Matt Friend Friend itibaren Aba, Nijerya
Well, I'm sad this series is over. What will I stay up late reading now?I've gotten used to staying up until 1am...I'm going to try to review this book without giving anything important away. Each of these books got better. I think this one was my second fave tho. It had a lot more to do with her family and the community, which I really enjoyed. Edward and Jacob were less compelling characters in the second half of the book. I would have liked to have more of Edward's perspective on Renesmee... My main beef with this series was Bella's weakness and the author went out of her way to amp up Bella's power and control in this last book, which was a great change for me. I had to give the series as a whole a rating of 4 instead of 3 because ultimately, it kept me eagerly reading, interested, and willing to blow off a night of doing just about anything else at the end to read more. That kind of writing deserves a 4 for sure. What keeps it from a 5 is that I don't think the story will stay with me long or make me eager to forget all about so I can read it again. That is the mark of greatness-a feeling of sadness that you can never read a book again for the first time. Those books are 5s. But this series is a solid 4. I would recommend, if you can wade through the first book, the whole series. Highly entertaining. I know there is one more book, Midnight Sun, that is about their first encounter from Edward's perspective, but I'm not sure about that concept because of my love-hate relationship with Edward...I might still give it a try tho. He has earned the benefit of the doubt.
Illuminating background on Iran Author Maryam Panah’s challenging book explains the history that shaped Iran’s pivotal Islamic Revolution in the context of dueling economic philosophies. The text began as her Ph.D. thesis at the London School of Economics, which may explain the challenging long sentences and the academic jargon. At times, this style makes the book dense and frustrating, since it covers such a compelling topic. However, readers will learn a great deal from the sections explaining each chapter’s major concepts. Panah knowingly recounts events primarily for scholars interested in the internal, theoretical structures and philosophies at work, however, she does not suggest ways for Iran to leave its isolationist status, temper its polemics and rejoin the world community. getAbstract recommends this book as an important, even if at times arduous, background text on Iran. Scholars of the revolution will find it illuminating, and those concerned about Iran’s role in global politics, from its status in the Middle East to its nuclear ambitions, also will be intrigued.