November 7th, 2010

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

This isn't a review. I just have a question. I recently read The Road for one of my classes and we discussed the ending and my teacher brought up a really interesting way to look at it. I just wanted to know, from those who have read it, how you interpreted the ending of the book.

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Review: Confessions of a Prairie Bitch, by Alison Arngrim

#89: Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated by Alison Arngrim:
In August and September one hundred-plus degrees was a normal daytime temperature for Simi Valley. And I was wearing a wig...and a full-length dress with a five-layer petticoat...and tights and boots. I discovered that sometimes, just as you can be in so much pain that eventually you just become numb, and the pain no longer bothers you, you can actually be so hot that everything stops, and you just feel this weird, neutral sense of having no temperature at all. It doesn't really feel good, but at least you don't feel hot anymore. Of course, a few minutes after that happens, you usually pass out.
Synopsis: Former child star spills the beans on her show, her show business family and the secret to getting ahead in life.

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Two book reviews

Pegasus by Robin McKinley

Genre: fantasy

Synopsis: Princess Sylviianel has always known that on her twelfth birthday she too would be bound to her own pegasus. All members of the royal family have been thus bound since the Alliance was made almost a thousand years ago; the binding system was created to strengthen the Alliance, because humans and pegasi can only communicate formally, through specially trained Speaker magicians. But everything is different for Sylvi and Ebon from the moment they meet at her binding - when they discover they can talk to each other. They form so close a bond that it becomes a threat to the status quo - and possibly to the future safety of their two nations. For some of the magicians believe there is a reason humans and pegasi should not fully understand each other...

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The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

Genres: fantasy, adventure, children's

Prequel series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, beginning with The Lightning Thief

Synopsis: When Jason, Piper and Leo crash land at Camp Half-Blood, they have no idea what to expect. Apparently this is the only safe place for children of the Greek Gods – despite the monsters roaming the woods and demigods practising archery with flaming arrows and explosives. But rumours of a terrible curse – and a missing hero – are flying around camp. It seems Jason, Piper and Leo are the chosen ones to embark on a terrifying new quest, which they must complete by the winter solstice. In just four days time.

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