Featured Official Review: The Buried Secrets of Peonies

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Re: Featured Official Review: The Buried Secrets of Peonies

Post by Chalex457 » 11 Apr 2018, 20:44

I have not heard about the massacre that took place and would be interested to see how it affected these families. I can't even imagine! I'll look into this one. Thanks so much!

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Post by Kibetious » 12 Apr 2018, 16:59

I find it completely out of order that a person would choose to put to death such many people only because they are in the opposition. The number reaching 30000 is completely saddening and it is worse given that it has been hidden by the succeeding governments. The review is nicely done.
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Post by kinyaemulatyamatt » 12 Apr 2018, 19:25

The cover design of the book is symbolic to the contents of the book. Your review has bequeathed what a reader might expect from the whole book.

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Post by Samanthajayne12 » 13 Apr 2018, 04:06

Such a powerful and emotional story. I'm sure this would be hard to read but I would love to give it a go! The review captures the intensity of this story and makes it very appealing.

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Post by victoriareads2018 » 13 Apr 2018, 05:02

Powerful review! The way this review summarizes the book makes me want to pick up a copy and experience the words for myself. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by Asen Stoyanchev » 13 Apr 2018, 09:10

I imagine that it must have been a difficult experience to write such a book given the tragic circumstances surrounding the story.
Most probably, one feels the same while reading. I will dive into that thrilling read as soon as I can. Your review is descriptive enough, so two thumbs up!
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:17

Amjourn1 wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 11:18
Nice and warming
Wow, really?! You were warmed by the idea of this book!? You must be one tough cookie! I'd hate to see what upsets you :shock2:
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:18

Jamasenu wrote:
10 Apr 2018, 22:01
I liked the analogy of comparing this massacre to our current political leaders. No one wants their dirty laundry aired.
Thank you, and thanks for reading! It seems like this laundry could do with a little airing :lol2:
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:19

tanya shukla wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 11:31
It's a brilliantly wriiten review of a poweful book. I was aware of the khomeini regime in 1979 but never knew about the massacre of thousands of prisoners. I would love to read this book.
Kudos to you, you were aware of more than I. I hope more people will take the time to learn about what happened there. :cry:
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:21

zilizopita1998 wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 14:36
I always love reading about agony that humankind pass through under dictatorial regimes. This has reminded me of the coup era in most African countries.
I agree! I actually read a book that touched on Zimbabwe's history after reading this one, and I noticed many similarities. Thank you for taking the time to read my review!
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:23

Chalex457 wrote:
11 Apr 2018, 20:44
I have not heard about the massacre that took place and would be interested to see how it affected these families. I can't even imagine! I'll look into this one. Thanks so much!
You should! I would love to hear your opinions after reading!
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:24

Kibetious wrote:
12 Apr 2018, 16:59
I find it completely out of order that a person would choose to put to death such many people only because they are in the opposition. The number reaching 30000 is completely saddening and it is worse given that it has been hidden by the succeeding governments. The review is nicely done.
Yes, I was BLOWN away by the numbers. I found myself researching this drama after reading the book and it just got more and more sad the deeper I went down the rabbit hole. :cry2:
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:25

kinyaemulatyamatt wrote:
12 Apr 2018, 19:25
The cover design of the book is symbolic to the contents of the book.
I really enjoy the cover art. I was drawn to it from the beginning and after reading I truly appreciated the power behind the statement. I think it's one of the most fitting covers I've seen in some time.
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:26

Samanthajayne12 wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 04:06
Such a powerful and emotional story. I'm sure this would be hard to read but I would love to give it a go! The review captures the intensity of this story and makes it very appealing.
Please read it! I would love to hear your opinion!
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Post by NL Hartje » 13 Apr 2018, 14:27

victoriareads2018 wrote:
13 Apr 2018, 05:02
Powerful review! The way this review summarizes the book makes me want to pick up a copy and experience the words for myself. :techie-studyingbrown:
Please come back and give your comments if you end up reading the book! I would love to hear different interpretations of the metaphors!
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