Sandra Salcedo Salcedo itibaren Blacksoil QLD 4306, Avustralya
Herhangi bir Sondheim hayranı için vazgeçilmez bir referans kitabı. Bir sonraki cilt için sabırsızlanıyoruz.
Bu, Pease kitabından daha çok antropolojik bir yaklaşıma sahiptir. Ancak bu bakımdan çok iyi yapılmış. Bu kitabı okumanızı tavsiye ederim, ancak beden dili hakkında sadece 1 kitap okuduysanız, bu kitap Pease's olmalıdır.
Beklediğim kadar değil; ilk kısmı diğerlerinden daha iyi sevdim.
I don't read a lot of fantasy, but American Gods has been recommended to me so many times, that I felt like I just HAD to read it or else be forever pestered by good natured friends! I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. The characters are, for the most part, downright bizarre (as I guess you'd expect anyway), but I loved Shadow and of course, the ominous Mr Wednesday. It's a long book and there were bits of it where I had to go back and re-read a few pages because I was just staring at the words and thinking "What the hell is actually going on here?!". When I finally finished it, I felt a little sad that there was nothing more to read, which goes to show how engaged I must have been with it throughout.
sedaris is one of the most wickedly funny writers around. even his scatalogical humor, a type usually only used by drunk frat boys or pimply overhormoned teens, is hysterical. i was literally laughing out loud and could not stop-- at the dentist's office!
A historical novel about Napoleon's abortive attempt to invade Russia in 1812. Adam works for a farmer who, in a desperate attempt to save his own son, volunteers Adam in his place. Adam is now a soldier in Napoleon's Grande Armee. He spends much of his time as a servant for a young aristocrat. The two forge a bond of friendship when Adam cares for his master when he is stricken with dysentery. The book is rich with historical detail but a bit slow in pace.
I thought it was really cool when I read the description of Collins on the back flap and saw that he has 12 children. He’s Irish Catholic, I guess, but he doesn’t come across as the least bit religious in the book. I think he and his wife don’t have so many children for religious reasons so much as because they just love having children. In any case, this description of the four years of orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic is awesome. It’s very engrossing, with lots of medical details and patient stories. The insights Dr. Collins has about human life and mortality are interesting, but not the best part of the book. He’s very good at describing scenes and engaging the reader in what’s happening. One thing I could never get over was how after treating so many people for injuries sustained from accidents while driving drunk, even a few people who are mentioned as not having blood alcohol levels above the legal limit but still being impaired, Dr. Collins and his fellow residents continue to go out and drink and then drive home. Overall this is a really excellent book. I read it all in one night – couldn’t put it down.
This book has stayed with me vividly for more than a year since I read it. In a blog post, A speculative-fiction spectrum: Clifford D. Simak to David Mitchell I compared it favorably to Simak's City (which I rated at 2 stars here on Goodreads).
Interesting book. Opened up questions I never had heard about before. Makes me want to study more on this topic, glad it contained a works cited page to give a place to start of more readings of this topic. Did not change my belief, but opened up a broader range of ideas.