Feng Bao504 Bao504 itibaren Ghoshi, Bihar 804406, Hindistan
So addicting! Not as quick a read as the first, but still a quick read. Especially the Fellowship section of the book. And FINALLY we find out about Bill's family. Sookie is called upon by Eric, the head vampire, to use her powers to help vamps in Dallas. And it is crazy in Dallas. Then once Sookie gets home, she still has a little mystery in Bon Temps that she would like to solve.
If you liked Ender's Game you will love this book, possibly even better than the first, but then maybe it depends on which one you read first. It is the same time period from Bean's perspective.
A nice, slow 24-hour shift at work gave me the chance to finish this book in one day. I vaguely remember hearing about Munchausen syndrome in psychology class in college, but don't recall covering Munchausen-by-proxy. I must admit, I'm morbidly fascinated at the thought that anyone could do such a thing to their own child. Gregory is straight-forward about her experiences, pulling no punches. In addition to describing the medical "problems" her mother created for her, Gregory also talks about the mental and physical abuse she received at the hands of both her parents. Though that abuse is hard to read about, it almost seem "normal" compare to the medical aspect. Gregory went through things as a pre-teen that many people never have to experience in their entire lives. This is a straight memoir, and a powerful one at that. Gregory makes it out of the darkness and should be proud for writing what must have been a very cathartic book. It did spike my curiousity about such a strange disorder and I'm definitely going to do some more reading up on it -- probably psychological texts, etc. I do think it would have been interesting had Gregory been able to go back to some of the doctors she had visited as a child and talk to them now. Their perspective on things could be fascinating
I give this book a solid 4 1/2 stars because it really kept me interested and guessing. I can say I was honestly surprised by the ending. This was my first Miss Marple novel, and for a good part of the book the old lady annoyed me. However, by the end I found her quite endearing, and I am very interested in seeing more of her mystery solving. My only real problems with the book were that at times it seemed a little long winded, and some parts seemed unnecessary. ***SPOILERS*** I would have liked to actually seen Anne Protheroe and Lawrence Reddings reactions when they were revealed as the murderers.