Alexandra T. Schultz

"atolin"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)
Location: Sound Beach, NY United States
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 421,665 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 8
A Place of Greater Safety: A Novel by Hilary Mantel
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book, June 12 2003
I first read this book when I was a senior in high school ten years ago. I was really interested in the French Revolution and all the personalities involved. This book was a beautifully written, sensitive and accurate portrait of the tragic figures of the Revolution. She knew things about Robespierre I thought only I knew that I had read in dusty old volumes you can't even get access to anymore. I remember in the forward she says "if it seems too unlikely to be true it probably is", and that's definitely the case. It was a very touching book and really brilliant in a number of ways. Mantel really understands the eighteenth-century mind better than most authors I've read… Read more
Eat Healthy For 50 Dollars A Week by Rhonda Barfield
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, April 6 2000
This was sad. It was impossible not to like the author of this book, or believe that she sincerely wanted to make shopping easier for busy people. Therefore I feel guilty in reporting that I found this book very thin and unhelpful, with few recipes and advice that I can't believe I paid for, like "subscribe to the Sunday paper for coupons". If you need to buy this book to know you should use coupons to save money at the grocery store you are in more trouble than this woman can get you out of! I commend her on supporting 4 kids when her husband's an artist and she's a musician and now homemaker, but I hope she plans on sending me some supplimentary recipes, because I feel… Read more
Case Of Rape by Carroll & Graf Publishers
Case Of Rape by Carroll & Graf Publishers
I had heard of Chester Himes's novel "A Case of Rape" by reading Tyler Stovall's fantastic work on African American life in Paris, "Paris Noir". Himes paints a devastating portrait of racist french officials in this tour de force depiction of hypocritically racist French society. A must-read!