Priscilla Meiler Meiler itibaren Penanggalan Binanga, Salak, West Pakpak Regency, North Sumatra, Endonezya
Çağrı Numarası: 260 PIL-2 Mevcut.
This is why I am sometimes loathe to re-read books. I had read this book in June 2006 and adored it. I knew nothing of the Howard's End premise (bad English major!) - I just thought it was fun reading. I re-read it for a current book club, and my impression was "meh." Too much swearing, too much needless description without function (do ALL novelists feel the need to include so much superfluous description? It is HIGHLY ANNOYING! Just like when people write in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS). The characters seemed like shells of real people propped up to convey some philosphical idea, to my dismay as a reader. I like characters to be real people, not ideas with clothing and a voice. Also, too much swearing. The only thing I really enjoyed on the second read was the astute portrayal of campus politics.
** spoiler alert ** Don't bother. I gave two stars as the writer uses good English and her descriptions are colourful and vivid. It's an easy read and the story is set in places that I know which made me feel comfortable. I got the impression that the clearly straight-laced young writer was trying to live out a fantasy of an exciting youth never had. Her drug references were poorly researched and were cringable in their inaccuracies. The main character, Karen's 'best night of her life' was a rather naff party which finished around 4 in the morning. Whoop. A few bottles of wine, the odd spliff and one off experimentation with Ecstasy hardly denotes hedonism. I was totally unconvinced by the life-long connections she made after meeting people with whom she had barely had a conversation once or twice. I didn't believe that Karen would have lied to Rex. There was no reason why he wouldn't have gone along with the story and doted on the child anyway. I felt that this was a weak device for the final twist. I was also unconvinced at Rex's demeanor after a ten year stint inside. I don't think it was 'creepy' was not 'gripped' and I thought that 'thriller' was a stretch.
So far its intersting, about a wrongfully accused man in France during 1930s. That time france's prisons were in Brazil. The main charachter, Papillon (papi) main goal is to escape. More to come once I finish it. It crazy that this is an autobiography too,
oh, michael moore. goodness.