I have always been fascinated with this kind of stuff. I enjoy books on law, maybe its because I've been screwed so many times in my life, but I was t...moreI have always been fascinated with this kind of stuff. I enjoy books on law, maybe its because I've been screwed so many times in my life, but I was too dumb...excuse me "un-knowledgeable" in this field that I never bother to sue anyone (Lord knows I could be a millionaire today. Thinking about it, it may be years later, but I could still win some of those cases.) Anyways the book had my interest. It's books like this that people say "reading is educational" You do learn alot....well, I did anyway. Great story, great court work. You are given characters who are lawyers yet dumb as bricks and have others that would scare the President into an early leave. A very interesting book. I'd recommend highly to anyone that enjoys law. Lots of stuff going on.
I am also impressed with how John found the time to write this book, considering his involvement in this field himself. I wrote my books doing absolutely nothing else in my life and I was stressed into a comma. How John did it, I'll never know.
The characters were kinda plain. Nobody with a real sense of humor, but after years as a lawyer, it must be hard to maintain one. So, I don't blame the characters or John for making them ordinary. However, he still did a great job at making them interesting and making us love or hate certain ones. A book I might read again soon.(less)
Well let me say, I love the title and love the cover, but I couldnt get into the book. Maybe it was the several punctuation and spelling mistakes that...moreWell let me say, I love the title and love the cover, but I couldnt get into the book. Maybe it was the several punctuation and spelling mistakes that I found or the structure of the dialogue (multiple people talked in one paragraph as apposed to everyone having tbeir own line) or maybe all the cursing. I only read the story of Nancy, thats how the book started and thats what I wanted to finish with. I hate being introduced to another story in the next chapter.
The story of Nancy is about a woman in an abusive relationship and ends up in a better one, but with a drug dealer. Interesting story, but I have a problem. Coco, a friend of Nancy's calls her a Christian. That's where the trouble begins for me. Nancy is a single, soon to be mother, worked at some place topless for a couple days, curses, threatens people and even masturbates. About a month later she's already moved in with him and has premarital relations (and we're given a somewhat graphic play by play of it) Now, I don't want to get into a debate in the comments on how a Christian should behave. What they do behind closed doors is between them and God, but if you are going to write about a Christian in a book, I think that they should be portrayed as such. Throughout all of Nancy's troubles not once does she ask God for help. Needless to say she wasn't a Christian at all and Im guessing her friend Coco said it as a joke of sorts. if that's the case the author should have acknowledged that, her actions after carrying the christian title upset me.
Overall I'm rating it a 2 stars because some stuff did interest me, but between Nancy character, the explicit sex activity and other things I had to take away stars. Again books should come with warning labels.(less)
Its one of those books where you spend more time trying to figure out what you just read than it took to read it. I don't get the cover or the title f...moreIts one of those books where you spend more time trying to figure out what you just read than it took to read it. I don't get the cover or the title for that matter. Description, although not actually describing the book, made me curious. I figured the book would be about a woman going through life being ugly and showing us what she deals with. Nope, shes in a looney bin (sorry can't spell the professional word for it) and she tells us her day. Not too exciting. Some funny things here and there though, but nothing too humorous. I deal with crazy people all day every day. I don't need to read one who lacks a personality
No chapter numbers, no chapter titles, heck no chapters period. Some of the events could have been written more dramatically to make it more entertaining. It's not a terrible book, could just be the authors style, but as others have mentioned, there is no real plot to the story.(less)
Wow. Rarely do I come across a book that I can actually read from cover to cover. First I gotta say the font that was used in the book helped me get t...moreWow. Rarely do I come across a book that I can actually read from cover to cover. First I gotta say the font that was used in the book helped me get through it. The spacing and size, I hate reading thick books that take me 10 minutes to read one page. This one was easy.
Anyways this is a great book. Julie Cross did a fantastic job with this, a creative genius in my opinion. Lots of dialogue. the romance part of the book was good. Would you believe it, I was in tears? As a single guy thats the kind of love I miss. I havent been in love in over 13 years and reading the side story of Holly and Jackson made me realize how much I missed it. Anywho thats getting away from the point. One of the best books I've read. The whole time traveling story is fascinating (and confusing) But Julie does a great job of not loosing the reader with the "nerdy" talk. Very well thought out book, exciting and suspenseful. I feel bad having won this book on the Goodreads Giveaway. This book is too good to have for free.
Boy, what I would give to be Jackson in the movie, heck I'll even play Holly at this point!(less)
Before I get into the actual review. I must mention this. The language. The author uses a bit of foul language in the book, she even mentions that she...moreBefore I get into the actual review. I must mention this. The language. The author uses a bit of foul language in the book, she even mentions that she doesn't believe God cares of her cussing when he has other things to worry about. God is a master multi-tasker. Of course he cares about the words we use, why else would there be so many Bible verses on the subject? Example: James 3:10; Colossians 3:8 (to name a couple) I can go on for hours on this subject alone, but I won't. I'll just say this. If you can't picture Jesus saying it, then you shouldn't either.
Now, the book itself was very interesting. The cover makes the book look like the cover for Paranormal Activity 40. It was actually pretty good. Now, I have never taken drugs and never so much as taken a sip of alcohol. I guess all those years cleaning sports arenas and seeing that nasty gunk at the bottom of beer bottles helped, but I did have a neighbor who was high every time I played basketball, so at least I know how one of the daughters acted. I also knew of a 14, yes I said 14 year old girl who sold drugs! Not full time, but she did. I was also friends with two mentally crazy drug addicts and alcoholics (never met in person, all through Myspace. Thank you Tom)I may not understand the pain the mother went through but I can understand the horror..
I can't imagine the pain the mother must have gone through with all three daughters doing something heartbreaking, weather it be drug addiction, poor boyfriend choices or just all out crazyness. I've known all three type of girls, but in this book you get all three types in ONE girl. Dina is a strong woman, but even the strongest of women go crazy and she did. The book is through the eyes of the mother, who is also the author. She adds humor to the story which is good, humor heals the heart or some junk like that and I must say Carly is a smart and funny girl, at least in the book, her wisecracks are great. She is also the one most talked about in the book. I practically fell in love with Carly, because she seemed so sweet and smart, but ruined (at that time) by drugs. Very beautiful family. Very sad story. Their in church now and I hope and pray that God helps this family. I wish I could meet them one day and just give them all a big hug and take them to Chuck E Cheese.(less)