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Top Reviewer Ranking: 639 - Total Helpful Votes: 68 of 81
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
5.0 out of 5 stars Living on the edge, April 1 2014
Donna Tartt has given us a solid book about morality and living life as we should when it deals us the hand we get. Theo Decker is the son of a moral upright mother and a gambling absent father who's morals are questionable. But when we examine the lives of all the characters presented we come to understand the strengths and weaknesses that we may overlook on first impression. Boris becomes a dear best friend of Theo and is perhaps the most complicated straight forward personality who loves to live life to the fullest. His morality is strange and his friendship with Theo even stranger. How do you measure his honesty and loyalty? How about beauty and self worth? Donna Tartt makes you think… Read more
The Son by Philipp Meyer
The Son by Philipp Meyer
If you like to read long books historical in nature and factual in research, the The Son is a must read. It is a sprawling narrative based on the family tree of one family and spans a full century plus. I found it interesting to meet characters such as LBJ as a cameo introduction. The history of the lives of the Comanche and the attitude of the native, Mexican, and, and white Texans is presented with great interest. All in all a good read and will entertain those who have such historical interest in different cultures at a confluence of time.
Barska AB10762 Gladiator 10-30x60 Zoom Binocular by Barska
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I had bought a previous set of binoculars from Barska (Barska AB10798 Deep Sea 7x50) and found them to be an exceptional buy. Very easy to use, wide optics, clear, good direction indicator, and range finder. However, these AB10762 are the opposite from the same company, go figure. I also purchased a deluxe tripod with mounting adaptor. Tripod may be OK but the mount was a cheap plastic and wobbles on tripod. Apparently they have a newer model made of metal but my purchase from Amazon.ca was plastic. I think that means it was old stock and is very cheaply made. the adaptor was Included with the binoculars but is also junk. I have only had these binoculars for one day and will try to adjust… Read more

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