Carsen Ashlie

Helpful votes received on reviews: 54% (21 of 39)
Location: ft.collins, co


Top Reviewer Ranking: 302,782 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 39
Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man: What Men Really &hellip by Steve Harvey
5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
What a tedious read that must have been written one Saturday. The tedium comes when he digresses into his stories about himself to add bulk to the book. Act like a lady? think like a man? According to Harvey, he argues that women are "complex" and men are "simple". A man's "simple" need for instance is wanting the "cookie" (aka, sex). Therefore, a woman should also become "simple" like a man. Yet Harvey doesn't want women to think like men. Not really. What he promotes is the stereotyping between men and women as the solution. And like always, women are the ones at fault in every case because men do not have any responsibly to relationships since women are suppose to take care of all that… Read more
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uncermonious, Feb. 23 2010
This is a great book for a university English course; tedious, ambiguous, and boring. Tayo's conflict is his struggle to gain psychological wholeness, from a troubled childhood to marginalization and WWII experience. His psychological recovery is rediscovering his Native American cultural practices. Basically, tradition is necessary, there is destruction of one culture that comes into contact with another culture and drought is bad. Only bother to read this book if you're required to do so. Otherwise, there are better written, engaging works worth your time.
Understanding Cormac McCarthy by Steven Frye
This is an excellent resource for explaining McCarthy's more complicated work because his works tend to deal with obscure literary references. This book has helped me understand more of the deeper levels of what Cormac is doing along with things I wasn't able to understand about his works.