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Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody
Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody
Author: Michael Gerber
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 35
Review Date: 1/12/2011


Not a book for kids, unless you want them reading about used condoms and how every Hogwash teacher has some sort of sexual perversion (like blow-up dolls). I did find much of the story ammusing but really wished that the sexual dirt and crap could have been left out. Why can't they just write a good funny book? I guess I must be one of those uptight moms described on the back of the cover.
There were several times that I laughed out loud, many were even before the story began, so make sure you read every single word on every single page. Sadly the story went kinda off and the ending was a real let down. I was expecting it to end with a real huge laugh, but it was just one of those "Oh how nice, he did the right thing and turned out to be a good guy" endings.


Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3)
Blood of the Fold (Sword of Truth, Book 3)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 510
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Chainfire (Sword of Truth, Book 9)
Chainfire (Sword of Truth, Book 9)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 129
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Confessor (Sword of Truth, Bk 11)
Confessor (Sword of Truth, Bk 11)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 85
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Elidor
Elidor
Author: Alan Garner
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 5
Review Date: 4/17/2009
Helpful Score: 2


Very poorly written! I am surprised it was ever even published. The story itself was fine, but there was no introduction to the characters nor was there a conclusion to the story. It seemed to me that this was just a kind of "episode" in which we are expected to fully know the characters already, and then we are left hanging at the end wondering what happens next (as I said-there is no conclusion, it just ends). I would be interested in it as a series, but there was no indication anywhere throughout the book to tell us that the story will be continued, or even if it was the first or fifth or tenth book in a series. Don't waste your time with this one.


Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, Book 6)
Faith of the Fallen (Sword of Truth, Book 6)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 331
Review Date: 3/15/2011
Helpful Score: 1


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Flyte (Septimus Heap, Bk 2)
Flyte (Septimus Heap, Bk 2)
Author: Angie Sage
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 79
Review Date: 8/24/2011


Highly enjoyable second book in a fun, easygoing series. I love all the Septimus Heap books because they don't require deep thinking and don't make me depressed. Great for all ages, not just kids (I'm a 30ish mom of 4).


Inheritance (Inheritance, Bk 4)
Inheritance (Inheritance, Bk 4)
Author: Christopher Paolini
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 65
Review Date: 6/3/2014


I' wont write a boringly long review that gives away everything in the book, but sounds like a lecture. Instead I will simply say that this was the perfect wrap up of an exciting series full of adventure and excitement! I highly recommend all four books in this series as books that can be read again and again.


The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1)
The Merchant of Death (Pendragon, Bk 1)
Author: D. J. MacHale
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 128
Review Date: 5/14/2009
Helpful Score: 1


Most of the reviews have said "great for teens" "My kids loved it" or something similar but I would like to point out that they are great for ANY age. The whole series is great! They are exciting and suspensful in a very enjoyable way. So instead of saying great for kids or teens, I would say "Great for anyone of any age who wants to read good books that are not full of grown-up junk"


Naked Empire (Sword of Truth, Book 8)
Naked Empire (Sword of Truth, Book 8)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 285
Review Date: 3/15/2011
Helpful Score: 2


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Nightlight: A Parody
Nightlight: A Parody
Author: The Harvard Lampoon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
 93
Review Date: 5/11/2010


I was extremely let down by this book. I expected a great spoof of a book I enjoyed but instead got a story filled with stupidity. I felt that they were trying way too hard to make a funny story and went so far overboard that it distroyed any humor the book could have had. Don't waste your time even opening the cover of this one.


Phantom (Chainfire, Bk 2) (Sword of Truth, Bk 10)
Phantom (Chainfire, Bk 2) (Sword of Truth, Bk 10)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 168
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, Book 7)
The Pillars of Creation (Sword of Truth, Book 7)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 349
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5)
Soul of the Fire (Sword of Truth, Book 5)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 380
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, Book 2)
Stone of Tears (Sword of Truth, Book 2)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 542
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, Book 4)
Temple of the Winds (Sword of Truth, Book 4)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 453
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1)
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth, Book 1)
Author: Terry Goodkind
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 37
Review Date: 3/15/2011


Full of rape, torture, murder, blood and guts (literally). NOT good books, but very engaging. I was unable to put them down, and have lost a lot of sleep during the two months it took me to read the entire series. I cringed, I cried, I gasped, I had nightmares. I can't imagine what kind of twisted mind thinks up this kind of stuff.
In regards to the tv series based on these books DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. THEY ARE FULL OF CRAP THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOOKS. I had to force myself to at least give them a chance, but was so pissed off within the first few minutes of the very first episode. I don't understand why the author had to butcher the story.
Anyway, read at your own discression. Not for kids or teenagers (or even a lot of adults :)


Worldshaker (Worldshaker, Bk 1)
Worldshaker (Worldshaker, Bk 1)
Author: Richard Harland
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 9/27/2011


About a city that lives in a juggernaut (a giant boat/vehicle). I found the story hard to enjoy. The people were unfriendly and hard to imagine. They were insubstantial and too "delicate", the mother is a brainless fluttering female who is always about to faint over stupid little things, the father is considdered gutless because he was scared once as a teenager and it ruined his life, the grandfather is an overbearing ruler that is only concerned about keeping his position, and the grandmother a sadistic woman who seems very soft and kind but starves her slaves just for the pleasure of pretending to feel pity for them when they starve to death. The main character is not even described, we barely know what he looks like and for half the book I wondered how old he was because he seems to be at least 16 but then is put into school where the boys run and slide and have recesses. (and don't even get me started on the absolutely rediculous teacher).
It is basically a story about a boy who is very sheltered, learning very suddenly that the things he has been tought are mostly lies. It is hard to believe that a 16 year old kid does not even know where things are on the "ship" and barely knows anyone but family.
The ending was ok, but not much was explained on what would happen afterword, and there is no mention of the girl he was forced to marry, (hello author you make a kid fall in love with someone and marry him off to another and don't say what happend to her when they kid is making plans for life with the other girl??).
I don't recommend this book because it is dull and depressing.


Worldshaker (Worldshaker, Bk 1)
Worldshaker (Worldshaker, Bk 1)
Author: Richard Harland
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 4
Review Date: 9/27/2011


About a city that lives in a juggernaut (a giant boat/vehicle). I found the story hard to enjoy. The people were unfriendly and hard to imagine. They were insubstantial and too "delicate", the mother is a brainless fluttering female who is always about to faint over stupid little things, the father is considdered gutless because he was scared once as a teenager and it ruined his life, the grandfather is an overbearing ruler that is only concerned about keeping his position, and the grandmother a sadistic woman who seems very soft and kind but starves her slaves just for the pleasure of pretending to feel pity for them when they starve to death. The main character is not even described, we barely know what he looks like and for half the book I wondered how old he was because he seems to be at least 16 but then is put into school where the boys run and slide and have recesses. (and don't even get me started on the absolutely rediculous teacher).
It is basically a story about a boy who is very sheltered, learning very suddenly that the things he has been tought are mostly lies. It is hard to believe that a 16 year old kid does not even know where things are on the "ship" and barely knows anyone but family.
The ending was ok, but not much was explained on what would happen afterword, and there is no mention of the girl he was forced to marry, (hello author you make a kid fall in love with someone and marry him off to another and don't say what happend to her when they kid is making plans for life with the other girl??).
I don't recommend this book because it is dull and depressing.


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