Damn you Nora Roberts. You ruined every billionaire/millionaire hero for me. Nobody could ever live up to the awesomeness that is Roarke.
This on the s...moreDamn you Nora Roberts. You ruined every billionaire/millionaire hero for me. Nobody could ever live up to the awesomeness that is Roarke.
This on the side. Rick was a nice hero and I liked the story. It was funny and I have a weakness for "good" guys in crime. I didn't guess the villain until the end which I always like. It was also funny and kept me reading.
For some reason nameless people's misery and troubles make me cry. Everything I can say about The Book Thief won't be enough and I kno...moreBeautiful story.
For some reason nameless people's misery and troubles make me cry. Everything I can say about The Book Thief won't be enough and I know it's not for everybody. But while writing this about a month after I read it, tears are in my eyes again just thinking about it. This is how one story can make more impact than all the others. This isn't a happy story though it will give you hope, just before destroying it. The narrator is distanced, removed from us humans but in the end he's there taking care of us. For some reason I found him comforting and felt for him. He who saw all the horror of humanity and couldn't do anything then be there at the end.
I can't recommend it high enough.
"I wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn't already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race-that rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the same thing could be so ugly and so glorious, and its words and stories so damning and brilliant."
"A small but noteworthy note. I've seen so many young men over the years who think they're running at other young men. They are not. They are running at me." (about the boys fighting in the war)
"First the colours. Then the humans. That’s usually how I see things. Or at least, how I try."