author seem to be one and the same?
Another gift from Terry Pratchett! As I walked through my little town I guffawed aloud as I listened. One can't ask for more than that although Pratchett gives you even more. His great intelligence and respect for the reader make him one of my all time favorites.
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