The Bronze Horseman (The Bronze Horseman, #1)

"He wanted to explain but felt shattered. He was shattered. " - Yes, I know, Alexander. Me, too. Review to follow when I feel less shattered. On to Book 2!! ^_^. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12+ Hours later…. 5+ Stars!!! - Also reviewed at:Lady Jayne's Reading DenOkay, I figure there is NO WAY I can ever do this book justice, so, I just need to pour out this “review” now, and hopefully in the release of my swirling thoughts and emotions I’m not too nonsensical. Firstly, I would like to THANK my GR "He wanted to explain but felt shattered.

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Freeman

It is the end of the American civil war and slavery had just been abolished. People were jubilantly dancing in the streets of America. An era came to an end. Although it was one of the purposes of the war to establish freedom for everyone, nobody really seemed to grasp the real meaning of the concept. Those who finally gained their freedom were the least prepared for it. For most of them slavery was bad, but peace brought much worse consequences than ever envisioned. You could say the battle wasIt is the end of the American civil war and slavery had just been abolished.

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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

I wonder why the word 'swell' fell out of favor as an adjective?The book starts with these two sentences: " I helped bomb Tokyo on the Dolittle Raid of April 18, 1942. I crashed in the China Sea. " (for more info on the raid, try this link: http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Doolittl. . . There are many others, some better, but this has the best overview). I am a woman who was born several years after WWII ended, but heard 'war stories from the men of the family' so you might not think this would engage mI wonder why the word 'swell' fell out of favor as an adjective?The book starts with these two sentences: " I helped bomb Tokyo on the Dolittle Raid of April 18, 1942.

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Zealot

Mr. Aslan has a thesis, and he has written Zealot to prove it. As we soon find out while reading the book, Aslan intends to accomplish his mission at any cost, sometimes even at the cost of betraying logic and the very historical facts he claims to draw his conclusions from. Very early in the book, Aslan clearly lays out his thesis: Jesus was “a zealous revolutionary swept up, as all Jews of the era were, in the religious and political turmoil of first-century Palestine—[he] bears little resemblaMr. Aslan has a thesis, and he has written Zealot to prove it.

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The Hand of Fatima

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Όταν κράτησα στα χέρια μου το εν λόγω ‘βιβλίο – τούβλο’, ήμουν σίγουρο πως θα διάβαζα ένα αριστούργημα… εν πάση περιπτώσει αν όχι αριστούργημα, τουλάχιστον ένα βιβλίο που προσωπικώς θα λάτρευα… Γιατί; Πρώτον, ήταν τούβλον κι εγώ λατρεύω τα τούβλα. Δεύτερον, διαδραματίζεται στην Ισπανία του 16ου αιώνα, βλέπε Ιερά Εξέταση, Άραβες, Κόρδοβα, Μοναχοί και άλλα ωραία. Κι εμένα μου αρέσουν όλα τούτα. Τρίτον, ήταν άκρως οικονομικό και τέταρτον ο ίδιος ο τίτλος θα το προστάτευε από το κακό το μάτι.

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In Zanesville

I loved everything about this book. I’m a big fan of good young adult fiction for its sense of self-centeredness, desperation, and hope. I’m also a big fan of good adult adult fiction for its bleakness, meditativeness, humor, and realism. This book is the best of both of my favorite fictional worlds. Jo Ann Beard moves seamlessly through adolescent junior high school scenes and dialogue to the adult meditations of her narrator, combining both the more tactile aspects of young adult fiction and tI loved everything about this book. I’m a big fan of good young adult fiction for its sense of self-centeredness, desperation, and hope.

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How to Write a Book Review

How to Write a Book Review by Bill Asenjo Return to Successful Freelancing · Print/Mobile-Friendly VersionA book review describes, analyzes and evaluates. The review conveys an opinion, supporting it with evidence from the book. Do you know how to write a book review? I didn't. And even though I knew I didn't, that didn't stop me from firmly inserting my foot in my mouth by agreeing to conduct a book review writing workshop for my local Barnes & Noble. I blithely assured myself it would simply be a matter of picking up Book Reviews for Dummies, or something to that effect.

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Book Review: Seeing Like A State

I. Seeing Like A State is the book G. K. Chesterton would have written if he had gone into economic history instead of literature. Since he didn’t, James Scott had to write it a century later. The wait was worth it. Scott starts with the story of “scientific forestry” in 18th century Prussia. Enlightenment rationalists noticed that peasants were just cutting down whatever trees happened to grow in the forests, like a chump. They came up with a better idea: clear all the forests and replace them by planting identical copies of Norway spruce (the highest-lumber-yield-per-unit-time tree) in an evenly-spaced rectangular grid.

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Paperboy

Writing for me is like stuttering for Victor.  Most of the time I feel lonely and isolated and I'm trying every trick I can to spit out the right words. And I mean spit. The words splatter, sputter, and stutter in a  nonsensical way all over the page. The random mishmash starts to take shape after multiple rewrites that usually leaves me frustrated, vulnerable, and exhausted when finished. Writing is difficult for me because it requires focus and my ADHD tendencies get in the way. Exercise is the Writing for me is like stuttering for Victor.

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Eminent Hipsters by Donald Fagen – review

This book is a piece of pure bliss, and it's not even the book I thought or hoped it would be. When they said a memoir by Donald Fagen was on the way it seemed reasonable to assume that the co-founder of Steely Dan would be reflecting on the run of seven LPs between 1972 and 1980 that constitute one of the greatest oeuvres in American rock, and would thereby shine a light on the famously enigmatic lyrics with which he and his partner Walter Becker used to bamboozle us. For instance, in "Brooklyn Owes the Charmer Under Me", who or what was the charmer? Could it be true that the strolling blues "Chain Lightning", from their 1975 albumKaty Lied , was actually about two old Nazis surreptitiously meeting in a Uruguayan square to mark the 40th anniversary of Hitler's rise to power? Oh, and can pretzel logic be taught? The book isn't telling.

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