I actually didn't read the book but watched the film. Unfortunately, I am not inclined to appreciate very sad endings. I hate it that she chose to do...moreI actually didn't read the book but watched the film. Unfortunately, I am not inclined to appreciate very sad endings. I hate it that she chose to do the right thing, like not marry for money but she was not rewarded for it. She ended up poor and died. I don't think this will serve as an inspiration for women to do the right thing.(less)
Don't let jealousy bite you because it can destroy you. Be content.
This is the first Patricia Cornwell book I've read and I somewhat like it. I love t...moreDon't let jealousy bite you because it can destroy you. Be content.
This is the first Patricia Cornwell book I've read and I somewhat like it. I love the main character's attitude, namely Dr. Kay Scarpetta. I like that she's firm with a lot of gentleness and kindness to people who needs it.
I hate Ring, too bad the book doesn't say if he's been punished. Maybe that will be in the next Cornwell book.
I just don't like how the book ended. It's like it's cut short and I had no inkling whodunit because if memory serves me right there was no mention of Dr. Phyllis Crowder. Maybe I'm used to other books like this where they give clues as to whodunit and you have to make a choice only to be proved wrong in the end.
No matter, I am still going to read other Cornwell books. That's definite. (less)
I was bored reading the first part. I have to painstakingly encourage myself to read at least a chapter everyday. But, when I got to the part where sh...moreI was bored reading the first part. I have to painstakingly encourage myself to read at least a chapter everyday. But, when I got to the part where she got pregnant and had to run away, where I think is just the beginning of her success, I already can't put the book down. All in all, I loved the book. I learned never to rush into marriage if it's not because of love at all. (less)
I love the book and I love Dolores Price! She sure went through a lot of ups and downs in life. My problems are nothing compared to what she has been...moreI love the book and I love Dolores Price! She sure went through a lot of ups and downs in life. My problems are nothing compared to what she has been through. She is not popular in school nor does she have a lot of friends but, I like how she can develop meaningful friendships that can last a lifetime. And these people she has developed a meaningful relationship with and who love her back are the ones who help her brave the storms in her life.
It's sad that her Ma died but if this has not happened, she would have gotten stuck in her grandmother's house, a fat girl forever.
I love how the book ended, she has found true love through Thayer and also got to see a whale in action! It is a very dramatic ending. She does not long for what she can't have anymore but is thankful for what she already has.
I love reading this kind of book because I get to have the chance to go through one's life and learn valuable lessons.(less)
I love this book!! It's sad but sometimes sad things happen for a reason and may also be for the best. I love the story, how it unfolded and the way i...moreI love this book!! It's sad but sometimes sad things happen for a reason and may also be for the best. I love the story, how it unfolded and the way it ended. The author was just superb!
The book touches on adultery and about how you may live with another person but not being able to truly know that person. And it got me thinking how did she not even have a hint about what's happening? They say that when your husband plays around, the wife would have that gut feeling because he's her husband and a wife would surely be able to know. However, as was also mentioned in the book, if you don't do it, you'll never even think of it and I guess that was the explanation provided by the author.
They say that adultery happens in almost every husband and wife. That no couple is exempt from it. I don't know and I am not sure. My husband works abroad, he's far away from me and far away from our kids. And I don't like it, 3 years away from your family is for me greatly unacceptable and saddening. We miss him, he misses us. However, others are saying that we're lucky nowadays because there's internet, there's yahoo messenger, there's a webcam. Unlike the old days where you can only write letters, which takes days to arrive.
There has been rumors but I trust my husband. Other people may say otherwise, even people close to us, which really hurts and if I've listened to it, our family would have been a broken family by now.
But, I tell you this, only you and your partner knows what's really the score between you two. I remember the way he courted me, the times we fought over such trivial matters but would then kiss and makeup right after. I remember when we were still young, in the early stages of our relationship and he fought for that love when I was ready to just give it all up. Looking back, I can see he loved me, is loving me still and will continue to love me forever. As for me, my love for him is growing deeper everyday than anyone can ever imagine.
Other people would not know any of those things, that is why it's just easy for them to say anything they want. But, between the two of you, your partner and you, you would know. So, don't listen to what others maybe saying but listen to your heart. The answer is there. The truth is there.
I like this part of the book, "You and I, Emrys,"she had said, giving him the boyhood name Merlin had used for him,"have let ourselves be blinded by p...moreI like this part of the book, "You and I, Emrys,"she had said, giving him the boyhood name Merlin had used for him,"have let ourselves be blinded by prophecy. We have lived under the edge of doom, and feel ourselves now facing the long-threatened fate. But hear this, Emrys: fate is made by men not gods. Our own follies, not the gods, foredoom us. The gods are spirits, they work by men's hands, and there are men who are brave enough to stand up and say; "I am a man; I will not."
All throughout the book, it has been mentioned that Mordred will be Arthur's bane and that has plagued them and haunted them. What I like is that even with these foreseen, Arthur and his queen still loved and accepted him. What's sad is that even if Mordred was totally loyal to Arthur, because of this prophecy, he was seen only to be Arthur's bane and nothing more.
I was touched by the line I quoted above because if only they have not thought of Mordred as that, then the ending of Arthur's kingdom might have been different.
Personally, I really don't believe in prophecies or fortune tellers to be exact. I believe in just living your life with faith in the real living God. I think that is all one needs to be able to live a full and contented life. (less)
This book is different from all the books I've read since it's about the experiences of a spirit or a ghost per se. I find it interesting and I kind o...moreThis book is different from all the books I've read since it's about the experiences of a spirit or a ghost per se. I find it interesting and I kind of liked to read that love transcends all even the after life. It is a good read. (less)
I took a break from reading as you can see from my posts. It was months ago from when I last read. It's just that I got busy, or maybe just got lazy r...moreI took a break from reading as you can see from my posts. It was months ago from when I last read. It's just that I got busy, or maybe just got lazy reading. I don't know if this happens to other bookworms too, if not, then I'd feel totally guilty of calling myself as such.
Anyway, as they say, a habit is a habit, so I just suddenly got into reading again! I don't know how it happened but that feeling of me wanting to read just came on suddenly. So, I read the first book I got my hands on and that's Eddie's Bastard. I was struck at the comment from Denver Post regarding this book. It read, "Draws the reader in from the get-go and refuses to relinquish its hold." Upon the reading the book I can say that it is so true.
It is a great book in every sense. I like the way the story unfolded as well as it is also well-written. Some scenes I like in the book was when Enzo from Nagasaki, Japan kept his promise and brought back the diary of the great Willie Mann. I was touched because he treasured such promise and as said in the book, people like him are rare nowadays. I also like how the musicians turned up on Willie Mann III wake.
I am sad that Billy and Annie did not end together, when they would have made such a lovely couple. That is the only thing I didn't like in this book.
Furthermore, from the way the book was ended, I am thinking there would be a sequel to this. This book was published 1999 and if there is a sequel to it, I don't know of it yet but I would be very happy to read it if given the chance. (less)
I love the book! It focuses mainly on extra marital affairs, which I do not condone. But the author wrote it in a manner that's light and I like that....moreI love the book! It focuses mainly on extra marital affairs, which I do not condone. But the author wrote it in a manner that's light and I like that. I think this situation is happening in reality wherein people would not end up marrying the people they love but chose to be practical and chose financial security. The heroine in this book however was pushed because of pressure form those around her. I like that Milo and her weer given the chance to be together happily in the end. And that was a long wait. At least, there's still true love in this book and it still won in the end. (less)