Eduardo Wesley Wesley من عند Bhelakopa Dwitia Khanda, West Bengal, الهند
قراءة سريعة ، كانت بعض الأجزاء عبارة عن مواد وصفة للكتاب ، ولكن بشكل عام كانت قراءة جيدة ومغامرة.
Not scary, not thrilling, but really, really interesting. This book exposed me to parts of the world and history that I probably learned about in 10th grade and never really thought about again Now I find myself wanting to read more about medieval history, travel to Istanbul, and become a respected scholar in some field!
...i agree that it was better than twilight, yes, because of the more realistic characters, depth of plot, and complexity. however, it also further proves what was shown through the twilight series, especially new moon: stephenie meyer, while able to create wonderful ideas and pictures for how the story-- well, not quite just the story, but how the characters and plot and overall setting should be viewed and accepted by the reader-- really, what she wants the reader to feel and understand, and what kind of brilliance she wants to show through her writing; she just isn't quite good enough as a writer to really, truly, put it across to the reader. She wants to show certain types of brilliance, but she fails at making the ideas work. therefore, i grew constantly irritated because of the forced changes of character perceptions. A truly gifted writer, i think, would have been able to craft the story, the emotions, the responses of characters, etc... to allow the reader to gradually ease into different mindsets and views on the different characters. Wanderer is the protagonist, obviously. But, from a human perspective, she's the enemy, at least at the start. So why are we forced to see anyone who protests against her as the irritating antagonists that are just too thick-headed to realize that Wanderer is actually good? We don't know that. Actually, she isn't good, not at the beginning. So, from the beginning, we find a clash of emotions-- naturally, we'll go along with what Stephenie wants us to feel, but in a way it can be a constant itch, a deep-settled annoyance at all the characters in general-- and it takes away from the emotional and character development of the story. Why couldn't we have changed our opinions of Wanderer as she changed and the humans changed their opinions? Stephenie, I believe, should have left us room for our own interpretations of the characters' actions and at least a basic sympathy with the humans and their opposal of Wanderer. But she doesn't, so we can't feel enough of a connection-- she's telling us the humans are at fault, while reason tells us that they're completely justified, that they're the heroes. overall, an amusing read, and enjoyable-- i finished it in around two days, a sign that i did enjoy myself; however, despite the incredible potential i see in the novel and the brilliant ideas, i can't bring myself to reread-- me, who's like the queen of rereading-- because it just goes against my own natural emotions and beliefs so much. it's just annoying, really.
The prose was well done but the story line lacked a cohesive arc and was difficult to follow. Most of the characters only related to each other peripherally and sexual themes were often added for shock value but didn't serve to further the story line. Although each character was interesting, there was no true conclusion to the book.