Featured Official Review: The Buried Secrets of Peonies

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Re: Featured Official Review: The Buried Secrets of Peonies

Post by KLafser » 20 Mar 2018, 11:17

What a beautifully written review about such a sorrowful event/series of events. Thank you for sharing, this one goes to the next book in the queue for me.

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Post by Magnus1111 » 20 Mar 2018, 13:22

This doesn't suit my taste at all.

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Post by Jmteachmom » 20 Mar 2018, 20:55

Your review is so well written! Great Job!! Now I have to read this one...

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Post by NL Hartje » 20 Mar 2018, 21:27

KLafser wrote:
20 Mar 2018, 11:17
What a beautifully written review about such a sorrowful event/series of events. Thank you for sharing, this one goes to the next book in the queue for me.
Moving. That's all I can say about this book. It's worth all of our time. (Plus it's super short.)
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Post by NL Hartje » 20 Mar 2018, 21:29

Jmteachmom wrote:
20 Mar 2018, 20:55
Your review is so well written! Great Job!! Now I have to read this one...
Thank you for reading my review. :) I know we all strive to do pay appropriate tribute to the works we read. It is nice to hear such kind feedback!
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Post by Butterflybookworm » 20 Mar 2018, 23:45

I really enjoyed your review. Very well done. I don't normally read books that are about this subject but I might add this one to my list.
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Post by NL Hartje » 20 Mar 2018, 23:51

Butterflybookworm wrote:
20 Mar 2018, 23:45
I really enjoyed your review. Very well done. I don't normally read books that are about this subject but I might add this one to my list.
Thanks! I see you're currently reading GoT! Enjoy, it won't disappoint!
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Post by Butch Acuna » 21 Mar 2018, 00:37

Forty years ago, the Iranian clerics launched a revolution to bring down the Peacock throne of the Shah of Iran today the same sentiment to uproot the present religious autocracy is rife among the Iranian masses.

This question is often asked " why does the Iranian government continue to hide the atrocities committed by Muslim clerics against those who supported the former government up to now?

The answer is that doers of evil hide their deeds because they cannot weaken their own position. The lonely task of unearthing evil secrets cannot be relegated to perpetrators.

This task of ferreting out the truth falls upon the members of the Fourth Estate and bookwriters. There is a season for planting; and a season for gathering; there is a season for building and a season for destroying; there is a season for meryy making and a season for grieving.

In Iran, the season of uprooting and vengeance has returned.

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Post by Butch Acuna » 21 Mar 2018, 01:47

Thank you for the very powerful and enlightening official book review!

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Post by ValBookReviews » 21 Mar 2018, 08:02

Amazing recap: This story sounds very captivating. :tiphat:

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Post by NL Hartje » 21 Mar 2018, 09:09

Butch Acuna wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 00:37
Forty years ago, the Iranian clerics launched a revolution to bring down the Peacock throne of the Shah of Iran today the same sentiment to uproot the present religious autocracy is rife among the Iranian masses.

This question is often asked " why does the Iranian government continue to hide the atrocities committed by Muslim clerics against those who supported the former government up to now?

The answer is that doers of evil hide their deeds because they cannot weaken their own position. The lonely task of unearthing evil secrets cannot be relegated to perpetrators.

This task of ferreting out the truth falls upon the members of the Fourth Estate and bookwriters. There is a season for planting; and a season for gathering; there is a season for building and a season for destroying; there is a season for meryy making and a season for grieving.

In Iran, the season of uprooting and vengeance has returned.

Thank you for your learned and inspirational response. I personally cringe when I think of the added death likely to come in any pending upheaval of the supreme regime. My heart goes out to the citizens.
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Post by NL Hartje » 21 Mar 2018, 09:12

ValBookReviews wrote:
21 Mar 2018, 08:02
Amazing recap: This story sounds very captivating. :tiphat:
It was, thank you for taking the time to read!
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Post by NL Hartje » 21 Mar 2018, 09:13

Magnus1111 wrote:
20 Mar 2018, 13:22
This doesn't suit my taste at all.
Well, thank you for reading and leaving your unabashed opinion!
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Post by BeatrixPotter » 21 Mar 2018, 09:50

Thanks for your thoughtful review. I have known that Iran has a brutal regime and this book sheds more light on the toll of human suffering in that nation.

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Post by KLafser » 21 Mar 2018, 13:16

Thank you again for this review. I read the book this morning. I agree with you, it's quite moving. I enjoyed how the author incorporated animals into the stories, allowing them to show significance of some of the different events. Again, nice job.

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