Elizabeth G G itibaren Texas
Tüm Austen / Pride ve Prejudice patlamaları ne durumda? Bir şey mi kaçırdım ya da bir ordusu birden bire ortaya çıktı mı? Bu yüzden bir tane denemeye karar verdim ve boolstore'daki ÇOK müzakereden sonra (arkadaşım Julia'nın dehşetine - bir daha benimle bir kitapçıya gideceğini sanmıyorum) buna karar verdim. İtiraf etmeliyim ki ne olduğu için oldukça iyi yapılmış. Grange, Austen hicivinden biraz korudu ve bize sadece "afterwords" (sadece iyi bir hikaye bittikten sonra umutsuz romantik çam için bir şey) bir tat verir. Sanırım bundan sonra sadece düz Austen'e sadık kalacağım, ama bu süre devam ederken eğlenceli bir maceraydı.
If you're into eerie alternative realities with equally disturbing time travel plots, then this is a riveting read for fans of the genre.
This book was one of my favorites during childhood. I read this book so many times over and over as a child, intrigued by the characters and scenarios presented in the poems.
I just got home from a two-week vacation in Vietnam, and as much as I loved the trip, the lasting memory of having read this book is a testament to the great power of books to take you to another culture and a greater understanding than touring a country itself. I would never suggest that a person can become more worldly by sitting and reading rather than experiencing things first-hand, but there are limitations when you travel. When you account for language barriers, cultural barriers, time limitations, and the fact that you're going to be as busy sightseeing as you are trying to gain a grasp of a place, a good travel book can frame the pictures you see in such a way as to make the trip that much more enriching. This particular book is not so much a travel journal or a bicycle trip as it is a memoir, and it is a really powerful story. Pham found himself lost in his adopted country, the U.S., and lost among his family and community, and ultimately lost when he tried to visit and re-experience the nation of his youth. But he certainly has found himself as a writer. His family history is compelling on its own, but the book really shines in its description of characters and culture in Vietnam. I only wish it seemed he enjoyed his trip more than he did, because I sure enjoyed reading it.