Shela Spencer Spencer itibaren Nabarua, Nabire Sub-District, Nabire Regency, Papua, Endonezya
Lovely little stories, some better than others. I wish I could read them in Italian...
great read! couldnt put it down. still getting a feel for mike bennet tho-he's not alex cross but i am warming up to him slowly.
I think I like the idea of this book so much more than the actual book itself (really, my rating should be lower than it is). The concept of following the book back in time back to its origin sounds promising. We find out where a stain in the book comes from, how a white hair got stuck between pages, and so on. However, the book is full of characters I couldn't stand. Even the individual stories were uncomfortable -- containing rape, torture, beatings, murder, etc. I know I really can't fault Brooks for that, since the history of the Jewish people is FAR from happy, but yikes, this story really slathers it on. Meanwhile, the ending of the book is so far-fetched, that it actually made me angry. The relationship between Hanna and Ozren is just gross -- I mean, really?! She licks grease off his fingers after she just met him?! Ew. Overall, the book is a good concept, just poorly executed.
Hiroshima really provides a realistic glimpse into the day the U.S. dropped the first nuclear missile on Hiroshima. It is a book that follows the real stories of 6 different lives. Although there are so many facts presented all at once, the writing is clear and concise. This book creates an impact that everyone should experience.