This book was OK. Fairly predictable with no big surprises. Not a terrible read though.
This was a great bit of storytelling and I flew through this book. Even better that it was based on real events from the author‘s family. I highly recommend it.
I enjoyed the sections on HH Holmes and think the book would've been much better had it all been about him. The chapters about the design and building got a little tedious and dry. I thought it would eventually all tie together but it never really did.
This book was a quick read. I found some of the situations a little unbelievable (she is former special ops but ignores many of her instincts?) but the author kept me guessing about the identity of the killer until the end. I enjoyed this book and would definitely read the next book in the series.
This was my first Ruth Rendell book. I enjoyed the first half but in the secobd half it lost its way a little bit. I found some of the characters annoying and a little unbelievable. I was also expecting there to be a big tie up at the end that showed how all the characters were connected but it didn't happen. The book just...ended. Very unsatisfying.
This book was OK. Kind of formulaic in the fact that you had an unreliable narrator who witnesses something horrible and no one believes her. Nothing ground breaking but an OK summer read. You have to suspend reality a bit to believe some of the things in the book.
This was a beautifully written book about teenagers caught in World War II, one in Germany and one in France. I was captivated by their intertwining stories. It was breathtaking and heartbreaking at the same time. A great read!
Mr. Hosseini is a gifted storyteller. But I thought this book suffered from a lack of focus. Too many characters with too many different stories. I felt this would have been a much stronger novel had he focused just on the original characters of Pari and Abdullah.
My load from today's visit to the library. Now just to decide which one to read first! Opinions?
I actually debated between rating this a pick and so-so. The book started out very strong and grabbed me from the start. But I think it suffered from trying to explore too many characters. Several of them could have been left out altogether and it would have made no difference. I would rather that she had narrowed her focus a bit and delved more into the big events in the story, several of which were mentioned and then dropped.
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I had mixed feelings about this book. First the good: Mr. Backman is a very gifted storyteller. I am always drawn into his books. His characters are flawed but realistic and lovable. This story was no different. The cons: This book was very depressing for the most part. Not just the assault but many parts of it. This book also had quite a bit of rough language that many times was not necessary to tell the story or get the point across.
This is not the book to read when you are in the mood for a fast paced novel. This book is more like a meandering walk through gardens where you stop to admire the beauty, then get distracted by another path that you start down and find more beautiful things. I did find it a little hard to get into (in fact I started it in the fall, stopped, and then came back to it during Christmas vacation. But it is a lovely charming book that I recommend.
This was a different type of book from John Grisham.--not really focused on a single case but more on a single character. Criminal defense lawyer Sebastion Rudd is a flawed yet humorous and likeable character. It will be interesting to see if Grisham brings him back in future books.
I really enjoyed this book, especially the chapters devoted to Rill, one of the children stolen from her parents and sent to an orphanage run by Georgia Tann (based on a real life person and events). But I felt the chapters set in the present day were a little contrived and didn't contribute much to the story. A solid vacation read though.