January 17th, 2014, 09:11 PM #1541
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Not quite as good as his previous book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but interesting none the less.
January 22nd, 2014, 07:45 PM #1542
Look at what I got my Flippers on!
Terry Moore's Complete Echo.
January 23rd, 2014, 05:05 PM #1543
As the cover says, an indepth account of the 82nd and 101st airbourne divisions actions during Operation MarketGarden. Their landings, immediate objectives, and maintaining their portions of the corridor in the hopes of linking British 30 Corps with 1st Airbourne are all covered. The author is a university professor, not a professional author, so the writing can be a bit clunky at times, but the sheer amount of info, along with eyewitness accounts made it very worthwhile for me.
January 23rd, 2014, 08:06 PM #1544
January 24th, 2014, 04:05 PM #1545
Operation Market Garden was a vital operation and turned out to be crazy as ****! Well worth learning about.
Originally Posted by motalare
January 27th, 2014, 04:21 PM #1546
I thought it would be kind of cool to read a collection of short stories and novellas to get a "good" sampling of some authors I wouldn't really know of. This book changed my mind. I'll stop short of saying it wasn't worth the $2.99 I paid for it. There are ten novellas in the book and of them there are only four that I liked. Liked in various degrees but not loved, with the exception of one. The Tent and The Painted darkness were Ok and held my attention. The Man on the Bench was pretty good, a ghost story that hinted at similarities of It. Kids fighting an evil that a town had been struggling with over many decades. If there was one that I would say was worth the price of admission it was For Emmy. This story caught me off guard and really got to me, as it would for any parent out there. The author (who's name escapes me) has a fantastic writing style and really dragged me in. I still stand behind my original statement about probably not picking up another collection like this even though there were two "good" stories in it. I still had to go through the rest of them.
January 27th, 2014, 04:29 PM #1547
I couldn't resist. I read some of the reviews on this and once I read that it was very "Twilight Zone-ish" I hit the buy now button. I'm not going to give anything away here, just my feeling on the ending, so beware. This story has everything I love about Joe Hill; Humor, well descriptive prose and horror, both actual and implied. My only negative about the story was the easy to figure out ending. Which is rare for me because I am never good at guessing the end of anything. But this one was too simple. That being said, at 99 cents, it was a great way to spend my lunch break for under a buck. I wouldn't mind seeing him do more Kindle Singles in the future.
February 7th, 2014, 10:21 AM #1548
Has anyone read Joe Hart? I saw him on my Amazon suggested page and he seems to have some descent ratings. I scrolled down his page and he has a couple Kindle singles for free so I picked up
and read it on my lunch break. It was really really good. I just wonder if anyone has read any of his novels and if so would you recommend it.
February 8th, 2014, 11:01 AM #1549
The joy of collections IS the one or two stories you dig and the authors they make you look into. Don't focus on the ones that were so-so, hell, beauty is that they are short...so minor time investment. Some collections are better than others. If you want to guarantee success try to pick ones that have at least one or two BIG names. That way you are almost sure to get a winner amongst the rest.
February 9th, 2014, 09:30 PM #1550
Currently Reading. The only novel of his I had not already read before.