- Fairfield, CT, USA
- member since August 3, 2011
Lindsay’s last login was Saturday, May 25, 2013.
Hope you don't mind me saying hello.
I'm Amaya Ellman, one of the authors here on Shelfari. I just wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little more about my one of my books 'Broken Shells', which I think may be of interest to you. It has similar themes to the wonderful 'Book Of Jonas', which is on both our reading lists for very good reasons!
Broken Shells offers readers a chance to explore a world very different to their own from a unique perspective. Set in modern day Iran the story is about a traveller who leads a simple life following the guiding principles of his Persian ancestors. As the country around him begins to change, he contemplates how the threat of war might affect him, the nomadic people of the desert and civilisation itself.
If you like the sound of the book, check out the full synopsis and description here on Shelfari. There's also lots more information about why I wrote the book at my blog ellmanbooks.com. Really hope you enjoy it if you get chance to take a look.
Thanks for your time and hope to see you around in some of the book groups.
Ah, I see. Nah, its okay. I read some of the reviews on Shantaram here on Shelfari and have noticed that some people felt the same way as you about it. Ah well. I wonder if I will feel differently about it should I ever chose to re-read the book.
On that note, have you read a Fine Balance? A book also set in 1970's India but very different from Shantaram and purely fictional. I absolutely loved that one too. It moved me, to say the least. Check it out and see if it is for you!
Hey Lidsay, oh my goodness I totally know what you mean! It was difficult to get through and I kept waiting and waiting and waiting for something to happen but nothing ever happened! I too had to push myself to finishing it as I dont like starting a book and just leaving half way. Its okay, not a horrible answer at all. Actually kinda matches how I feel ;)
I love your shelf. I like following readers who have a similar critical eye as well as similar favorites; it makes it more useful when trying to discern between popular books. I was underwhelmed by "Kavalier and Klay" and "The Sea,' too.
Based on your ratings, I'd highly recommend anything by David Mitchell ("Cloud Atlas" is my favorite) or Russell Banks (I'd suggest "Affliction" or "The Sweet Hereafter").
Keep on playing and reading!
Hi Lindsay ---- Well, it took me a little while because I had to read something else first, but I finally read "Sisters". What a terrific book. It held me untlil I turned the last page. But, not only was it a good mystery, it told of a young woman's grief, beautifully. Thanks for sharing.
Okay here is another one for ya, what was the deal with Ruprecht's parents ? Why did he say they died..? Was he embarased by them/his dads profession? The only reason I think that may be is because the author made a point to tell us he was a plumber and came to the school in his work van...and that they are totally alive. Did I miss something?
Alright so, I just finished Skippy Dies and I had to talk to someone else who read it! I enjoyed the story , but I had a few thoughts. Anyone who hasnt read this book I am giving you a heads up spoiler alert!
Did Skippy ever find out what his "coach" did to him, even though he was unconscious? Do you think Skippy intentionally wanted to kill himself? I feel as though he might have taken all those pills to numb the pain of his mom and lori and the pressure of swimming, not knowing that he took enough to end his life. Or am I way off here?
LINZ! Loving this. You've gotta read some more Eggers. What is the What was fine, but in my opinion it was by far the one I enjoyed least. Heartbreaking Work, I must read once a year. It's really amazing. Just saying. Now go get yourself some goals.
Heya! Welcome to Shelfari, I see you have just joined! I am fairly new myself...pretty good site. Looks like we have quite a few books in common, nice selection you got there. I am actually just reading "Skippy Dies" at the moment, and I am enjoying it so far. I am about half way through. My next read is "Cutting for Stone" which I have read a number of good reviews about it but I see you've only given it two stars, what did you think?
Happy reading. :)