Jared Hernandez Hernandez itibaren Govan, SC 29843, Birleşik Devletler
خود گشودن، بی هراس از آن چه دیگران از تو انتظار دارند، هنری است که جلال، آن را زیسته. قلمش می برد. عرب و عجم ندارد، حتی سیمین هم در امان نیست و کم تر از همه خودش! گرچه شتابزدگی زیستن، به ظرافت نگاه جلال، مجال تداد که ببیند این " گذشته در هیچ و این سنت در خاک"، فردایی ندارد و "همان بهتر که خاک باشی". دوستت دارم جلال که به سخره می گیری ترس همیشه ام را از آن چه این "گذشته" و "قضاوت دیگران" از من می خواهند
Would have been better without the dual narrative heading into the actual memoir of the author but still a very insightful book on the early stages of the Iranian nuclear program and those people in the background who made it all happen, for better or for worse
This author is very good at creating an exciting plot, and hot alpha male characters. Her main guy, John was really fun to read, and I liked him immediately. Her female lead character, Suzanne, was just a little to quick to comply with everything John wanted, but somehow the author made it work. I pretty much loved everything about this story except that it was about 100 pages too short and the bad plot twist at the end that didnt work for me. The plot twist she created concerning the decision made by the female lead character didnt seem realistic to me, and so only recieved 4 stars. I felt that the plot twist was a devise used to end her book . Ms. Rice used her clever writing skills to fix it, but it made the ending anti-climactic for me. Like she only had a few pages in which to finish the story. I was still trying to work out in my head the implausibility of Suzanne's decision to choose a life without everyone she knew and loved just to testify against a mob boss. Her parents? Her future husband? With barely a thought? For some "higher" moral ideal? Not. It was beyond belief for me. If there had been more pages in which to write, Suzanne could have chosen to go with her man, and they could have worked out details later. Creating a more fulfilling book. Still, overall it was well written and I would recommend this book if you love hot alpha male characters, and a sexy ride.
It was September 1998; the third Harry Potter book had just been released. Pottermania? What's that? It was still unknown except to a vast population of younglings who'd read it... and I fell in love. Oh, how I fell in love. I fell in love with the poor, starved-for-affection, later known to be a twit Harry. I fell in love with the pretentious know-it-all Hermione. I fell in love with the awkward, grew-up-in-his-brother's-shadows Ron... and most of all? I fell in love with the snarky, unplatable, snarling, rude, hygienically-disinclined professor of potions, Severus Snape. Almost ten years later, I'm still obsessed with it in many ways. This is the book that started it all, and naturally, my love for it is quite boundless. I love meeting Harry for the first time and I love how sweet and awkward he is. None of this angry!man at the world schtick he has going on in later (much later) books. He genuinely cares for his friends and it isn't rooted in some form of anger or obligatory love. He's not yet infested with pimples and he's yet to fall in love. This is before Sirius, before Ginny, before Voldemort, before Dumbledore, before Avada Kedavra, before any of that shite happened and you have to wonder... what might have been if Harry hadn't been the Boy Who Lived?