Look what came today! I support Lucy‘s journey. I‘m really looking forward to reading this book ❤️
This is a quiet, excellent, and frightening story. Anyone else reading this?
I‘m loving this book so much that I had to get the hardback to go along with the audio! Don‘t you love it when that happens? Man, I‘m a nut for dinosaur 🦕 🦕🦕 tales and natural history ❤️ Bur where are the illustrations? No photos, no drawings, no illustrations?! Who let that happen?
The slave brutality is tough to read as always but once I get past that, I like the adventure story. Still, I have a feeling our protagonist isn‘t coming to a good end. I hope I‘m wrong. The UK version has a much nicer cover and beautiful end papers.
Reading this classic from the Harlem Renaissance period is like 1984 meets Black Like Me but with a huge dose of cynicism and humor.
This book is so engaging. After finishing HOMEGOING, I really needed to do a complete 180° read, but because this book is currently in the industrial revolution, the 19th century, I know that African slaves played a role in what was going on at that time in Britain and the United States. After all Eli Whitney did create the cotton gin. I‘m listening to this on CD and Simon Winchester has a wonderful reading voice. Great for science geeks.
I‘m listening to this on CD now. The prose is beautiful but the subject matter is brutal. A very hard book to read, especially knowing that I am a descendant of the African slave trade. I would have endured the same hell as many of the book‘s characters. I‘m curious about how others felt reading this book. Also what possessed the Dutch to engage in this horrific practice? What the fuck were they thinking?😱😱😱
It‘s getting down to the wire with my very first #24in48readathon and I need something lighthearted ❤️📚👍🏾🎉
Well it‘s a chore figuring out how to upload decent book covers when I have to make my own but you get the picture. I just started this book and I‘m listening to the audio version on Libby. Very cool. Much better than CDs while driving because it keeps playing. I hope it‘s better than the other similar one I‘m reading: the Death of Mrs. Westerly. So far, it‘s better.
I picked this one up at Barnes and Noble last night after work. So far so good. Of course how can I judge another person‘s life story? It is what it is. Love the moody black and white cover on this one.
Certainly not an easy, fun or entertaining read, but a necessary one in our current political moment and world climate. I would have given up on this book in high school but I‘ve lived enough now to understand it and see current scary parallels. I don‘t think our country will ever get to the point of 1984, but just seeing parallels right now is plenty scary enough. Glad I‘m reading it. #greatamericanread
Have you seen the movie? Are you a fan of the noir genre? James Cain practically invented noir with this classic, Mildred Pierce and the Postman Always Rings Twice. In Double Indemnity, a desperate man falls for a definitive femme fatale and plays out the game “straight down the line” to the inevitable. If you‘re curious about the genre, read this taut, exhilarating gem of a book.
Took me 6 months to read this long winded door stop. But it‘s an exercise in perseverance. I know that books were serialized in the 1800s so it was the publishing fashion to go on forever but it‘s my opinion that if you want to read Wilkie Collins, read the Moonstone. It‘s 100 pages or so less than the Woman in White and the Moonstone is written much clearer in far more direct language.
If I had been reading the Moonstone, I would be done with this book by now. Also, I updated my iPhone last night and it wiped all the data from my Litsy account. Thanks a lot Mac.😠
I have been reading this book so long I‘m ashamed of myself. On the other hand, I have not given up and I refuse to give up on this classic. I am going to finish this book if it kills me. The back of it says “one of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins‘ The Woman in White was a phenomenal bestseller” in wait for it... 1860. The classics matter although they are not easy to read. I will soldier on to the end!
I‘m listening to this on CD and I recommend CD if you‘re interested in reading it, because you‘ll get Jennifer Lewis‘s wonderful voice, all of the accents and emphasis that only she can provide to her story. This is a definite five star read and trust me: you will laugh, you will cry, you will be like girl WTF and on down the line. Many know Ms Lewis from blackish, but before movies and television, she was a Broadway gypsy. What a life!❤️👍🏾
Giving this baby 4/5 stars. Good read with a noir feel. Anyone from the midwestern small town (and some not so small towns) will relate to this tale of secrets, collusion, and murder. I‘m a Jessica Jones fan so she pretty much read this one to me in my mind. Looking forward to her next book. ❤️📚❤️
Pavel Petrovitch challenges Bazarov to a dual and this cracks me up because of Woody Allen‘s Love and Death: “Shall we say pistols at dawn?” “Sure we can say it. I don‘t know what it means, but we can say it.”😄