I need some help, I’ve been thinking about this for a few days and I can’t come up with the right word or phrase.
What is it called when an author uses dialogue to progress the story and make a point and then the omniscient narrator explains that point/progression again?
Repetitive? Annoying? Artificially stretching the length of a book? Ridiculous? Irritating?
Is there a phrase for this? Help me out?
Would I recommend it? Well, according to the back of the book she’s sold 590 million novels… but I’m not buying them. I’m not trying to be all “I only read high class literature” or anything here. I read plenty of fluffy, crap, books and thoroughly enjoy them. It’s just that while I was reading this I was afraid it was making me dumber, then I sat down to write about it and find that it may have actually broken my brain somewhat. Personally I’d trade this in for one of Janet Evanovich’s romances, they are funnier, better, yet still mindless feel good fluff.
Are you a Danielle Steel fan? Did I pick the wrong book? Why do you love them? Help me understand!
As a positive I now know how to make a Ô. Hopefully learning about circumflex accents helps make up for any other brain damage that may have occurred!
I’ve been re-reading them in between other books since Jane has been born and I’m on my 6th book of hers in a month.
I haven’t yet had the words “dinna fash” or “you’ll ken” come out of my mouth yet but it’s a good thing I’ve only got one book left or I’d be yelling “Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ” next time I burn dinner.
Would I recommend them? Having just stared blankly at the computer screen for a many minitues I have no tidy way to sum up the books nor why exactly I’d recommend them.
I think I’m in a Jamie and Claire induced stuper… and now I have to go read what happens next – even though I’ve read this one twice before.
Have you visited The Pioneer Woman‘s website? She makes me want to eat large amounts of food, take better pictures, laugh a lot, and add a few more kids and dogs to my life. In addition to her very active blog she also writes books, first a cookbook and now this one:
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels is her and her husbands own true love story. It’s funny, in a neurotic, cute, lovable sort of way.
Would I recommend it? Yes, although if you’ve read all her website there isn’t too much new here though it is fun to read it all at once.
I had previously held out on Nora Roberts. I’m not sure why, just a general distrust of following the crowd and doing what people expect of me. I have a tendency to hold off reading the popular books ’till I darn well feel like it, thank you very much. Inconsequential and silly of me, but still true.
In any case…
The librarian gave me this one when I was searching for a book recommendation and it’s about what I expected.
Would I recommend it? Well… I wouldn’t not recommend it. Did I think it was the greatest thing since sliced bread? Not so much. Would I rather read an Evanovich book? For sure. Apparently my murder-mystery-romance book fix runs more to the humorous side.
Once you get through the first two chapters of the main characters cringe worthy views on childbirth and nursing, you can settle into a “fluffy” yet enjoyable book. That is as long as you don’t mind the adultery, drinking, drugs, depression, a baby thrown in the mix when convenient and lots of soap operas.
Would I recommend it? It’s all about expectations. If all you are looking for is a mindless yet enjoyable read in the romantic comedy style that may make you laugh out loud and if you can ignore any of the items mentioned above that may offend you, then yes. Otherwise you’d better skip it!
I love both this authors writing style and her stories! In this book Queen Elizabeth finally takes the throne, what follows are the ins and outs of court, her lover, her suitors, war, trouble with the coin, trouble with the church, plots against the throne, backstabbing, double crossing and those inconvenient wives of ambitious husbands.
Would I recommend it? Yes, and if you like the time period check out some of her others too. The books stand alone if you have a particular one you are interested in such as The Other Boleyn Girl (which I have read and is excellent) but you can start at the beginning of the 16th century with The Constant Princess, (which I have not but I have yet to read a bad book by her-now I have, click title to see what I thought of that one) she has other books as well that I haven’t delved into, yet…