A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.
Ya habia comprado y oido este libro antes, no me dejo impresion, al punto que casi no recurdo que ya lo habia escuchado. La historia es amena. El libro es bien escrito. El mismo escritor lee su libro, una vos normal.
Que recomiendo el libro, no realmente. El escritor dice que no es parte de su vida, que es un libro que tenia en su mente hace mucho años y un dia le dio vida.
Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch...until she commits suicide, leaving her husband, Brady, and teenage daughter, Eve, heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives?
I did not like this book. In this book is like the victimization of life. I did not finish the book. My opinion of life is completely different, life is beautiful and everything that happen will bring something to my life, to learn, to endure.
Every minute of my life is precious, everything of nature teach you something.
Profoundly moving and gracefully told, Pachinko follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them. Betrayed by her wealthy lover, Sunja finds unexpected salvation when a young tubercular minister offers to marry her and bring her to Japan to start a new life.
The first book is excellent, the story of the Korean Family living in Japan after the occupation of Japan in Korea. Learning about the Korean culture and the difficulties to integration between the two cultures. In the first book we learn, no much, the Japan intervention in War II, the lost of the German war and Japan, the occupation, only mention, of the Americans in Japan. The second book. There is a lot of repetition of feelings and situation, is like the writer thinks that we have short memory problem and she has to reflex our minds. In that moment I start passing chapters without reading. The 3rd book is even worst, she brings people, just to enlarge the book, people that to enhance the story, only make more boring.
I really hate when a writer destroy the book.
Allison Hiroto, i will never read a book reading by her. Her voice is boring, she does not know to do different type of voices, everyone sounds the same. Do not lose your money in this book, a credit is to much for it.
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Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs' weakness. One tequila-soaked night at a comics convention, the usually level-headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman. It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice, fuzzy memory. She's having a baby boy - an unexpected but not unhappy development in the 38-year-old's life.
This is my first book of Jackson and provably my last one. The drama of this books is incredible, this woman do not stop talking, and when she signs in church, you will not believed. The story is normal, but she brings to many people, including dead people to the drama, she will say the same phrase over and over, I move several of the chapters, and I did not miss anything. The voice is boring, authors should not read the books. I got it in sale but still is a waste of my time.
Four years ago, assassin Court Gentry was betrayed by his handlers in the CIA. Now, an old comrade returns to haunt him - and to force him on a mission against his will. With his ruthless employers on one side, his former friends on the other, and a doomed mission ahead, Court Gentry would kill to get out of this one alive.
It moves fast. I did not get bored. The only part I did not like it was Helen stupid women the kind of one I want to kill.
A winner of the National Book Award, The Moviegoer established Walker Percy as an insightful and grimly humorous storyteller. It is the tale of Binx Bolling, a small-time stockbroker who lives quietly in suburban New Orleans, pursuing an interest in the movies, affairs with his secretaries, and living out his days. But soon he finds himself on a "search" for something more important, some spiritual truth to anchor him.
I love the book, the style, everything of this book is good. The voice of Christopher Hurt is perfect. This is my first book from Walker Percy but I will look for other of his books.
Following the death of their matriarch, the lives of Chye Hoon's family are turned upside down. Now that the British have fled and the Japanese have conquered, their once-benign world changes overnight. Amid the turmoil, Chye Hoon's daughter-in-law, Mei Foong, must fend for her family as her husband, Weng Yu, becomes increasingly embittered. Challenged in ways she never could have imagined and forced into hiding, Mei Foong finds a deep reservoir of resilience she did not know she had and soon draws the attentions of another man.
This is my first book in the Malayan series. I can not say I got bore with the book, but sometimes did not feel that they were in a war. That It was a love story, between who?A women in every chapter has a kid and when her husband order her to live the house, she did not fight, she just lived, the older kids was 11 and the young kid was 3. Difficult for me to accept, and easy for her to do and started a new life. Well.........
"As I sleep, my mind will erase everything I did today. I will wake up tomorrow as I did this morning. Thinking I'm still a child. Thinking I have a whole lifetime of choice ahead of me...." Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love - all forgotten overnight. And the one person you trust may be telling you only half the story. Welcome to Christine's life.
This books has the plot of one of my favor book The Professor and the Housekeeper, with the different that I will read that book ten more times. This book I figure out the plot since the beginning, I got tired of the same phrases over and over. Sometimes I wonder about the reviews the # of starts readers gave to a book, sometimes I wonder what do they look in books, what do they find that I do not.
I will never recommend this book, I will never read this book again.
Part epic of Texas, part classic coming-of-age story, part unflinching examination of the bloody price of power, The Son is a gripping and utterly transporting novel that maps the legacy of violence in the American west with rare emotional acuity, even as it presents an intimate portrait of one family across two centuries. Eli McCullough is just twelve-years-old when a marauding band of Comanche storm his Texas homestead and brutally murder his mother and sister, taking him as a captive.
This book is the story of Indians, Americans and Mexicans, south of Texas, 3 members of the McCulloughs family, Eli the a guy that after living with the Comanches Indians for about 4 years was not sure if he was and Indian or American, builded his money and his ranch stealing and cold killing, Peter a person with values that after he leaves to Mexico following the love of his life disappeared from the book and Jane the granddaughter that got the ranch and the money from Eli. Jane did not know anything about business, has two husbands, did not like the role of a mother neither, had 3 kids, one weak, a gay and slut. The normal people of our society now.
Do I recommended this book. No, the books has potential but he writer and editor spend time in things that where not important and leave the things that can make a good history book out. The characters Eli cold blood killer, Jane that did not know what she was doing in this world, Peter the only one I like but his role was short
13 Hours presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale.
This is very sad. In my opinion Obama, Rice, and Clinton all are guilty of what happen to these men in Benghazi. A President that said he is scandal free, this is something he will bring until the end of his life, and we will never forgive him the lives of these soldiers.