Lisa De Nikolits

"Lisa"
(REAL NAME)
 
Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,573
Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (15 of 16)
Location: Canada
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,573 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 16
Stinking Rich by Rob Brunet
Stinking Rich by Rob Brunet
Stinking Rich is wicked, exuberant, and delightfully hilarious! Rob Brunet is a wonderful writer and his characters are crafted to perfection. Compelling, lovable and disaster-prone, you really will laugh out loud as you follow the foibles and failings that come with lives teetering close to the edge of catastrophe. And, if comparison must be sought, I'd say that Stinking Rich is the crossroads where Carl Hiaasen meets Hunter S. Thompson meets James Crumley What's not to love?
Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn: A Father, a Daught&hellip by Amanda Gefter
5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Read!, Feb. 10 2014
A fascinating, surprisingly gripping read! I say surprisingly because I wouldnt generally expect quantum mechanics, quarks, boson particles, string theory and the like to hold me hostage for an entire weekend of reading but I couldnt put this book down! Im no physicist (not even remotely) but I found the book to be accessible and clear. I have always been interested in the topic but I had never found a text that I could understand, relate to and enjoy, like this one. The memoir format worked well to create a personalized structure within which the (potentially) dry facts could be housed. The main characters relationship with her parents, and her father in particular, was very… Read more
Cape Town by Brenda Hammond
Cape Town by Brenda Hammond
Renee Pretorius is an Afrikaans meisie from a farm in the Karoo. I was an English farm girl from the Transvaal. Renee was a ballerina, I rode horses. And, like Renee, I came late to the struggle, my awareness growing after I left home and went to university. Renee went to Cape Town, I went to Wits. Her family were conservatives, mine were liberal and yet I could relate to her naiveté; so many of us, at that age, at that time, were sheltered and unaware. The novel is beautifully penned, every detail is rich, accurate and atmospheric, with the ending a political and personal triumph.I would not constrain this book to young adult readers but would say that anybody interested in South… Read more