Carlos Rincon Rincon itibaren Cara Sucia, El Salvador
Büyük karakterizasyon, zarif nesir, dönem detayı titiz. Güzel bir şarap gibi tadını çıkarmak!
İlkinden bile daha iyi. Hap ve Oates ve Umber garip ve rahatsız edici uzak yerlere seyahat eder ve zalim bir kral, Desolas Adası, ruh yengeçleri, ejderhalar ve örümcek halkına koşarlar. Bu garip, iyi çizilmiş karakter karışımından hoşlanıyorum: yalan söyleyemeyen katı Oates; genç Hap geçmişi ve geleceği konusunda endişeli ve endişeli (bu hikayede bazı ipuçları ortaya çıkıyor); ve parlak, manik-depresif Umber. Eşsiz ve eğlenceli. Güzelce yazılmış.
Detective Harry Bosch, who has recently returned to the force after a try-out at retirement, is still haunted by some of his open cold cases, particularly the death of Marie Gesto, over a decade ago. He checks the case file out periodically and while he has it out this time, the Echo Park bagman (named because he was caught with garbage bags of body parts)is caught and eventually brokers a deal naming the Gesto murder as his. They call on Bosch to help verify the details of Raynard Waits confession, which includes a field trip to the grave site of Gesto. Somewhat predicatably, things go south and Bosch is caught in the middle of quite the mystery. This is only my second Connelly novel and they are certainly solid reading, especially if you enjoy a good procedural.
review originally published at Love literature art and reason book review blog In high school, my English teacher read this book to the class. I remembered some of it, but this was the first time I actually picked it up to read it. Who Moved My Cheese is a very simple short story that teaches a valuable lesson about change. It’s about two mice and two littlepeople who represent regular people. It’s a story that could be told at work, school, or even to your kids. It’s a great lesson and I’m sure there are other similar stories that do the same type of parallel. Like any fairy tale or children’s book, it is short, involves animals, uses simple examples, but teaches a bigger lesson. A lot of people hate this book because it because so popular. Also, I guess I’d be upset if I paid over $20 for a large print 90 page book where the main story only takes up half of that and could be less than 10 pages if printed in a normal book sized font. However, that’s not the point. I’m not going to judge the book in that way because I don’t think it’s relevant when I didn’t pay for the book myself. Despite the issue of whether or not the book is worth paying for or just exists to make a profit, it’s worth the read. Change is a very major part of our lives. I see people struggle with it everyday. It’s hard to connect with people sometimes because I’ve grown so used to change in my life and I get that most people don’t understand how I could be okay with moving at the drop of a hat. As a military spouse, I totally get change. As a person who very much enjoys routine, I fight against it sometimes. I love the point of the book and the different observations it makes. The lesson is that you have to examine your life and be on the lookout for things that are happening so that you anticipate change. You have to embrace change. You cannot be stagnant in the world. Whether you own your own business and are fighting to keep things traditional and still stay afloat or you work for a company and are used to do the same thing day in and day out, it’s important to note that you have to change. Maybe you don’t have to be okay with moving away from friends and family, changing jobs, getting used to new people and places, and then having to do it all about a couple of years later, but you do have to realize that you must change. Your “cheese” won’t always be the same, stay in the same place, and be there forever. The book is simple. I understand that people can think that’s lame. But if you’ve never really broken down the reasons that change is good, this story is extremely helpful. You’re not entitled to something just because you have it right now. Even if you do embrace some change, I think most people hold on to some sort of routine or expect something to stay the same always and it’s a good wake up call to realize that you have to open yourself up a bit to change. I worked for a company that didn’t embrace change and suffered from growing pains because of it. I work for a company now that has changes frequently with how we do things and while it can be hard to keep up, each change is a result of finding out that what we were doing before wasn’t working as well. I know that the attitude towards change has to be part of the reason I enjoy working there so much.