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Flapper/detective who solves mysteries in 1920s Melbourne. Phryne (I guess it rhymes with briny) is bold, independent, beautiful - and a lover of justice and many, many men. Of course it is not realistic, but it is really fun stuff. I am so glad I stumbled across this series. This is Book #2.
This is not Hemingway's best novel, but it is certainly Hemingway at his Hemingwayiest (that's right, his Hemingwayiest). A good war novel/love story with a wistful undertone of sadness and despair typical of the author.
This bok is really a 3.5/5. It's the third book by Lucy-Anne Holmes and it's slightly different from the previous two. It's not as the cover implies a light romantic comedy, but instead a romantic story that has serious tones than what'd you expect. That in no way makes it bad, unless of course you have expectations. In this case, if you've ever read anything by her before, you already know what an amazing story teller she is, and you'll just go with the flow. Grace Flowers is a really good real estate agent. She's happy right now, looking forward to a promotion at work, and she's been with Danny, her boyfriend for 10 years. But then things fall apart and Gracie is left wondering if she's really happy doing her job. Why isn't she pursuing her real dream? And what is it?
Very solid overview of general European history. Some parts of the book lost my interest, but that's because 20th century history is what interests me most... also, this book seemed to have a heavy focus on British history as compared to the other European cultures, but overall the balance was good.
Another book I think all high-schoolers should read. Especially bright ones that don't really like school. It's likely to make them considerably more fresh, but at least they'll be informed and thoughtful about it.
I decided to read this primarily to get some insight into contemporary Afghan society; a little history, an overview, pretty general stuff. I liked it because it almost all took place within my lifetime, so I can recall and relate to the major political events as reported in the U.S. But this book was a harsh read concerning the lives of Afghan women and how cruel their lot in life can be and how medieval many places in the world still are in their treatment of women and children. Wow. Thankfully I live in the West. Its also informative to read of a war and its effects from a differing perspective. I read in another review that the character development should have been better, and this perhaps becomes most evident toward the end of the tale as Laila is making her "pilgrimage". However, I wonder if the author didnt use this as a narrative device to make you feel the lack of worth that society gives those characters, to better illustrate how a woman's identity (or a child's)is rigidly defined by culture and a patriarchal monopoly. Just one of those things that makes ya go "Hmmmm..." Two and a half thumbs up.
from 3/22 NYT best seller list - movie production in 2010 Fantastic and spiritual book about the friendship of Ron Hall, a wealthy white Texas art dealer, and Denver Moore, a homeless black man. Denver was living virtually as a 20th cent. slave until he ran away. Ron's wife, Debbie, disenchanted with her husband's wealth, became very active in helping the homeless at a missonary. She met Denver and had a vision that Ron should be his friend. Debbie dies of cancer, but Ron and Denver become very good friends. Told in alternating chapters Ron/Denver. Denver was afraid to be friends with Ron because he thought Ron would "catch-and-release" him. passages: Ron- Ashamed, I realized again how deep grew the roots of my own prejudice, of my arrogant snap judgments of the poor. Denver- there was somethin I learned when I was homeless: our limitation is God's opportunity. When you get all the way to the end of your rope and there ain't nothin you can do, that's when God takes over.....God calls some good ones like Miss Debbie homes so He can accomplish His purposes down here on the earth (p.170) - sometimes we has to be thankful for the things that hurt us, cause sometimes God does things that hurts us but they help somebody else (pg. 211) ex. Debbie dies, but because of her death, rich people became aware of the work she did and they donated millions to build a new missionary to help more. - When somethin ends in our sight, it begins somewhere else where we can't hear it or see it or feel it. - I used to spend a lotta time worrying that I was different from other people, even from other homeless folks. Then, after meetin Debbie and Ron, I worried that i was so different from them that we wadn't ever gon' have no kind o' future. But I found out everybody's different - the same kind of different as me. We're all just regular folks walkin down the road God done set in front of us. (pg. 235)
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