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Simon & Schuster
I could have kept reading this for 10,000 pages if possible; it was that good. I was genuinely sad to see this book, and I do not say that often. I plan on reading Comanche Moon and Dead Man's Walk as soon as possible. If they are half as good as this book then I know I won't be disappointed.
The Lords of Discipline
Brilliance Audio on CD Unabridged Lib Ed
RIVETING NARRATION OF THIS AMERICAN CLASSIC
A frequent Audie finalist and Earphones award winner Dan John Miller delivers a riveting narration of the book many have called an American classic. Also a film actor and songwriter Miller gives eloquent voice to protagonist Will McLean who attends the South Carolina Military Institute, which is a fictional military school and said to be inspired by Conroy's personal experiences at The Citadel. ...
BRIDGE OF BIRDS
Beautiful, Beautiful Story...
When I first started to read this book, it seemed a little slow. But I've learned over the years that some books (and usually the best ones!) take a little more 'setting up' than others. This book was certainly NOT a disappointment! It quickly turned into one of those books you simply CANNOT, for the life of you, put down! And want to read again and again. I gave it away thru [...] and have since ...
Fate is the Hunter
Ernest K. Gann
Simon & Schuster
Fate is the Hunter should be mandatory reading for all pilots
Fate is the Hunter is a terrific book for pilots wanting to know how to incorporate what they have learned into actual flying. It is an exciting recount of situations in which you hope to never find yourself. It happens, and the reader can feel the anxiety and apprehension of dealing with the results of decisions made before, during and after flight. Non-pilots will enjoy Gann's prose and ...
Halls of Fame: Essays
Judge the book on its own terms
Let me preface this by saying I was a classmate of John's at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in the mid-90's. I remember discussing several of the essays included in this collection, and being incredibly impressed with both the work and the author. The time, imagination, detail, obsession, intelligence, honesty and humble nature of both the essays and the essayist should at the very least inspire a ...
The Far Pavilions
M. M. Kaye
St. Martin's Griffin
One of the best epic novels ever written
I read this book for the first time when I was 12 years old (and a voracious bookworm). I have probably read it 14-15 times since (I'm now about to turn 40 years old), and each time it has been even more fascinating than the last. It combines history, geography, culture, drama, romance, and a damn good story. I just found my old dog-eared paperback copy on the bookshelf and think it might be ...
My Soul to Keep
Soul Ties that Bind... Forever!
MY SOUL TO KEEP was an intoxicating story - rich in character development, African history, jazz music, language, faith, love, romance and immortality. Ahh... ingredients for a great novel. It is an intriguing story of The Wolde Family - David, Jessica and Kira. They are a beautiful family who reside in Florida, basking in one another's love. David is a loving husband and doting father who wants ...
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide: Five Complete Novels and One Story (Deluxe Edition)
Laugh out loud
It's hilarious, it's random, it talks about things that either only physicists know about or don't exist (i don't know the difference), and it's so complicatedly mind blowing that sometimes i feel like the book is a motorcycle i'm riding, and it gets so weird i slide backwards and am hanging on by my fingertips. The only thing that keeps me from sliding right off is the wind blowing in my ...
Hodder Children's Books
One of the best children's books ever written. I loved it, and most importantly, my son loved it. It was his absolute favorite from the age of about 1-1/2 - 3 years. Just a great book!
The Silver Crown
Robert C. O'Brien
An All-time Favorite
The Silver Crown is one of my all-time favorite books. Adventure, mystery, a little magic and Ellen, a strong young heroine, makes this a fast and satisfying read. Ellen's bravery and strong sense of self serves her well as she ventures forth on a sometimes dangerous journey filled with surprises. O'Brien's characters are original and his plot compelling. Don't be deterred by what appears to ...
Twenty Years After (Oxford World's Classics)
Alexandre Dumas père
Oxford University Press, USA
Maturity, Friendship, Adventure
Thoroughly entertaining, "Twenty Years After" is a fulfilling sequel to a classic swashbuckling masterpiece. Twenty Years have passed since D'Artagnan and the Musketeers triumphed over Cardinal Richelieu, preserved the Queen's honor, and brought justice upon the face of evil, Milady. The wave of time has carried the four friends down very different paths of life, and they have not been in ...
THE WITCHES OF KARRES
JAMES H. SCHMITZ
Sci-Fi classic, funny and brilliant
The witches of Karres are three young girls whom the hero, feeling smugly virtuous, saves from slavery, only to realize too late that most of the galaxy is after them. It is funny, with memorable and charming characters. My brother and I read this book as children, and loved and reread it so much that it fell into tatters. I spent years looking for it and about ten years ago tracked down two ...
Ficciones (English Translation)
Jorge Luis Borges
Brilliant and subtle
I should have started reading Borges years ago. Better late than never, though. The theme of ambiguity permeates this book. It might be most blatant in 'The Form of the Sword' or 'The Garden of Forking Paths,' where a comment at the end of the story changes the meaning of all that went before. 'The Garden' also contains a symmetry of time and space, where diverging futures appear as a decision ...
The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)
Naval Inst Pr
What a find!
I finally got around to reading this familiar sounding title . . . what a wonderful, wonderful sea/war story. I've read many maritime novels over the years and this one is as good or better than any of them, standing easily in company with the Caine Mutiny, Mutiny on the Bounty, the Edward Beach submarine novels, and so on. This one is quite British, and tells its WWII story from the ...
Dancing the Dream: Poems and Reflections
multi-faceted Michael Jackson
Many books have been written about Michael Jackson the Entertainer. But Michael Jackson's Dancing the Dream should be required reading for anyone wanting to get to know Michael Jackson, the Man. In addition to MJ's phenomenal talents as a singer, dancer and songwriter, Michael had a wonderful, easy way with words as an author as well. Dancing the Dream is a beautifully written book of essays, ...
MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN
H. F. Saint
What would life really be like for an invisible man ?,
Edgy, nail-biting, darkly humorous, sexy, paranoid, and brilliant speculation about what life might be like for a man who is accidentally turned invisible. This is light-years better than any of the many other recent attempts to build stories on this theme, from books and TV to films, and sadly including the distinctly average Chevy Chase comedy which was actually inspired by this book. The ...
Wise Child Review
Wise Child is an imaginative book about a nine-year-old girl who is abandoned by her parents but taken in by the wise and kind Juniper, a healer and sorceress, Juniper takes Wise Child in and teaches her herbal lore, Latin, English and other languages. But one day their peaceful routine is interrupted by Wise Childs mother, the black witch Maeve returning and demanding Wise child. Now wise child ...
Material World: A Global Family Portrait
Charles C. Mann
Sierra Club Books
invaluable and fascinating
I thought my six-year-old daughter might be interested in this book, as she liked What the World Eats (same authors, kids' version of Hungry Planet). It seemed like an accessible way to learn about daily life in other countries--especially important for understanding the earthquake in Haiti in human terms. But I wasn't prepared for how obsessed with it she would become. On first pass, she took ...
Requiem for a Dream: A Novel
Hubert Selby Jr.
Da Capo Press
love this book
I loved this book. Last exit to brooklynn wasn't my favorite (it was a bit too violent) but I really loved this book. Hubert selby has the most interesting writing style. I also recommend to movie.
Pfeifer - Hamilton
Old Turtle book
I purchased this book for every child in our family. You will have tears in your eyes since this book shows the child God is in all things. I also have one for me. Every child should have this book.
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