Book repeats itself again & again. Authors need an editor to trim all that verbiage & trash those unnecessary sentences. A reader's digest condensed version should make this book readable.
Learn to write more pithily.
Came highly recommended but quite disappointing. Beats each point to death. Redundant reiteration of summary point to ad nauseam.
I wasted my credit on this one. This book can not be remedied. Alternative world is poorly described. Plot line nonexistent, unidimensional characters. Protagonist is a cliche & caricature of a female science prodigy. Then it degenerates into romantic drivel with horrible attempt at writing sex scenes.
From this author. I keep hoping for another Robin Hobbs or L Mcmaster but I keep getting V Roth. Very sophomoric.
Be more picky with the books you pick to read.
I would flush it down the toilet.
I want my money back
Storyline is non-formulaic. Prose is good. Alternative world has enough verisimilitude with reality to allow one to believe in.
Better then Mistborn! Smaller in scale than Words of Radiance.
Captures the voice of a 19 year old.
Please don't make a movie of this series! Hollywood is run by morons. Look what happened to Ender's game.
Written in the 60's, this is a great book on ancient Egypt. Details of the time period is quite accurate. Depiction of everyday life of a ten year old boy growing up alone, vulnerable yet able to hold on to what is right & honorable. Good narrator.
Authentic, singular, exotic
Classic whodunit that keeps you guess! It satisfies the requisite who, why,
Yes! Well written, fast paced & compelling
MacArthur's sheer incompetence
Yes! How the nation that just won WWII was lead by egotistical has beens in an army lead by the in crowd than competence. Sounded like the British in WWI.
I learned from the book. It could have been streamlined a bit! I appreciate the author bringing out Nixon, kissinger & the State department.
Book has a weak ending. After cramming all that research, it could do with a fast forward to 21st century US China relationship to put the trip into context! More Of how china was changed by this visit would be nice!
I ended up read a book on the Long March & on the Korean war - the coldest winter.
First person POV of a precocious young man whose sensibilities go beyond the mundane. Gals, guns & galore a plenty in this novel.
The bank scene, the weapons dealer, the motorcycle chase & the final denouement.
David in the deadend tunnel.
A fitting closure to one of the longest epic fantasy novels in existence. Not even Tolkien could hold one's attention for this many books. Sanderson's voice fits Jordan's. Matt, Rand, Perrin & Egwain fulfilling their fates.
Please do not make a film of this series. It will ruin the printed pages.
Top 10% because of the strong character of the protagonists, coherent & novel system of magic, storyline & the delightful sarcasm & wit of the author. Very few modern fantasy writers know about Akhenaten & Ra. His ability to weave in these tidbits create a charming and coherent world view.
The final battle, Ptolemeus & Bartimaeus, the appearance of Lord Naldo
Excellent portrayal. Perfect storyteller. His reading brings the listener into Stroud's world.
Mostly smile and laugh!
A modern day children' classic
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