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Selected Poems
Selected Poems
von Allen Ginsberg
Preis: EUR 17,09

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4.0 von 5 Sternen and the beat goes on... and the beat goes on..., 13. Dezember 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Selected Poems (Taschenbuch)
There are several books out there filled with Ginsbergs ponderings (I've looked at most of them)... so why pick this one? For one... this collection spans 48 years of A. Ginsberg's work. Highlighting poetry that the author selected personally. Sure here you will find the ever famous "Howl", "Sunflower Sutra" and "America" as well as, "Elegy for Neal Cassady" which was written by Ginsberg shortly after hearing of his long time friend's death. However, where many of these sort of books highlight one particular phase the author has gone through (like a gallery showing of only Picasso's blue phase) this tome lets the reader experience the entire Ginsberg. I highly suggest this book for anyone who is interested in getting to know Ginsberg and in experiencing his greatness which spanned over 48 years (longer then his friend Kerouac was on the planet).

A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour
A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour
von John Feinstein
Preis: EUR 14,35

5.0 von 5 Sternen A Good Walk Spoiled... A GOOD Read Even For Non-Golfer, 3. Dezember 1999
I bought this book for a friend of mine. And in a weak moment (no books to read in the house) I picked A Good Walk Spoiled up. I had anticipated being bored to death... as I am not a golfer and pretty much golf illiterate. What I found was a whole new world I had been missing... and honestly confused by. I have many golfing friends and I never understood what the fascination was all about. From the time Feinstein described Davis Love's urge to throw up in the first few pages... I was hooked and not due to my attraction to regurgitation. The actual angst these guys put themselves through was amazing to read about. Their home lives and what inspired them to live on the road 40 some weeks out of the year in search of that elusive hole in one made me appreciate the sport in a new way. 500 pages later I was surprised not only that I had hung in there but also that I throughly enjoyed the experience. I contribute my positive trip into golf land to Mr. Feinsteins clever turn o'phrase.

Where the Heart Is (Oprah's Book Club)
Where the Heart Is (Oprah's Book Club)
von Billie Letts
Preis: EUR 14,07

5.0 von 5 Sternen Nation, Goodluck, Whitecotton... engraved in my heart, 3. Dezember 1999
I've read hundreds of novels. And once in a while one comes around that touches my soul...this one I must admit I could not put down. The characters are beyond powerful... and I credit Billie Letts for loaning them to us. Benny Goodluck with his rich heritage, Moses Whitecotton whos wisdom I could taste and feel, and Forney whos eccentric nature captivated instead of isolated me. I will carry these characters with me for many days I suspect. May I find individuals in my life who enrich me as Novalee's did.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
von John Berendt
  Audio CD

5.0 von 5 Sternen F. Scott Fitzgerald meets Pricilla Queen of the Desert..., 1. Januar 1998
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was a delight to experience. In Berendt's Savannah I found a mix of Gatsby-ish characters (Joe Odom and Jim Williams), colorful dragqueens (look out Ru-Paul and Pricilla... Lady Chablis is here...yeasss) and don't forget the witch doctor, shaman, guru Minerva. This was a story of diverse people living in a ridged society and doing very well. It showed that society will adapt to all types of individuals and still have the audacity to be pretentious. It also shows that old money and new money do not truely mix and that the times of society being two-faced is not an extinct phenomena. Do yourself a favor and step into Savannah as Berendt sees it. Don't act like an uptight northerner or an uppity visitor but ease into the town and look around and most of all enjoy.

Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross)
Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross)
von James Patterson
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 31,04

5.0 von 5 Sternen Patterson is at it again!, 25. Dezember 1997
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross) (Gebundene Ausgabe)
"Along Came a Spider" and scared me to death then I "Kiss-ed the Girls" and was intrigued when "Jack and Jill" went up the hill and now I find myself trapped in a game of "Cat & Mouse". I lucked on to Patterson a few years ago and have been wrapped up in a love/hate relationship ever since. Love because he makes my heart pound with fear and suspense and hate because he leaves me hanging with the lights on and a bad case of insomnia. Cat & Mouse is just as good as it's prequels! I was blown apart in the middle when I was manipulated into thinking tradgedy struck (No I'm not going to tell you what happend... read it yourself!). Patterson's Alex Cross series will lighten your heart with it's warm characters and scare you to death with it's psychosis. If you haven't read any of his books do yourself a favor and begin at the beginning. And if you are a fan as I am then buck up and dig into this great thriller!

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