I am ONE for the Books and this is where my thoughts are shared. I enjoy reading with a passion. I see no issue in getting whisked away into the pages for hours, days, weeks, months at a time! Reading is a huge part of my life.
OK... so I am on the fence about this book. I love the concept, however, there are wayyyyyyy too many characters. I am getting confused. Also there are switches between 1859 and 2010 and at this point in the novel they have no connection. It's almost like reading two different stories. I see where she is going but it is a little discombobulating and throwing me off. I keep having to stop and regroup and remember who is who, etc...too much work!
Now this is how you write a thriller!!! I am adding Jeffrey Deaver to my author's list. Reading this book was like watching a good suspense movie. The only reason that I rated it kind of low is that there were some slow moments that did could have been left out. Otherwise this book kept me on the edge of my seat; and just when I would start to get comfortable there would be another twist. I highly recommend it!
Until further notice...lol. I should stop making plans in advance...the day comes and I almost never feel like going especially if I'm into a good book, like now!!
My, my, my....I am at a loss for words (in a good way); Khaled Hosseini has done it again . I might need to take a day to regroup and come back and write my review. I highly recommend this novel! Engaging, riveting, and heart wrenching ... I loved every moment of it. The characters, the plot, the reality... To be continued once I gather myself. My first 5 in a long time.
So this is my 2nd day listening to my first audio book. I'm enjoying both the experience and the book. The book is a nice little cozy book; nothing too thought provoking but interesting enough to capture my attention during my work commutes. I may be on to something with these audiobooks!! Thanks to my booklikes pals for the tips.
I understand that but this family was full of manipulators. Jeesh!!! I was so confused, I didn't even know who to believe! This novel was pleasurable and disturbing at the same time. I couldn't put it down though. Lol. I'm actually ready to check out the sequel which doesn't come out until July, I think. My only gripe was that it took a lot of pages to get a point that could have been reached in half the pages. It really was not that big of a"wow" moment, it was a little predictable. But as I said it was entertaining.
A captivating and heartwrenching story of courage, selflessness, hope, and survival. This book was eye opening and humbling as Rena shared her tale of survival in Auschwitz while trying to remain humane and trying to keep her promise to her sister. Although it takes place during the Holocaust, this memoir does not put a lot of focus on the evils during the time. Rena's will to survive, her selflessness, and her strength during such a tumultuous time were admirable. The story telling was great and at times I had to remind myself that this was her reality for 3 years. There are a few pictures of Rena and Danka included as well. Two thumbs up