Dmitry Donskoy Donskoy itibaren Texas
This book was a little difficult to understand. It used very big and complicated words. I had to stop and look up some words in the dictionary before I could continue reading the book. Most of the time, I could use context clues to help me find the meaning. Sometimes if neither of those methods would work, I would just look at the sentence really carefully and try to figure out what it said. Also, this book was written in 1973. That made some of the concepts in the book, not as strong. Like a statement that the author used in order to explain what technology would be like in the future. “It would be dangerous to predict much beyond that time because of the speed of scientific developments today: Looking back thirty years ago-1942-and comparing it with today-atomic and hydrogen bombs, space ships sent to the moon and planets, the drawing of the age computer, and many other changes- We see that scientific change progresses to rapidly even to begin to hint at where science an it’s applications will be in 2003” (Taylor 189). This made that whole chapter seem less insightful, mainly because it’s 2009, and we already know what “Science and its applications” (Taylor 189) were in 2003. Although this book was difficult to understand, it was still an amazing read. I was worried about talking about this book because it really has no plot line, but I feel I can, and I would defiantly recommend this book, but only to people who have a wide sense of vocabulary, and love to understand the universe.
Could not put this down. The characters are so vivid, the details of daily life unsurpassed. It is SO real and tangible, its like living with the characters, this author has a gift for story telling. Love Hilly and Minny personas. It made me cry four times! This subject of historical civil rights controversy told through individual insight elevates it above just a great novel that spins your emotions into a work of historical importance, such as Herman Wouk's "Winds of War". A must read.
This book conjures groovy 1970s San Francisco, a world where you can pick up a hot date at the laundromat, most of your high school classmates become stewardesses, and it's a common occurrence to see nuns roller skating down the street.
About 2 &1/2 stars for an adult, but I'd rate if much higher for a tween or teen. It's a nice book but just barely held my attention.
Another book that creeped me out as a kid.
Quite possibly one of my favorite books of all time. I was intrigued and inspired by it as a child and that same wonderment has carried into adulthood as I turn the pages again to reread it. The book taps into your imagination, playfulness and curiosity - elements no person should ever lose. Read it!