Dữ liệu người dùng, đánh giá và đề xuất cho sách
In today's political climate, it often DOES seem as if militant groups are gaining power. This book takes it turn with the US government, infusing it with zealots who believe in rituals from centuries ago. Like the DaVinci Code, it is ALL FICTION, but it is a good read and lends some insight as to how political systems could end up if we allow too many people from the same "group", be it religious, ethnic, or otherwise, to hold office (or other positions of power) and implement legislation that affects the world. Superb reading!
Normaal vind ik korte en lange verhalen van Lanoye altijd schitterend, Spek en Bonen wist me om de een of andere reden niet zo te bekoren. Geef mij dan maar 'Een slagerszoon met een brilletje', zijn trilogie of 'Kartonnen Dozen'.
I learned about Patrick Swayze, the person, the dancer, musician, actor and athlete. He did not get things handed easily to him to start his career, it was struggle but he kept the faith and desire while struggling with personal problems with drinking and self-worth (which surprised me). Finally, he really loved his wife Lisa and they stuck with relationship through the ups and downs, which is true love.
I read a glowing review of this book and so I had high expectations, even recommended it to my book club to read. I liked it fine, I learned about the family of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, and about Polish aristocracy and celebrity, and a new aspect of American pioneering. There were parts I liked more than others, and literary gimmicks I appreciated and some that I didn't at all (I liked reading the list of everybody's reasons for setting off for America, and I like reading Maryna's husband Bogdan's diary; but I didn't like the book ending with the actor Booth's monologue at all. This was the first I've read of Susan Sontag's and I have to admit I expected more from the experience.
Liked Eat and Love not too sure about the Pray bit. I am glad that I have seen her on Oprah twice as she is so much nicer and down to earth and cheerful in real like than you would think and in one sense I probably like rhe book more in retrospect iykwim ;-)
** spoiler alert ** I first read this when I was 12 because I'd enjoyed some of Foster's other books. I remember thinking that the anthropomorphic animals were neat and being frustrated that I didn't recognize a lot of the songs the book mentioned. Recently I reread this to see how well it stood up to my memories, and it was an enormous disappointment. The protagonist wasn't nearly as likeable as I remembered, nor were any of the other characters. I was horrified to see that Jon-Tom doesn't even do much actual spellsinging. I won't be rereading the rest of the series after all - I can already tell that I enjoyed them far more when I was 12 than I possibly could now.
Người dùng coi những cuốn sách này là thú vị nhất trong năm 2017-2018, ban biên tập của cổng thông tin "Thư viện Sách hướng dẫn" khuyến cáo rằng tất cả các độc giả sẽ làm quen với văn học này.