Wow. Talk about a great read. I picked this book up just because it seemed interesting and let me tell you, it was well worth the time! It’s an antholWow. Talk about a great read. I picked this book up just because it seemed interesting and let me tell you, it was well worth the time! It’s an anthology (collection of short stories) where the two editors battle for superiority – Team Zombie or Team Unicorn. Every story is masterfully written, some funny, sad, enchanting, or just plain disturbing. The writers know their stuff, and no two stories are alike. Some of the stories are ok, other amazing, but there are no bad ones. I know it seems a little strange, but trust me; this is a great unusual read! So if you are looking for something out of the ordinary pick this!...more
I love this book. The writing style is simply sublime!! If you wish to read a book with an invigorating characters and a fascinating plot line then loI love this book. The writing style is simply sublime!! If you wish to read a book with an invigorating characters and a fascinating plot line then look no further. I have read it twice and am currently listening to it on book audio. I must tell you; while I love reading the book audio is simply breathtaking. The readers do a wonderful job of catching the essence and personality of the authors.
During the first years of the great depression a devastated Jacob Jankowski takes a chance that will change his life. On the verge of become a Harvard certified veteran Jacob learns of the tragic death of his parents. Lost and penniless he stumbles around, looking for something to awaken him. That’s when he jumped onto the train- which turns out to be the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. It was not what anyone would expect, never spending more than one day in a town, crazy parties during the prohibition, a violent equestrian director and his beautiful wife. And then add Rosie, the elephant who can’t even follow simple directions. In a life filled with pain, joy, and mind numbing depression Jacobs life will never be the same.
I am excited and worried about the movie release. I hope that it will live up to this fantastic story and not belittle the depth and glory of the novel. ...more
Wow, what an amazing book! The plot was fantastically interesting and very original. Although it does concern a character form her previous book, GracWow, what an amazing book! The plot was fantastically interesting and very original. Although it does concern a character form her previous book, Graceling, it is more of a prequel and takes place in a completely different land. My summery will be no way as good as the actual book but here I go-
Fire is a monster. Monsters are creatures of extreme beauty, with strong mental powers, and the lust for other monster’s blood. Born with hair the vibrant colors of red, orange, pink, all other colors of the sunset Fire stands out from all others. Her beauty is breathtaking, yet an illusion, for she drives the week minded insane with lust or hatred. Few can trust her with mental powers that are enormous and an incredibly terrible burden. Her father was a true monster in every way, as beautiful as he was cruel, and the memory of him follows her everywhere. Now the king and his brother need her help, yet who trusts her after her father’s vicious reign as the puppeteer of the puppet king. ...more
Super interesting! Very detailed, the facts are very solid and very disturbing. The writer of this book should have been a detective! It was very longSuper interesting! Very detailed, the facts are very solid and very disturbing. The writer of this book should have been a detective! It was very long but it was so intriguing that it was worth it....more