David Benioff

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Ort: Otisville, NY


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Disgrace von J. M. Coetzee
Disgrace von J. M. Coetzee
5.0 von 5 Sternen The Mercy of Autonomy, 20. Juni 2000
Coetzee is a masterly writer, but he's a harsh master, unwilling to grant his creations any lasting comfort. David Lurie, the hero of Disgrace, suffers punishment out of proportion with the suffering he has inflicted, and this seems to be the point. Suffering is not a zero-sum game. The pain we inflict may be revisited upon us a thousand-fold, or we may entirely escape retribution. There is no justice and there is no abiding judge; the innocent, in the form of a crippled dog, are not offered reprieve.
While reading the book I thought of Chekhov's injunction, that we must have "compassion down to our fingertips," and I wondered how such a commandment applied to Coetzee… Mehr dazu
Flags of Our Fathers von James Bradley
Flags of Our Fathers von James Bradley
5.0 von 5 Sternen The Debt We Owe, 14. Juni 2000
Reading Flags of Our Fathers made me nostalgic for a time I never lived through. I was born well after the events described in the book, and sometimes it's hard to separate the truth of World War II from the versions I've seen in movies. Though other books (like Brokaw's Great Generation) examine the time period, the beauty of Bradley's work is the specificity. We get to know these young soldiers intimately. Their heroism was that of ordinary men forced to do extraordinary things, and the debt we owe them, as free citizens, is monumental.
I look forward to the day when my children are old enough to read this book. It's vital that they understand what a gift we've all received… Mehr dazu
The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book von Eric Carle
Sometimes it's scary revisiting a childhood favorite. A book we remember as haunting and lovely turns out to be trite and dull; the words that moved us when we were young now sound banal.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Board Book has aged beautifully. The classic cover remains unchanged, and the bright, whimsical artwork inside brings me back with a rush. What a great book to rediscover with your children! Charlie, my youngest, actually abandoned his beloved Pokemon to investigate the Caterpillar.
After reading this book with your children, you'll have a hard time squashing another caterpillar.