I rather enjoyed the even handedness of the Brown book. Oh, there was potential evil, but the evil was potential. It was a challenge he htre out to the reader; Technology, religion, political power, not inherently evil, but easily corruptible.
Langdon connects with a former student, a genius, who is about to expose a great revelation that will destroy religion as we know it when he is assassinated on camera.Towards the end, it became predictable.
A wonderful retelling of Beauty and the Beast, with a strong and independent female protagonist.. Feyre is taken captive into the court of the high faerie. She is repulsed by him, even though she is treated well and her family cared for. Through twists and turns she finds why she is really there and her feelings change.
Just reread Practical Magic.
I love how Alice Hoffman makes magic seem so possible and a quirky part of the ordinary.
Two sisters, raised by two aunts, Sally has two daughters. They go in an out of bad choices, fall in love, resist magic and accept it. In the end, it may be Magic is only one explanation of the idiosyncrasies of their lives.
Michael takes his obnoxious neighbor to the grocery story for supplies after a violent storm just as a mysterious mist is rolling in. They become trapped in the store+++++ by the mist which hides people-eating creatures. It is a readable stephen King. What surprised me is that he left all kinds of unresolved threads but still I was satisfied with the ending. He kept my attention for 5 hours in an airport!
Donal travels from Montana to Wisconsin by bus when his grandma has surgery and then back again when his aunt is unhospitable. His aunts husband leaves with him and together they travel back to Montana, having many adventures along the way. They build a relationship along the way learning each others secrets. A very fine Doig adventure.
A good story and well written. This summer I read Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig. Oddly this is another young-boy-traveling-cross-country on-a-bus story. Sebastian is taken under the wing by a black man recently released from prison. I enjoyed it.
Yes,a zombie, coming-of-age novel. Interesting concept. Melanie doesn’t know she is a zombie and as she slowly becomes aware of who she is, she doesn’t want to hurt her friends, but they are traveling through a zombie world.
A very good read, maybe not a 5 star generalnovel, but definitely a 5 star zombie novel.