David May aka _369c525

David May a partire dal Khlyabovo, Ivanovskaya oblast', Russia

David May's libro recensioni (10)

As a VW owner and semi-enthusiast, I found this book to be very informative and entertaining to read. Appealing to the historian-cum-car geek in all of us.
2017-09-21 06:31

This was a very original and moving retelling of a classic fairy tale, but one definitely not meant for children. Imagine that the fairy godmother did not get Cinderella to the ball and she therefore did not live happily ever after. Imagine that, as punishment, the fairy is turned into a mortal and has to spend centuries growing old, hiding her wings (literally), and hoping for a second chance that will allow her to go home to family and friends. If you can imagine all that, you've only scratched the surface of this book, but I don't want to give more away, so pick it up for yourself...and enjoy.
2017-09-21 07:31

A refreshingly unsentimental and unjudgemental examination of Thomas Jefferson's relationships with the women in his life. Quite interesting.
2017-09-21 08:31

you should read more than once to understand it, it's not smple book, so beautiful
2017-09-21 09:31

This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. The only way to do it justice is by quoting it: After Penrod (the 11 year old hero of the story) blurts out something he might have kept to himself: Nothing is more treacherous than the human mind; nothing else so loves to play the Iscariot. Even when patiently bullied into a semblance of order and training, it may prove but a base and shifty servant. And Penrod's mind was not his servant; it was a master, with the April wind's whims; and it had just played him a diabolical trick. The very jolt with which he came back to the schoolroom in the midst of his fancied flight jarred his day-dream utterly out of him; and he sat, open-mouthed in horror at what he had said. More philosophizing about the mind of the 11 year old (after a tar fight): Perhaps middle-aged people might discern Nature's real intentions in the matter of pain if they would examine a boy's punishments and sorrows, for he prolongs neither beyond their actual duration. With a boy, trouble must be of Homeric dimensions to last overnight. To him, every next day is really a new day. Thus, Penrod woke, next morning, with neither the unspared rod, nor Mr. Kinosling in his mind. Tar, itself, so far as his consideration of it went, might have been an undiscovered substance On the hot days of summer: Their elders should beware such days. Peril hovers near when the fierceness of weather forces inaction and boys in groups are quiet. The more closely volcanoes, Western rivers, nitroglycerin, and boys are pent, the deadlier is their action at the point of outbreak. Thus, parents and guardians should look for outrages of the most singular violence and of the most peculiar nature during the confining weather of February and August. In addition to being hilarious, Penrod paints a great picture of small-town America at the turn of the 20th century. My opinion may be biased by the fact that I'm proprietor of a delightful 7 year old boy, but with that in mind, this book definitely made to to my all-time favorites list.
2017-09-21 11:31

Not my favorite of the Shopaholic books, but still still a fun and light read. I wasn't expecting a great work of literature, just a funny, silly book, and that's what I got.
2017-09-21 12:31

I loved it! So different from stuff I would usually read, it's one of the only novels in the school curriculum I've ever actually enjoyed. Lennie <3 such a big cutie!
2017-09-21 13:31

In this fifth collection of the Fables comic, elections are being held in Fabletown. Does Prince Charming have a real chance of winning? And if he does, can he keep all the campaign promises he makes? Meanwhile, Snow White is having Bigby's babies, but she's in for a surprise. Another great installment. I'm really not that into series, but this one makes me want to keep reading. If you haven't read it... why ever not???
2017-09-21 14:31

Witty and surreal, in Pynchon's cryptic style that has prevented me from reading Gravity's Rainbow for years.
2017-09-21 15:31