Friday, July 18, 2008

Reader Reviews

A Thousand Splendid Suns by: Kahaled Hosseini
This is a great book to introduce you into the thoughts and ways of life of the people of Afghanistan. It shows a very harsh life that is expected of women.

Remember Me? by: Sophie Kinsella
Lexi wakes up in a hospital, with the last thing she remembers is drinking away her problems - bad job, loser boyfriend, and father's funeral. Soon, she realizes its 3 years later but has amnesia, which blocks the last 3 years from her memory. Now, she's married to a gorgeous guy, rich, and has a great job. But is her life as perfect as it seems? This was a quick , light read, somewhat predictable but very enjoyable.

Flu: the Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused it by: Gina Kolata
Read about the murderer of 100 million people (20 million killed in India alone), a murderer that killed more people in the U.S. than the Americans who died in WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and Vietnam. The murderer was the 1918 flu pandemic. We know the murderer, but the author explores what could have been the murder weapon: swine flu? bird flu? a virus? a bacteria? A virus and a bacteria? He introduces us to the men and women who investigated (over a 80 year span) the causes of the pandemic and
the various methods they used to investigate.

Total Control by: David Baldacci
Sidney Archer's husband's plane goes down. He is killed. Or is he? Sidney learns her husband is alive. But where is he? Did he have something to do with the plane crash? Is his life in danger? Sidney teams up with FBI agent Lee Sawyer to find her husband and find answers, while endangering her own life.

The Winner by: David Baldacci
You're poor, have a small child, and want to escape an abusive relationship. Would you sign up for a fixed 100 million dollar lottery in which you are guaranteed to be the winner? The only catch is you must live the first 10 years abroad moving constantly, and after that you must never return to the U.S. Fast forward 10 years. You dare to return to the U.S. at the great peril to yourself. Can you have (keep) your money and freedom too?

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