It seems more an essay than a story. Relationships between souls but more frequently bodies with crude descriptions. There does not seem to be a backbone throughout the story maybe perhaps sex and poverty. For me no "veni vidi vici" but heard I have....now Makes me wonder if all famous writers are worth catching up with ;-)
About the reading, what can I say? I love the deep voice but the French names and words (the action takes place in Paris) are a clear struggle for Mr. Scott and it spoils some of the pleasure.
Yes Miller's books for a while. Maybe I'll venture it again but not soon
I don't expect the narrators to master the foreign words often found in English books but I expefct them like an actor to learn to speak them out so event the native understands.
None a book needs to be unabridged - everytime.
I wish the reader would make some research before tackling this book and if foreign languages are read, at least narrators should master the pronunciation.
it's just not plausible, story's ok. I would have expected at least the characters to be more credible. Love doesn't solve every childhood wound and one cannot be that good in everything, it's just too much of everything.
Jojo Moyes, Jodi Picoult, Gillian Flynn or a good murder story but no Nora Roberts for a time.
it has rythm and keeps you hooked
Yes very "dépaysant" which means by change of scenery it clears your head. Although the main character seems to be on top of everything, often, the story is realistic, probably true and really interesting. The insight into animal behaviour is a discovery for me
Introspection into animal behaviour
When the elephant decides not to charge the owner of the reserve
This would take me hours... I'll go back to books sorry
You can imagine living in such times. Not always so pleasant. Sometimes a bit longish and the bad characters are very bad (not nuanced) which borders on simplistic at times. My first Follett, I'd love to try another in a different time period.
Yes but not the second one yet. It is said to be of exactly the same vein.
Yes it was very impressive. Acting really
It seems to me a difficult tasks to follow the different generations and in this story it seemed to me all was said... except the construction of the cathedral
The relationship between reincarnated boyfriend and main character. Hilarious in a not so funny story. Depicts people not always on their best side which is refreshing.
Yes definitely, this was my first one at a sale
Can't think of anything
Definitely. Could do all my cleaning with her stories
Some events in the story are forseeable and slightly cliched but totally acceptable. Lovely comprehension of the way the male gender works, hilariously spot on at times
yes, you can't guess what's next. Very good rythm
of course the first of the series with detective Strike The Cuckoo's Calling which has the same charasteristics. Quite realistic when depicting emotions and above all life's issues of the characters.
Good at accents, be it Northern England or American or Australian, it always baffles me
No not quite, but can't put it down all the same
May be a bit dark at times. All characters of Rowling post Potter, be it in Casual Vacancy or after are torn by their contradictions. A bit heavy at times
In my five best ever
The tackling of a grave subject : euthanasia
Never read her before but am about to read "the last letter from your lover"
Cry... buckets Absolutely brilliant that despite the obvious love between the two main characters, she has not fallen into the sticky sweet trap of a happy ending.
Well researched and well directed, her ideas never fall into easy opinions or too much religion rectitude, the subjects are grave and still the whole story has a certain joy. Joy of living of the girl protagonist. An absolute discovery for me. A book one grieves when it's finished!
Living in a country in which euthanasia is tolerated, i never thought much about the opinion of people in other countries. Interestiing. Nor does it mean it is absolutely the right thing to approve. But in some circumstances it is a right to defend, even if it still constitutes a luxury (costwise). Mind you if your illness has an effect whatsoever on your mental capabilities, your right to terminate your life is immediatly withdrawn.
I love King's reflections of today vs ago and his vivid imagination
None of these but serious material for thinking.
Thoroughly enjoyable and for this once no gore
Ruth Rendell yes I remember I read some younger but there are so many good writers.
The way the author handles the abused person and the bully.
pleasant in character
not necessarily, I think the main character has had enough adventure.
Compared to lots of others the sound was bad. As if copied from tape. Somehow muffled.
Yes everytime. I am the kind of reader that often finds the clue before - and how boring - the end is told. Here no way. It is based on true human feelings too and of infinitely clever minds. I still lick my fingers.... Hope to forget it and be able to relisten to it.
Difficult to say but I liked the journal of her, story of him that converge at the end.
No a first
I could hardly get my headphones off... smirking or grinning perhaps at the cleverness of the author
More like that please...
Why not about architecture. But it is all about the unconventional and how being different is ever a problem. A moderne tale about self image, value and belief. Also the way looking at life in reverse i.e. being selfish in order to be generous or generous in order to acquire merit and fame is interesting.
Subject and the way it is handled. It gets a bit long at times
None proeminent but the way all characters have their part in the book to tell their tale.
yes when you realize humanity and generosity can hide the worst schemes. the plot is absolutely amazing at times
Thank you for the good time!
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