Camilo Merizalde Aka meri_aldesing
Camilo Merizalde de Aquileia UD, Italy
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Not often do I get a book I don't want to put down. Started out very strong -- lots of intrigue. As some of the questions were answered, I began to lose interest a bit. But, I kept reading through the lull and was pleasantly surprised at the climax and ending. DEFINITELY worth the three bucks for my Kindle!
Excellent research and writing but I found the harrowing account hard going.
** spoiler alert ** A great read as always. Spider man is funny and as always I adore Mark Bagley's art work. The expressions on Peter and his two female friends in moments of happiness always warm my heart. It's also at the end of this book that Gwen Stacy FINALLY figures out Peter is spider mam, which removes a lot of tension of her blaming spider-man for killing her dad. And all of the stuff with the Ultimates was amazing. And although for the first half of the book it felt more like I was reading an Ultimates comic that had Spider-man in it, I was okay with that because I adore the Ultimates. Now for the critiques. I wish they hadn't used Doc-Oc as a villian two stories in a row (although they did kind of make for it by FINALLY destroying his arms in the end). It really would have been nice to have a little more space between these two stories.... I'm sure they could have filled the time with someone, ANYONE else.
It provided phenomenal insight into a known brutal regime; only I don't think any of us in the Western World can truly understand just how oppressive is North Korea. A definite must read for anybody looking at the will to exist that lives within evryone of us.
Fun! I love archaeology so really appreciated that part and thought the characters were really well written.
I liked it well enough, but it's not something I'll ever become obsessed over like Star Wars. The book is mostly space politics anyway.
What a fabulous book. Easily my new favorite!
Very well written, like all Lippman's books, but I just wasn't sucked in, and I can't pinpoint why. Maybe I was expecting more shocking revelations along the way, rather than at the very end? (And they weren't very shocking at all.) By far the most real and interesting character was Teena, the alcoholic former homicide cop, but she was only in a few chapters. I'd love to read a whole book with her at the center. I'd love to see a movie about her, preferably starring Melissa Leo.
Engaging, full of cynicism and magic all at once.
Excellent book, I ploughed through the 600+ pages in three days. I love novels with dual-time narratives, especially ones like this that involve "documents" from the historical time period. All of the narratives combined to make an enthralling, authentic reading experience that I just couldn't believe wasn't real! I imagine that my fascination with polygamy and Mormonism probably added to my enjoyment of this story, but I imagine any fan of historical fiction would also love this book. 4.5*