Linda Sackstein

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (4 of 5)
Location: Raanana Israel
Birthday: Feb. 12
In My Own Words:
retired librarian, amateur artist, devoted grannie, animal lover and prolific reader.

reading, reading, reading, painting in oils, painting in watercolours. Certain TV shows and movies, movies, movies. Mostly mystery type or true life stories.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 506,758 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 5
All Is Vanity by Christina Schwarz
All Is Vanity by Christina Schwarz
Schwarz is no doubt a fairly good writer - the book was well and interestingly written until about 2/3 of the way.

She knows how to draw realistic, likeable and interesting women but she has no feel for the male characters. Ted comes across as just a numbers cruncher - surely an intelligent woman like Margaret cannot be satisfied living with this boring lump. As for Michael, he is so one-dimensional as to be totally unbelievable and he has no backbone whatsoever. Schwarz's male characters seem to exist as cardboard cutouts in the background somewhere and their only purpose is to render one-liners to their spouses here and there to make the story more believable.
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Painting Red Hot Landscapes That Sell!: A Sure-Fir&hellip by Mike Svob
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars he tells it like it is..., March 10 2004
This is one great book. Have been painting for about 4 years and have given away paintings to friends and family members rather than selling them. I did not buy this book for advice on selling but rather because the cover caught my eye. His style is semi-abstract and very graffic. His colours are bright, bright, bright and this suits me just fine. Have been using his paintings as start-off points and then veering off into my own interpretation of them. Mike Svob tells it like it is. There is no pussyfooting around here. I love his straitforward way of thinking and the fact that he does not pull his punches. At the moment it has become a bit of a bible for me and am really loving… Read more
The Day Trader by Stephen Frey
The Day Trader by Stephen Frey
Having never been terribly interested in the stock market, I was rather amazed at how much I enjoyed this book. Being quite an ignoramus on this subject, I found his explanations very informative. He writes well, the pages turn themselves and I was even reluctant to finish it as I enjoyed the mystery. Will definitely read more of Stephen Frey's books. Was quite amazed to see so many negative reviews.