The Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder by Karen Spears Zacharias
- Difficult to read because of the subject matter and my personal connection to those involved in the events discussed in the book. Good overall...aside from the author's writing style and sense of attack toward certain people and woe-is-me attitude. I also don't like how Spears changed the title recently in an effort to garner more sales...or something.
- A good read overall, but the Shakespearean lines interspersed throughout made the book clunky. Also, I didn't really care for any of the characters that much; in fact, they were kind of deplorable for the most part. I only liked one of the sisters...
- Sad...horrific. Good book. Hard to read because it is told from the perspective of a five-year old boy who has had no formal education or exposure to the outside world.
- Boring. Just plain boring and I didn't like any of the characters...except for the house. Haha. Maybe I should give it another go since it's been about 10 years...
- Worst of the four books, not that any of them are great, and the editor should be fired...IMMEDIATELY!
- Too choppy and "manly"...if that makes sense. I don't get the appeal of Hemingway (and I've read a lot of his stuff). From now on I'll stick to his short stories because those are great.
- This book has gotten so much praise and I just don't get it. The story sounds awesome until you've read it. Krauss was trying too hard to write like her husband, Jonathan Safran Foer (he's amazing), and she failed miserably.
- One of the absolute WORST books I've ever read. I rarely assign 1 star to a book, but this one garnered that rating. I'd have given it a zero if it was possible. Bad, bad, bad.
- Great book. Seriously. Hard to read because of the subject matter.
- Horribly pedantic and elementary. Sparks is a terrible writer. I've struggled through two of his books and refuse...REFUSE...to read anything else he writes. I will, however, watch the movies based on his books because those are great :)
Look for next week's installment: Top Ten Books for Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels