Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 9:57 AM
Monday, June 28, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
This popular book is one person's imagining who the girl in this painting was and her connection to Vermeer. I have to say I was a bit disappointed. I had heard so many singing this book's praises, but I don't think it was all that special. It is certainly well-written and the characters are interesting, but for me it lacked the special *spark* that makes a great book different from one that is just very good. I didn't feel much of an attachment to any of the characters, and that made it difficult to care overly much about what was happening to them.
This book was enjoyable and entertaining, but not perfect.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 3:17 PM
I also recommend the movie version with Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson, it captures the feel of the story nearly perfectly.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 3:02 PM
The artwork in this manga is wildly inconsistent; some is truly beautiful and some parts look like rough sketches. I was really bothered by this. If you can create nice artwork, why settle for poor work? The fight scenes were kind of crowded and there was a sense of excessive dramatics during them.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 2:52 PM
As a semi-lucid dreamer (I admit to sometimes losing control or simply letting it go because I want to see what happens) I found the idea of writing a book based on a series of controlled dreams very interesting.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 10:26 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
I bought this for a few cents expecting it to be truly horrible. It actually wasn't. It was thoroughly mediocre and the writing is childishly simplistic and dull, but the plot was actually somewhat interesting. There was a lot of vampiric lore involved and many traditional vampiric weaknesses and strengths. It was a mildly interesting way to spend a bit of time.
Posted by Tompkins County Public Library at 4:17 PM