I did enjoyed it. I liked the idea of having no options how trapped she was, and despite it all she had a character an opinion. I liked the annoying chI did enjoyed it. I liked the idea of having no options how trapped she was, and despite it all she had a character an opinion. I liked the annoying characters too (Margg, Nix and the P-twins) However, I found it a bit fast and distracting because she wanted her to be/get everything, warrior, magician, friend, and a lover. there were moments that she should have slowed down and elaborated more in order for the idea to sink or become solid. I couldn't understand her or connect to her maybe due to that or something else. Also some character's seemed like they were goofy pictures... by that I mean they appeared when they were needed and poof were gone you don't matter.
I also thought that she moved on from all what happened to her too fast.( although the writer did tried but still for me was fast) it almost didn't matter to her, or was she in too much pain that it numbed her?
The concept of mind controllers who ruled the king wasn't at all new as well as the good hearted assassin, the caller by juliet marillier(Highly recommend if you liked this) would be one, gracling two. so let's just say I was in a familiar environment
I don't understand the commander's situation clearly....?
كان سلس جداً و واضح، تعرف أنك نقرا كتاب جيد عندما نرى مفسك تتفقد المراجع. ناقش عدة جوانب من دون أن يتعمق فبها، كان من الشيق بالنسبة لي الإطلاع على المؤكان سلس جداً و واضح، تعرف أنك نقرا كتاب جيد عندما نرى مفسك تتفقد المراجع. ناقش عدة جوانب من دون أن يتعمق فبها، كان من الشيق بالنسبة لي الإطلاع على المؤثرات و التغيرات ... لم أكن اعرف أن للرواية كل هذا التأثير في تشكيل معتقدات من شئنها تغير التاريخ المستقبل. من الأشياء السلبية (تقريباً) تمنيت لو كان هنالك فصل يتحدث عن بقية العالم و في الأخص العالم الإسلامي (بالرغم من وجود كتب خاصة في هذا المجال أريد ان أقرأ كتاب تكون الصورة فيه أكبر و غير محددة ، مقارنة و مقاربة في نفس الخط الزمني) تفترض الكاتبة علمك المسبق ببعض الشخصيات و الأحداث و حقيقة أضررت ان أتوقف و اقرأ أكثر عن الشخصية او الحدث....more
Friendship theme is common in the Japanese cultural expression, so I felt a sense of familiarity from the moment I picked up the book, indeed I do enjFriendship theme is common in the Japanese cultural expression, so I felt a sense of familiarity from the moment I picked up the book, indeed I do enjoy it more than romantic relationship. there were glimpse of poetic usage of words but it's so faint and shy that the rush of the conversations erase it. I had little patience than his Girlfriend to listen to his story and my curiosity to know why they stopped seeing him it died when he kept using explicit needless situations in his story.
I'm quite disappointed and bitter actually...because I paid so much for it (at least in my estimation) around 22.66 $
My options for now is either force myself to go back and finish it lend it to someone else leave it on the shelve
This book was my first encounter with the Pulitzer Prize-winner and I find it quite difficult to review it since it's a memoir (personal experience whThis book was my first encounter with the Pulitzer Prize-winner and I find it quite difficult to review it since it's a memoir (personal experience where as much as I try to understand they will not come close to the writer's own experience).
Quite short but heavy.
I wouldn't recommend reading it unless you're in a stable phase or if you're seeking an understanding to "the troubled mind" since the beginning of the book was like swallowing a wave and the in the middle of the book it has somehow strong "triggers/stimulation"
I still don't understand the reason why he wrote this , why share this experience is it for hope? If so, I think it's good thing to believe/see how he pulled through.
I admire his sense of understanding/awareness of the malade and how he tried to find explanations but at the end I felt like it was somehow an obsession or like 'strong curiosity' search mode.
I do think that this book might have romanticized the idea of depression/drug abuse and its relation to the creative process but this depends greatly on th reader himself and how he absorb the context.
Considering the language, despite the subject, it was really beautiful and I think it encouraged me to discover his other works....more
I find it difficult reviewing this.... if the the writer's purpose was creating a complete experience of being blind/blindness physically and symbolicI find it difficult reviewing this.... if the the writer's purpose was creating a complete experience of being blind/blindness physically and symbolically then this novel is great as everyone thinks. I found myself blinking sometimes and covering my eyes for fear of being blind.
if it's about what I think, then we have a problem. The title gave it all away, the first chapters too, I was drawn with the interest to know why but then it started to be very daunting almost like a roller coaster (slow) I had to force myself to continue through and I'm glad I did because things started to move and then froze at the end. it was somehow predictable. if you couldn't emphasize with the characters and imagine the state they're in then the whole story loses its purpose. and at times I couldn't. maybe my mind was resisting because it became too crule too horrible to imagine. (in that case praise his brilliance! ) there was also the dialog. I'm not sure if the problem is in my version or everywhere but there wasn't a clear space/ sections for the dialog. I didn't know who was talking specially when they became too many.
a really quick read, it was more of an article/blog/discussion about solitude not too scientific and deep enough and neither shallow enough to pass bla really quick read, it was more of an article/blog/discussion about solitude not too scientific and deep enough and neither shallow enough to pass blinking. I was looking forward for a journey inward but instead it was more of explaining and justifying on how it's fine to be alone. Some of her advice were like stating the obvious.
I appreciated her last recommendation of books etc,.,
it was okay in general ,a good introduction to someone who has never been alone!
one of the ideas that stuck with me was "memories something from the heart" I never really thought of it before or rather seen it in that way.
I think I'll list down 'somewhere in Scotland' to live when I'm old.
if you're having doubts about taking a trip alone this might encourage you a bit....more
I have to make a confession first : the anime brought me here. since it was short series I needed to absorb that idea more 'no longer human'. so I reaI have to make a confession first : the anime brought me here. since it was short series I needed to absorb that idea more 'no longer human'. so I read the book in hope of finding that deeper thought and to fill some gaps with understanding the anime itself.
it is very complicated when reading for a Japanese author not in a bad way but one that makes you appreciate that culture more, and experience that difference of compositions I suppose.
I had contradicting feelings towards this book, despite how dysfunctionally blue it was and how ugly, I liked that careless honesty even if it's not the truth. there was some sort of freedom in his style... not liberation, more of a trance.
I had some difficulties separating the character's opinions from the author's specially when it came to women, I found it offense at times...
overall it was deep plunge but quick, unique. if it was well structured I suppose it could have been one of the best. ( it is yes?)...more
it was enjoyable, pain only makes us stronger, it's like there was a strom and all juliet's stories came together. the horse's names, the healer, of coit was enjoyable, pain only makes us stronger, it's like there was a strom and all juliet's stories came together. the horse's names, the healer, of course the druid and the tales, and the mystery. definitely more mature and more violent.
very strong leading women protagonist too...
I really appreciated how there was no romance between her and grim. To just have a good friend.
there's three sides of the tale which I can see how they were needed to convey the story, but at the same time it made me distracted who am I supposed to listen/bond with? Grim, blackthorn, or orin?
also, blackthorn's skill...I just didn't seem to trust her ability since it sort of came out of nowhere.
orin was like a hoepless romantic sometimes it made me laugh
there's the excuse of the "criminal" (women like these things you know, meaning violence and all) that, sounded very modern tone/discussion and not something one in that period would suggest? that's what I think at least, I'm not sure if there was any history to that....
I find the abduction more unexpected than the mystery's answer. It was painful sometimes how obvious it was and what happened to Ciar was also a bit ridiculous. .. I mean I understand its fantasy novel but she can't just stays like that.
I think if they keep complaining about their time in the prison and why she accepted the offer and how much she wants to stop and how much of a bonehead he is it will get very annoying and it won't make us sympathise with them more. although I can see how they can't just forget everything, either add more details to that time or just don't mention it again.
and there's vauge descriptions too, I mean the missing tooth... where exactly?...more
I'm so glad that I haven't given up from reading the first book, I can see clearly now how they all complete each other, and how the chappy ending :3
I'm so glad that I haven't given up from reading the first book, I can see clearly now how they all complete each other, and how the caller was the ribbon to this beautiful gift.
I finally found an author that I could call a favourite. I'm really pleased with familiarizing myself with her style. Juliet Marillier has the ability to create such strong and close characters and gripping plot combining realistic needs/Struggles and atmosphere with fantasy.
Shadowfell rebilion comes to an end here, but the real building comes after it.
I anticipated that day and held my breath in the final chapters, there was some turns and there were some tragedies that I didn't expect. I think there's a big amount of bravery that a writer has to have in order to decide some turns and who stays and who doesn't.
I have to say that I expected more bloodshed and longer battle in the final day and the only disappointment is that it ran too fast for me after waiting so long. It was almost a happy ending. also being too strong sometimes and not mourning long enough or appreciating some more when they 'disappear'. oh and another annoying thing was writing In accent ( the kne and mabee ) at the beginning it was disturbing for me and for my eyes but later on I come to enjoy it and hear it with that very accent.
I enjoyed this.
try singing the song of truth out loud
( I wish it turns to a movie and I can hear that as a soundtrack )...more