Joseph Wilson Wilson itibaren Jadauda Jutt, Uttar Pradesh 247554, Hindistan
Beni bu kadar kayıtsız bırakan başka bir kitap, okumaya devam etme noktasını görmedim. Sadece çok cheezy (iyi cheeze değil) ve eroin Pollyanna'nın (hatta ona kahraman denilen) ve Mary Sue'nun rahatsız edici bir kombinasyonuydu. Sevimli küçük gremlin yaratıkını tatlı konuşarak ve kimsenin onunla iletişim kuramadığından sonra karnına sürtünerek (yalan söylemedi) büyülediğinde, sadece yaklaşık 100 pgs'im olmasına rağmen kitap benim için zamanı gelmişti ayrıldı. Tamam, belki o kadar kayıtsız değildim. Ne kadar çok düşünürsem, kitap beni o kadar rahatsız eder.
Doctorow'un bir başka şaşırtıcı romanı. Farklı dönemler hakkında yazmaz - onları yaşar ve bunu yaparken geçmişi çok sunar. Roman, savaş klişelerinden kaçınmak ya da onları meşgul ederken, içi boş mermiler için onları ortaya çıkarmak için harika bir iş çıkarıyor.
Harika kitap! "Vampirler", kıyamet sonrası virüs salgını vb.
I had been wanting to read this series for a very long time, but I never really got around to getting a copy. My friend Tasha is a huge fan of the series and finally lent me hers and I finally got around to reading it. Unfortunately, I started reading UGLIES in the middle of finals, BEA, and the end of the semester which meant that I really did not have much time to just sit down and read. My reading experience had been extremely choppy and it made it difficult to really get into the book. However, despite my personal setbacks, I was still able to enjoy UGLIES overall, and it definitely made me think. Tally lives in a society where at sixteen, you turn pretty. Initially, I found many, if not all, to be extremely shallow. Uglies called each other terrible names like Zitface and Squint that basically pointed out their flaws. There is this obsession with facial symmetry and looking perfect, and Tally could not wait until she turns pretty herself and moves to Pretty Town across the river. I didn’t think that I was going to be able to relate to Tally at all, but she does grow as a character as the book progresses. We learn the secrets behind becoming pretty – secrets that still make my mind boggle – and Tally realizes that the whole world that she had known growing up may not be as perfect as it looks. Other than the issues of self-image, beauty, and plastic surgery, Weseterfeld also brings up many topics that makes readers think. The book is way more than just about a teenager in a world where everyone turns pretty. He also makes readers think about issues such as genetic modification and experimental medicine. Like a good dystopian novel, he made me think of society today and how our actions could impact the world in the future. There is a bit of romance in the novel, though it is far from the main focus. I did feel that it was a bit rushed, but there is some chemistry between the two characters. The romance does play a bigger part toward the end of the novel, and I am curious how it picks back up in the second book. UGLIES definitely gives readers a lot to think about. Westerfeld is a fantastic world-builder and he absolutely makes you stop to think while reading. UGLIES is a fantastic example of what a dystopian novel should do: it should entertain but also make you question your actions and today’s society and how it could affect that future. The scariest part about the UGLIES? While the concept seems outrageous, there are probably many people out there who wouldn’t mind living amongst beautiful people. I can’t wait to continue the rest of the series! I hope I can get to them all before school starts up again in the fall. UGLIES by Scott Westerfeld is definitely recommended to fans of dystopia and science fiction.