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Bu, ağır bir headcold alırken okuduğum için uygun olan güzel bir "Tavuk Çorbası" iyi duygu türü kitap. Thomas Kinkade'nin Cape Light serisini seviyorum, bazen toz kapaklarındaki Kinkade resimleri için kitapların kendisi kadar düşünüyorum.
Son aylarda Amish'in Sade yaşamıyla son derece ilgilendim. Katie Lapp, Amish'te doğup büyüdü - ya da inanıyor. Düğünün arifesinde Katie evlatlık alındığını bulur. Müzik sevgisi, süslü şeyler ve müzikle uğultu ve şarkı söyleme özlemini açıklayan İngilizce doğdu. Vahiy Katie'yi kargaşaya atar. O kim? Annesi kim? Birçok cevaplanmamış soru ... Yirmi iki yıldır tanıdığı hayattan kaçtığında, fırsatı değerlendiriyor ve Lancaster County Serisinin Mirası'nda gerçek benliğini bulmaya gidiyor ... # 1.
A great book! Considering I am not one to read about science, it should tell you something that I found this book fascinating. The author tells the story of the life of Henrietta Lacks, and how doctors took a sample of her cancerous cells which ended up growing continuously (and still are), turning into the vehicle for decades of scientific research. She explains the scientific and medical details, but written in such a way that the lay person can understand (at least the main points). What I really loved was getting a full sense of what Henrietta herself was like, and understanding what her family went through. It brings up so many issues of medical ethics, privacy rules, and many other subjects, but the book is not dry or boring at all. I'm not doing it justice, but I think this deserves a lot of the praise it has been getting over the past year or so.
I TRIED to finish this book but I just couldn't. It just drags and drags and I couldn't continue with it. As a true romantic I love the movies made based on Sparks books but i find his writing drags too much for me to get through his books.
This is not the book you want to give your daughter in lieu of having The Talk with her, I promise you. I am still scarred from having to read about "ralph." I mean really. Worst name for an appendage of any kind, ever.
Blood Meridian is undoubtedly a masterpiece, every page a pleasure to read. This is the story of the Glanton gang's tortuous tour of Mexico in the middle of the 19th century. Hired as mercenaries to wreak vengeance on renegade Apaches, the gang would harvest salable scalps wherever and from whomever. McCarthy's language is gorgeous and original, slightly archaic as befits the period and with an unobtrusively literate vocabulary. The book has a prophetic quality that heightens the frequent allusions to biblical themes without bringing specific scriptures to mind. The sensitive reader should be warned that death or cruel violence awaits on virtually every page. But McCarthy does not dwell on pain and gore in the way that betrays other ultraviolent novels as pornography. Instead, he focuses the reader's attention on the rich and varied scenery of Mexico and the Western deserts and on the puzzling ways that men fall prey to each other. The protagonist is a fifteen year old Tennessean simply called "the kid". Another important character, "the judge", is often described as the antagonist. But there is relatively little conflict between these two characters. On one level, the judge represents the devil. In an unforgettable scene, the judge marches through the desert tented in the patchwork clothes of his victims, leading a snuffling idiot on a leash, and shaded by a parasol fashioned from bones. But on a more important level, the judge is the kid's developing projection of what motivates men; this is the central theme of the novel. My daughter asked me about the two-part title. "Meridian" in the primary title means noon, referring to McCarthy's stark portrayal of inhumanity on the frontier; "the Evening Redness" appears to be an ironic reference to nostalgia for this lost era.