HBO's Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight with John Oliver presents the story of a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa, Mike Pence - the Vice President of the United States. But on this Very Special Day, Marlon's life is about to change forever....
What can I say, it's short, sweet, and has some very recognizeable talent. I don't normally spend money for a 7 minute book, but because the money goes to the Trevor project I opted to buy it. I'll be sharing this with our nephew and nieces.
With the arrival of Courtney Carrington, Margaret's youth sparked into color. But first loves can scar. Margaret hasn't seen Courtney in years and that's for the best. But when Courtney loses her father and returns to Tanner Peak to take control of the family store, Margaret comes face-to-face with her past and the woman she's tried desperately to forget. The fact that Courtney has grown up more beautiful than ever certainly doesn't help matters.
let's just say, I really enjoyed the story. I think it was well written overall and it kept my attention, and I did finish it. The only drawback, and it's rather big, is the narrator. Her chosen voice for the main character was way too juvenile. I can understand using that voice for the younger years, but into adulthood it just seemed off and when using that same voice during the intimate parts was very off putting....it almost felt creepy. She captured the other characters pretty well, so that certainly helped and is probably what allowed me to finish the book.
In an astonishing feat of empathy and narrative invention, our most ambitious novelist imagines an alternate version of American history. In 1940 Charles A. Lindbergh, heroic aviator and rabid isolationist, is elected president. Shortly thereafter, he negotiates a cordial "understanding" with Adolf Hitler while the new government embarks on a program of folksy anti-Semitism.
Given the sharp turn to the right in American politics, this book lends an insightful and chilling look at how populism, nefarious foreign regimes and public fear can take hold of a nation, its people and government. This story is in the same realm as Sinclair Lewis's It Can't Happen Here. The somewhat plausible story is told through the eyes of a young jewish boy, philip. convincingly read by Ron Silver. The ending felt somewhat disjointed, thus my 3 star rating. Overall though, I'm really glad to have listened to this book.
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