Unlike the entitled desert wandering of The Alchemist , Wild Heart 's contemplations are inward and complex. For Lispector, there aren't easy answers—and her universe sure as hell is not interested in your hopes and dreams. Hemingway's novels—with their masculine bluster and clipped sentences—sometimes feel almost parodic to me.
Though it was published in , the book feels both contemporaneous with that period and wholly contemporary. Hazzard just writes so damn well, every sentence a gem. I'm a great admirer of Cormac McCarthy's sparer masterpieces, but I'm ambivalent about Blood Meridian, the historical epic often cited as his greatest work. Set in the Old West and written in an impenetrable style that combines Faulkner and the King James Bible, Blood Meridian is a big, forbidding book that earns the reader bragging rights but provides scant pleasure.
If you're looking for a more human-scaled, emotionally engaging novel set in the same time period, I'd recommend The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. It's a dark, funny, brutal Western about a pair of hired killers, at least one of whom has a conscience. It covers some of the same ground as Blood Meridian and has a lot more fun along the way.
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David McCullough is one of our foremost historians, and his books are written with great care and impressive attention to detail. They also happen to be the driest, boringest tomes you'll ever sludge through. One time I read his book about the history of the Panama Canal, and it required about as much sweat and labor as it took to build the actual canal. For some kick-ass history, read Destiny of the Republic, about the assassination of President Garfield, the doctors who tried to save him but actually ended up killing him, and the frantic attempt by a deranged Alexander Graham Bell to invent a machine to find the bullet located in the president's body.
All in a relatively tidy pages. At no point will you feel like there's a test at the end. The worst crime committed by Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is that it makes first-time Twain readers think Twain wrote tedious, meandering stories. He did, as is evidenced by this, his book of tedious, meandering stories—but he also wrote a lot of richly entertaining meandering stories that are not constrained by the ham-fisted narration of a fictional backcountry child or suffused with his sweaty imitation of a slave talking.
Alternatively, read Frederick Douglass's firsthand account of slavery, which is equal parts shocking and heartbreaking. It's also an invigorating revenge story: Douglass identifies slave owners by name and hometown, detailing their crimes with such specificity that their descendants will be embarrassed forever. Mark Twain was a racist. Just read Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He was a man of his time, so let's leave him there. We don't need him.
It's one of my favorite books: sad, poetic, philosophical, and funny, with some of the best writing I've read. Several people described The Ambassadors by Henry James in such a way as to make me impatient to read it, but between those descriptions and my experience of the book lay a chasm of such yawningness that it will never be crossed. I suspect that contemporary readers feel no great urge to pick it up because—in a way that doesn't happen with fiction—it has been rendered somewhat obsolete by more recent books on the subject. It's actually still as gripping as any literary classic.
The Holy Bible is rated very highly by all the people who supposedly live by it but who in actuality have not read it. Those who have read it know there are some good parts, but overall it is certainly not the finest thing that man has ever produced. It is repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned. If the thing you heard was good about the Bible was the nasty bits, then I propose Agota Kristof's The Notebook, a marvelous tale of two brothers who have to get along when things get rough.
The subtlety and cruelty of this story is like that famous sword stroke from below the boat that plunged upward through the bowels, the lungs, and the throat and into the brain of the rower. I loved all of Salinger's books when I was young, but now I feel that they're shallow. It's not that Salinger isn't a very accomplished writer, but there's a sort of slick, brittle, midcentury veneer to his work.
It's very polished and not very profound. With Franny and Zooey, there's some Buddhist-y stuff in there, and there's stuff about being disenchanted and the real world around you seeming fake, but is that really profound? Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Remy and Rose 3.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Oct 03, Morgan rated it it was amazing Shelves: kindle-library. Despite what they've endured they've managed to come out on top so many have tried to knock them off their square but they remain loyal to each other. Oct 02, Courtney Lawson rated it it was amazing. I love mz lady p I have not been disappointed yet. I can always count on her to give me a great story.
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Remy and Rose 3 This book was good and it pick up right where part 2 left off. It was a lot of twist and turn that I did not see coming.
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This book was full of the drama. I will read part 4. Apr 14, cynthia thompson rated it it was amazing. Love it love it love it. Cannot wait to read the next book. I could not put it down , it's thrilling and exciting and t kept me yearning to more. I would recommend this book to all my friends. Sep 29, Kat rated it it was amazing. Remy and Rose 3 It took me a few days to read this one. Remy and Rose are back at it with more secrets and betrayal in the circle. There was some surprising moments in the book. Ready to read the next installment. Sep 30, Monique Spicer rated it it was amazing.
The twist and turns that this book had couldn't have been better. Rose' really stepped her game up especially after she hooked up with Ta-Baby and the girls. Poor Remy he just couldn't catch a break. I can't wait for part 2. Oct 11, Cierra Stocks rated it it was amazing. I absolutely loved the ending. Just as Remy felt he had no family, and that his father betrayed him he gains Thug as a brother and finds out that Reco was not his real father.
I loved the ending, must read! Aug 29, Roshema Batiste rated it it was amazing. To be Continued I can't believe this Thug Inc live on Remy should know that he can trust Thug cause he is the most loyal person ever to his family especially his brothers So they will be a Part 4.
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Feb 21, Celeste Brown rated it really liked it. I have read all of the thug books and have And now I have read the three Remy and Rose books only to get at the end and it says to be continued when will that be. Feb 25, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: thug-romance. This is a good read I enjoyed this series I'm ready for part 4 let the drama continue I feel as though I know each and every one of the characters personally. May 11, Shantearra Cook rated it it was amazing.
This was so damn good I couldnt put this down omgggggg its so good u will not be disappointed i promise! Great job lady p! Oct 30, Monique rated it it was amazing. Oct 14, lakenya ross rated it it was amazing. Remy and Rose Epic I love it. We drive on unplowed roads these days in our second January. Love is all around me, I can see oh so clearly, And I can feel it in my bones, It is safe to believe, That love is all around me.
Did you fall on your back? Can you feel it child? Under a sea of burning balls of fire, I have my questions. Am I still asleep? Could this be a dream? Can anyone here grasp all this vastness? When will we wake? When will the thread, Holding up the Universe, break? Hold me close, O God so far away, I need your secrets.
Love without limit. The path is dark, but the journey is gold. They say she shines brighter than the clearest diamond, She smells sweeter than the richest scented oils, Only the purest hands could ever hold her, Only the bravest hearts tested in these waters could reach her in the end. Many ships have been lost, buried in the waves Hopes smashed on shores in the allure of lesser treasure And the taverns are full of the ones who turned their boats around, Their hearts too weak to stand the testing of the waters.
My course has been set, On the horizon, a light is shining. This guitar is empty-sounding, Like your words as you stumble for the truth. All the chords are so familiar, Like the words that you thought I never heard. Oh, my dear, both these ears, Have been riddled with those messages for twenty-something years. And the fighter in your heart, Can only run and duck for cover? Come tell us all your troubles, child, We wanna see you free, And see the shackles all that make you fall Come unchained from your feet.
Oh, Father, I am growing weary, Help me with my disbelief.