বইয়ের জন্য ব্যবহারকারীর তথ্য, পর্যালোচনা এবং সুপারিশ
This book is incredible. It is the TRUE story of a prison break from a penal colony in French Guiana which was later made into a movie with Steve McQueen--another of my favorites. If you liked Shawshank, you'll love Papillon. Henri Charrier, called Papillon for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 for a murder he did not convict and was shipped off to French Guiana. It takes years and several failed attempts for Papillion to escape in this nail-biting story of amazing courage. The book has it all, sex (for a while Papillion has two Indian wives who are sisters), drugs and a little metaphorical rock and roll. I can't recommend it enough. Charriere wrote his autobiography in 1968, twenty years after he escaped.
This was just ok. This was the first Philipa Gregory novel I've read and honestly, it did not live up to the hype. This was just another novel about Queen Mary and Elizabeth...nothing jaw-dropping. Although the author did a respectable amount of research about Maranos in Inquisitional Europe. Good for a no-brainer, lazy read.
It has been awhile since I have read one of the Murder Club books and I have to say this was a great one to get me back into the series. From the first high society murder we know who the killer is but the method of the murder was the real mystery here. When we find out how the murders were committed I have to admit it wasn’t something I thought of. The murder of the homeless preacher had a great twist that you do not see coming either. I think that was the best part of this book. It was difficult to predict what would happen next so you do not want to put down the book until the last page.
Unfortunately, John Sandford is running out of steam. The most recent Davenport novels have become generic, almost interchangeable. However, they are still, thankfully, miles ahead of the Virgil Flower outings.
While this is fairly impressive as a debut novel from writer Jess Winfield, I had a hard time connecting to the characters. Winfield alternates between a contemporary grad student names Willy Shakespeare and the Bard himself in Elizabethan Stratford, England. I thought this was effective at the outset of the novel, but it quickly made me feel at loose ends with both Shakespeare characters. Winfield, however, does an excellent job of portraying the original Shakespeare and the world he lived in, using cunning language and a believable cast of characters. I just wish he had invested more in the emotional life of the contemporary Willy so that the chaotic plot didn't seem so superfluous.
I'm torn... I loved the way Alice Hoffman weaved the stories of the founding families of this small MA town (disclosure: I grew up in a small New England town) through generations from the 1700's through present day... But at times it felt the stories were just left hanging and I wanted more. Sigh... :)
ব্যবহারকারীরা এই বইগুলোকে ২017-২018 সালের সবচেয়ে আকর্ষণীয় হিসাবে বিবেচনা করেছেন, পোর্টালের সম্পাদকীয় বোর্ড " ট্রেন্ড বই লাইব্রেরি "সমস্ত পাঠক এই সাহিত্য সঙ্গে পরিচিত হন যে সুপারিশ।