Smackdown Books 2017

Arlene's smackdown17 book montage

The Memory of Things
Hour of the Bees
The Gospel Truth
Ultraman, Vol. 1
The Bunker Diary
Trouble Is a Friend of Mine
Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy
The Hired Girl
An Ember in the Ashes
The Porcupine of Truth
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Goodbye Stranger
Beautiful Blue World
The Blackthorn Key
All American Boys

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Inside Out and Back Again vs The Fault in Our Stars

It almost seems a bit sad that when I read through the postings for the two texts, poor little Inside Out was definitely left out in the cold.  However, this adventure in reading is about great stories, and Inside Out cannot compare to The Fault in Our Stars.  I echo what my co-readers mentioned - lack of depth in narrative and character development.  I wanted more from Lai, but it never delivered.  I am glad I was able to read the book; it was a lovely way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon of Spring Break.  But John Greene outwrites Lai through his humour and pathos; any book that makes me both laugh out loud and cry I have to send forward.

Onwards and upwards to the Stars.


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