Ian Galvin Galvin itibaren 8990 Gradets, Bulgaristan
Konu: Kitap 1700'lü yılların sonlarında ve 1800'lerin başında gerçekleşti ve çoğunlukla Londra'daki bir bankacılık ailesine odaklandı. Tipik "zenginlik paçavraları vardı ... kötülüğün üstesinden gelir ... karadeniz iyi yapar" hikaye çizgileri. Düşüncelerim: Bu kitap ilgimi çekse de, bu konuda özel bir şey yoktu. Arsa tahmin edilebilirdi ve çok az sürpriz vardı. Bu kitabı okuduğumdan gerçekten bir şey öğrendiğimi sanmıyorum ya da bitirdikten sonra onu düşünmeye devam etmedim. İlerleme hızı: İlgimi koruyacak kadar iyi ve zaman zaman kitabın yayınlanması zordu.
Bayan Pearl-McPhee bu kitapta her zamanki gibi esprili ve çekici olmakla kalmayıp, aynı zamanda örgü örmeyi çok eğlenceli hale getiren yıllar boyunca öğrendiği ipuçlarını ve kurallarını cömertçe paylaşıyor.
I read this book during the early morning hours last Saturday morning. Once I opened the pages I was lost in the cold, white, endless winter world of Wisconsin. The beginning seems to be slow and very wordy but after you get past that point you realize that the author wants you to feel the pain of the cold, and to envision how months of winter can drive people to commit heinous acts against those that they love. I was totally engrossed in the lives of Ralph and Catherine. I couldn't put the book down until I had finished it, which is a pretty good sign that I loved it. This story is one of mystery, love, death, murder, and ultimately human connections. But throughout the book there is a subtle vibration of menace. For me this story, at times, made me recall how I felt while reading "The Tell-Tale Heart." Because you know something bad happened or will happen, it's right there for you to see, yet you still feel that tension of impending doom. She might wound him, she might lie to him, and still he would do anything to hear one word of kindness from her lips, to feel his flesh touch her flesh without humiliation. He was willing to take the chance. And all this because she had stepped from the train with a small scarlet bird in a cage, and she was coming home to him, bringing a fluttering life. He was at last waiting for someone whose name was known to him. People saw her come home to him, people in his town. She smiled at him, and he knew then that he would die for her. p.192 I wish I would've read this book during a blizzard, for then I would have been able to totally immerse myself into the story, but even though I read it during a spring day I still felt the harshness and bleakness of the Wisconsin landscape. This is an author that I would read again without hesitation and one that I totally recommend to my friends!!! You won't be disappointed!!