- Melbourne, Vi, Australia
- member since January 23, 2011
hi Suzie, yes I am back here and back at it, at the library in Morwell buying books, among other things. Did you catch any of the Melbourne Writer's Festival recently? I managed a half-dozen sessions on the weekends ...
Say, I am in Melbs every Sunday, and would be open to having a coffee or a bit of a saunter by the Yarra. Are you game? I could tell you what I know about my native land, since you are curious and gearing up to go...
Yes her ignorance annoyed me more than his also, she was old enough to understand all that was going on and yet she just didn't. I'm not sure, I've always been very interested in WW2, my Grandad was alive during WW2 and so I always got the good storys, he was quite young when it started and yet he knew all that was going on, so I think thats what annoyed me most about the book that my Grandad who lives in England new more about what was going on in Germany than those children in the story who were actually there.!
Yeah, again I think the concept for LB was a good one but it was executed poorly and read more like a childrens novel in parts, too simple.
Omg your shelf is so impressive and daunting that it makes me feel inadequate D: Lololol. I can't remember the vast majority of the books that I've read...but this is a nice place/way to keep things organized. I like it like it. I'm going to have to start browsing and reading reviews. Gotta get the hang of this site. Mmm girl you know JFK is on my shelf...he's on my everything ;D
Hi, Always great to hear from people who share my opinion, especially when its not a very popular opinion! I just think it had so much potential, it could have become a modern classic if executed well enough but it was let down terribly by the writing and the actual story! And I agree on the count of it not being believable because of his father, I mean he wasnt so young that he wouldnt know what his dad did! I do feel the same, I really do wish i'd loved it but I just coulndt!
And I'm good thank you. Hope you are well too?
I was in Traralgon the other day and the flooding closed roads and caused a power outage. Caused me to miss a train just barely, back to Morwell, as the dark streets slowed me down and as the conductor couldn't see me on the platform tapping on the train door just as it was closing. Not a biggie, though. Ran through the rain to the bus stop and got home that way...
I just flew Melbourne to SanFrancisco (another great town), and just now arrived after 3 days of train (and bit of bus), from San Fran to Des Moines. We are having a family reunion here in Iowa this weekend, looking forward to it. Been to the US?
I haven't read all of Lost Girls yet. I read the first book (one third of the actual hardcover.) I don't think I'm ready for it yet. I will wait a while and then try to read the whole thing again from the beginning. So far I didn't enjoy it as much as I did other Moore books but I know it's no-less well written and I do appreciate the artwork. I will try again when I feel I'm ready :D Did you like it yourself? I think it might end up being looked on as his Magnum Opus.