Horror, action, bureaucratic hell, alternate worlds, magic, some suspense. Enjoyable read, especially if you like this kind of blend (scifi-horror-gov. agency-etc). Has elements of 'Paranoia' to an extent, my brother would really enjoy this book.
I thought at first that I would dislike the book, partly because I disliked some of the characters and partly because of the point of view the story was told from.But I was wrong. I LOVED this book.Great story, great characters. A horrible setting and the reality of WWII being as horrible as you can imagine, but a very satisfying read.
The book is written in a very inventive and creative way, I admit. But I found the conversational style and the way it appeared on the page just annoying. The boy is precocious, but aggravating. And the guesswork of unfolding the story of the grandparents was at first bothersome and also annoying, but it ended up coming together and making sense in the end.As off putting this was at first glance and read, it eventually felt a far better read by the end of the book than I expected. The story was quite interesting and some of the characters were great, too. Worth a look for sure, but not my favorite.It should be noted that I am a slow reader, and I tend to read only 5-10 pages at a time, and I think that was part of my problem with this book. I might have 'gotten it' if I'd read larger chunks of the book together at one time...
What a great book. Unexpected story (and several smaller stories within the main story) with great characters. Stuff to make you cringe (about the process of recovering from severe burns) and also think and dream about. Easy to read, very engaging. Great great book.
Satisfying conclusion to the series, but a tad disjointed at times. Character development was a bit weak though I still enjoyed the story. I thought the final part of the ending a bit abrupt, too. Still a good read. You almost have to read all three books after you get more than knee deep in the first book.
Another recommendation from my wife. What a great book. This is the first book in a long, long time that I read in one sitting. Easy to read. Sharp. Sarcastic. Witty. Funny. Biting. Really excellent. I absolutely recommend this book.
Book two of the trilogy was a very good and quick read. The world is still rich and interesting, but I found the two main characters a tad annoying (whining, complaining, unsure of themselves) - granted this was probably by design, but the two-by-four belaboring this point used was not necessary. That said, this is just a nitpick. Still quite enjoyable and looking forward to the final book of the series.
My first foray in to reading Jane Austen. After getting used to the writing style, I really enjoyed the book. Good story, good characters, it really draws you in. I knew the essentials of the story from seeing this put on the screen, but it was so much better to get the full effect by reading everything, in particular the letters and the full discourse of the conversations. And yes, I think I will be reading a bit more of what Ms. Austen has written.