Good story with characters you care about whether or not you like them. It had some twists that I didn't expect which kept my interest. The main character holds his emotions in close check so it felt at times as if he was narrating someone else's story. It was his survival mechanism and was well used in this story.
I was drawn to this book by the idea of England if the Nazis won the war. London was as dark as I expected and the backround story was very good. The hero was like a McGiver of the 1940s though and he escaped even falling six stories through a wooden door onto conveniently located cotton bales. That escape was one of about a dozen or more. I think that's where the absurdity of the multiple escapes kind of took over. I do like the story and did listen to the end but maybe a little less almost getting caught by someone and a bit more character development might have made the story more believable.
This is a good though predictable story. The evolution of Grace and her growth keeps you involved in the story. Also Jonathan is never "seen" in the story but the story revolves around him and you are kept wondering if he will show up and ruin the new life Grace is building. There are a few brief spots where I wanted the story to move a little faster but it is a good listen.
This is a well written book but the story seemed a bit far fetched to me. I liked the characters but Sarah was just too "modern" to believe. I am sure that a young girl might object to slavery after seeing the cruel punishments given by her family but the transformation seems too extreme to me. Handful and Charlotte were interesting characters who provided insight into slaves lives. Overall the book is good but I was left wondering if any woman in the early 1800s would have the same ambitions as Sarah.
This story was odd and I wasn't sure what kind of demons or if there were demons or just obnoxious self centered people in Princeton. I thought some of the characters were not pertinent to the story and was occassionally distracted by their story lines. I am still not sure if this was all someones dream or drug induced hallucination as there were many drugs taken by many different people in this book. And if Woodrow Wilson was really that sickly and insecure we are lucky we survived as a nation with him as President.
Good take on the Mayan calendar end of the world story. What I liked best was the Mayan history I learned. The stroy combines all the folklore with an epidemic. Fun, easy listening on a long road trip.
I truly enjoyed this book. Loved that settings and characters from other Stephen King books showed up. The story was intriguing and the ending was not what I expected but the right one I think.
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