Listening to quiet jazz, playing with pod, pad and phone, whilst trying to write 'Peddling the Dirt'
One God | One Plan | One Story
This is a very good book. An excellent reachable and well written retelling of an old story.
The book is really let down by a lack of referencing source material, graphics that did not fit my screen and a little ambiguity around bible verses.
The last chapter of the book seemed unnecessary, but was interesting. Though it was biblical, it was steeped very rigidly in American culture making it a little difficult for this Kiwi to process.
I read version 2.0 and I suspect that these issues will be solved in the next issue.
Again this book has excellent material, but it only gets a 3/5 because it is let down by how it is presented.
Oh this is good coffee. Earl Hines and I are 'Peddling the Dirt' this morning.
Timeri N. Murari
Allen & Unwin
Nicely written book providing some interesting insight into living under the Afghani Taliban. The plot was incredibly predictable and as a result it was just hard reading. The story seemed to get lost in the mediocre middle between well written and fast moving. Basically it was a boring and pleasant read.
This book was a little out of my genre and a lot of fun. I especially like the poems written in multiple languages. Sometimes I translated them in my head and other times I simply enjoyed rolling new words off my tongue.
My favourites were; 'Stream Train Identity Needle memory Synchronicity', 'This is me too', 'Times New Roman', God's Country' and Listen.
[CONFLICT OF INTEREST; JAMES IS A FRIEND]