Delightful; "A Nun's Story" with a happier ending.


Book title: Then Came Heaven
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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I am not a romace reader. I stumbled on this work at the University of Colorado Library by chance. I admit I was stunned to see a catholic town in prodomiately Lutheran Minnisoda. After I got into it I found it delightfuly surprising and remminicent of Audrey Hepburn in "A Nun's Story". If this book had been a movie, I couldn't imagine anyone else doing the charming role of Sister Regina. I must give high marks to this story, especially being a romance, that was clean with no explicit scenes or strange places. Just ordinary folks in an extraordinary cirumstance that turns out for the best. I look forward to re-reading this book considering it has been consistantly CHECKED OUT ! Thank you Lavryle for putting a smile on a new reader's face and best of luck to you as well as Eddie and Regina Olzack.

EAN: 9780399143694
Pages: 332
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Authors:
LaVyrle Spencer



A beautifully written extravaganza into the preternatural


Book title: Memnoch the Devil (Rice, Anne, Vampire Chronicles, 5th Bk.)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Memnoch is by far Rice`s best work. i have read nearly all of her books, and this on tops them all. i agree with others that it doesn`t have the raging excitement of ``Queen of the damned``, but when it comes to heartwrenching emotion, clashing philosophies, amazing, beautiful prose, where each sentence leaves you yearning for the next, this is Rice`s best. before this only ``cry to heaven`` impressed me that much with the style, but now this one tops them. I love Anne Rice, her work is magnificent and when reading her work it can only be compared to a insatiable thirst that only her work can quench, she will live on through the ages and if not she will definitly live on in my heart.

EAN: 9780345389404
Pages: 464
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Authors:
Anne Rice



OUTSTANDING WRITING


Book title: A Man in Full
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Although portions of the book are a bit wordy, it held my interest cover to cover. The most enjoyable part of the book is the outstanding writing.
Example from page 49: "With a few arcs of that chin he had knocked the vain props out from under the great man, ripped away the insulation and the princely protocol, and left him sitting white and plump in his birthday suit, a sinner, a debtor, a deadbeat minus his dignity, naked before an unsparing dun."
My question: Who, besides a true master of the art of writing, could have written a sentence like that?

EAN: 9780553381337
Pages: 704
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Authors:
Tom Wolfe



READ THIS BOOK!


Book title: Cancer Ward
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Actually i have nothing to add about the book in general. The people before me describe it very well, i think. I just would like to say that i would read this book a second time just for the scene where all the patients are involved in a discussion regarding one of Tolstoy's stories, "what men live by". It's just wonderful, all these people with different backgrounds comment on the title of the story, none of them actually read it; they just argue on the title. I don't want to spoil the scene here, so read it yourselves, it's worth it.

EAN: 9780374511999
Pages: 560
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Authors:
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn



Thoughtful, entertaining, and right on the money


Book title: Armchair Economist: Economics And Everyday Experience
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Landsburg hits the nail on the head with this book. I was looking for a short and to the point explanation of economics for the benefit of my 17 year old daughter when I picked up this book and found that and more. His premise is that "people respond to incentives and the rest is just commentary." Landsburg takes off from there and explains economic concepts with simple but apt examples and deflates quite a few myths in the process(using no formulas or complicated math in his presentation but including endnotes with references for readers inclined to look behind the words). College students would do well to read through this book before plunging into macro- or micro- economics because it puts the theory into perspective with real world examples and stories. Everyone else can benefit from having a better understanding of how our economy works.I highly recommend this book as informative, thoughtfully written, and thoroughly entertaining.

EAN: 9780029177761
Publisher: Free Press
Authors:
Steven Landsburg



Quintessential Dickens - satire, comedy, social commentary!


Book title: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Penguin English Library)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Fresh from his success on "Oliver Twist" as a political satirist of note, Dickens turns his sights toward the abuse of Yorkshire schools - a national disgrace - in which children were effectively abandoned for a fee. Neglect, physical abuse, malnourishment, cold, and ill health were endemic. This political attack becomes the setting for an expansive tale of the Nickleby family and their ongoing struggle against the evil of their uncle Ralph. The usual collection of sub-plots, comedy and Dickensian characters rounds out a lengthy but fulfilling read that nobody will be sorry they started.

EAN: 9780140431131
Pages: 976
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Authors:
Charles Dickens
Michael Slater




snippets


Book title: Daily Inspiration for the Purpose-Driven® Life : Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose (PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Paperback
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Whenever a new Christian hoola hoop fad comes along, it sparks offshoots. While in many cases,the permutations these sub hoops take is mostly an exercise in capitalism, in this case, the off shoot is the equal of or perhaps superior to the prime in usefulness. The daily devotional consists of soundbite key concepts of the Purpose driven life backed up by relevant scriptures to the thought. Notably, the version of the Bible from one to another varies. This allows one to compare say the NIV to the NLV or Message, etc. For those crunched for time or who don't care to read, this book is an easy way to get the benefit of the full book. It is also handy to carry for a quick scripture fix.

EAN: 0025986802011
Pages: 288
Publisher: Inspirio
Authors:
Rick Warren



Disturbing and Excellent


Book title: The Alienist
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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This was a great book. Some of the occurrences were alittle well sick, if you've read the book you know what I mean. The plot was great, the story was smooth and it always had you thinking what is the killer eally like. I did a book report on the Alienist for school, usually I hate doing them but for this book it was absolutly enjoyable. The only thing I did not like about the book was the last few paragraphs, after pages and pages of excellent writing it seemed alittle bland to me, but then again I hate how all books end, looking back at what happend and what has happend to the characters.

EAN: 9780553572995
Pages: 608
Publisher: Bantam
Authors:
Caleb Carr



The best fantasy volume ever (and I've read a lot of that)


Book title: The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, Book 1)
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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Robert Jordan has created a milestone. The Eye of the World contains everything a great fantasy novel should have. I own many fantasy books, but not a one comes close to The Eye of the World's stature. Anyone who thinks that the Wheel of Time series is going nowhere should read it over again and reevaluate their poor judgement. I own the first three Wheel of Time books, and I'm getting into the second one. And it appears to be getting better every page

EAN: 9780312850098
Pages: 688
Publisher: Tor Books
Authors:
Robert Jordan



A new way to look at grace


Book title: What's So Amazing About Grace?
Rating: 5/5
Binding: Hardcover
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In recent years there have been a number of excellent books written on "Grace." The subject seems to have been pretty thoroughly covered, but Phil Yancey in "What's So Amazing About Grace" has managed to see the subject in a totally different light - through grace-tinted glasses. I found it, as have many others, one of the most thought provoking, challenging books I have ever read. Yancey's emphasis is on knowing God and His grace to us and then reflecting that grace to others. Yancey 's summation reminds us that "God loves because of who God is, not because of who we are."

EAN: 9780310213277
Pages: 304
Publisher: Zondervan
Authors:
Philip Yancey



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