You know how some books are made into movie adaptations. Well, think of *The Back Passage* as a book adaptation o...moreAs posted in [http://www.amazon.com]:
You know how some books are made into movie adaptations. Well, think of *The Back Passage* as a book adaptation of a gay porn. Really!
Mitch is an American student studying in Cambridge. Well, really, he's not studying. He's too busy "doing it" with all the guys he encounters in his "room and board". He's doing it with his roommate, his sidekick, a driver, a bobby (cop) and even a guy he hates. Like I said, he's just doing every guy...all the while he's investigating a death.
Keep in mind that if and when you get this book, it's just purely for entertainment. Don't expect an impressive storyline or character development. Just get this for a good naughty read. (less)
*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows* is the bittersweet end of the Harry Potter series. So, take your sweet tim...moreAs posted in [http://www.amazon.com]:
*Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows* is the bittersweet end of the Harry Potter series. So, take your sweet time and soak up this last book and all those charms you've come to know throughout the series.
If you've been a loyal fan of Harry Potter, then you pretty much know what has been accumulating in regards to the battle between the magical community versus Lord Voldemort. Rowling doesn't disappoint in this book because she sprinkles revelations throughout the book. Some of them, you might have already known or suspected and others were a surprise.
The ONLY thing that I didn't like was the epilogue. I will refrain from stating why so that I won't spoil it for others. I just felt that the last sentence in the last paragraph was perfect. The epilogue kind of tainted the series a tad bit. So, I'll just pretend that I didn't read the epilogue.
Other than that, it was a good series that has captured the attention of the world. It'll be a while before something like this occurs again. (less)
Others may have loved and raved this book but for me, I just could not wait to finish it. I am surprised I even f...moreAs posted in [http://www.amazon.com]:
Others may have loved and raved this book but for me, I just could not wait to finish it. I am surprised I even finished it because some books I'll just stop reading it and move on to another book. I don't see how this book became a classic because it was redundant in style.
*1984* is futuristic in nature. Winston Smith is one of many who works for the Ministry of Truth and is constantly watched by the televised omnipotent Big Brother. Winston's job is to distort or doctor the truths and facts that may contradict the Party.
Discontent with his monitored life, he begins to secretly write in a journal which encourages him to think with critical analyses that would be viewed heretical by the Party. In addition, he meets Julia which they initiate sexual escapades, also in secret.
Predictably, Winston and Julia are captured by the Party. Winston goes through torture to which the Party oversees in order to condition him back to Party's mission and beliefs.
The plot is fairly simplistic but with redundant lines. "Oceania has always been war with Eastasia." "Freedom is slavery." "Big Brother is watching you." In other words, it was nothing but a lot of nonsensical fillers.
Overall, I would not recommend this book to anyone. (less)