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The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov
The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too good to be true, Feb. 15 2005
Recently our book club enjoyed several books, all of which are pretty well known and sought out-so it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that we felt the same way that many others did. McCrae's THE CHILDREN'S CORNER took our breath away with its sordid and deeply probing look at infidelity, loss, love, and the human condition, and the novel PREP wowed us with its concise and straight forward writing and no nonsense way of pacing the plot just so. But THE RIGHT ADDRESS was our favorite. I couldn't put this book down. It is pretty sad to think that this is modeled after real life. If people are so catty at the top, then it is difficult to conceive that people aspire all their lives to… Read more
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive by Dave Pelzer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This story A CHILD CALLED IT by David Pelzer is about one child's courage to survive. It takes place in 1973 in Daily City, California where there is a child being abused physically and mentally by his own mother. At first he lives a wonderful life with his whole family but one day all of that changed drastically. His mother beat him and actually told him that she hated him. Hate is a very strong word for a child seven or eight years old. As the story goes on in the book he tries to survive his mother's strong words and beatings. This story is sad but very inspirational to all. I recommend that all people should read this book because it shows a lot about parenting and childhood. If you're… Read more
Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera
Farewell Waltz by Milan Kundera
5.0 out of 5 stars Farewell my lovely . . ., Feb. 15 2005
Really a major accomplishment, FAREWELL WALTZ is a must for those interested in Kundera. Look out for the word of a Czech-American "saint" and for the actions the spa fertility doctor undertakes and that is just enough. No other contemporary European author can be so philosophical and funny at the same time as Kundera. I rate this book 10 out of 10, for it is my favorite. Not the most philosophical, although there is that, but the one which introduces readers outside Europe with a very accessible alternative to our expectations of novels. If you enjoyed American novelist Jackson McCrae (CHILDREN'S CORNER and the shocking, funny, and disturbing BARK OF THE DOGWOOD), then you'll… Read more