I am reading another book of this author and looking at what i read I came upon this book. I thought how weird that I did not red this but then readinI am reading another book of this author and looking at what i read I came upon this book. I thought how weird that I did not red this but then reading what this bookw as about I know! I did give this book a try but hated it. it was so stupid. Young woman is in love with her friend's father okay that can happen but how she behaved it was just plain stupid stuff not worth to spend any second of my life for!
Guess I forgot to review. Terrible book. I did not finish
When this came out (last year?) I tried playing this game 3 times or so and one time I played for a few days but my problem is the battle system. I loWhen this came out (last year?) I tried playing this game 3 times or so and one time I played for a few days but my problem is the battle system. I love the battle system of The Tales games don't get me wrong and my favourite Tales game is my first which was Graces. I loved the story and the battles but it always takes me a time to get used to it.
This time it is crazy. I have to read nearly a book to get to understand the strategies. I do not want to read when i game. I also do not think the tutorials are very good. Of course I will keep on trying but this is the first Tales game where I really find it hard.
I love love Tales of Xillia. One and Two. Some things I am good at like with leia and her staff and with Jude front stepping or was it back. Love that so I hoped this game just needed more time. But 3 times of trying.
Fun book. Quick read. I had this book on my wish list for years and every time I check my list to see if I still want the books and apparently this onFun book. Quick read. I had this book on my wish list for years and every time I check my list to see if I still want the books and apparently this one I did want and it turned out alright.
This is apparently real and as even though I am raised Dutch and I have a Dutch dad my mum is a skouser from Liverpool and I have always loved everything British so this was a book for me. ...more
This afternoon I was working in the garden doing a tedious job of cutting branches in smaller bits so they would fit in my greenery bin. A bin that isThis afternoon I was working in the garden doing a tedious job of cutting branches in smaller bits so they would fit in my greenery bin. A bin that is collected twice a month where you can put in like your potato peels and food and your old leaves. No idea how to call them.
Anyway was bored and did not want to put music on because I know I will forget the world and sing like crazy and everybody was sitting outside so I decided to be nice and not do that to my neighbours.
"Hey, I thought, I wish I had an audiobook. This is the perfect moment for one" So I got my ipod and I picked this book (do not ask me why because it was definitely not the best first audiobook) well second because I did try one by Margaret Atwood.
I did enjoy listening to this man's voice. He was a good reader? talker? The problem was that he immediately began in the middle part of the story assuming I knew what he was talking about but I am ashamed to say I did not. But I was still intrigued and enjoyed the chapters. It got a bit too much listening to all the testimonies and I had the tendency to fade out, forgetting I had to listen and not dreaming but yes I want to get myself some more audiobooks.
Now I have 2 from Harold Schechter and what I like it can be done while working in the house and garden cleaning. Perhaps I will do that now more often. haha ...more
Never heard about these killings so me as a true crime reader I expected to learn (preferably after the crime) why this occurred. Alas I still do notNever heard about these killings so me as a true crime reader I expected to learn (preferably after the crime) why this occurred. Alas I still do not know why they did what they did which and as an avid true crime reader that is annoying. It is one reason why I do not read unsolved books with a few exceptions.
Okay, I am just a too curious, nosy woman :) and want to know how it ends and why they do what they do. I love the psychology stuff of it as well. What make people do things like this?. .........Thinking about this a bit more I realise that in real life I am not a very curious woman at all. My neighbour knows exactly who lives where and with whom and who they talk to and who not while I never look at the people in my neighbourhood except for a hello or a talk but not at all interested in what they do with their lives.
I would have appreciated if the author had delved into the life of the killers as well as he did in the victim's. I understand the victim wanted to tell their story but there are also many books were the authors do not have any contact with the characters and they still manage to get more info
That being said I am glad I read it. Not the best book but I thought it was interesting. It is a short book and as someone else said more a memoir than a true crime. Finished quickly....more
What a crazy story this was. This was one of the better books by this author. I wish he would stop constantly adding his judgement in his books. He caWhat a crazy story this was. This was one of the better books by this author. I wish he would stop constantly adding his judgement in his books. He can't help but it. Here an example.
"Hoping she could win this man back. This my friends is the description of a desperate woman who will go to any lengths to get her man"
I cannot enjoy his books because of him constantly having to have his say and telling us what to think and feel, thinking we the readers are so dumb we won't get it without him force feeding it to us.
Anyway I tried to put my annoyance aside which is hard because it goes on and on, the story was so interesting it would be hard writing a bad book about it.
Now what do I give this book. a 3 or a 4? I will be nice for once.
Please don't faint now. I can be nice..not often though.
Back in the days when I began reading true crime I read Invisible Darkness. I remember that even then as a true crime newbie I was outraged at HomolkaBack in the days when I began reading true crime I read Invisible Darkness. I remember that even then as a true crime newbie I was outraged at Homolka receiving a deal. (I still am) What I also did not like was that they author was on her side saying she was a victim. My butt. The dead children they were victims. Her dead sister she was a victim.
So as this was a story I had read at least 15 years ago I decided to get a copy of this book. Well as some of my review readers know I am very forgetful but this story how can you forget? so nothing was new to me but still so disgusting.
What I liked was that this author was just as disgusted with her and did not see her as a victim. It was also well written.
Homolka had to do just 12 years I think. Then married the brother of her lawyer, moved to Guatemala and had 3 kids with him. Now she is living in Canada and she thinks as does her husband that it is over and they do not care anymore. his words not mine. ...more
Began reading this book yesterday. I am participating in a readathon so perhaps I should not have because I always try to read a lot of books, but I cBegan reading this book yesterday. I am participating in a readathon so perhaps I should not have because I always try to read a lot of books, but I could not help myself. Maybe for the better because I want to keep on reading so instead of waiting till tonight i am going to get myself a coffee and sit in the garden with my kindle and cat.
June 13 2016. Finished this morning.
A good read but I am not loving the characters much besides Brady. I liked him.
Jerome is such a stupid and unbelievable character plus the way he talked south ala uncle Tom. Not funny at all. And this 3 books in a row! He was not needed in this book.
Holly was okay but I was bored of her now as well. usually SK's characters are the best but not this time. Now they were unusual which I like but not unusual and very unrealistic. Now I have never been a fan if detective books and as I posted somewhere else you notice that SK is not the youngest. He writes a lot about pain and old age and I thought Hodges was just not that interesting.
What I did like was Brady! I loved the boef aka the boogeyman. Mr Meany and do love the taking over the mind theme . I think I would have preferred the mind theme in a new book with fresh characters. Still a good book of course and I liked the end. 3.6...more
This will not be such a raving review as the others one here posted on goodreads. To be honest I noticed while looking at them that one of my eyebrowsThis will not be such a raving review as the others one here posted on goodreads. To be honest I noticed while looking at them that one of my eyebrows started to move...
It is definitely not a bad book but it is also not one I would ever rave about. That being said perhaps I would if I had never read books by Jack Olsen, Ann Rule, Darcy O'Brien and Kevin Flynn.
This book is filled with the facts. Nothing more but also nothing less. I had never heard about him and even though he was a psychopath he knew right from wrong so I feel he was lucky. At least he was not raped or beaten savagely as he did to his victims. A decent shorter true crime book....more
After a succession of good books it seems I am back in sort of a reading slump. Why I think that is because I am reading 4 or 5 books at once which isAfter a succession of good books it seems I am back in sort of a reading slump. Why I think that is because I am reading 4 or 5 books at once which is not healthy for me.
Anyway in 2004 Dan (Danny Daniel) Clune went missing. Back then I was an avid bookcrosser and He was part of the bookcrossing team. -------------------------------------------------------- Friday November 5th Danny and some friends went to The Long Bridge Grill outside of Sandpoint, ID. Just prior to the bar closing, he and his friends began to regroup for the car ride home. The last time Danny was seen, he was looking for a friend and retrieving his blue hooded sweatshirt from the bar at about 1:45am. Cell phone records show Danny tried to call one of his close friends at 1:57am, this was the last call made from his cell phone to date.
Friends waited about 15 minutes in the parking lot, but didn't see him. Thinking he may have decided to walk home, they began driving toward Sandpoint, stopping to see if he was among the pedestrians on the Long Bridge walkway, but he was nowhere to be found.
On December 17, 2004 a duck hunter discovered a badly decomposed body in an Idaho river. On December 22, 2004 dental records were used to positively identify the body as Danny.
Afterwards there were many questions left. How did he end up in the river?
hen through the years I kept on reading about many young and healthy men drowning in rivers while going out. No women only men. Some of them left very weird phone calls, screaming in agony and others were found months later to be dead for just a few days.
So I became interested. This is an interesting book although I wished it had been a bit more analytical, meaning I would have lied a list with all the names, which would be clickable in my kindle copy. Now it is hard to keep track of all the names.
Not a good true crime book. You get the facts but that is all. I did not mind the chapters on dna as other amazon reviewers did because I like learninNot a good true crime book. You get the facts but that is all. I did not mind the chapters on dna as other amazon reviewers did because I like learning and to be honest I know quite a lot about dna reading so many true crime but there is no information about the killer or the victim and that is a shame. Once people get to know a victim they sympathise and they start caring so if you let your readers not get to know the people in the book you do not involve the readers.
It did not take me 18 days to read but i took a break (which says it all really because if a true crime book is good i do not take breaks from it) ...more
For a shorter true crime book I do think it was not bad at all. This one is not as small as some other books like 60 pages. (I do not buy those anymorFor a shorter true crime book I do think it was not bad at all. This one is not as small as some other books like 60 pages. (I do not buy those anymore) but this was 170 or so. I decided to buy it because there were no other books about this case. At last I did not find any.
Now how long have I been reading true crime books? From 2000 and here I thought I had hardened. lol. Well no. What they did to that poor little girl was so cruel I had tears in my eyes.
Why I did not give it 4 star was because sometime it jumped and the author assumed everybody knew this story so there was not a proper build up....more