This has to be one of the most insane books I have ever read. Jurek is a highly disturbed individual with an imagination that borders on complete insaThis has to be one of the most insane books I have ever read. Jurek is a highly disturbed individual with an imagination that borders on complete insanity. "Killing Auntie" is a book that stays in your mind long after you're done reading and leaves you morosely puzzling over the finality. Mr. Bursa, may he rest in peace, is one of those storytellers with the unusual ability to mix the macabre with humor and disturbing passion.
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in traversing the minds of the twisted and criminally insane. A short read that will leave you wanting more....more
Wonderfully written and educational! I enjoyed this book as a 42 year old mom and passed it on to my nieces and nephews to read. They all truly enjoyeWonderfully written and educational! I enjoyed this book as a 42 year old mom and passed it on to my nieces and nephews to read. They all truly enjoyed it as well. The illustrations are bright and cheery and make you feel like you're on a seashell hunt as you sit in your living room reading to the kids.
What I loved most about this book was the educational value. Children get to learn about the different types of shells they can find on the beach and that they all were once the homes the homes of many sea creatures.
Overall, this is a great book for any season, but especially for the summer. I gave this wonderful little book a solid 5 Ravens!...more
While I really enjoyed the storyline overall, I didn't feel the 'so called' love between Sydney and Morgan. Their entire relationship seemed all aboutWhile I really enjoyed the storyline overall, I didn't feel the 'so called' love between Sydney and Morgan. Their entire relationship seemed all about sex and they had a lot of it. Also, for Sydney having been a rape victim at a young age I wouldn't have thought she'd have cared much about that. I do have to say that the scenes were well-written and written tastefully though.
I did like the theme of the book, the woman scorned for the last time, ready to take her life in her hands and leave Den once and for all. She showed strength and intelligence and I always love that in a good heroine in any book. I just feel as though what Sydney and Morgan had was more an infatuation than anything else, though as the book went on and I learned more about their history I could see that growing into much more.
There were some parts of the story that I felt were forced, as though the author was trying to fill in enough to make the book longer. There were some flagging moments of dialogue that I feel could have been ramped up a bit and I would have loved to see much more interaction between Sydney and her girlfriends as she confided in them. I also would have loved to see more interaction with Syd and Den so we could have gotten a full feeling of his mental issues and how potentially dangerous he was where Syd was concerned. The whole idea of the toxicity of their past was interesting to me and I would have liked to see more of that played out in the story.
I did truly enjoy the book though, and will be reading more by Elle Wright in the future. She has a great writing style, the flow was good overall, and her craft is well-honed. This book was sent to me for an honest review, and I give it a full four Ravens! Well done Elle Wright, well done! :)...more