itibaren Beaulieu, 37190 Cheillé, Fransa
Bu Grinnell Koleji'nde Tiyatroya Giriş için atandı. Lisede yalnızca Miller'ın Potası atanmıştı. Gençken okurken karanlık ve moral bozucu, nasıl okunacağını düşünmeye itiraz ediyorum Willy Loman ile birincil kimlik. Olduğu gibi, bir zamanlar Honeywell satış ekibinde olan babamı ve bunu okurken arkadaşlarının babalarını düşündüm.
Bu kitap beni dolaşıp beni dünyaya bağlayan ve ondan kurtulacak olan her şeyi keşfetmek istememi sağlıyor.
Yüksek lisans çalışmaları sırasında Amerikan Stuttering Enstitüsü'ndeki stajım boyunca bu kitabı okumam gerekiyordu. Bu kitabı çok gerçek ve çok vaiz buldum ... çok sıkıcı.
Belki de bu o kadar iyi değildir - ama hikaye gerçekten benzersiz ve ilgi çekici ve şaşırtıcı derecede iyi yazılmıştı. Bir isyancı grubu akşam yemeği partisini devralır.
Bir sürü karakter derinliği olmasa da bu iyi, (gerçekten benim beklentilerimi düşürmek gerekir). Kitabın gemideki kısmı gerçekten en ilginç olanıydı.
I'm going to fully admit that "The Book of Luke" surprised me with how engaging it was. I honestly didn't put it down for several stretches because I think as far as teenage issues and life is concerned, Jenny O'Connell got it right. Everything from Emily's frustration with moving in the middle of her senior year, breaking up with her boyfriend, and feeling betrayed by her parents in measures to wanting to be a different person and the emotions that came across her growing attraction with Luke. I did get somewhat annoyed at the emphasis of Emily being a "nice girl" because it seemed a little telling considering everything Emily does in this book could be considered mean and blunt. We don't really have a balancing comparison of what her life was like before the nice girl thing was dropped. In fact, it seems like she'd been pretending more than being "nice" in some considerations, but there were others we could see Emily was trying to do the right thing - just not necessarily in a balanced light. In addition, there were several cliches I could point out in the dialogue and assumptions about guys/girls that made me side-eye the book a little. But I enjoyed what it offered, and it kept me reading. To summarize the plot briefly, Emily ends up moving from Chicago back to Boston to finish up her senior year after her Dad's company moves him there. But then on moving day, her Dad decides to stay behind, and Emily is less than thrilled, having to go with her mom and brother TJ back to where she used to live. Emily doesn't have a problem fitting back in, but sharing her guy problems inspires her, along with her friends, to write a manual on how guys should treat girls. And to prove that they work? Emily has to try out the suggestions with the popular, but supposedly ungrateful jerk Luke, who so happens to be a former boyfriend of one of Emily's friends. Emily swears that she won't get attached and thinks she has the upper hand, but if you see where this story's going, chances are you won't be surprised how the ball keeps rolling. But it's a sweet ride, and while there are times Emily and Luke can both be indulgent and self-centered, both of them are actually kind of cute together in other places, so it balanced out. The ending came across a bit quickly (probably more than realistically plausible), but for a light, quick offering, I'd likely read "The Book of Luke" again. Overall score: 3.5/5
one of my favorites
Lily & Rule are engaged and sort of planning their wedding. Sort of, cause Lily keeps putting off her mother, who is trying to organise it. Cullen & Cynna's Baby Party at Clanhome is a joyous occasion until someone almost kills Cullen, right in front of everyone. But everyone has a different story. The baddie turns out to be a very old enemy of Grandmother Yu's, The Chimei and her Sorcerer. The Chimei & the Dragons have a Treaty going back to the Great War, 3 thousand years ago. So Sam can't do anything, and neither can Grandmother, and even Lily is somewhat restrained by the geas. Cullen was attacked first because he is a threat to the Chimei's vengeance against Grandmother. But he is only the first in the Chimei's plans. Isen, Rule's father, and Rho of the Nikolai pack declares War against the Chimei and the battle begins. This is such a great story arc. Lily & Rule seem to grow a little in each book and the world building is great.
After hundreds of books, a blockbuster film and numerous Australian tours, ‘Chopper Read’ has become a household name and the most recognisable criminal name in Australia. In this latest instalment of his colourful life, Mark gives us the Real Chopper, the Chopper he wants his children to be able to read about and know the truth about their father’s life in this, the definitive Chopper story. From his tortured childhood, to his teenage years as a young gang member and developing criminal, to his many years in and out of prison in Victoria and Tasmania. From his friends and lovers, to his enemies in the Melbourne underworld through to his various crimes and association with other criminals, this is the book to tell the true stories that lie behind the Chopper myths. A compelling and comprehensive look into the life of one of the most notorious criminals in Australia and a must read for all true crime fans.