This is great mystery literature. It begins a little cliche, but by the end of the second chapter, I was hooked. The characters are unique and appealing...unless you are a psychiatrist. There are frank breaches of therapeutic boundaries, but, hey, it's fiction. The plot has twists and turns, a subtle hint or two will have you doubting your intuition. An odd thing I noticed is the writing style shifts in the last quarter of the book. I found it mildly annoying, but I'm glad I didn't stop! If I didn't already own such a huge pile of TBRs, I would be searching for the sequel.
Subplots mesh very poorly. Writer didn't do her homework. The whole reference to the escape from the criminal psych ward made me laugh out loud! Totally ignorant of psych policy and procedure. The writer doesn't even seem to know how long milk, cereal and apples keep! I wouldn't recommend it.
Don't judge a book by it's cover! The first story made me laugh a few times. Neither of these stories is scary. They're suspenseful. I wasn't even close to guessing the endings until the last few pages, and even then, there's a twist! Loved this book!
After the first few interviews and biographical pieces, it became redundant. Preston was a talented author who mentored new gay authors. Okay, I get it. I don't have to read it twenty times. I flipped to the back of the book and read the fiction inspired by Preston and found them totally enjoyable.I give the nonfiction portion a two and the fiction portion a four.
Although the main character disappointed me a few times, the story definitely did not! It's filled with intrigue and suspense with just the right touch of romance. There were a couple of bloopers, but not the annoying kind. The kind that made me giggle. Not one I'd read over and over, but makes me want more by this author. A fun read!
I'm not a big sci-fi fan, but I couldn't put this one down. It's written like a memoir with tantalizing hints throughout the book. The only thing I didn't like was toward the end when the girl is reminiscing about reminiscing! But it was only mildly annoying.
Minute by minute account of one day in the life of a neurosurgeon. I hated the first half of the first chapter. It gets much better after that. I especially enjoyed the play-by-play in the operating room. It's very technical, but put in terms even a layman can understand. It was sometimes easy to tell what might happen next, but there are still a few curveballs. I will definitely read more of this author's work!
I'm so glad I had to read this in high school! Knowles makes it so easy to see yourself and examine your own potential actions faced with the same situation. I enjoyed it enough to buy and read the sequel, Phineas.
Not at all what I thought it would be. If he had left out some of the dimensions, perhaps I wouldn't have felt like I was reading a description of Noah's ark. I was expecting a much more moving account. Left me feeling like there must be something wrong with me. Every other book about slavery I've read has made me cry. This one nearly bored me to tears.