I enjoyed the interaction between Ingrid and David. I thought that plot device worked well to personalize the events, & also to highlight the history
Violeta was lives through extraordinary events, from World Wars, family tragedy, loves, lost, political turmoil, as well as women’s rights.
Addie LaRue, a young French woman in 1714 makes a bargain with an ancient god, to live forever, but is forgotten by everyone she meets after they look away
The novel is strongest in its depiction of the day-to-day living with a person suffering from Alzheimer’s. An undignified way to slowly die for those affected.
The Volunteer by Salvatore Scibona tells of young boy is stranded at Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport in 2010. He speaks no German, it seems as if he was abandoned
Chinonso is a poultry farmer living in Nigeria, when his stops the suicide attempt of Ndali, an upper class, educated woman from a rich family
Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett a smart novel in a complex world where humans can tap the consciousness of objects convincing them that they are different
Article first published as Book Review: Swoon by Betsy Prioleau on Blogcritics. About: Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them by Betsy Prioleau is a non-fiction book which tries to analyze what makes a ladies’ man. The book makes an interesting read and I only wish I would have read it when I was single and still looking for a mate for life. The publisher is giving away one copy of this book –to enter fill out the Rafflecoptter form at the end of the post. 288 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Language: English ISBN-10: 0393068374 My rating for Swoon— 4 Buy this book in paper or electronic format* Thoughts: Swoon: Great Seducers and Why Women Love Them by Betsy Prioleau (website | Facebook | @BetsyPrioleau) has bad news for us guys – being a ladies’ man cannot be learned, one has to be born with “it”. The author found out that there is no template for being a Casanova, it’s neither money nor attitude but complex, and sometimes distinct, personalities. Ms. Prioleau analyzes the great lovers of our time and from ages long ago from Casanova to Ashton Kutcher and those who aren’t famous but get the ladies, the schmos down the street which…
While on an assignment in Rome, photojournalist Josh Ryder experiences strange feelings of déjà vu and strange memories of a previous life.
The dark, brooding and punishing interactions between the complex characters are a mastery of storytelling. The characters are also part of this complex plot