Tuesday, April 14, 2009

14/52: "Sheepfarmer's Daughter" by Elizabeth Moon

Book #14 = "Sheepfarmer's Daughter" by Elizabeth Moon, 3.5/5 Stars
Just finished book one of the "The Deeds of Paksenarrion" trilogy ("Sheepfarmer's Daughter"), and although many people praise the work for Moon's technical perfection in the mannerisms and tactics of mercenaries, I find all that detail to fly in one ear and out the other giving it a real repetitive nature. Fortunately, Paks' inner turmoil as she is passionately in self-denial about accomplishing her dreams has captivated me and I can't wait to start the second book.

I think we all struggle to invent/reinvent ourselves and often must deal with the loyalty versus ecstasy conundrum when we begin to realize that we really can accomplish our dreams... sometimes to the dismay of those that have helped us to do so because we have to leave them behind.

GOAL: 52 books in 52 weeks!

Book #13 = "Love Is The Killer App" by Tim Sanders, 4/5 Stars
Book #12 = "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk, 4.5/5 Stars
Book #11 = "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger, 5/5 Stars
Book #10 = "The Finder" by Colin Harrison, 3.5/5 Stars
Book #9 = "Veronika Decides To Die" by Paulo Coelho, 1/5 Stars
Book #8 = "By The River Piedra I Sat Down & Wept" by Paulo Coelho, 3/5 Stars
Book #7 = "Stiff" by Mary Roach, 2/5 Stars
Book #6 = "Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, 1/5 Stars
Book #5 = "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy, 3/5 Stars
Book #4 = "Eleven Minutes" by Paulo Coelho, 2/5 Stars
Book #3 = "The Good Guy" by Dean Koontz, 3/5 Stars
Book #2 = "My Ishmael" by Dan Quinn, 2/5 Stars

Book #1 = "The Zahir" by Paulo Coelho, 3.5/5 Stars


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