At first when my friend recommended the book to me I was quite skeptical of how the story would turn out. But sure enough, once I started reading I coAt first when my friend recommended the book to me I was quite skeptical of how the story would turn out. But sure enough, once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. Stein did such a great job of connecting me to the characters and really made me feel the emotions in the story. The story taught me a huge lesson on perseverance through good and bad times. Time after time the man character"s master, Denny, was faced with misfortune. Most people would have given up but Denny pushed through and there to help him was his dog Enzo. A dog being the narrator in this book brought up a lot of questions on whether I would enjoy this book or not. However, I have never felt so moved by a story such as this and hate that it had to end. I would recommend this book to ANYONE who would be asking about a good book. The story is a real tear-jerker and has made me look at the ones I love in a completely different way. If you are looking for a book that will teach you many things- this is the book. I felt like I was a part of the book and just sitting here writing the review makes me feel weird because I am so used to being "in" the story and not until now have I reflected. A great read that can change your world!...more
In this play written by Samuel Beckett, he stresses a very powerful point in a very melodramatic situation. What I liked specifically about this pieceIn this play written by Samuel Beckett, he stresses a very powerful point in a very melodramatic situation. What I liked specifically about this piece was that it stressed the emotional qualities of the characters. While Vladimir seems much more mature than Estragon, they both have the same issue. They cling onto the idea of a brighter future although constantly talk about killing themselves. They find excuses for doing such because they don't want to deep down; which is why they wait for Godot. I related so much to this!... except the killing myself part. Although I might act like I want something, it's actually the opposite that I yearn for. This is where I found the play very humorous because even though they both talk about leaving, they continue to wait. Godot represents hope which is why Vladimir and Estragon wait for him. The previous novel I read, "The Stranger" wasn't my favorite due to the protagonist's lack of hope which is why I liked this work a little more. On the bad side, this work had little to no development which, although done for a purpose by the author, I did not enjoy....more
Well this is my second time writing a review cause goodreads likes to lag out on its users.
I've never felt this way about a book before. I finally waWell this is my second time writing a review cause goodreads likes to lag out on its users.
I've never felt this way about a book before. I finally was able to connect so strongly with a character. Ford's interpretation of the character Henry just emotionally connected me to the book! He was bullied constantly, he had problems with his parents and when he finally finds someone that makes him happy it is pulled away in the raging tide of war. How can so much happiness be put on the shoulders of a boy who deserves nothing less than to be happy? Although this novel filled me with sadness the whole way through it made room for a message that couldn't be ignored. Commitment and hope should never be given up on. No matter what is thrown your way, you need to stay strong and pursue through. I love how Ford made the character's in their teens to allow for innocent love to blossom which also paved the way for more heartache. It touched on some very hard issues but in a very tasteful way. This novel is definitely a book I would immediately recommend to a friend! The 5 stars are well deserved....more
The story "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" seemed to me to be a little less of a story and more of a lesson. The book lacked some serious structure, which seThe story "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" seemed to me to be a little less of a story and more of a lesson. The book lacked some serious structure, which seemed to have a missing climax, and ultimately resulted in a tale that went nowhere. On the other hand, it provided a list of questions for the reader to ask: "Why does Jekyll use the potion?", "Why is it creating so much self-conflict?" Through the book it is leading the reader down the road where they will be taught a very beneficial lesson through the misfortune of Dr. Jekyll. Being evil is apart of us and to attempt to rid one's self of that evil will corrupt nature and create something worse. Stevenson is trying to get across that it is completely natural to have a good and bad side. I interpreted this as a relation to how many people are expecting themselves to be perfect. During this period impressions were EVERYTHING. This is why it made it so ironic that one of the most revered people had a hideous evil side to him. This shows the importance of duality of good and evil in someone and why separating the two would create the extremities of both (Wonderful Dr. Jekyll and the murderous Mr. Hyde). The book definitely made me respect the multiple personalities and emotions the human has and made me realize that they are not something to be ignored. Despite many of the criticisms I have placed on this reading, I would still strongly recommend it. It is a short read full of some good lessons which will not leave the reader unsatisfied. This is mainly due to the lack of development in the action which made it possible to revisit past events and reveal some things the reader did not know earlier. I completely agree in calling this tale a classic....more