Bae Seulgi Seulgi itibaren Texas
Sanırım aslında Goodreads'den farklı bir kitap kazandım ve bunu bir şekilde gönderdim, ama bu harika bir kitap olduğu için benimle kayıtsızdı. Edward VI'nın ölümünü çevreleyen kargaşa ve kız kardeşi Elizabeth ve Robert Dudley arasındaki bir aşk ilişkisinin söylentileri etrafında dönen bu kitapta hepsi var: araziler, entrikalar, bükülmeler ve dönüşler. Ana karakter, Robert Dudley'nin henüz mahkemeye gelmiş ve hayatta kendi yolunu bulmaya başlayan ve aynı zamanda ebeveynliğinin gizemini öğrenen bir sayfasıdır. Karakterler iyi yazılmış ve inanılır. Hikaye, Tudor mahkemesinde yaşamın gerçekliğini yakalar; drama, yalanlar, komplolar ve acımasızlık. Bunu okumaktan gerçekten keyif aldım ve dizideki bir sonraki kitabı dört gözle bekliyorum.
What a mess. THE MAP OF TIME was one of those books that I was eager to read. There were blurbs from Cherie Priest and Scott Westerfeld that made the book sound not only intriguing, but fantastic. Instead, it was 600 pages of muddled prose, occasionally interesting storytelling and uneven narration. Any book where I seriously consider giving up on is a book that is failing for me. I thought about quitting this book at least three times. And yet, I read it, which says something. There are three sections to THE MAP OF TIME; three not-so-short stories with intertwining characters and events. The first story is overly long and would have been better at half the length it was. The second and third stories were more interesting riffs on themes brought up in the first, and showed the author's fixation on H. G. Wells. I think THE MAP OF TIME suffered from a lack of good editing. Between the length of the stories (all with sections I wanted to take a red pen to) and the unnecessary, obnoxious narrator's voice that intruded into the story with no rhyme or reason, this could have been a much better book than it was.
A set of fancyful tales that helped me gain a bit more perspective into the slippery slipstream and spark my interest into finding out more.
This book was recommended from a friend and fellow reader. I have to admit I kind of sighed when she handed it to me because of the long length. Sometimes you are just so busy and it is hard to commit to a long one, but this was well worth the commitment! Very interesting story that takes place in an Ethiopian hospital. In the first chapter, a nun (nurse), who has been secretly hiding a pregancy goes into labor and dies giving birth to a set of twins, who live...I'll let you read the rest...It has a few surprises in the end.. :-)