Wow, both books a huge hit. She's already completely immersed in one of them, leaving me alone to enjoy some Figgy Pudding in a pipe! Good call!OMG...so she hasn’t read the Laurie R King books. You’ll be a hero! King is incredible. Huge following. And in her Holmes series she does a perfect job of writing language, syntax, grammar, etc. in a very very close style to Dr. Watson...oops! I mean Arthur Conan Doyle. They are best read in the proper order.
Loved the series. As a Sherlockian, seldom pass up a new take on the master.
Best comics ever in my opinion
OK, so while not a proper book this collection of Calvin strips has me lol for real! Watterson was a genius in his realm - story lines, illustrations, subtle comments on humanity, etc. Calvin is the quintessential kid with a vivid imagination.
Dickey can sometimes become engrossed in minutiae like Melville.
After having seen the movie several times, I figured it was finally time to read the book that inspired it.
Many more details revealed here, and also many inconsistencies with the filmed version! Have to say that at times, the author spun out too many pages of floridly written descriptions that frankly were largely lost or bordering on boring. I kept thinking that he could have used fewer words to say more.
But wtf do I know. I'm not some accredited and recognized critic with rave and celebrated reviews under his belt.
Still, I did enjoy it. And I might get in the movie from the library again soon.
If you enjoy Dickens...should you make it to London, go to his house.Oliver Twist- Charles Dickens This is one of the books in my Mother's huge book
collection. She was an avid reader and I'm sure she read them all. When she
moved out by us, one of her requests was to get a house with an extra bedroom. That room was turned into a library. Every wall had shelves on it and there was also two rows of shelves up the middle of the room. And yes, the shelves were all filled with books!