Paula Letch

Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (4 of 6)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 322,089 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 6
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Zeitoun by Dave Eggers
Never knew, until reading this book, of the truly appalling way the authorities handled things post Katrina. A truly disturbing insight. All the events, pre, during and post the hurricane are so well described through Abdulrahman and Kathy's eyes, that I felt I was there, A compelling read!
An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro
Feel as though have driven along a road which comes to a stop in the middle of nowhere. Turned the page expecting at least an explanation of why his family were harsh to him, and former pupils shunned him, and there as none. The story just 'stopped'.
Regeneration (Regeneration Trilogy) by Pat Barker
Found the whole subject of how psychological problems caused by warfare were dealt with then extremely interesting, but did not like the way the book jumped about from patient to patient and Rivers. Was as though the author couldn't decide on whom she wanted to concentrate on. Was supposedly meant to be 'a fictionalised account of Sassoon's time in Craig.ockhart' but it drifted off for long periods into other patients, seemingly randomly. A lot of chapters simply didn't 'flow' one from the other. Then having concentrated for long periods on other people, there was no real closure to find out what happened to them subsequently. This may be a ploy to get you to read the second and third… Read more