Meso Ltd Ltd itibaren Champaign, Illinois 61822, Birleşik Devletler
885 - 2011
Better than I thought- totally tormented. Awesome.
I love Shanghvi! I love that an Indian author is so willing to explore issues of homosexuality, which is out there and swept under the rug in so many different cultures. The characters in this novel are so human. Multi-faceted and complex. Their happiness is shrouded in their guilt, shame and whatever other emotion can get in the way of true emotion. Shanghvi fan forever!
Very nice. A good escape from Harry Potter.
It takes a lot for me to enjoy short stories, especially holiday-themed ones. But, of course, I loved this anthology because it's comprised of some of my favorite Nerdfighting authors. Johnson and Green shined, as they always do, but the biggest surprise winner is the third author, Lauren Myracle. Her protagonist's journey from egotistical to empathetic is relatable and genuine, and makes the story the highlight of the anthology.
"This sophomore effort from Box (whose first novel "Open Season" was great) finds an ecoterrorist named Stewie Woods blown to bits by an exploding cow. Yes, really. While local politicians are eager to close the case and chalk it up to a publicity stunt gone horribly wrong, Pickett smells a conspiracy--especially after his wife, Marybeth, begins receving phone calls from someone named Stewie. Box handles both sides of the ecoterrorism debate well. I understand wanting to preserve lands for the benefit of wildlife, but I certainly don't pretend to understand harming other humans because they might get in the way of an elk. Then again, I live in Florida and the last wildlife I had the pleasure of seeing was an iguana sunning itself beside my pool. The more I read, the more Joe Pickett reminds me of another straight-arrow law enforcement character from television: RCMP Constable Benton Fraser (played by actor Paul Gross) from "Due South." Pickett will always do the right thing even when he doesn't really want to. That is what makes me come back again and again to this series."