Haru U U itibaren Uachdar, Isle of Benbecula, Na h-Eileanan an Iar HS7, İngiltere
Uçakta okumak için ne güzel bir kitap. :) Bir grup insan, en yüksek petrol çarptığında bir havaalanı otelin barında hapsolur. Dünya kaosa giriyor ve grup bir keskin nişancıya karşı kendilerini savunmak zorunda. Her zamanki gibi, Coupland'ın karakterlerini kazdım - çok yakınlarda eski bir papaz, ilişki arayan bir futbol annesi, bir Asperger'in spektrum güzelliği ve daha fazlası. Onun yazıları röntgencilik / insanları izleyen tendanceslerimle iyi bir şekilde anlatıyor çünkü karakterleri çok ayrıntılı. Coupland'ın Nesil A'yı bitirdikten hemen sonra bunu okumak ilginçti. Böylece, kitabın önemli bir kısmı için kısa öyküler koleksiyonuna düşmenin hüzününden zevk aldım. Burada, hile ("Oyuncu Bir Kim?" Ve sonunda terim listesi) biraz dikkat dağıtıcı ve gereksiz buldum. Burada çok daha fazla arsa vardı ve arsa perçinleniyordu.
Bu kitaptan gerçekten keyif aldım. Bunu aldığımda küçük bir beyin şekeri arıyordum ve tam da ihtiyacım olan buydu. Vampirlerin kendilerini insan dünyasına tanıdığı bir dönemde bir vampirle ilgili bir insan hakkında bir hikaye. Macera, gerilim, mizah ve ilginç bir önyargıya sahiptir. Bir insan ırkı olarak farklı insanlardan, hatta vampirlerden nefret etmenin yollarını bulacağımız ilginç. Bu bir dizide 2. sırada ... Sanırım geri kalanını aramam gerekecek!
I highly recommend this book. It is non-fiction, but it reads like fiction. I found it very entertaining, and I felt like I was learning stuff, too. Just read for the second time. Morbidity and grandeur. It was awesome. 6-15-11
Symphony of Blood is a supernatural thriller that I think a lot of readers may enjoy. However, despite really getting into it early in the book (and having a glowing blurb from an author I really like), overall I can't say I enjoyed this Hank Mondale Supernatural Case. It was what I consider a Yin-Yang read. For every part of it I really liked, there was an equal and opposite force acting against it and ultimately destroying the experience for me. When told from Hank Mondale's POV, the prose was a bit quirky and fun, well suited for a character that has to laugh at life a bit in order not to break. But at times I felt like I was spending a little too much time reading about mundane tasks that didn't push the story forward or build character or setting. For instance, going to the bathroom, or talking to his neighbors, or to his mutha' who I can only imagine sounds like Fran Dresher. When we switch POV's and get to see the monsters perspective, I have to say Adam Pepper did this quite well. I love reading non-human points of view when done right. But this is something I feel is better `sprinkled in' and this section seemed overlong too me. I would have enjoyed it more broken up. The characterizations are hit and miss too. On the surface Hank Mondale seems like a cliché. The private eye that couldn't be a cop because of a troubled past, who has problems with drinking and gambling. Sure it's been done before but it's done well here and I found him interesting enough. Symphony was an interesting, fleshed out character. And some of the side characters (like the druggy-couple in the apartment building) even though they got very little `screen-time' felt very real. I also liked the interplay between Hank and his kleptomaniac secretary. Others however, felt less real. But more importantly, I'm sad to say, I didn't see much in the way of character growth. The characters (the still-breathing ones) come out the end much the way they were at the start without any noticeable difference in their personalities or interpersonal relationships with each other. As far as spelling and grammar are concerned Symphony of Blood seemed well edited. I did notice a few missing words (unimportant things like `a' and `the'), a few missing punctuation marks, and a fair amount of word repetition. That last was the only thing that bothered me and seemed like it would have been an easy thing for an editor to catch. Lastly we come to the plot. There's a very interesting, original story here but a major plot-hole I noticed early on kept poking me like the annoying fly that keeps landing on your face while you're trying to sleep. The inciting incident, the idea that Hank Mondale would get involved in this story at all, indeed the entire plot, hinged upon a single motivational action. As the story progressed this initial choice began making less and less sense. To the point that I kept hitting the next button hoping to see a conspiracy, a double-cross, or some other twist that would line that original decision up, all the while with a sneaking suspicion that that wasn't going to happen. And it didn't. [-150to+ 50] Professionalism (Cover/Formatting/Editing): 25 Tribbles [-100to+150] Characterizations: 100 Tribbles [-100to+150] Plot/Pace: 0 Tribbles [-100to+150] Writing/Prose: 100 Tribbles Total: 225 Tribbles This review is also available at my blog, including spoilers describing in more detail what I meant in the last paragraph. Note: I received a promotional copy of this book to review.
Read this book when you've got a bad cough, but haven't made it to the doctor yet.