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Twinkle Lullaby

Rather than repeat the book jacket's description, which was accurate, I will tell you why I like this author's writing. This book lives up to his previous two. I'm waiting for more. Unfortunately I finished this one in 8 leisurely hours. His writing has a tendency to get me to do this.

SHORT CHAPTERS:
This is not a preference of lazy readers, but a nice means of completing a scene, so you can digest it. Also does make for great breaking points when the real world interferes in your reading.
STUFF IS WRAPPED UP:
Many writers introduce a bunch of things that when the story is all done just hang unanswered. In this book as in the author's previous two books, you have your answers.
SCIENCE IS OUT THERE, BUT EXPLAINED:
Okay, a breach, or worm hole is out there, artifacts way out there, but in the context of the book it is all explained.
BOOK STANDS ALONE:
As the author's previous book (Ghost Country) which I read before his first (The Breach) it stands alone. You get enough back story even if you have not read the first. There were a few references, that were not well explained (the Blackbird), that even if you had read the others, you would still be sketchy as it has been sometime, but for the most part, you have what you need. However I would say it is more fun to know the backstory.
GRADUALLY TEACHES YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Just like David Brin (Uplift Series, The Postman) does in many of his books, you are gradually taught what you need to know; to understand the universe you are being dropped into. This is a real skill. You get told what you need to know, when you need to know it, but not in a lecturing fashion.
GREAT WRITING:
The story moves along, you get the characters, why they do what they do. You also can anticipate some things. This is a cool thing that some great authors can do to make you feel smart. Dan Brown (DaVinci Code) is a master at this.

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7 komentar:

  1. I need at least one lullaby or nursery rhyme that my main character could be real fond of, even though she's already sixteen. The story is set in a futuristic fantasy world where games, nursery rhymes and lullabies, or anything child-related are just a mere memory. She remembers this one lullaby because she's not a real citizen of that world, so she sometimes just randomly sings them without knowing how she knew them.

    BalasHapus
  2. I saw a TV ad for the Disney Baby Einstein Lullaby Time Album and it has beautiful background music that I can't identify. Can anyone help me ?

    BalasHapus
  3. I work at a summer camp and I'm looking for lullaby-type songs to sing the kids to sleep at night. I'm not looking for "campfire songs" or anything, it can be anything that would lull a kid to sleep.

    BalasHapus
  4. Bethany Mckenzie23 Desember 2011 11.32

    The 5 songs I know are: twinkle twinkle little star, Brahms lullaby, frere Jacques, Hush little baby and Rock a bye baby. I can't recognize the next one. Does any one know it? Its a classical song but thats all I remember

    BalasHapus
  5. Frederick Ochoa25 Oktober 2012 11.32

    I've been trying to find a veggie tales lullaby i used to have when i was little if you could give me a list it would really help!!!

    BalasHapus
  6. So... I'm babysitting a four year old for the second time. The first time i watched him he would not go to sleep. So I want to download some sweet soft lullabies for him to try to fall asleep to. Any suggestions?

    BalasHapus
  7. Milagros Jackson11 November 2013 04.32

    I have just got a ukulele (how exciting!) and would like to be able to play some nice lullabies on it. Please help - Thank you!

    BalasHapus