You will laugh, cry, wonder but anyone who reads this collection of memories from 52 renowned authors as they take a walk down memory lane, will find...moreYou will laugh, cry, wonder but anyone who reads this collection of memories from 52 renowned authors as they take a walk down memory lane, will find it truly entertaining.
Stacy Juba got it right when she came up with the idea to ask a few authors to write about what they were doing exactly 25 years ago today. You will be surprised in the variety of tales and will certainly reflect on your own memory of long ago.
If you like 'Chicken Soup for the Soul', then this book is for you. It warms the heart.(less)
Glenn Parkhurst is fast becoming one of my favorite horror writers. His ability to create a unique, suspenseful thriller with that perfect touch of horror is the mark of a true artist.
The Ulasiga seems, at first look, the story of a young man living with Downes Syndrome, which in itself is a fine story. The fact Mr. Parkhurst chose the main character to have this genetic affliction brings deeper meaning into this tale of horror.
Horror prevails as an ancient 'monster', who dwells within a cave, reaches out to our young hero. It is a tale friendships, courage, and understanding woven within the most terrifying of circumstances.
I gave this book a 5 star rating due to the fact it was refreshingly creative, providing the reader understanding of those who are different along with terrorizing the mind.(less)
One of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books I've had the pleasure to read.
Jonathan Maxwell first takes you into the days before the...moreOne of the most fascinating, intriguing and informative books I've had the pleasure to read.
Jonathan Maxwell first takes you into the days before the Nazi Regime existed, rather an intimate look into how such a time in history could ever exist. Intelligent men and women who cast aside humanitarianism for what? Fame? Notoriety? Personal Convictions?
He continues the journey as we look at many of the primary individuals responsible for the overtaking of Germany at the hands of the Nazi's, and we explore the final outcome.
This book should be in every school and library in the world, for if we cannot learn from the mistakes of the past, I feel we will be doomed to face somewhat of the same consequences.
If I could give this over 5 stars, I would do so. (less)
When I first began reading "Six Weeks to Yehida", I found myself thinking of the beloved classic, :The Wizard of Oz". Soon it became apparent there wa...moreWhen I first began reading "Six Weeks to Yehida", I found myself thinking of the beloved classic, :The Wizard of Oz". Soon it became apparent there was much of "Alice In Wonderland" within the pages. Then, as I read even further, it became very clear this book had much more meaning and combined the world of Fantasy with our own reality.
It is my opinion, this book should be read by educators to their students and parents to their children. I rarely make a statement such as this, but it is my honest opinion this book deserves to be made into a movie for it will bring viewers the delight of fantasy along with wisdom.
Melissa Studdard has excelled in creating a book for both the young and old alike. Her play on words, imagination and understanding of the human psyche jump from each page.
So if there are any movie producers out there - you'd be wise to contact this very talented author before someone else learns of the book. You'd have a certain box office success with this one.
I hightly recommend this book as a truly inspirational story of courage, conviction and absolute dedication in taking what life presents and turning i...moreI hightly recommend this book as a truly inspirational story of courage, conviction and absolute dedication in taking what life presents and turning it around.
Ms. Scales-Medeiros presents a story which embraces the belief that anyone cn overcome obstacles in life, no matter how difficult or traumatic.
This book will leave you full of the determination to meet your own goals and truly believe you may do so. (less)
At first glance, BLUE seems to be a typical story of one families dealing with the aftermath involving an illness of their only child, a fourteen year...moreAt first glance, BLUE seems to be a typical story of one families dealing with the aftermath involving an illness of their only child, a fourteen year old daughter named Becky. The writing was impressive, the characters true to life, but yet another story about a failed marriage and the daughter whom was the sole link between the divorced couple.
Have to admit I was entirely incorrect in my assumptions.
Mr. Aronica's ability to combine reality with magical realism, while holding the readers interest is outstanding. In fact, just when you think you have it all figured out, Lou catches you off guard and you are compelled to keep reading. This story is a page-turner, full of emotion, suspense, love and fantasy. Or is it fantasy or reality? Perhaps what is real to one person is not to another.
All this reviewer knows is she entered a world beyond this dimension, full of substantial characters who intrigued and stimulated the imagination.
I believe each reader will relate to the story in their own unique way, which is a definite plus. I adore stories that open your mind and challenge your imagination; basically what I call, meaningful writings. Anyone from teens to those in their golden years will enjoy this story. I applaud the author in writing a very unique, compelling novel and hope to see more of his work in the years to come.