I thoroughly enjoyed Sciron, and I was always annoyed when I had to put it down to go work on something else. I'm pretty sure I could have finished th...moreI thoroughly enjoyed Sciron, and I was always annoyed when I had to put it down to go work on something else. I'm pretty sure I could have finished this book in one day if I hadn't had to attend to other business. It's just that awesome!
The book cover is beautifully done, and the author does an expert job of merging three, seemingly separate situations together flawlessly. There were very few editing errors, and there was excellent character development. Even though this is a paranormal novel, I could see the events actually taking place in my mind's eye, which made the whole story credible to me.
A note to US readers: the author is British, so he uses British spelling and expressions. Don't confuse that with poor editing. There are some minimal editing errors, but not enough to impede your enjoyment of this book.
Imagine being hidden and protected by someone who really doesn't want to hide and/or protect you, but he does it because he's a minister and appeals t...moreImagine being hidden and protected by someone who really doesn't want to hide and/or protect you, but he does it because he's a minister and appeals to his higher calling.
Imagine sitting in your hiding place and hearing men with machetes calling your name specifically as they troll the streets looking for you to kill you. They are in this particular area looking for you, by the by, because they've received information that it was the last place you were seen.
Imagine these same murderers actually searching the house in which you're being hidden many times, but they never discover your hiding place because no one knew that the minister had this extra bathroom in his house.
Imagine you're sharing your hiding place with several other people, and your hiding place is a small bathroom, where you can hold both your arms out and touch both sides of the wall, and then imagine that your protector brings even more people into this small space.
Imagine that you've hidden for so long and lost so much weight, along with everyone else in this tiny bathroom, that being in this small space has become far less cramped because you all are skin and bones.
If you can imagine these things, then you have a small insight into what Immaculee Ilibagiza went through during the Rwandan genocide. She was left to tell you this and more about how she survived during this perilous time.
I actually read this book several years ago, but I remember all these details because the book was just so compelling.(less)
Those who give this book less than five stars didn't understand what they were reading. This book drips with symbolism and profound ideas and ideals....moreThose who give this book less than five stars didn't understand what they were reading. This book drips with symbolism and profound ideas and ideals. It's not a quick or light read. To appreciate the richness of "Invisible Man," you have to study it, reflect on what you've studied and then read it two or three more times. Names, places, events all have a deeper meaning, and that's the true genius of this work.
By the by, this is my favorite book of all the books I've ever read. I was 14 the first time I read it, and I've read it at least once a year for the last several years. I always seem to discover another little golden nugget that escaped me on previous reads. It's amazing.(less)
In ancient Israel, where women are property, Princess Michal loves her father's worst enemy, the future King David. She sacrifices e...moreAuthor's summary:
In ancient Israel, where women are property, Princess Michal loves her father's worst enemy, the future King David. She sacrifices everything to save his life, but will her heart survive war and separation?
Michal's story comes to life in this powerful and emotional journey through love and heartache to self-realization. Her intense love for King David coupled with tragic circumstances causes her to do the unthinkable. Too strong for her time, Michal's story resonates with women today.
Book cover - 5 points - very appealing
Cohesive storyline - 5 points - it stays on course, even though this is a long read
Spelling/Grammar/Punctuation (SGP) - 4.9 points - in 458 pages, I noted only 12 editing errors
Character development - 5 points - you definitely get to know the characters in this book
Credibility - 4 points - as a fictionalized account of what we don't see in Bible stories about King David, the events as they unfold in the novel seem plausible
OVERALL - The length of the book began to wear on me a bit, but I hung in until the end. :grin: The author does a great job of keeping you interested in what's going on. I haven't read much Christian fiction, but Michal's Window will prompt me to give more of it a try. I'd recommend this book to anyone who's interested in Christian fiction and enjoys the story of King David. Rachelle does a really nice job of not making the information so fictional that a Christian would get caught up stumbling across misinformation instead of enjoying "what might have happened."