Bruno Nogueira Nogueira itibaren Ostrovu Mic 337387, Romanya
Genel olarak bu kitaptan gerçekten keyif aldım. Hepimiz tartışılan yedi ayna hakkında biraz bilgi sahibi olsak da, bu kitap daha fazla arka plan bilgisi sağlar. Okuyucu ayrıca Amerikan tarihini şekillendiren gizemli ve şanslı olayları da öğrenir. Bir olay gerçekleşmezse, ülkemiz büyük ölçüde farklı olabilir. Ayrıca bir yazarın Tanrı'nın Amerika'nın şekillenmesinde rol oynadığı görüşüne sahip olması canlandırıcıdır. Bizler gerçekten kutsanmış bir ülkeyiz ve bunun için Tanrı'ya şükretmeliyiz.
This book shattered all my childhood wonderment with the character of Mary Poppins. When you're little, who doesn't want to be "practically perfect in every way?" I sure did. But now, having read this book, I'm amazed at how rude and horrible Mary Poppins was! She was never nice to the children. She barely cared about them. At least in the Disney movie version, kids had the soft smile of Julie Andrews that made Mary more likable but this book had none of that charm. I was really disappointed and crushed and I know I'm most likely being really dramatic about this, but I expected a delightful stroll down memory lane and instead I was assaulted with a vain nanny whose kids fawned over her like she was some kind of addictive candy. I hate growing up.
A very enjoyable, easy read. Bellow creates wonderfully engaging characters, but his attempts to throw some philosophical ruminations into the story are middling at best.
Chandler's intrepid detective, Marlowe, is employed by one General Sternwood, a wealthy oil tycoon on his last legs. Sternwood wants Marlowe to track down a blackmailer who is trying to bleed some money out of him. Mixing things up are Sternwood's two daughters, Carmen and Vivian. Both women have issues: Carmen suffers from seizures and a penchant for sleeping around with sleazy scum while Vivian is a heavy gambler who marries mobsters. In the course of working the case, Marlowe uncovers underground pornography shops, blackmailers, gambling dens, a couple of murders, and other seedy events in the growing town of Los Angeles. Like other Chandler novels, what we initially is barely the tip of the iceberg. Marlowe stumbles upon deeper and deeper mysteries involving a missing mobster and his abducted wife.