Scott Zhan Zhan من عند Kadwa Mahu, Maharashtra, الهند
الإلياذة هو أفضل ملحمة. إذا كنت تحب الإلياذة ، فاقرأ Oresteia بواسطة Aeschylus. يربط النهايات الفضفاضة ويحصل Agamemnon على بعض الخطورة الخطيرة.
لقد كان هذا الكتاب المذهل مع قصة رائعة. يتم تضمين الحب والخيانة والمغامرة في هذا الكتاب. هذا الكتاب سوف يغير حقيقة الكائنات الحية إلى الأبد أو كما يمكنك البشرية. هذا هو الفساد مع العديد من المنعطفات.
A solid collection of some of sci-fi's greatest hits.
I bought this book for my Mum for Christmas and have been itching to borrow it from her ever since. After 7 months of anticipation, it might not be that surprising that I was initially disappointed when reading The Sisters Brothers. I had so many preconceptions of what the book would be that were just plain wrong. I mean, I only had to cast an eye over the amazing cover for my mind to subconsciously make the snap decision that this would be one of the best books I'd ever read. I then went on to read countless reviews in the press and online that drew all sorts of parallels to such varying references as the Coen brothers, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Bukowski, Jim Jarmusch...to name but a few that I have randomly selected from a spot check on Goodreads just now! My head was in a spin with all of this and I had somehow decided that The Sisters Brothers would be a fast-paced, fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, rock-and-roll kind of tale of outlaws and the underbelly of America during the California Gold Rush. What I was really hoping for was to read something similar to Stone Junction by Jim Dodge but without all the supernatural bits. How wrong I was! Eli Sisters is a professional hitman who works with his brother Charlie to assassinate & exact revenge upon anyone and everyone for their enigmatic boss The Commodore. As the book starts we see them set out on yet another mission to track down and kill one Hermann Kermit Warm. The Gold Rush is in full swing and their path is paved with all manner of setbacks and scoundrels. But the job is also complicated by Eli's uncertain morality. His conscience is tiring of killing and he longs to settle for a quiet life with a nice lady. Will this assignment be the last for the Sisters brothers? As I have already suggested above, it took me a while to get into this book as there is not a great deal of action in the first few chapters. Yes, Eli & Charlie get up to all kinds of mischief (read: outrageous acts of violence) and meet some interesting characters but none of it really drives the plot forward very much. These initial scenes primarily serve to illustrate the relationship between the brothers and allow the reader to get to know Eli properly as he tries to find love and struggles to manage his increasingly disabled horse. DeWitt's prose is very precise and measured which contrasts nicely with the shocking acts of the brothers, but didn't make me feel like I was having very much fun reading it. I think some of the humour that other reviewers have picked up on was lost on me as well, even though I do generally like my humour a bit dark. Once I passed the halfway point, though, something clicked and I really started enjoying it. Eli is bizarrely loveable in comparison to his psychopathic brother and you cannot help but feel for him when he is torn between his desire to leave the life of crime behind and his desire to stay loyal to Charlie. Their relationship is pitched perfectly. And as the plot picked up momentum and their mission was drawing to a close I really struggled to put the book down. So in the end I really enjoyed this book and would definitely read more by this author in the future - I will just steer clear of the hype next time to avoid forming too many preconceptions! As a little aside - if anybody can recommend me something to read that is actually similar to Jim Dodge's Stone Junction I would be very grateful!
A farmer whose farm has been reduced to rubble by a tornado decides to use the pieces to build new farm animals (with talents unique to the mechanical creations). Fun. Reminds me of the Tin Forest, though not as enchanting.) With pencil and watercolor illustrations.