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First of all, despite the title, this is not a Christian book about praying and shit like that. It’s a novel about human dislocation and the intractability of delusion, set against the backdrop of Central American revolution. Didion is best known for her nonfiction, but I proselytize for her novels every chance I get.
For someone like me who is fairly uninformed about all but the most widely publicized aspects of modern Indian society, this was an even-handed and informative exploration of the various factors at play in India's growth as a democracy and an emerging economic and plolitical power.
I got this book for Christmas - my husband picked it out all by his onesie! - and I hoped for better things than Ahmad delivered. This is a woman who has led an intriguing life...but she writes in a style that is at once ornate and tedious. I got the impression that she thinks of her life as "a woman's journey", and she writes about that; but I wanted to know about Leila, about who she was and is, and she is oddly careful to hide all that. This is a memoir that reads like a sociology text...dull, dull, dull.
I listened to this book on CD. I really liked it, and I think that had a lot to do with the fact that it was read by the author (Augusten Burroughs). The story is really sad and really funny at the same time. All the things that happen to him are completely crazy, and he is just trying to figure out what to do with his life. Some of the things that happen to him are pretty disturbing, so be warned.
I love this book. 1979, New York City, mystery, friendship, compasion, heroics, and the $20,000.00 Pyramid Game Show...what's not to love? I must admit, a big part of why I love this book is the skill of the writer in crafting the novel. It's just perfect. I can see it. But I'm not sure kids will get that. Do they need to? Well, I'm not sure that there is enough else in the book for them to appreciate. Even with all it's references to A Wrinkle in Time, I'm not sure it's a sure sell to fans of Madeleine L'Engle's classic. I think at best most will say "it was okay." It's almost as if you have to have experienced life to appreciate all that this book has to offer. So, perhaps we need to employ a little time travel: propel kids forward, let them read it as adults, then come back to now and tell us what they think.
BodyGuard of the late Princess Diana who was with her in the tragic and fatal car crash. Rees-Jones was the only survivor of this horrific crash and tells an astonishing and remarkable story. I was terribly saddened by Diana's untimely and tragic death and although I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was hard to read.
Wonderful book, especially for those who are passionate about the arabian horse. I have 2 arabians of my own, and can relate to some of the horse's personalities as described in this book by their owners.
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