Graceling Reviews karen Oct 03, it is so hard to write reviews for books i actually like.
Sep 22, Miss Clark rated it it was ok Recommends it for: To view it, click here. I wanted so badly to like this book. It has so much going for it. It is original and inventive. I never once caught myself thinking, "Now, where did I read that before?
Oh, right, in the last three books! Her prose was clear and lucid, though there were passages that dragged and made me want to skip ahead. So, pacing was occasionally a pro I wanted so badly to like this book. So, pacing was occasionally a problem, but not the actual words themselves.
I thought it quite notable, especially as a debut. Yes, that dreaded however. But before we get to that, a quick disclaimer. I certainly have no say on what Cashore did or did not intend the book to say. Personally, I appreciate being able to discuss something that a book mentions and which allows me to think of it in an entirely different light.
I am fully aware that many might feel that this review is biased and unfair, written from a narrow-minded, hidebound mentality. How dare I allow my personal convictions to color my view of a book I read?
Especially a fantasy book that clearly takes place in a world that is not this one. But before you comment to let me know that I am a horrible disgrace and disappointment as a human for allowing my personal convictions to color my view of a book that I have read, please take a moment to know that I am not allowing any comments on this review.
I had nearly 50 comments on this review and I ultimately chose to delete them when the vitriolic, contemptuous comments kept coming.
For those of you whose opinions differed, but who chose to share that contrary opinion with civility and tolerance, I would like once more to extend my sincerest thanks, especially to Ariel and Angie.
For the others that commented to agree or say thanks for the review, I hope it helped. So, back to that however. My issue is that firstly, what Po and Katsa have is not love. But love, "true love," is wanting what is best for the other person and doing whatever one can so that the other is able to move toward the best.
Thus, love is at its core sacrificial and giving. It is of transient emotional and physical benefit, but how does it benefit them ultimately? But say she did love him. All well and fine. Granted, the concept of marriage within the confines of that secondary world might differ, it could be a total abnegation of self, but I never got that sense when they talked about marriages in their society.
In fact, at its core, marriage in our world is a contract of personal commitment between two people, but Katsa, while perhaps legitimately shunning marriage in her world, still has no desire to ever commit to Po in any way.
Given his affection for her, he would never have limited her freedom. But flip the coin. Where he was the one who would take whatever Katsa had to offer, but did not care enough to actually make any sort of commitment to her?Graceling by Cashore, Kristin and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at grupobittia.com Kristin Cashore writes like a seasoned veteran and avoids rookie mistakes and pitfalls: her fluid and effortless prose sweeps the reader along from the exceptional opening-hook chapter, with complex, fully-realized characters, an original and well-paced plot, and a thoroughly thought-out world in which it is set.
About the author Kristin Cashore is an award-winning author in the fantasy and YA genre. She has an M.A. in children's literature and has lived in Pennsylvania, Florida, Sydney, Cambridge, Austin, Italy and even London before settling, for the moment, in Boston.
Having read and loved Graceling, Fire by Kristin Cashore had a lot to live up to. I should have known that it would exceed my expectations and then some, quite possibly trumping its predecessor.
Fire is the last remaining human monster living in a war torn kingdom called the Dells. Note from author Kristin Cashore: Partway through the writing of Graceling, I made up a scene in which Po tells Katsa the story of King Leck. Leck came to court as a . Enter the Graceling Realm and let it work its magic in this unforgettable novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristin Cashore.
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