Steven Boyd Boyd itibaren 834 98 Solberg, İsveç
Kötülüklerle ve açık çelişkilerle dolu. İronik bir ipucu olmadan McConkie, şeytanın çocuklarını arayanlara sesleniyor. Ardından, birkaç sayfa sonra David O McKay ve Joseph F Smith'in nasıl işaret aradığını anlatmaya devam ediyor. Sorgulayanları şeytanlaştırmazken, McConkie onları suçlar. Ruh senin için çalışmıyor mu? Elbette senin hatan. Kitap daha uygun bir şekilde "Kutsal Hayalet Döngü Delikleri" olarak adlandırılır. Kimse bu kitabı nasıl yararlı bulur emin değilim.
Çok ezici. Yazarlar, kendi hikayesinden tamamen kopukluk, okumayı oldukça anlamsız hissettiriyor. Tüm "gelecek / zaman yolculuğu" şey temelde "hiçbir şey sayfalar" kitaba ekledi.
Ne kadar harika bir kitap. Örtmeyi okumak için bir öğleden sonra beni aldı. Basit ve mükemmel.
While waiting for books I ordered online to arrive in the mail, I decided to stop at the store and pick up a "quick read" for time filler until my books came. So I picked up "Working Stiff" by Grant Stoddard because it looked hilarious and a funny read seemed to be exactly what I was hoping for. Grant Stoddard was a college-age British man when he wondered over to NYC and after couch surfing and girlfriend hunting stumbled upon sex writing at Nerve.com. Grant's job was to try a variety of unique sexual activities/atmospheres and report his findings. This is everything to public subway sex, to throwing all sorts of food items at a gay man with a unibrow. I had mixed feelings about this book. His sexual exploits were hilarious and well-written, but frankly, his daily grind was quite dull. I felt like the rest of the book in-between the sex stuff was pure filler. It was nothing but garbage that I was tempted to skim. So, although his adventures were fun compelling reads, the rest was mind numbing.
A little bit different than most chick lit in the sense most of the novel is the woman falling out of love, than in it. But, still a fun read.
I won this book through First Reads,and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's almost more of a collection of short stories interconnected with the same characters over a short period of time. Very interesting character study -- my husband would call it "human interest." Her style is very descriptive. I was able to relate to each of the characters. Very well written.
To be fair, my experience with this book was through an abridged audio version. Perhaps some key elements were left out that would have made it more compelling for me. It just felt a little disjointed to me. Ultimately I really enjoyed the premise though, and would recommend it to others.
Way not as interesting as the prequel, and totally made me lose interest in C.S. Lewis forever.
Alex Faustin knows who is destined wife is; now he just has to convince her she’s his one. Alex is the youngest brother in the Faustin family – an old and respected Russian vampyr line. Alex’s mother and father still adhere to the Old Ways, including the absolute belief in dream premonitions of their son’s future wives. Alex is the first Faustian to be fated with a wife . . . the only thing is she lives in Colorado and will take a little convincing (of Alex’s love for her, their bond and the truth about vampires). It’s true; there are some bad vampire love stories out there. But Evie Byrne’s first book in the ‘Faustin Brothers’ trilogy isn’t one of them. To be honest, ‘Called by Blood’ isn’t reinventing the fang – there’s a mortal love interest, a rich and powerful vampiric family and a lot of smexing going on. But Byrne’s series is oddly delightful, regardless of the well-trod territory. One of the great things about this book is Byrne’s tongue-in-cheek humour. Alex Faustin lives in modern-day New York and his ‘mate’ is Helena, a modern woman. These people know about vampires – the movies, myths and romantic ridiculousness – and as a result, Byrne draws on many references and pokes fun at many a legend. I liked her vampiric brevity – it was refreshing, without denouncing all the typical vampire/mortal problems. This novel is very sexy, first and foremost. It’s from Samhain Publishing – a notoriously hot publisher. But ‘Called by Blood’ has a surprisingly veering plot; when the rich and handsome Alex is burnt by the sun and spends a portion of the book resembling Freddy Krueger. That’s right, a vampire love story in which the smoking-hot dead dude looks nasty and blistered for much of the book. It means that Alex and Helena have to connect on a personal level before a physical one . . . but when they do get physical, Byrne brings the goods (while still keeping things light and funny); She twisted around to look at him, going serious all of a sudden. “Is this how you always have sex?” “How’s that?” “Like a crazed, bloodthirsty rabbit.” He cupped one of her breasts, just to watch her eyes lose focus. “I've been crazed and I'm always bloodthirsty, but I've never wanted another rabbit like I want you.” My one small complaint about the book was the abrupt ending – I really would have liked another 100 pages or so. Since this is the ‘Faustin Brothers’ trilogy it would have been nice to meet all of the Faustin brothers and get a sense of the family dynamic (as it is, we only meet oldest brother, Mikhail). And with an extra 100 pages we may have been able to read about Helena assimilating to vampirism and New York. But that’s a small and complimentary complaint about wanting more, more, more from Evie Byrne’s wonderful novel! 4.5/5
How many whites managed to have so many black servants in their home and remain alive is only by the grace of God and the decency of their help. The character of Hilly certainly is a true testament of this and she's so stupid, she doesn't even know it. A well written book of the Southern caste and racial system. It is also a look at how Southern life started changing during the Civil-Rights movement of the 50's and 60's. As Reese Witherspoon's character in the movie "Sweet Home Alabama" exclaims when she returns home to Alabama on a visit, "I need a passport to come down here."