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South of Broad
Nan A. Talese, 2009
I Love this Book
I saw Pat Conroy at the Carter Library in Atlanta and received my signed copy that I went home and started reading that night. Even though I have two kids, a full time job, and a small business I still found (made) time to read this book in only a few days. I absolutely loved this book. I love the way Conroy writes, the way he develops his characters, and the emotion and heart he puts into ...
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Gritty, Heartbreaking, and Timeless
I had put off writing this review for a long time because, really, what can one say about this memorable, widely popular coming-of-age story except that there is a good reason To Kill a Mockingbird was voted one of the best novels of the twentieth century by librarians across the U.S. For you contrarians who haven't read the book, this is the story of the Finch family told from daughter ...
Putnam Adult, 2010
Quite possibly, the best Cussler ever
I feel no shame in admitting that I am a fan of Clive Cussler. He turns out adventure novels by the bucket load, many of them written with co-authors. Of the latter, a few have been total turkeys. But for the most part, if you like outlandish, almost comic book like heroes, impossible situations that the main characters somehow get out of, there is no one else like Cussler. For a while, ...
Frankenstein: Lost Souls: A Novel
dean koontz frankenstein
This was the third book in a series which I have been dying to read but did not want to spend $26 on. Great price and the book was very easy to get into as it picks up shortly after the last installment.Very happy with the item!
Adventures of Pinocchio
Public Domain Books, 2006
Adventures of Pinocchio
The story of Pinocchio has been rewritten so often that it is nice to read the original translation. I love the ability to but the book to audio much better than TV.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor
HarperCollins e-books, 2006
Move over, English teacher!
How to Read Literature Like a Professor is a wonderful insight into analyzing literature. Written with a light, conversational tone, Dr. Foster breaks down the strategy of analyzing literature into clear and categorized chapters. This book is accessible to many audiences; whether you are a student or teacher of literature, high school or college, or an everyday reader looking to sharpen skills ...
Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Dawn of the Modern Woman
Harper Collins, Inc., 2010
An informative, fabulous book!
This is an very well-written work of film history...luckily for us readers, many of the personalities involved in the making of Breakfast at Tiffany's are still alive, so Wasson had the opportunity to conduct first person interviews as well as relying on historical accounts. It really shows how times have changed....! If you are interested in film history, Audrey Hepburn or 20th century ...
The Jungle Book
Public Domain Books, 2006
Classic for Children, Classic for Adults, Classic Influence on later writers
This collection is probably the single best starting place for reading Kipling, especially for younger or teen readers (though the very youngest would probably enjoy his _Just So Stories_ more). These stories are great reads, enjoyable by all ages. Fans of the movie will find a more complex work here -- not "darker," but more ambiguous; the three stories from this collection that have ...
Grand Central Publishing, 2010
Excellent read for all
This book rocked my world through my vacation and took me back home again. Turow can write. Not perfect in all the details, but if you are a fan of great procedural plots and you love a book with believable interesting characters, run don't walk to your library, bookstore or Kindle. I guarantee you will not be sorry. Wonderful.
Family Ties: A Novel
Great Book & Fast Reading!
Family Ties is a great book. Enjoyed this one very much. Fast reading and kept your interest.
The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger
Back Bay Books
James Dean as Holden Caulfield
Since there are so many reviews already recorded here, I just want to say how cool it would have been if a movie version would have been made for Catcher, and if James Dean would have played the title character, Holden Caulfield. And yes, I do highly recommend this coming-of-age classic.
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Great Gatsby - always the great American novel
I loved The Great Gatsby when I first read it in high school English class, and I still love it today. I reread it about once a year, and I never fail to be impressed by F. Scott Fitzgerald's use of language. Quotes like this - "Can't repeat the past?" he cried incredulously. "Why of course you can!" - are just classic. The Great Gatsby is a story abut Jay Gatsby's quest to track down the girl ...
To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
One of the greatest books ever written. Period.
For all my reviews visit my website I am NOT reviewing the DVD. Just the movies unless otherwise stated. Please note that the rating above might not accurately reflect my thoughts, you will see a rating sentence at the end of the review. The story of a childhood in a sleepy southern town and the crisis that rocked it. I usually don't buy the back cover hooplah, but come on! Read it, I'M ...
Brave New World
Timeless masterpiece - saw our future
Written in 1938 but still relevant. I am absolutely stunned at how Huxley was able to look to the future and write about technological medical advances that are still worrisome. The dystopian society he creates is one where Fordism rules all. Obviously concerned about Ford's creation of mass production, Huxley created a society in which everything is mass produced - most especially ...
Under the Dome: A Novel
Under The King's Spell
I have been a Stephen King fan since I was a boy and my eye has always caught the King's new tales at the bookstore. Although I enjoyed his jaunt into more dramatic and emotional territory (Dorlores Clairborne) and was unfulfilled with his after-accident offerings such as the disappointing "Dreamcatcher" and "Duma Key", his newest "Under the Dome" has taken me back to the reasons Stephen King ...
The World's Greatest Books Volume 01 Fiction
Public Domain Books, 2003
An excellent introduction
This series is a summary of great classics of literature. There are brief biographies of the author and then an abbreviated version of the story is told by selecting key passages from the work in the author's own words. There is sufficient information to tell if you will enjoy the theme of the book and the author's writing style. For those books that you enjoy, I would recommend getting the ...
Public Domain Books, 2000
Utopia is acclaimed all by itself
The work begins with written correspondence between Thomas More and several people he had met on the continent: Peter Giles, town clerk of Antwerp, and Jerome Busleiden, counselor to Charles V. More chose these letters, which are communications between actual people, to further the plausibility of his fictional land. In the same spirit, these letters also include a specimen of the Utopian ...
I just finished reading this book for the third time and it simply gets better with age, like a vintage wine. How can we picture a world where there are no books, particularly novels? Like most of us on Amazon, I'm a voracious reader and have been since I was in elementary school. Books transport us to another world and allow us to have insight into lives, situations other countries that we ...
For the young and the old
I am 17 and it is now my favorite book. Ayn Rand's beliefs are timeless and still prevalent in today's society even though she wrote it in the 1950's. The best part is that she shares her philosophy by creating an epic novel. It is a must read!!
Robert Ludlum's (TM) The Bourne Objective
Grand Central Publishing, 2010
Fun summer reading
I read this over a span of two or three days while on vacation. I have always enjoyed the Bourne novels and continue to do so. To compare Lustbader with Ludlum is unfair they are totally different authors. Lustbader's stand well on there own. My only issue is keeping the Russian names straight, but that is extends to midestern names as well and is my problem. Looking forward to his next novel.
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