Sometimes we struggle, and it seems all for nothing, as in this story. Sometimes we want to give up. This was a beautiful tale of struggle, persistence , failure and success.
Had I read the book I would have very upset with the movie. It barely followed the same outline. It felt like "an actual telling of real events" which never is. Worth the read however.
I enjoyed this story and having 2 narrators helped. Overall it was kind of a sad book. A look back at life, tragedy, happiness, good times, and dark secrets.
I read cloud atlas and loved it, so I thought I would try this one. Completely different type of story, but great reading. You follow several characters who make the best of what they have and try to change what they cannot accept. (I guess it is similar to cloud atlas in that way) this book made me smile, frown, gasp, and cheer! ( out loud I might add, I got weird looks as I listen with headphones )
I bought this book to listen to on my flights to Alaska. I didn't get the chance to do so. I finally listened to this book a few months after we came home. I am amazed by people who are willing to give it all up, travel, and pursue a dream. It made me very sad to see his dream slide from his fingers when he was so close to completing it!
Interesting look at two women in and time and place where they should not have done what they wanted, what made them happy. Still following them thru triumph and heartache was interesting. I'd call this a good beach read.
I thought I knew the story of Dorian Grey, I did not. I found that I was as transfixed with him and his story as much as the characters in the book were. Great classic story, this has made me go back and read (sometimes re-read) the classics!
It was nice to put the story in order. I have seen many versions of this book in movie form, but like so many , the movies twist things all up. It was great to read both these stories one after the other. Still the mind twisting , acid trip world you know, with some characters and details you may not.
It's one of my favorite books! Being a fan of "Top Gear" on BBC, I was amused to see that 'Captain Slow' had written a mans guide to things they need to know. If you have ever watched the show you know that cars are often described as completely pointless but you must buy one and here's why. That's is book!! Very amusing , completely useless, and absolutely fabulous!
You finally get all the pieces put into place.
I always have to finish these books.
Truthfully, I physically read the first book "girl with the dragon tattoo" and I skipped over the neighborhood and street names, I could not pronounce them and meanings were lost. It helped to know where you were located to keep the story flowing
Of you read this series you have an idea what to expect. A few to many details on which street and neighborhood people are in. A bit slow in going, gains momentum , good books, just wish he love using the "f" word so much.
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