I really appreciated how Ms. Allende took three disjointed stories and tried to weave them together
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Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende is a fictional novel and a coming of age story. Ms. Allende is an award winning, internationally famous, Chilean writer.
About: Zorro by Isabelle Allende is a novel which retells the story of the legendary hero. Ms. Allende is one of the most prominent authors in the world and this book is very different from the ones she is known for. 400 pages Publisher: Harper Language: English ISBN-10: 0060778970 My rating for Zorro – 4 Buy this book from Amazon.com. More Books by Isabel Allende Thoughts: Zorro by Isabelle Allende is an enjoyable and refreshing book, and easy read for a long weekend or a hot summer. The story is clever, Allende re-creates a legend (hence the title)which is always hard to do, especially for a popular character as Zorro, just for taking on this feat she deserved high marks. The characters in the novel are explored carefully and in depth with a mix of characters from several nationalities. The novel is full of action and adventure but I found the first part of the novel (about 100 pages or so) to be the weakest, but the rest is very good. On the downside, the book has too much “and then…” this or that happened. I was also hoping to get more about the history of California, since Ms. Allende…
This book has aged, some of the specific advice is no longer relevant, as many are at this age where information moves so fast it changes on a monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. So it’s only expected that what was true about certain websites five years ago, is no longer so.
Milo Weaver, the reluctant spy, finds himself facing a CIA analyst about 10 years after the Department of Tourism, CIA’s silent assassins, was disbanded. The two find themselves on the run when a new breed of Tourists tries to kill them both.
The leaders of the coup was lead by hard line members of the Russian Communist Party who opposed the reforms Mr. Gorbachev was trying to implement. The coup was opposed by a short and effective campaign led by Boris Yeltsin, and after two days Gorbachev was back in power.
I enjoyed the narrative and the descriptive language very much, while the pacing is a bit slow I do appreciate the author taking her time to tell a good story.
Mr. Shaara chronicles the early successes of the Southern army, experiencing victories which dominated the landscape and headlines.
Tells of several influential women who worked at Disney Studios in the early part of the 20th Century and later on, fighting the male dominated culture and making significant impact on the company.
This book takes every gossip, rumor, and worst, historically discredited banality about World War II and presents them as undisputed facts.