I liked it. kindof a strange book...I agree with Watership Down meets Gunfight at the OK Corral. Very beautiful vivid descriptions of Australia. Good characters, even if they are a little strange. Buddy story, adventure, fantasy and western all rolled into one.
An enjoyable story about a vet in New York City who makes housecalls. Delightful descriptions of the pets Dr. Camuti treated as well as their just as colorful owners. If you liked James Herriot's books, you will like this one.
"Not as enjoyable as it sounded. More hanky-panky of the descriptive kind than I was comfortable with. The two main characters who set up the game are not nice people. I was hoping for more about the fantasy game between greats of the majors and negro leagues." Review by my baseball- and history-loving husband.
Don't let the cover put you off, she is singing. The story takes place on the planet Samaria, settled by folks from Earth in the future. Their ship 'Jehovah' now orbits the planet, and needed people who could communicate the people's needs, so bioengineered "Angels" people with wings and higher body temp & strength to be able to withstand the pressures & problems of flying. When the story begins, the people of Samaria have forgotten the ship, and instead believe that 'Jovah" is their god who meets their needs. (be sure to read the small "blurp" on the back cover, that's the only background you get.)
powerful story of slavery, freedom, traditions, belief, music & people like you and me having to deal with a crisis. Enjoyable and powerful story, that happens to have a romance involved too.
From my high school history teacher husband: "the author does a good job of describing the lack of preparedness and coordination of British and American troops in North Africa during WWII. If you like reading about troop movements & specific info about battles, if you like military tactics, you will like this book. It was very informative, and I learned a lot from reading it."
Review by my husband, who is a high school history teacher: "I enjoyed the commentary section in the back more than the English translation of SunTzu's writing. This book gives good insight on military tactics and strategy used by many generals and leaders."
Very interesting,sad,and powerful story. I just finished reading it, and I feel like there is truths there that I have to think about for a while in order to find them. More pure sci-fi than fantasy. Each chapter is like a seperate short story, but they all link together into a whole picture. The story starts at a small local level, then expands out to give the complete, complex picture.
Even though this is a translation, I agree that it doesn't feel like it at all. Powerful messages, words and themes in any language.
Very informative and interesting reading. Anyone who shares their life with a cat will benefit from this veterinarians insight into how a cat thinks. Divided into sections: Aggressive Behavior, Compulsive Behavior and Emotional Behavior.
Terrific "what if" scenario, well written with engaging characters. What if an author wishes he could visit Jerusalem just after Jesus crucifiction, to prove that he did not actually rise from the dead? What if God took him up on his wish? I would love to visit that time also, so it was a treat to ride along with Matt as he talks with Jesus' family & followers and visits the places that Jesus' walked.
good story, interesting premise: that the Messiah, Jesus, aka Yeshua or Joshua, has not come to earth until present day. Too bad the other two books in the series are not readily available. Story ends without an ending or resolution.
An enjoyable story with two well-written tweens as the main characters. The whole series has great commentary on the danger of "us versus them" mentality and the damaging choices it can lead to. I recommend reading the sequel, "The People of Sparks" also, as the two books together make a complete story. There is also a "prequel" available and a third book which takes place after "the people of sparks."
This was a great read! An enjoyable romance as well as a mystery, in a compelling world with people who can fly! The main character has a job as an "icarus;" a flying messenger with a winged mechanical "armature" she puts on so she can fly. I enjoyed the story. I found it to be a refreshing blending of science fiction and fantasy.