N. Fehr

Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (3 of 4)
Location: Winkler, MB


Top Reviewer Ranking: 474,665 - Total Helpful Votes: 3 of 4
Black Like Me: 35th Anniversary Edition by John Howard Griffin
4.0 out of 5 stars Thought-provoking stuff., Sept. 26 2007
While reading this book, I was suprised at how often I found myself thinking that it's a good thing that we, as a society, are so much more enlightened than the horrible, ignorant racists I was reading about. But when I stopped to take that thought a little further, I realized that a.)this book didn't take place all that long ago, relatively speaking and b.)racism isn't dead by a longshot. These and other instances of self-examination and introspection are part of the reason why this book is so good.

The other part, of course, is that it's really well written and tremendously compelling. This man had an unbelievable amount of courage to undertake the journey he did. The rest of… Read more
Third Policeman by Flann Obrien
Third Policeman by Flann Obrien
4.0 out of 5 stars I get it! Wait, no., Feb. 12 2007
I spent most of my time reading this book with my brow furrowed in a sort of "What the...?" expression, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it. Those who like to imagine the look of a scene while reading will have a fiendish but delightful time trying to get their heads around some of the descriptions in this story, and the dialogue and premise are first-rate. Still, a difficult one to recommend for any who are not prepared for one of the more bizarre reads they may encounter.
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
The Poisonwood Bible: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!, Feb. 12 2007
An engrossing, compelling story made all the more fascinating by its true-life historical context. Kingsolver is here proven to be remarkably talented, as evidenced by her ability to write in distinct and recognizable voices for six different characters (the four daughters, their mother, and the strange, stream-of-consciousness voice of omniscience that wraps up the story so well). The characters themselves are given much depth and insight; even Rachel, who some readers appear to see as unchangingly shallow and vain throughout the story, shows revealing cracks in her facade that make her a far more interesting and tormented character than she might appear to be on the surface… Read more