Excellent book for the beginning birder. Descriptions of each one. Pictures in groups of similiar birds (with sizes noted) so that you can compare.
My 1986 edition has a blue cover with a circle containing three songbirds. Definitely my take-along book for trips.
Way too graphic for me. Take out the sex scenes and there's barely any story left.
That said, I DID read the whole thing. But domestic abuse and personality disorders are NOT my idea of topics for a good novel.
Sugar Daddy was so much better, in my estimation.
Just re-read this one and was pretty engrossed. I've not been reading much sci-fi lately. There are lots of water-creatures described, a total fantasy world of water and artificial islands, a little violence and gore, a little sex, a little romance, a little religion/philosophy. Something for everyone. (Except the kids, a fair sprinkling of not-for-kid words.)
This little book has so much good advice and is easy to read. Little things, but very profound. Like "Just take the next right step." Great advice for getting through life.
I'm keeping a spare copy on hand for gifts. Just sent one to my BIL who's struggling with chemotherapy. I've shared it with my daughter, who loves it too.
Loved Susanka's first books, but this one, not so much. I'm thinking the co-author had too much hand in the prose. The ideas and pictures are good, but the text, no thank you.
If I never read the phrase "thoughtfully designed" again, I'll be happy. I mean really, design is ALWAYS thoughtful.
And "honest trim"? Come on, have you ever seen "dishonest trim"? And it sounds as if you couldn't tell the dining room from the living room unless the ceiling "signaled" a change.