Sid Love Love itibaren 20 Stg, Rajasthan 335801, Hindistan
** spoiler uyarısı ** Annenizin kollarınızda öldüğünü hayal edin ve son sözleri çocukluk sevgilinizin onu öldürdüğü idi. Keisha, polis dahil olmadan intikam almak için bir yol arıyor. Annesini öldürdüğü için acı çekmesini istiyor. Keisha, Clarence'ın onu öldürmek anlamına gelmediğini bilmiyor ama önce ona ateş etmeye başladı.
Alice I Have Been was a favorite read of mine last year and I was very happy to find the author had a new book out. Unfortunately I did not like it nearly as much. The tale unfolds as Lavinia Warren Bump Stratton decides to write her autobiography; the account of how she became famous as the tiniest woman in the world and how she marries the smallest man in the world General Tom Thumb. I found some of the writing bothersome; there was a great deal of foreshadowing and at times the story moved very slowly. The beginning of the book was the most enjoyable section. Lavinia describes her life as a child and the many obstacles she overcame, including becoming a well-liked schoolteacher. She had a loving family, including a younger sister Minerva who is small just like Lavinia. But Vinnie, as she is called, longs for more out of life, leaving home to join the circus and find fame and fortune. When her path crosses with the great P.T. Barnum all her dreams come true. The major flaw with the book, for me, is that I did not like Vinnie. She was selfish, judgmental, and ambitious to a fault. She entered into a loveless marriage for the fame and money and barely tolerated her husband and treated him as a child and a bothersome one at that. She loves her sister Minnie but never gives her the same respect she demands from those around her. Her arrogance is astounding and when she ends up broke it is a comeuppance that was a long time coming. The only time I felt any compassion for her was a storyline that involved Minnie and was the most touching part of the book, if only to contrast the things that each sister valued. While I enjoyed the little “Intermissions” that mentioned historic events that occurred in the time frame of the story I think it would have been more interesting to relate them in some way to the characters or their travels, it took me out of the story instead of immersing me more. While I’m not sorry to have read the book, neither am I as delighted as I was when I read Alice I Have Been, which despite the subject matter was a captivating book from start to finish.
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