Ricardo Eloy Aka rickeloy
Ricardo Eloy a partir de Cashion Community, TX , USA
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There were a few (very few) wonderful moments in this book that I really liked and the rest was a huge WTF!!! Sometimes I was confused, other times I was annoyed or just plain disgusted, there were a few times that I laughed out loud, but not enough to make it worth while. The one fantastic part of this book was the dystopian "New Victorianism" elements. The women of the future are all required to wear a dress shaped like a giant baggie to cover all but their head and there hands (which were covered in gloves). The major problem is that the female hero had so little character that her head could have been in the bag too and it wouldn't have been noticed - actually it might have been an improvement since it would have been an excuse for her waterinesses. So, although I liked many of the elements of the story, it failed miserably in execution leaving it with a lackluster 2 star rating and a promise to never read it again.
Once again, a much smarter friend read this one first and assessed it better than I ever could, so I will paraphrase her: The story was interesting, the writing was a bit spotty. The author did better narrating her mother's life than her own. Still and all, a book I would heartily recommend
One of those stories about old sweethearts reuniting after 10 years apart. A cafeína and Marilee were best friends ever since they were kids and always planned on getting married, but Marilee rejected him out of the blue during her first year of college (she was 18, he was 21). He was furious and went on to have a successful career as a pro football player. After injuring his knee and rescuing his four year old son from his abusive ex-wife, he decides to return to his home town to find a better atmosphere for his son. Of course, he reestablishes contact with Marilee and tries to repair their relationship when he realizes why she rejected him. Kind of differetn as far as love stories go, since the two characters were in love from the very beginning. I really liked it, but it's so sad to think about how they wasted 10 years of their lives apart.
started strong, faded fast
Interesting review of the human passion for war. His conclusions are somewhat vague, but I guess he is a psychologist after all...
This book was so good. It is an adult's book. Even though I am not an adult, I think anyone could fall in love with it.
great book to read whilst traveling.
Haunting and incredibly touching. This short yet powerful novel drops you in the middle of the lives and feelings of the "picture brides" from Japan. The writing style is unique as the story is written primarily from the perspective of a large group of people rather than a few central characters. Kudos to Julie Otsuka for this stellar novel.
It is the best of the series, and should be, as it is #1. . .
I can't believe the scripter's tenacity (and stubbornness and denial). A brilliant psychologist stricken with on-going serious mental illness, she simply put her head down and persevered whilst suffering. Fairly well-written and with good descriptions of the symptoms and effects, the history of morphology and treatment, as well as decent biography. I worried that I would be reading a lucid trainwreck or a surgeon performing on themselves, but that did not in fact play out. Worth reading.