Jenny Heejin Kwon Heejin Kwon itibaren Texas
Vay. İlk kitabının gerçekten de iyi olduğunu düşündüm, özellikle de sonlarına doğru biraz titiz. Bu, yıllar içinde okuduğum en iyi kitaplardan biri. Bu, 11 Eylül 2001'de babasını kaybeden genç bir çocuğun hikayesi. Bu da büyük olasılıkla beni hemen kapatacak türden bir hikaye. Yine de, kaybının trajedisi üzerinde oynamak yerine, zaman içinde, yavaş, kusurlu iyileşmesinin hikayesini okurken üstü kapalı olarak anlıyoruz. Babasının dolabında, birçok tuhaflığına ve endişesine rağmen onu dünyaya götüren bir gizemi keşfeder ve babası hakkında bilgi edinmeyi umarken, bunun yerine bir roller coaster'ın gizli sırlara nasıl taşınacağından başka birçok şey öğrenir. kendi ailesinde. Bu hikayeyi gerçekten hareketlendiren ve gerçek yapan şey, bir pat, mutlu son için ihtiyaç duyduğu tüm dersleri öğrenmemesidir ve ailesinin diğer üyeleri de kusurludur.
Of the 4 Jodie Picoult books that I read so far, this is definitely the best. I like her writing style, its pretty much always the same, but its also always good and fast to read. What I really liked about this book was that she started with the end basically, and then she went from where it all started, until you got to the exact same spot in the plot with which the book opened. If you thought you knew what happened, you will be quite surprised (a bit at least). I almost loved it!
This, the fourth novel in the Lew Archer series, is very good but not exceptional (at least not according to the standards of this exceptional series). It does, however, have all the ingredients of a good mystery, and is graced with Macdonald's strengths such as his vivid cameos (the old invalid black woman whose hobbies are listening to the radio and her neighbors' business; a middle-aged milliner relaxing with a glass of wine and her cat; a decent small town sheriff distrustful of big city detectives and full of reflexive racism), and his incomparable descriptions of shabby rooms and splendid showplaces. In addition, this book has some features of particular interest to Macdonald fans. First of all, The Ivory Grin is the first time that Macdonald writes about black Americans forthrightly and unapologetically, without his earlier white liberal patronizing tone which often seems more objectionable than outright racism. He observes his black characters closely but with compassion--as he observes all his other characters--and the results are realistic and occasionally memorable. Secondly, one of his principal characters is a person (in this case a woman) from the wrong side of the tracks who adopts a new name and reinvents herself. This is a MacDonald theme that will appear later in a variety of forms, most notably in his masterpiece,The Galton Case. Finally--and I must be vague here to prevent a spoiler--the "ivory grin" referred to in the title is the source of an incredibly obvious metaphor--so obvious that one of the characters makes a joke of it--and yet this metaphor turns out to be one of the keys to solving the mystery. I think the device is used a little crudely here, but Macdonald employs the same sort of thing much more successfully in the superb mystery "The Underground Man."
This is one of those rare, great books that manage to talk about many different fields of science and weave them together. It uses the habits and organizations of social animals (bees, ants, starlings, etc.) and relates it to how people interact with one another. It touches on everything from fluid dynamics (how locust swarms and human stampedes happen) to supply chains, to computer intelligence. The book is structured in chapters that discuss different types of animals, and it's got plenty of anecdotes to keep the pace up. Most of the books referenced were ones I've read before, so it's not first-hand reporting of original research, but there were enough new stories and new information to interest me. If you're interested in science, and especially if you're interested in animal behavior, this is a good book to pick up. My main complaint about it is that the authors pre-suppose their readers to have a more solid basis in higher math than I do. I think some of the nuances on 3-d rendering software were lost on me.