I've always heard good things about this book and I was very eager to read it an it was a good read, it wasn't drowned in Economists linguistics as iI've always heard good things about this book and I was very eager to read it an it was a good read, it wasn't drowned in Economists linguistics as i have no experience of it and it gives many examples and not just numbers to prove the facts which I found very helpful. It also reminded me how important it is for a scientist to ask interesting questions from rather uninteresting data. I loved this book and definitely read the second part of it....more
I was hoping to get more insight of the two great minds, ideas about writing but it didn't live up to expectation. It was a quick read and I think it'I was hoping to get more insight of the two great minds, ideas about writing but it didn't live up to expectation. It was a quick read and I think it'd have been better if I had listened to watched the interview. But the two concepts Lee talks about future novels is interesting: - You are only as sick as your secrets. - The door to hell is locked from the inside....more
This has been one of the hardest reading experience of my life, it took me almost a year to read this book, whenever I tried, I couldn't read more thaThis has been one of the hardest reading experience of my life, it took me almost a year to read this book, whenever I tried, I couldn't read more than 5 pages a day, the english, the writing style, the colloquial was very hard for me to understand, and since I wasn't reading it continuously, i couldn't get a grasp on it and that's why I hated this book, I didn't enjoy it all. But it was a new story, new concept and a very different literary style to write.... no matter how much I tried, i just couldn't see past Alex's psychopath nature and I couldn't sympathise with him, I was glad he was tortured. I am never going to try anything like this vere again....more
I picked this book after reading History of Love and I had some idea about Krauss's writing and from the beginning it was evident it was her first novI picked this book after reading History of Love and I had some idea about Krauss's writing and from the beginning it was evident it was her first novel. It felt incomplete to me in some ways, like the characters were missing something, she forgot to write about something and a huge part of each character remain hidden from the raders. Sometimes I felt like, the writer was trying too hard, too hard to make something complex but not really which thread to tangle and which one to set loose. I still have no idea about who Samson is, I know he is the man with no memories but I didn't get good picture of his personality and not of Anna either. Krauss had left so many things unexplored, but still this was a beautiful book. I, especially, loved Samson and Ray's conversation about human connection and empathy. I can also relate to the loneliness of the characters and the desire to feel connected and understood. But something was missing from it. ...more
**spoiler alert** It's one of the classics I always wanted to read, I've heard so many good things about it and in some way it didn't disappoint me. T**spoiler alert** It's one of the classics I always wanted to read, I've heard so many good things about it and in some way it didn't disappoint me. The novel was beautifully written, the words are captivating and I could picture everything happening the narrotor was saying. It's supposed be a dark romantic thriller but I didn't find it so, to me it was a story of a naive girl who lacked confidence and doubted herself and later found the courage to find herself.
First the best thing about this story, I absolutely loved the writing, the proses were beautiful, it painted a realistic picture and gave faces to characters. The characters were believable, I could understand he narrators lack of faith in herself, Max's guilt that turned into ager, hatred of Mrs. Danvers, loyalty of Frank, etc. The story is told expertly in the dramatic backdrop of Menderly... it's like 20th century Pemberly. And most of all the character of Rebecca, how the narrator was discovering her layer by layer to find her true colour, in a way she was haunting her and everyone. I liked Rebecca... she kicked ass.
Now, the things I hate about this book, the writer made the narrator and Max sympathetic but I couldn't sympathise to them. It's understandable that the heroine came from an impoverished background and was thrown into this high society and suddenly she was a mistress and she was scared, self-doubt and lacked confidence. What I don't like how incredible stupid and blind she was, she fell in love and married a rich sad- secretive grieving widower knowing him for a fortnight and then when she learned he is a murderer, she totally ignored that and she was celebrating that he never loved Rebecca... what an idiot. Max was a little annoying too, he was never honest with his wife and treated her like a child and still the heroin worshipped him.
I guess, some people are so blindly in love they can overlook anything and maybe that's what the writer wanted to show. All in all, love the book because of it's writing and character development....more
An amazing read, it was the best of the series. It had drama, suspense and adventure, a wonderful experience in 240 pages.
After reading the 2nd book iAn amazing read, it was the best of the series. It had drama, suspense and adventure, a wonderful experience in 240 pages.
After reading the 2nd book in the series, The Foundation and Empire, I guessed the location of the Second Empire but this book kept me on edge nonetheless. This book had much more interesting characters and better writing and pace. The first book was amazing as it introduced this new Universe and second book was amazing because it gave a real threat and this book was amazing because it gave a good end to the trilogy.
One thing I loved that it dealt mathematics and other physical science as well as psychology because most of the time I was reading it, it felt like a psychological thriller. Also loved the Arcadia or Arkady, one of the better female character written in the series. I had some issues with Bayata's character but Arcadia was simply amazing. I young girl who thinks she is smarter than adults around her and still she has so much to learn.
This is one of my favourite books now and I will read the series again few years from now just to see how it grows with time....more