The subtle amusement of Lewis's exposition
The very beginning of the last letter.
I have seen him perform, but never heard him read before. He has a wonderful voice to express the chief character. He plays villains extremely well.
How to Tempt Into Evil.
This is an old book from the 1940's and some of it is clearly dated, but both enjoyable and instructive nonetheless.
It is an excellent story.
Kevin did a good job, Aiko was less satisfactory.
Yes, there are many details in the story that are worth rehearing.
The Guns of August. They are both good narratives, but this is more current
He needs to research the correct pronunciation of names. For example, "Choristers Bridge," the shorthand name for the Russian foreign office, is pronounced with a silent "h." Many other names are mispronounced, but that one grates.
It is a very valuable corrective to the standard interpretation, which places the heaviest portion of the blame for the start of WWI on the Central Powers, especially Germany. It is clear that blame must be more widely apportioned, and that the Dual Monarchy must be given a heavier portion.
The information and its presentation.
Manchester's way of connecting Churchill's history to the culture of the times.
Irritating when quoting.
You cannot make a film of this book.
I cannot think of anyone.
Some were tolerable, none were favorites.
I am sorry I wasted my time on this. To be fair, I listened to it all--I shouldn't have.
It misses the mark by not creating a character about which one cares.
Faster paced, less "English," and more complex.
Spenser is hired by Patty Giacomin to find and retrieve her son, Paul, who has been abducted by her ex-husband. Spenser soon realizes that 15-year-old Paul is being used as a weapon in a fierce and unrelenting battle between the Giacomins, neither of whom actually care much about him. Spenser decides to take care of the boy himself, and to attempt to teach him to become autonomous. This creates a certain amount of tension between Spenser and Susan, and a certain amount of danger for Spenser, who discovers that Mel Giacomin has mob connections.
Most of book contains two story lines: Spenser's efforts to find a way to get Paul out of the battle between his parents, and his teaching of Paul to become an independent person at a very young age.
In my opinion, the best part of the story is the work of Spenser to teach young Paul how to deal with the disasters of his family life and prevent them from consuming him.
If you like Spenser, you should find this book very enjoyable; swiftly paced, well-written, and full of telling and enjoyable details.
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