"It took me a long time to get into and back to this book, kinda hard to read for the emotions involved. There is a vast variety of writers involved, some you would never think about, from people in the neighboorhood whose door was blasted by the explosion, a block away, to artists who had studios on the 92nd floor!
The thing that struck me most about the selections was what was expressed about "here today,gone tommorow" effect, how wierd it was that the towers fell within 2 hours in the same day! Phenonemal Book!"
"This is one of Irving's early novels and of course it comes complete with all the Irving elements:Eurofunk,wrestlers,the fatal air but no bears. A winning tale about menage a quatro swingers,physical endurance and existentialism all wrapped together in 244 pages-or so."
"I loved this book! LaMott has an easy sort of candor that moves the story along at smooth pace. The characters and the way she introduces them reminds me very much of Grace Paley's characters, they have good common horse sense, but are faulty and humorous as well."
"I have to agree with about half of all the readers reviews (on this site anyhow)and half of my friends, This book was ridiculously obscure to the average reader. I tried several times myself and it is about the least approachable books I have ever picked up. And I have read and enjoyed several of McEwans books,they usually have very interesting plots and are hard to put down, so really it surprises me. I especially liked "The Cement Garden".
I read a vast variety of books and I consider myself a disciplined reader,it's almost an insult!"
"In what seems like a quick case, Kinsey Millhone begins to track down a missing person. Red Herrings start popping up everywhere and the end is great big surprise!
This is my first Sue Grafton book and I am hooked! There a great sense of pacing and convincing scenarios in this series and I mean to keep going through the whole alphabet! Great summer reading!"
"This is a well written book and initially an interesting premise however it was not much of a page turner for me. I tried several times to get "into it" but my interest was still pretty intermittant."
"Fantastic, exuberant story about how one little Jewish girl beat the matchmaking system and got the education she dreamed of. This is one of the best books about the issues inherent in marriage and life I have ever read yet. Very touching and real!"
"A very well written account of one persons experience of a self destructive act. In this book Runyon reveiws his adolescent angst and regret in a very real way and it is powerful, near the middle it becomes repetitive and I regret that I lost interest. But then I am, admittedly, easily distratcted once it gets redundant."
"I loved this book, it is so much more than it's description on the back. This is the definitive immigrant story, it's educational with its empathy for it's characters and its poetry! If you ever wanted to know about the evolution of accents and language, as I did, this the book for you. just deciphering the street vernacular is a real kick!"
"An excellent historical fiction thriller! Smith did his homework to convey a terroristic state as Stalinist Russia was from the 30's to the 50's when Stalin died. The story follows Leo from his position of State Security to near defector to catch a serial killer that the State will not admit exists. The hoops inside of hoops that Leo must jump through even to investigate the crimes would be incredible and highly frustrating to any modern-day CSI investigator in this country. This one really puts the reader in the story and through the paces, I enjoyed it and would definetly read Smith again!!"
"(From the cover) As a result of a strange phone call in the middle of the night,Quinn,a writer of detective stories,becomes enmeshed in a case more puzzling than any he might have written. he is hired to protect a man named Stillman from his father, who has just been released from an insane asylum and who made Stillman the subject of a bizarre experiment in language years before. As Quinn follows the man's wanderings through New York's streets, eerie patterns,frightening coincidences,and unanswerable quiestions emerge. And when the man eludes him, Quinn embarks on a mission that will take him to the depths of his soul and identity. Hitchcock-like suspense and darkness. City of Glass is part of a trilogy with Ghosts and The Locked Room.
I really enjoyed this book even if it took me a few hermetically sealed intermittant sittings to finish it. It is very engrossing once you get into it and I found myself fascinated by the identity tricks that Auster plays. He is one character who really doesn't seem to know who, or how many people, he is right up to the end. The story is chockfull of mystery and very interesting thought patterns. I recommend it and can't wait to read the rest of this trilogy!"
"I picked this edition up at B & N because I just couldn't bear to return the library copy with this last chapter unread. This is the best and deepest Stephen King I have read since the Shining!! It is sad,soulful and suspenseful! Really!
Consider me a prodigal King Reader after this reading, ready to give Stevie another chance!"