Robyn Lee Markow

Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (4 of 4)
Location: Northridge, CA United States
Birthday: Jan. 3
In My Own Words:
I am an avid reader(and amateur artist) and would eventually like to write myself;either novels,children's books(or illustrating them)Some of my favrite writers include: Kurt Vonnegut, Margaret Atwood ,Phillipa Greggory,Anne Rice & J.K Rowling. I also enjoy the 'classics' I laso greatly enjoy 19th English literature particularly by authors such as Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll,The Brontes& Charles … Read more


Top Reviewer Ranking: 492,605 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 4
The Usual Rules: A Novel by Joyce Maynard
The Usual Rules: A Novel by Joyce Maynard
Wendy,the 13 year old heroine of this book,is a "typical" N.Y teenager with a loving mother and step-dad and younger half-brother. Then the tragic events of 9/11 unfold and her mother disappears while working in one of the Twin Towers.The book really makes you re-live the horror and loss of that day and the girl's grief is belivable,although at times she seems a bit too stoic. (...)In addtion,Wendy meets a lot of other people at a crossroads in their life and that's the main fault of the book,as it should focus more on Wendy and the tragedy of losing her mother at such a young age. The author does show that were not alone in our searching for family connection and a sense of closure,which… Read more
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
4.0 out of 5 stars An Intelligent Tale, Nov. 22 2003
I finally got around to reading this book after hearing about it(and seeing some of the movie). Overall,it's a great story. The author convincingly shows how Charlie goes from being mentally disabled to brillant within a few short months of being operated for an experiment about increasing IQ's that first was tried out on a mouse. People are a bit more complicated than lab mice,however,and therein lies the story. Charlie experiences a whole range of emotions and thoughts that make his life much more complex and confusing and at times makes you wish that he was never used as a "guinea pig". In the end, however,you end up rooting for him and hope he stays where he is mentally. How… Read more
Le Divorce by Diane Johnson
Le Divorce by Diane Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars Vive Le Difference..!, Sept. 28 2003
This was an enjoyable,if flawed,story that gave me alot of insight into the French-American relationship,warts and all,which was I enjoyed most about the story of a young woman named Isabel who goes there to help out her newly-abandoned pregnant step-sister. The French are neither portrayed as horribly rude and unwashed( a played-out,suspect stereotype to begin with) Nor are Amercians portrayed as simple and uncultivated,(at least the ones in this book weren't.) What I like less was the rather icky affair Isabel has with a 70 year old man and the ending which didn't match the tone of book and seemed to belong to a different story. The "travel-guide" aspect and observations of… Read more