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Blink by Malcolm Gladwell is a book all about the snap judgements or minds make in the first two seconds of any experience. It is both interesting and instigtful but have critics who both praise and critisize its merit. It is a great book for anyone looking for a quick read.
"IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BURN. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed"
So Fahrenheit 451 is introduced, a dystopian novel where citizens have elected to stop reading, and fireman burn books. In this podcast I will give a short synopsis of the book, and a quick look at Fahrenheit 451's impact on modern day culture.
The New York Times says, "The result is ''a moving, suggestive and ultimately hopeful work'' that ''leaps national boundaries and speaks straight to the heart,'' The Reader by Bernhard Schlink is precisely described by this statement. In this short read, there are twists, turns, and a range of emotions. The reader experiences the frustration, sadness, and love that each of the characters feel and follows the journey between Hanna and Michael. As the story progresses, you see that love may not be all that it is made out to be.
The attached audio file is my Review of Stephenie Meyer's New Moon, the second installment in the Twilight series. In my review, I provide examples of Meyer's writing, as well as critic thoughts about the book. Please enjoy my reading of this review. Hope you like it!
This is a description of the book The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. It includes a key passage from the book as well as a separate review from a fellow reader.
"The Kite Runner" Book Review by Bennett Wheatley
I decided to read this book off a recommendation from my mom. She has a special connection with the book in that she was fired as a psychology teacher for showing the movie in her class at the University of Utah. The book presents an original and interesting account of psychological manipulation. If you are interested in psychology and moral dilemmas, this book is a must-read.
Waiter Rant is a novel written by Steve Dublanica, a New York City waiter who began unleashing his waiter stories waiterrant.net. Now his comical and trivial stories are bound in an informational novel, which gives insight to many restaurant flockers and employees. If you are interested in going into the restaurant business or curious about what your waiter really thinks about you and your tip--read Waiter Rant.
Here's a quick peak at H.G. Wells' The Time Machine.