march readings

March 31, 2007

The Good Earth – Pearl S. Buck

Nice, clean, crisp classic.  I had a Penquin copy that was published in 1961 and the retail value for this book was 50 cents if you can believe that. 

I am curious as to the location used in this story, it sounds like somewhere north of the Great Wall and Mongolia based on the fact the family travelled south and worked in the small city on the north side of the wall.  There was no mentioning of passing through the wall so I am wondering where along the Great Wall this took place.

My final recommendation : Five out of Five

A Man Named Dave Dave Pelzer

Riveting book, I don’t know which one is more tougher to read, April Fool’s Day or the Pelzer three book series, A Child Called It, The Lost Boy, and A Man Named Daved.  Both are true stories written in the first-person so it is written very well. Better than some of the cheap dime novel authors like Grisham for example.

My Final Recommendation – 4 out of 5 stars

Endurance : Shackelton’s Incredible Voyage – Alfred Lansing

This is a fun read, for those who like to read about insane survival in extreme weather conditions with far from modern-day equipments.

My Final Recommendation – 4 out of 5 stars

The Glass Castle

Very nice read written by the author of the story herself.  Quite entertaining despite the hardship the family endured. 

My final recommendation – 3 out of 5 stars

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2 Responses to “march readings”

  1. sulz Says:

    it’s not my favourite book, but it’s a book i can recommend to anyone for its classic value.

  2. sulz Says:

    i’ve read a man named dave too, but without reading the first two prior to it. an okay read; might have appreciate it better if i have read the first two books. i know it was true, but it’s almost unbelievable what his mother has done to him.


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