Lucas Ferreira Ferreira itibaren Primera, TX 78552, Birleşik Devletler
Şaşırtıcı bir şekilde, bu garip küçük hikayede bir çok LIS teması var (arşivler ve koruma, bilgi erişimi, okuryazarlık, entelektüel özgürlük) ama sonuçta son olarak çok daha lezzetli olabilirdi. Goatman'ı çok sevdim (hmm, keçiler insanlara yeni ışık yaktılar mı?) Ama eğer köpekle bir yerde banyo yapmış olsalardı, çok memnun olurlardı! Ve daha fazla mizah, entrika ya da tehlike, karışık olaylar, eylemle aşılanan temel hikayeyi görmek isterdim.
Blood Rites, şu ana kadar Dresden Serisinde en sevdiğim kitap, Harry'nin Sarcasm'ının Yan Sıralarıyla Dolu Komik ve Aksiyon!
Harika bir plaj kitabı! Bu kitabı okurken daha akıllı olmayı beklemeyin ama eğlenmeyi bekleyin. Temelde bir gün içinde bitirdim, ama o zaman tatildeydim.
Pollan, yiyecekleri yeni şekillerde düşünmenizi sağlayan bir ustadır. Botanik Pollan'da dört tanınmış bitkinin (elma, lale, esrar, patates) arkasındaki hikayeleri ve bilimi izler ve arkasında böyle bir hikayesi olduğunu hiç düşünmediğiniz şeyler hakkında bilgi ve perspektifler sağlar.
Aşırı koruyucu bir anne ile kendini tanımlayan nerd olan bir kahramanı olan sevimli bir kitap. Hemen hemen herkes tarafından dövüldüğünde, siber ve evde eğitim alır! Yalnızlık, yeni arkadaşlarla tanışmasına yol açar, annesinin tam olarak onaylamadığı arkadaşlar, ancak ihtiyacı olan şey bu olabilir. Kesinlikle okumaya değer!
Muhtemelen şimdiye kadar okuduğum en kötü kitap örtbas etmek. Da Vinci Yasası bir milyon kat daha iyidir.
Willa Cather'ın New Mexico tarihine dayanan klasik kurgu kitabı. Devletimin tarihini emmeye devam ederken, bu küçük kitabı bir mücevher olarak buldum.
I still think of this book every time I'm in Central Park.
Quevedo... uno de los grandes.
I'm afraid that I liked this book, even though I felt there were some flaws in the story. I listened to this book, read by Lynn Redgrave and she is a phenomenal reader. She made the book better.
I couldn't even finish this one - and that is rare for me. The characters were just laughingly bad. Our sleuth decides to go to the scene of the crime with a known criminal to prove how easy it would be to break in, and then proceeds to break in? Dumb. Her boss, a Martha Stewart wanna be, is so concerned about tidiness she straightens up the crime scene before the police arrive? pleh.
A fun romp of a mystery though Scotland, complete with all the kitsch an American gal sold on Scotland and the Highlands could want - including a hero who looks like a member of the Royal family without his beard! (view spoiler) The story starts with a good, solid introduction to our heroine, Susan. Scotland is her passion, and she knows all things Scotland, including it's history, it's poets, and it's poetry. Susan's imaginary friends and later, imaginary boyfriends, included Bonnie Prince Charlie, not the pop stars of her day. So when Susan gets the chance to join an archaeological dig in the middle-of-nowhere Scotland, she saves her pennies and heads off. But first, a quick stop in Edinburgh for some sight seeing. Except a madman/poet Tammas slips part of an old Scots poem into her purse during one of his ranting, wild-eyed public monologues... and despite the locals thinking of him as only "color", Susan is quickly whirled into dangerous intrigue. A good-looking American who calls himself Jackson joins her tour the next day, and he seems to be interested in all things Susan. Until he lures her off into the nearby scrub and violently kisses her - yes, violently; she's bruised in the encounter, and her purse is spilled (deliberately?). And when she returns to her hotel room, Susan discovers it in shambles. Why? Over a scrap of old poetry? When Susan sees Tammas again the next evening, he runs from her, and she follows him through the streets and back alleys of Edinburgh. At one point, she's pelted with rocks and falls, skinning her knees; to escape the rock onslaught, she rushes up the stairs to fall into the arms of.... a masked man in full Highland dress - the dress of Bonnie Prince Charlie. This masked man, James (or Jamie), takes her to the party he was just heading out for, where she tries to tell him her story, but Susan doesn't think Jamie believes her. Until he takes her to Tammas' house... where they find Tammas dead - stabbed. With his last breaths, Tammas struggled to get near a hammer and a stone. Why? What message was he trying to send? Soon Jamie & Susan are on the run, fugitives accused of murdering Tammas. There's a lot of camping in caves, talk about food, eating of food, some cuddling... Jamie ends up in a kilt and shaves his bushy beard and mustache, where Susan discovers that Jamie looks like a member of the Royal family and uses it to their advantage to get first-aid, food, shelter, and even a motorcycle. But what the heck is going on? Why is the dig site so important? What is this mystery about? ------------------- It does take awhile for the pieces to fall into place. And there are a couple of shocking moments when Susan is literally slapped or punched by a man. I truly didn't expect those moments in an otherwise fluffy and "fun" adventure. Although I must say that via Susan, the author delivers a succinct summary of the fuss about why the Stuarts claimed the thrones of Scotland and England. There's some good history in here, if you don't skip it to get to the action. Again, through Susan, the history is good "color" and well-told. But the overall "mystery" and all the falderal surrounding it... reminded me of a Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew story with kissing, some slapping of the heroine, and some mild violence.