La Tipomatica Tipomatica itibaren Verbychi, Chernihivs'ka oblast, Ukrayna
Bunu ilk okuduğum zaman, Eggers'ın tarzı çok eşsizdi. Şimdi bu özel anı esque türünün biraz fazla doygun olduğunu düşünüyorum, ama yine de iyi bir kitap.
Bu kitap harikaydı! Tuhaf bir roman değil, bir anı olduğunu kendime hatırlatmak zorunda kaldım!
Çikolata endüstrisinin ve özellikle Cadbury ailesinin tarihi hakkında çok ilginç bir kitap. Muhtemelen Cadbury'nin eski bir İngiliz çikolata şirketi olduğunu biliyorsunuzdur. Şirket, Viktorya döneminde işçi sınıfı için koşullar korkunç olduğu ve gıda ürünlerinin akla gelebilecek her şekilde karıştırıldığı zaman başladı. Çikolata, acı ve yağlı bir içecek olarak servis edildi. Hikaye, şiddetli pazar rekabeti ve çikolatayı bugün bildiğimiz ürün yapmak için meydana gelen teknolojik yeniliklerle ilgilidir. Ayrıca, Cadbury ailesinin, yaşama ücreti kazanmak için çalışma hakları için savaşmalarına neden olan değerleri hakkında.
Oh man, I can't even begin to say how much I liked this book! It was amazing. I got so into it, pages seemed to fly by. I found that it was extremely well put together, and just extremely intriguing. I would definitely recommend it!
This one has a very sad story line, I wondered if it would have a happy ending. I am happy to say it did, but I found myself in tears for most of the story. Now that I have finished the series I hope she will write a few more books ... I will miss the people of Avalon.
I must start by saying that I ADORE Ms. Ware's works. Having said that, Midnight on Julia Street is my favorite so far. Corlis McCollough is a TV reporter that has some trouble keeping a job; she lost her latest because of failing to get an OK before running a report on a wedding gone bad. The bride gave the groom the heave-ho at the altar. The bride's brother is an old nemesis of Corlis' - King Duvallon. Corlis always tells the truth in her stories and King appreciated that since the groom did the bride very wrong so King gives Corlis a lead to a new job. King is passionate about preserving the old buildings in New Orleans. He shows Corlis the beauty of the past. That past shows itself to Corlis in unexpected ways. It appears that her distant relatives and King's were entwined and she and King need to rectify misdeeds done to be able to right those wrongs. I love time travel novels and while this isn't time travel per se it does have elements of moving between past and present. Add in one of the most amazing cities in the US and a delightful romance and the book is a perfect summer read. Or anytime read for that matter. King and Corlis are fun, feisty characters that have a past in more ways than one. They work well together against "the bad guys" that want to destroy what makes New Orleans well, New Orleans. Of course, this book takes place pre-Katrina. I found myself turning pages late into the night. I have been to New Orleans and fell in love with the city so I can understand the passion the preservationists have for its old buildings. It's a book you can read and cheer with triumph and have your heart race with anxiety until the very end - will all work out? Read the book and find out for yourself.