Ferran Gimeno Gimeno itibaren Boxford, MA, Birleşik Devletler
aptal ama eğlenceli, bazı pop kültür referansları yorulur, ama hızlı kolay eğlenceli okuma, beyin şekeri
Beş yıldız, üçlemenin ilki ile ilgilidir. Geri kalanlar Griffen ve Sabine'nin türevi gibi görünüyordu, neredeyse orijinal ya da ilginç değil, aynı zamanda harfleri çıkarmak ve okumak için hala eğlenceli. Öte yandan Griffen ve Sabine, tüm zamanların en sevdiğim kitaplarından biri.
Şu an için iyi, ama gerçekten kafa karıştırıcı parçalar var!
Aslında bir tekrar okuma (ortama kadar farkında olmasam da) - Sanırım Austin ve Brontes'i 12 yaş civarında okudum ve şimdi ne mutlu bir dönüş. Okumak için bir zevk.
I absolutly love this book! I fell in love with the cunning theif, Mr.Douglas Lord. I find the love/hate relationship between him and Whitney MacAllister absolutley interesting and I just love the way they both tried to one up each other. I plan on keeping this book near so I can read the sections I fell in-love with through out the book.
This book was fabulously fun. Is this chick-lit? I guess I'd say chick-lit, romance-lite, adventure! This book was cheesy, wonderfully so. Like, the really yummy, superprocessed nacho cheese. It was kinda over the top, and I loved it. I actually laughed out loud and clapped in happiness several times while reading this. Yeah, seriously. SADLY I looked at the author's other books, and they appear to be very typical chick-lit.
another great story from Jennifer Weiner!
Satanists on surfboards. A mermaid. Giant worms and Cthulhu. And an End Time rain with two old mountain coots getting to play Beowulf. This is the good stuff. The Conqueror Worms is the second book I've read by Brian Keene (The Rising being the first), and I'm really impressed by this guy. The sheer gusto of his B-movie imagination leaves me hopeful for the future of Horror fiction. In one sense, I'm left thinking Keene is very Old School (see Giant Bug movies from the 50s), but not totally. Conqueror Worms is very much a post 9-11 effort. Keene gives voice to the apocalyptic anxieties, whether it be terrorism or environmental collapse, that currently fill the air, and labels them Behemoth and Leviathan. Bible labels, to be sure, but you can see how Keene is constructing his own mythology, which I fully expect to show up in later novels - much like King's Dark Tower effort. Keene may not have any intention of knitting it all together, but is there a need to? Just hints here and there (much like Lovecraft) of the Labyrinth are more than enough to get the reader's dread going overtime. The Conqueror Worms is basically two stories in one. The first, told by Teddy Garnett, an 80-something WW II vet, who lies wounded in his rain-soaked house, waiting for help or death. Garnett has to be Keene's best character yet. He is fully realized, his voice consistently strong throughout the novel. His likes (chewing tobacco) and dislikes (bad neighbor Earl), his memories of his beloved wife, Rose, his loneliness and anxiousness over the fate of his children and grandchildren, ratchet things up effectively. Garnett's voice never seemed cliched to me, and you're just simply going to like this guy - and his friend Carl Seaton. A bit less realized is the other tale teller, Kevin, a refugee from underwater Baltimore. His story is a wild one however, and any comparison with Teddy is probably unfair, since Teddy has lived a longer, fuller life. Eventually, these stories converge on a mountain in West Virginia. Time is short, but the characters, despite the hopelessness of it all, refreshingly hold on to their humanity, because in the End maybe that's all you will have as a comfort while the rain beats down and the worms continue to tunnel underneath.
The music history documented in the Drifters really accentuates the various story lines, interweaving them and complementing each. The travels and trials of this group of young people skillfully represents the mentality of a large fragment of their generation. Wonderful.