Kimberly Richelle Richelle itibaren Cortes do Meio, Portekiz
Uzun zamandır okuduğum en iyi kitap.
Tamam. İtiraf ediyorum. Bunu almamın tek nedeni Amber Benson'ın nasıl yazdığını görmekti. Aslında arkadaşlarım bunun için alay etti. “NEAH!” Gittiler “Evet, ona aşık oldun. Bu yüzden onun eşyalarını okuyorsun. ”Cevap verdiğim taraftarlar için Macarena <dans etti ve bunun için puan aldı. (JK Rowling'e gidin. Kendinizi kanıtlayın! ELEKTRİKLİ KAYDIRICI YAPIN! YAPIN!) Kitap üzerine. Gerçekten yeni bir çığır açmaz ve ana karakter biraz buruştu. (Ben insanların Calliope bir dumber Buffy olma hakkında söylediklerine katılıyorum). Gerçekten yaşamak için çok aptalca olduğunu düşünen bir içki vardı. Ama elbette bu birinci şahıs anlatıları için bir risktir. Ana karakterinizi nadiren öldürebilirsiniz. Ama hiçbir şekilde bu kitaptan nefret etmedim ya da sevmedim. Zamanı doldurdu ve beni birkaç kez güldürdü. Bunun başarılı olduğunu söylüyorum ve genç Miss Benson’ın kitaplarından daha fazlasını okumayı düşüneceğim.
Once in awhile, a novel comes along that leaves you pondering long after you’ve put it down. It’s wisdom implores you to explore further the subtle nuances of meanings within the context of your own life. Astrid and Veronika is just such a book. The story is set in Sweden, where a young writer, Veronika, has rented a summer home, to work on her novel. She develops an unlikely friendship with a solitary older woman who lives in a lonely house near her in the countryside. I love the friendship that develops between the two women. During my own life, I have experienced friendships with women that are older than I, and often those are my favorite and most cherished relationships. In the readers guide at the back of the novel, the author relates a story about her own grandmother: “I first visited her in her home in Anaheim, California. One evening, we cooked together. Grandmother made her famous blueberry pie and I my fish soup. As we stood in her kitchen, she suddenly looked up from her work. ‘It’s a pity we are not the same age, you and I,’ she said. ‘We would be best friends.’ I looked back at her and said, ‘We are.’” Both the characters in the book have experienced love and loss. And death. Olsson shows us how many people deal with death and lost love through her characters, and in doing so, we see a bit of ourselves. As their friendship grows, they each learn some valuable lessons about life. One of my favorite passages is in the letter Astrid leaves for Veronika at the end of the book: “Love comes to us with no forewarning, and once given to us it can never be taken away. We must remember that. It can never be lost. Love is not measurable. It cannot be counted in years, minutes or seconds, kilos and grams. It cannot be quantified in any way. Nor can it be compared, one with the other. It simply is. The briefest brush with real love can sustain you for a lifetime. We must always remember that.” No person can escape being touched by death and loss. Astrid and Veronika shows us that love can overcome anything. 4 1/2 stars.
Tarot Says Beware is the second mystery Herculeah Jones tries to solve. Herculeah is very upset when she finds her friend stabbed. Madam Rosa lived down the street from Herculeah. Hearculeah loved taking care of her bird, Tarot. I enjoy birds and would love to have one that talks like Tarot. This was a scary mystery when the murderer almost catches Herculeah. Anyone who loves mysteries should read this book about Herculeah Jones and Meat.
My favorite collection of his stories. His writing is somehow "tighter", there weren't as many laugh-out-loud moments but there were more wry grins. The last story was a bit off - too long, and a bit rambling. I think that it may be better communicated via him reading - as are so many of his stories..