Daniela Resendez Resendez de Nana Glen NSW , Australia
En accord avec la sensation du livre - une chaîne descriptive: bien écrite, irritante, romantique, crassus, incompréhensible, grande prémisse, ridicule, mal écrite, intrigue inutile, érotique, intrigante, gavisus sum, intellectuellement snob, amusant, sloggish, charmant , de descendance linguistique douteuse, longissimus, home run, tout simplement affreux, à ne pas relire, malum, explosivement coloré. Pour résumer une phrase modifiée du livre: puta del mente Umberto, ou, selon les mots de Phaedrus, conceptus est in trivio. Entrez à vos risques et périls, mais j'ai quand même aimé.
C'est l'un de ces livres qui change la façon dont vous voyez le monde. Fromkin retrace comment les négociations de paix et les manœuvres de la fin de la Première Guerre mondiale ont mis en place bon nombre des énigmes politiques auxquelles nous sommes toujours confrontés dans le Moyen-Orient moderne.
Forrest Griffin is funny. Really funny. Profane, crude, and super-male, but funny. That said, this is more than a comedy book. For MMA enthusiasts, this is a peek into the bizarre mind of one of the sport's most popular fighters. Also, there is some solid advice for young fighters, as well as some solid basic fighting techniques.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Carly Flowers This book was adorable. It perfectly captured the essence of a young girl growing up more independently than most are used to. Most stories you read of young girls growing up in a particular situation, she almost always has at least one super-close friend, or there is something extraordinary about her, but not in this book. Francie is less-so an astoundingly wonderful character that always makes the most impressively correct decisions, and more so a learning girl who gets a lot of things wrong. Just like the rest of us. It’s more real than other books. Since the vast majority of the book is Francie- her thoughts and sights and feelings- we see a lot of what happened in the time she lived. I don’t know about other people who read this book, but I learned a ton about what life would have been like under Francie’s circumstances. Brooklyn seemed like a bit of a culturally diverse jackpot. Francie described almost every different race, and almost every single one she had an interaction with (I was astounded by her fearlessness throughout the novel). I had no idea about the inner workings of a community like Francie’s. The only thing I would change about this book was the end. I wanted it to go on forever. It left me hanging in the end because I didn’t know how the rest of Francie’s life would play out. I wanted to know if she was going to marry Ben, what job she stuck with, how Neeley turned out, etc. I can’t stand not knowing, but I suppose that’s the drawback of reading fantastic books. Betty Smith must have gone through what Francie did in this book. The details were so explicit and seemingly correct; she couldn’t possibly have written this book from other books. It had to have been a first-hand experience. If you read the little biography of Betty Smith in the back of the book, you learn that her life was almost parallel to Francie’s. I’m pretty confident Betty Smith wrote this book as a testament to her mother, or just as her own testimony. Knowing that, I would guess that Francie went on to write a book…