Jason Flack Flack từ Habichtswald, Đức
Quick read. WWII love story where a soldiers wife falls in love with a soldier from the other side. The love affair reminds me a little of Bridges of Madison County, only during a war with Nazi's around reeking havoc.
** spoiler alert ** I really liked this book a lot. It was a quiet book of a slice of this writers life.(biography) A woman who comes from a fast paced life of being a Senate attorney in WA DC to helping her country Dr Dad in Tenn. But she learns and later I beleive she finds her way back home where love is and comfort. Where stress is not only tolerable but an animal of a whole different type. People cared about her & vice versa, no matter how much she tried not to. I liked the characters and there were some characters! I really enjoyed the read.
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/1156676.html[return][return]Alas, although the subtitle is "The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics", this is "complete" as in "complete from #1 to #7", so my curiosity about #8 remains unabated. Once I'd got over my disappointment, however, I did enjoy these 32 short vignettes of life, mainly in San Francisco, mainly with first-person narrative from Tomine himself or Amy, his fictional proxy character, published before he made his breakthrough commercially with #8.[return][return]In his introduction, Tomine admits disarmingly that he had originally planned to weed out the pieces which he is now embarrassed about, but that would have left very little, so instead he has aimed for completeness. He was right: they are none of them actually bad, and they point to someone who is capable of better. I'll look out for more of Tomine's work.
This is really such a great mystery series. Highly recommended, especially for young female readers 9-12. Although, honestly, I'm enjoying them immensely as an adult, getting the glimpse of Victorian London and how women were treated at the time. She's such a strong protagonist, you are rooting for her the whole way, but she has her flaws (which she is quickest to point out). A resourceful, quick-witted heroin that girls will relate to.
This is a real marmite book. I hate marmite but loved this book. It is complex, subtle and well written. There is always a loss from the original in translation but the quality of the english is superb. This is political book, a historical book, a detective book, a fantastic book, a love story. Whichever eye you use to read this you will find something new to notice.