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Raya raymond
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Re: What is the last book you read, and your rating?

Post by Raya raymond » 19 Aug 2018, 07:11

capricornius16 wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 07:35
Raya raymond wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 06:10
capricornius16 wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 05:31
The last book I read was Superhighway by Alex Fayman. I gave it 4 out 4 stars.
That's actually the next book in my list.
It's a great read. Hope you'll like it as much as I did.
Me too. :)

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Post by ea_anthony » 19 Aug 2018, 09:13

I just finished Walking with God by John Elderedge. A great read for Christians and an interesting one for even non-Christians.
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Post by ea_anthony » 19 Aug 2018, 13:49

ea_anthony wrote:
19 Aug 2018, 09:13
I just finished Walking with God by John Elderedge. A great read for Christians and an interesting one for even non-Christians.
I gave it 3 out of 4 stars
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Post by winhyfer » 19 Aug 2018, 20:21

before I fall by Lauren Oliver and 3/4 star

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Post by Jessica Reehl » 20 Aug 2018, 13:32

I just finished reading The Woman in the Window. This was a fast-paced book similar to The Woman on the Train. This book was very good and well written. I rated it 4 out of 4.

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Post by Fozia-Bajwa » 21 Aug 2018, 03:42

I have just completed Small Change by Keddie Hughes. This is a characters driven story of Izzy, her husband Jim and Sean. I rate this book 4 out of 4 starts.

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Post by Endowa++ » 21 Aug 2018, 10:36

Curve Couture by H M Irwing. It was a good romance story. It had a blend of romance and modelling industry.

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Post by chelhack » 21 Aug 2018, 11:13

The last book that I read is Gringo: My Life in the Edge as an International Fugitive I highly recommend this book I gave it a 4 out of 4 rating.
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Post by rockandroll » 21 Aug 2018, 12:29

I finished reading Salman Rushdie's newest book, The Golden House. Rushdie tones down the surrealism in this parable about a wealthy family that experiences downfall and tragedy while living in New York.

References to Greek mythology are found everywhere in this dense, complicated and outstanding novel.

I give it 4.5/5

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Post by Ijeoma Kikelomo » 21 Aug 2018, 16:37

Acquiesce to Love Peace and Gratitude. I rated it 2/4. Didn't have a very good plot.

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The last book i read is On the couch Barba Streisand i gave a 4 out 4 stars on my review.

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Post by Sia910_akku » 22 Aug 2018, 10:43

The last book i read is The Lies They Tell by Gillian French. I give it 2/4. Starting is interesting, world building is great but the ending is rushed and somewhat predictable. In short I'm disappointed.

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Post by Redlegs » 22 Aug 2018, 23:26

The Goldfinch (Pulitzer Prize 2014) by Donna Tartt is the story of Theo Decker, a boy who lost his mother to a terrorist bomb in a New York art gallery, and who managed to steal a valuable old painting (The Goldfinch) as he escaped the bombed building.

Theo, left without apparent parental support , is taken in by the parents of a school friend, until his estranged father and new girlfriend arrive unexpectedly and whisk him off to Las Vegas, where he lives a bizarre, uncontrolled existence.

Prior to leaving New York, Theo befriended Hobie, an antiques restorer, who was the partner of a man Theo met in the art gallery and who died from the injuries he sustained.

Theo's life in Las Vegas leads him to become a thief, a drug addict, a virtual vagrant and a directionless youth with a dubious future.

Returning to New York after the death of his father (linked to gambling, drugs and alcohol), Theo is taken in by Hobie, whereupon he takes an interest in the antique furniture business and makes plenty of money by engaging in dubious deals involving fake antiques.

While in Las Vegas, Theo met Boris, the son of a Russian businessman, who leaves his son mostly unsupervised to raise himself. It is Boris who leads Theo astray, albeit that Theo is easily led.

Boris becomes aware of the valuable painting that Theo has stolen, and turns up in New York several years later with news that shocks Theo and turns his life upside down.

What follows is something of a tour through the nefarious underground world of art theft and fraud, culminating in a dramatic gangster romp in Amsterdam, all related to the stolen painting.

This is an epic tale of many moving parts and vast array of characters, which maintains pace and interest most of the time but which get bogged down occasionally with excessive detail. All of the characters are flawed at multiple levels and none are particularly likable, except Boris who sparks enthusiasm for his sheer incorrigibility.

I rated it similarly but perhaps in between The Little Friend and The Secret History in terms of my enjoyment. 4 stars out of 5.
I wondered if that was how forgiveness budded; not with the fanfare of epiphany, but with pain gathering its things, packing up, and slipping away unannounced in the middle of the night.

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Post by ea_anthony » 23 Aug 2018, 00:19

Forever Odd (Odd Thomas #2) by Dean Koontz. 3 out of 4 stars.
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Post by capricornius16 » 23 Aug 2018, 10:55

I just finished Dragon Born by Ela Lourenco. It's a fantastic book. I gave it 3 stars out of 4.

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