Good tearjerker story Good tearjerker to read on 9/11. However, some of the text seemed stretched out to make a book-length story from an excellent NY Times article, which I read after the book. Still a tragic story about how terrorism impacts more than just the immediate victims but also
Humorous Mystery with Believable Characters–Just a Great Book! I absolutely adored this book. The characters seem like old friends but their attitudes change over the course of the three books in this series–just like real people do. My favorite part of this book is that Alan is back! Is Alan
Wonderfully Different Read! I really enjoyed the characters within this book. I won the third book in the series in a Goodreads giveaway but wanted to read the first two books first. I actually listened to the first hundred pages on audiobook, while wading through jam-packed traffic during California’s blue
Good Short Prequel to Series After reading the first book in this series, The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man, and absolutely loving it, I wanted to read the next book in the series. This is actually a short story that took me less than an hour to read on
The series really picks up with this volume as it has much more plot development than the last book. Shira’s backstory is explored. Ganya remembers more of his past. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
An Interesting Story with Pretty Artwork The plot of this manga is completely different from most manga. An innocent 14-year-old boy is wrongly found guilty of the mass murder of his friends and thrown into prison. The prison is also a amusement park, where the prisoner’s compete for cp to
Furthers the Story but little else Volume one was great but this one was just okay. I still want to continue with the next volume to see what happens with the plot.
Literary Horror (but not simultaneously) This book was promoted as literary horror. I loved the literary first half of this book but was disappointed with the horror aspect of the remaining portion. It’s hard to say why without being a spoiler so I won’t. However, if I had known what
Great Pictures, Nice Poster and an Informative Read. I read this book to my kindergarten age niece. She enjoyed the pictures and the story but I think this book is meant more for older elementary age children. However, I really enjoyed it myself. Despite taking both Western Civilizations and Art
Interesting Idea. This very short book describes how the author used mirrors on the Mona Lisa to find hidden images. The pictures of the images were in color on my iPhone and I recommend reading this book in color if possible. I’m not sure I agree with some of the
Great fun read! This book reminded me of all the fun I used to have with the Choose Your Own Adventure books. The author obviously also has read a few himself because he knows that everyone tries multiple times to achieve the best ending. He has made it a game
Great Practical Solutions for Fixing Dysfunctional Relationships. A practical guide on how to deal with relationship issues with children through improving communication. This book offers concrete answers including how to respond to petulant or uncommunicative teenagers. The author suggests a balance between the business (teaching and disciplinary) and personal (fun
Simplistic Plot With Absurd Ending I actually looked up the phrase “deus ex machina” to make sure that was the correct term for my issues with this book. The plot is both too simplistic (everyone knows who the criminal is from the beginning) and too unlikely (coincidental meetups abound). It
Literary Fiction Disguised as a Thriller. Stephen King wrote in his latest book, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, that he likes short stories because it prevents him from going off on tangents. Vienna is a book full of tangents on European history and art. While some do relate to the