Laala Kashef Alghata

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (75 of 104)
Location: Bahrain


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,382,896 - Total Helpful Votes: 75 of 104
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
How could you not read the synopsis for a book titled 'The History of Love'? I certainly couldn't hold back. While the synopsis and title didn't seem to overlap fully, I was intrigued. I bought the book and am in no way sorry. It's a terrific book, the characters described wonderfully as vulnerable, desperate and fragile.

The book took a mere few hours to complete and a few chapters in I'd already fallen in love with Leo Gursky and his desolate existence. This is one of those books which feel like they should never be sold in paperback, just bound in wonderful leather or cloth with the title embossed.

A truly wonderful read.
A Clockwork Orange (Penguin Modern Classics) by Anthony Burgess
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Difficult Read, 20 Aug 2006
I am an avid reader, therefore when 'A Clockwork Orange' was mentioned repeatedly and I couldn't voice my opinion (having not read it), I finally succumbed and bought the novel.

I am compelled to say that for the first forty to sixty pages of the novel, the only thing that kept me going was that I knew I couldn't consider myself widely read and read in popular culture if I didn't finish the book. That's not to say that it's a bad book; it's just difficult to get through. The lingo Burgess uses is apparently Russian, but that doesn't help those of us who don't know a word of Russian - it's still difficult.

However, as you continue and reach the ending, you do feel a… Read more
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
45 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly written, 11 Feb 2006
Despite Jodi Picoult being a bestselling author, I picked up her books by accident in a bookstore. The first novel I read by her 'The Pact' lead me to buy another three within a month.
This book was the second one I read, and it is most brilliantly written. There are plenty of books out there which can make you think. However, these are divided into two categories - those that make you think about YOUR life, and the way you view things, and then those who make you think about the characters.
Picoult's books make you question your stance on some topics. You may emerge bearing the same beliefs, but you will have an amazingly articulate and detailed understanding of… Read more

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