And sure, didn't I like books written by the great man himself, Greeley? Wouldn't you be wondering how long the Greeley could keep up this kinda talkin? And then wouldn't you be amazed that the great man himself could keep the talkin' up all right till the end of the book? Go on with yourself, and don't forget to grab you a pint or two, 'cause you will be a'needing it, won't you now?
One of those artsy-fartsy type books. For best effect, sit in a dark smoky room dressed all in black while reading. Don't forget your beret...
There were more than few poignant phrases scattered here and there. The one that grabbed hold of my soul was the one about going home every night to dream colored dreams at the end of every black and white day.
Wonderful storyline. I will just assume that the struggle to read this book is the author's effort to make the reader 'feel' the struggles of the characters...I will also assume that I have missed the whole point of the work.
On behalf of Sandra Brown, I would like to apologize to all of her ardent admirers who spent money on, wasted time reading, or even looked at the cover of this book for more than ten seconds. I would imagine that the content of this book is the reason "Sandra Brown" is in a much larger font size than the title. So that is all the consumer will see, and buy the book.
I just got through reading all the other reviews on this book. SEE? It is so bad, all they want to do is repeat what is on the back. Their mothers probably told them all that if you can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all. Not ME. This book is BAD and not in a good way.
Absolutely awesome! My five star ratings are few and far between, but The Brief History of the Dead gets five stars. This was one of those books that, once I get started on, make me want to scream at everyone around me to shut up so I can read!
This book was surprisingly good! Could have been fleshed out a lot more, but made for a good read. Excerpt from pg16:
"Of course, Waleed had never built anything in his life, nor had he ever planted a garden and watched it grow and flourish, nor learned about his opportunities in life to make the world a better, safer place. Instead, he carried within him a misguided sense of spiritual inevitability. In short, Waleed was full of crap. But it was crap he firmly believed in, and it kept him focused on his personal jihad."
It is nice when you pick up a book and go mmmmm, i don't think I will like this one, but began to read it anyway and are glad you gave it a chance.
The 'boyfriend' pissed me off. I think this book raises a lot of interesting points that would make for wonderful discussions. How, for instance, most of us are defined by our 'parts' and are never considered as a whole, when it gets down to the nitty-gritty truth-telling, how do you really feel about me. Once you can no longer supply that other person's 'needs'(wants), should that relationship end, or was it ever truly a relationship to begin with? At what point do I as person begin? Or should we all be considered as commodities, and who is the best bargain. I think this book was very interesting. Would probably never have requested it on its own, but was taking advantage of an offer in the Book Bazaar and I am so glad that I did get it! Of course, Girl Interrupted was a much better book, but this one did not disappoint me at all!
I don't care WHAT genre you normally read...if you can get this one, you should. I am STILL laughing. This author is hilarious. Wait, let me get one for you...oh...sorry. I started reading it again and forgot I was typing...