Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Into Each Life a Little Reality Must Fall . . .


LOL! This is the picture I took to my hairdresser--my face on Lisa Rinna's head. :-) Why doesn't my hair ever look like my model pictures?

Yesterday's blog was soooo positive, I feel I have to balance it --just so you'll know I don't take my own press too seriously. So the following are real reviews posted by readers on Amazon.com.

About The Canopy:

When I started this book I was thrilled and excited in learning more of the Amazon forest and the indigenous occupants. The material was interesting and I read into the morning hours. I was not aware this was a "Christian" piece of literature. About 3/4 of the way through the book I became extremely disappointed. The "answer" to the disease of the main character was a religious lesson elaborately woven into the plot.. . . I open my heart to many religions that offer love and morality and respect the differences of others. If I had an interest in a lecture I could have attended any Christian church. Much of the book is captivating, but I was disappointed in the last 50 or 60 pages of the book. Marilyn Walters

About The Immortal:

I'm really surprised by the positive reviews other Amazon readers have written for this book. I can only think that the subject matter intrigued them enough for them to overlook the sloppy writing. Most of the time, Hunt describes characters and events through exposition, rather than through action. The result reads like a brochure. She also explains too much: After the narrator says her mouth fell open, she goes on to say she was surprised... and just how surprised she was... and why (as if we haven't been reading along and wouldn't know why). The dialog is stilted, often too formal. Hunt's way of keeping her characters from being flat is to keep them in a perpetual state of surprise or shock or amazement. I don't know, I just would have liked sharper writing to go along with what is admittedly a sharp idea.

And finally, about The Pearl:

This book started out good, but later on it becomes boring and unrealistic in everything except the emotions. I bought this book thinking it would be an interesting read but I was severly disapointed.The plot skips around a lot and the main character goes through some "interesting" fazes. (Kicking her husband out for not agreeing about cloneing, etc.)I would never recomend this book to ANYONE (strangers and enemies included).

Angie here again: See what I mean? Any time I start to think I'm all that and a bag of chips, the Lord sends someone along to remind me that I've still got a loooong way to go!

Angie

3 comments:

Accidental Poet said...

Well *I* still think you're all that and at least a handfull of chips ...

Carrie said...

I haven't read The Pearl, but I truly enjoyed The Canopy and The Immortal. To each his (or her) own, I guess.

Carie said...

I doubt you want hair advice, but I have a similar “do.” I love Sumo Tech (Bumble and Bumble)...no, I’m not a sales person. It costs about $25, but you only use the tiniest amount each day. I thought of your blog this morning as I was getting ready for work.

God bless you. You are an inspiration to me. Thanks for sharing on your blog. I love your writing and often write positive reviews on Amazon.