Reviews by Sandra A Awood
Disconcerting
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This book has been described as a riveting thriller. I found it to be just painfully sad. It raises profound & frightening questions about genetics & shows the vulnerability of human ties. Very disconcerting. A grim peek into ultimate character & value conflicts. Unsettling. Wish I hadn't read it; it added nothing of value to my life.
A treasure!
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Admittedly, I've not read all of JCO's books, & memoirs are my favorites, but this book is wonderful! JCO, as the author refers to herself, has written a highly personal tale of the most difficult time in her life, & she does so with clarity, grace, & humility. I LOVE this book! Many many insights into JCO's brilliant mind & her wounded soul. She reveals herself to be ... Like the rest of us. So happy she has found new love - & very grateful to her for sharing herself in this way.
A treasure trove!
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This is a superb compendium of world crafts, made special by the authors' carefully selected & well labeled photographs & their clear & concise paragraphs on the technique to accomplish the finished product. This is the first book I've seen that answers these questions simply. I read & re-read it & learned more with each reading. A treasure!
Delightful rendition of delightful books
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Having found these simple good vs evil stories great fun, I tried the movie, & it's beautifully done & true to the books. The acting is excellent, the photography beautiful, & the movie is as much fun as reading the books.
No competition between the books & the movie. The singing & dancing provide lovely insights into Botswanan culture.
Insight into US history
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This isn't a quick read; it offers lots to absorb and as the memoir of a bright but illiterate man, the narrative doesn't always move smoothly. Its appeal lies in the basic realism and goodness of a man who lived through US nastiness at its worst and somehow emerged as a better person. His attitude and life offer inspiration for all of us, especially those prone to complaining. I wish I could have met him. This book should be required reading for every US history student, for every voter, and especially for anyone seeking public office.