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I loved this book from beginning to end. I love Justine and Hudson's relationship. I think that they have a lot of problems to work out because Justine jumped to conclusions too much. I hope they workout their differences because I am rooting for them. I also love Gina and Riverton relationship. You can tell that they love each other very much. I don’t like Yukon very much. He is definitely a snake and needs to obtain felt with.
This book was posted in a group that I am in and boy am I glad that I took a possibility on this author!! This book was engaging from the beginning to the latest page. It was thorough and so well worth the time spent reading it. Hudson is my book bae because he is y, alpha and loving all wrapped up into one. I just hope that he and Justine will search their method back to each other.❤❤
The author does a amazing job contrasting potential in Somalia with the constant setbacks the country faces. The story of Tarzan was captivating. The color provided on Somalia's culture were also quite interesting. I'd recommend this book if you are looking for something broader on Somalia and not just a history of Al-Shabab or piracy.
If you'd like to learn about Somalia and Somalians, this is a very accessible book. Hard facts, but with an understanding of the complicated problems that dissect the zone and why Black Hawk Down was doomed to failure. Yet there is a hopeful sense for some time in the future
As Harding admits in his introduction, this is both a biography of Mohamud “Tarzan” Nur (mayor of Mogadishu, Somalia from 2010 to 2014) and a recounting of Somalia’s tumultuous history from Tarzan’s birth (around the year 1955) to the present. As we follow Tarzan from starving childhood to brutal orphanage (a step up!) to twenty-year life in exile and then back to Mogadishu with a horde of fellow expats in 2010, we witness Somalia’s latest history through the eyes of one who lived in the dust of drought, the rubble of war, the guilt of exile, and the fear of terrorism. At each stage, Tarzan finds, through faith and sheer grit, the courage to take on his next life challenge. Even for Harding, a seasoned BBC journalist, the absence of public records and Tarzan’s conviction that “the facts themselves have no value” makes the truth difficult to nail down: Is Tarzan a character or a con man? Did he rescue Mogadishu or loot it? The cast of characters is perhaps larger than important and the unfolding of the story through flashbacks creates some confusion (a timeline would have been helpful). But all in all, I thoroughly appreciated the journey to a put and a method of thinking that challenged my privileged, fastidiously prissy worldview.
I knew small about Somalia, but with his knowledge and passion, Andrew Harding has opened a window for the uninformed. Now I hope I will obtain to see this attractive country with my own eyes.....one day, ank-you Andrew Harding.
Andrew Harding shines an insistent light into the murky pool of his topic. It illuminates the complexities that shaped both the man of the title and the put that until now I thought of as a land where survival was only a parched possibility. Harding goes broad and deep in his reporting and stays around long enough to present how the action plays out. I felt I was reading the work of a journalist with integrity, who resisted the charms of his topic and probably risked bodily hurt to bring us what truth could be found about a country whose ancient conflicts are complicated by modern times. Recommended.
I saw Jon Gnarr interviewed on Craig Ferguson a few months ago and found his story fascinating. I finally got my hands on a copy of his book about forming his own political party, The Best Party in Reykjavik. Some chapters of this book were more interesting than others and occasionally it felt a small overly self praising, but overall I found the book interesting and informative and definitely know a lot more about Gnarr, Reykjavik and politics than I did before reading. At the end of the day – it’s a nice short read so if you are interested, definitely give the book a shot!
This is a very interesting book. It does not really have any major linear progression but are just random chapters pieced together about the journey whereby Gnarr Rose to power and the difficulties and pitfalls of the political process. Scattered amongst these thoughts are his own private views of the globe as a liberal and anarchist, his quirks like wearing create up and dressing up like a woman, and his family life as a father of see how a comedian became a mayor is an unusual process. It illustrates how broken our current western political system is and how hungry we are for n Gnarr'a process to run for political office in Reykjavik started as a joke. But then he really started to obtain serious about it. If you don't mind the meandering course of the narrative and the choppy flow you will certainly pull out some new and revolutionary political ideas that give a lot of value and voice to those typically neglected in the larger n Gnarr is a colourful hero and the latest person you would expect in political office. That is probably why you will choose to read this book. Even if you disagree with his controversial views you will search him like able and fun, a new breeze to a stymied and arthritic system.
When Icelandic comedian and actor Jon Gnarr founded the satirical Best Party in 2009, it only cost him 5000 kronur (roughly 30 euros). It may have started as a joke, or so it seemed to the media and politicians alike, but the Best Party's plurality win in the 2010 municipal elections created Gnarr Mayor of Reykjavik, sparked a political movement, and turned the world's eye to this memoir, Gnarr recalls his upbringing, espouses some love for Icelandic culture, and info the entire crazy ride of becoming mayor of Iceland's capital and only huge city. His translated and straight-forward prose holds a tip of comedy that transcends translation ("And an idea is born when two ideas have with each other, and a third idea comes into being."), and it is simple to see why he has garnered international attention from the likes of Noam Chomsky and Lady Gaga. In addition to his honest recounting, he peppers the chapters with interludes from his party www service and an interview of his wife Johanna (Joga) mayor in a country crippled by the latest finanical crisis, Gnarr had to quickly dial from comedic relief to bureocratic icon, making tough decisions including merging schools and saving near-bankrupt energy companies. Beyond the political decisions themselves, it is touching to read about his stress of his political office, his firm stance on a peaceful Iceland, and his commitment to and transgender rights--which would explain his 2010 appearance at the Pride that Gnarr has stepped down from his office after not seeking a second term, it is unclear what the future holds. As someone who knew small of Icelandic history and culture before reading this memoir, I cannot wait to see what he does next.
It wasn't exactly what I was expecting. I had heard about the book on a late night talk show, and thought it would include more of his promises and campaign experiences. It touched on these things, but it was only cursory. Still, I very much enjoyed it. A great, easy read.
A thoroughly delightful read and proves Margaret Mead's quote: "Never doubt that a little group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." And it was done through mor, honesty and forthrightness brought success to Jon and his mates who in a amazing will moment said hey let's make a political party, "The Best Party" and off to an adventure they book learning about another country (Iceland is green and the original word meant island) rather than have the learning come about because we went to battle with that country is a breath of new air in itself. How a small country took care of the corrupt bankers. A story with a amazing ending.We wait to see what this young man will do next with his life.
Amazing read, must read, need to read! Ha ha! This is a amazing book, lighter on the comedy side than I was expecting and had a lot of things in there I knew nothing about. Jon Gnarr should hang out with Naheed Nenshi, Calgary (voted best Mayor in the Globe - Google it to see). Would love to hear the coffee chat!
I read the previous review. Yes, the book is not in sync with the time period, but it's obviously not supposed to be. After all, this is a party game. In the first page the author says buy sixteen books for your dinner party. Each guest takes a hero role and reads their part out loud. The conversations are side-splitting funny, although incredibly crass, sarcastic, and downright ridiculous. If you don't like the language I suppose you could rewrite some on the fly, but the author has done a darn-good job of designing a creative comedic dialogue.About twenty years ago, murder mystery house parties were all the rage. I attended and hosted a few. They were amazing fun and even the tightest introvert enjoyed them. For some reason, the fad fell away. Or maybe I'm too improv I didn't obtain invited. The issue with the android games is everyone had to come up with their own dialogue and people who couldn't think on the fly could spoil it for the is book is basically a revision of those games, but in this case the dialogue is made for you. All you need to do is obtain dressed up in 1890 garb, grab a drink and some appetizers, and read your part. If you can read, you can if you don't wish to host a huge party of sixteen people, you could pour yourself a glass of wine, turn on the fireplace and prepare to see your depression fly out the window while you laugh and laugh and laugh. Your neighbors will think you are crazy, but who cares. This book is all about fun. So thumbs down to the previous review who didn't "get it."I loved it.
This is a unbelievable mystery story with hilarious characters and an infectious energy that keeps all the participants engaged and belly laughing. "Any One of Y'all Coulda Done Did It" is excellent for your next dinner party. Whether you're hosting long time mates or fresh acquaintances the opening lines break the ice and pull everyone into the plot. As the story unfolds and the who-dun-it tension thickens each persona hits their own stride to bring this murder-mystery to an entertaining conclusion.
Although the mystery is amazing overall, every time the language isn’t congruent with the late 1880s setting, the spell is broken as it pops me out of the story. Examples: Pop Tarts were invented in the 1960s; Cabbage Patch Children came out in the 80s. Women didn’t swear back then, and men didn’t cuss in front of women, especially people who were mates of the mayor in ANY town, no matter how smarmy. Saying four-letter words in mixed company was highly frowned upon. Cussing didn’t become remotely fashionable until the late 1960s. In fact, as late as the early 60s, people seldom said the F-word, and almost never in mixed company. The twins are funny, but they act like spoiled children of the early 21st century. This is sad because the idea is amazing and the characters are creative, engaging, and, well, wonderfully twisted—so fun! I want I could give this more stars, but the anachronous references are just not my style.
From 1898 failed medicine & leeches to Spotify. This murder mystery script spans centuries in leaps & bounds! Everyone is suspect in sensational ways leading to the mute becoming a miracle orator & the butler making a huge reveal. it's true, Any One of Y'all Coulda Done Did It, but you have to stick around to the end to hear if the butler done did it! Insane fun in epic proportions! Now, I can't imagine a dinner party without inviting this nutty group of misfits to join in!
Even though I've never had a dinner party quite like this, as soon as I saw the full title I knew right away that this was something I required to do. I have only pre read the book - which I highly recommend to see which mates can handle the language and topic matter (some mates may be too delicate for this game). I don't know which hero I like most (don't judge me if I say its the twins). As I read I was constantly caught in fits of laughter as I mentally assigned mates to each part. I think planning this dinner party will be as fun the party itself. Highly recommend but only if you and your mates read aloud with the thickest southern accent y'all can muster!
Well, I'm at a loss for words. One thing I might suggest is an expurgated ver cleaning up the language. I did not play with friends, but if I got 16 people together to play, I would surely run into someone offended by the language. The content is also edgy, so even cleaning up the language, you're looking at something at least one out of 16 might blush r people who have fun R-rated modern comedies, the "game" sounds like fun. Certainly, it would create for a memorable time. The dialog is purposely anachronistic, the characters are clever, the instructions are clear. The story is beautiful wild. The right audience will have a lot of fun. I think with a small editing, the authors could obtain it down to a PG-13 level. I would avoid the F-bomb, if they do.
FYI, yes: "this book includes a amazing deal of vulgarity and tomfoolery". I'm not generally a reader nor advocate of vulgarity, but give me tomfoolery any day of the week. My mates and I used to do "themed" dinner parties where we would pick a theme (say, Spanish night), and a night to gather. We'd obtain together "pot-luck style" in keeping with the theme, and would each bring an appetizer, side or main dish, beverages, and dessert, while the host would decorate and supply the melody and ambiance accordingly. The idea of doing this with a fully-loaded script to act out is fantastic! Can't wait to do this! We are gathering props now.
When I think of a murder mystery party, I think of being given a part to play, and then guests ad-libbing their method through an evening. But here, you're really an actor in a play that takes put during dinner. And as you read the play, more and more of the murder plot is 's silly, and it's fun. It's well written, humorous, and probably would create for a amazing evening if you have 15 other people who are willing to be silly.I like that the author specifically allows for the text to be shared and copied. And I also like that you can download invitations and other materials from their web site. (You may need to add "/home" to the end of their main web website URL to sign up.)The only improvement I can think of is if customers who purchase the book were able to download the text of the play to share with guests. This could save cash vs. buying 16 copies of the book. Still, it's a fun idea and well done!
I love mystery murder parties. I've been to one at someone house and I've been to one on a is one takes the cake. As with all things, there is some prep work involved for the host but all in the name of favorite parts where the characters with accents which are just hilarious and fun to say their speaking lines and the freakin' bomb "Nanner" pudding recipe at the very end of the is is going to sound like something you'd search written in a bathroom stall but if you are looking for a amazing time, this murder mystery party is where its a copy for you and your guest for a night all of you will never, ever forget.
If I were an extrovert, which I am not, I would be all over this. This looks like a amazing deal of fun. Being in introvert I do not even have 16 mates I could invite over - real confessions, my "Welcome" mat reads, "Go Away!" But that does not hold me from appreciating a well-laid out plan with lots of tom foolery and impishness to boot! So grab your friends, join the fun, and post your pictures somewhere, so the firewall introverts of us can have fun the riotousness vicariously!
This book is not what it claims to be or what some of the more enthusiastic reviews suggest it is. In 45 pages (a length achieved by putting a lot of zone between the paragraphs and using a huge font) we are given brief and not very informative descriptions of the major sights in ten cities; no practical advice, no maps. This hardly counts as a guide.
I'll tell you first off, the best thing about this book is that it pays for itself almost immediately with the savings you can get. By following this guide, you will easily see the most interesting parts of Germany. The parts that you miss live (you can’t see everything) will be covered in the book so you don’t miss out. You can really tell that the author has been to Germany frequently and is sharing his best travel hints with you. He also makes it a point to educate you on what it means to be German, not just being a tourist who comes in and out. Thanks for the guide!
Locations to stay, eat, and trendy locations to be in. At this price that it is offered at it is definitely worth the buy and since it is digital you can very easily just have it on your phone and pull it out whenever you want. Recommended.
Just started reading the Kindle ver and it states"One of which is to the enchanted Neuschwanstein Castle. As the inspiration for the Disney film Beauty and the Beast, it's even more magical than you can imagine!"But this is incorrect. It was inspiration for Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle. Beauty & the Beasts Castle is in France.
When you travel to Germany this is the book to have in your iPhone. Use it as you visit the country's top cities and the author's choice of top ten websites within those cities. Mostly useful for the info it provides.
Ok, it starts like your usual zombie story... Undead hammering at your door to obtain you. And then... Everything turns upside down. Like.... Dogs meowing and cats barking upside down. Is the protagonist the antagonist? Vice versa? I have to admit... Towards the end it gets even a small too esoteric for me ( which is hard to do), but all in all a fabulous tale you WILL NOT soon forget.
A amazing introduction to what the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has been doing to improve the health of the city's populations. Focuses on the wars versus smoking, excessive sugar and salt in our food. Well-written and fast-paced work by a former Commissioner of Health. Somewhat triumphalist -- the town did succeed in a lot of of these endeavors, but perhaps not quite as much as the author would have us believe, and somewhat hero-worshipping of his predecessor, Tom Frieden, whose leadership was indeed import and but appears exaggerated here. It also leaves out discussion of some of the more serious arguments and controversies around the DOH policies, politics, and priorities. A more thorough, more academic account, with a longer historical perspective, is available in James Colgrove, Epidemic City: The Politics of Public Health in Fresh York (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2011), a fine book indeed.
At first, during the first 3 or four books, it seemed I had selected a winner--a post-apocalyptic book that had new ideas, kept me interested and looking forward to a long, entertaining experience. However, the book began devolving into absurdity, confusion, and downright silliness. To top it all off (spoiler alert) where are the billions of ex-zombies going to obtain the food, resources, and homes that they will need after 13 years of zombiehood? I'd advise reading the first few chapters and then making up a logical, satisfying ending.
I love Zombie books, but this one was kind of a surprise. It didn’t disappoint, but there were so a lot of other stories to it that the Zombies weren’t necessary except for the beginning and the end. The middle seemed like a series of various connected tales to tie it all together. Most perfect read!!
For a traveller, the book gives recommendation on where in Germany to begin and where to no next. It is written from an "insider's view, both with tourist attractions, but also what to do that only the locals know. I think this is key when travelling, because I always remember best the things that were not in the "normal"tourist guides.
As the title says I would like history highlights or links to small adventures. This comes up a small short.
I was not very impressed with this book. It left a lot to be desired...very small true substance in the descriptions of the cities and their sights.
This series was just too long. I skipped the latest thousand pages becauseit got repetitive and exhausting. The entire series was too wordy and recovered previous material. It started okay and built to interesting. By the middle I was ready for it to begin winding down to a amazing ending. But it just kept going until it started to unravel into what seemed almost like a various story. Maybe I shouldn't have read it as quick as I did.
I found the story and all of the characters wll developed and not the typical all amazing or all poor types. Somehow it told me a lot about the author along the method also. If you'relooking for a amazing long read with a developing and evolving story test this one out. I have read a lot of stories that had a amazing idea but then ran out of gas.. This one didn't .
I read this and thought it was method to long. Method to complicated with characters, interludes, demons, and the list is to long to name everything. One theme that really bothered me. Wanting to save the Ocean (zombies) billions. In the end I really think when the ocean turned back to people they were returning to a dead globe after 14 yrs. The hunger, starvation lack of care that they are going to come back to is horrible. Most would be better off not returning. IMO
Only 4400 pages in and loving this story! Its interesting and new with just the right amount of violence and gore. The characters are brilliant, deep and interesting. One of the most riveting reads I have read. Cant wait to leave another review at the end.
Started off like a snowball down a mountain. By book 4 it slowed to a pebble rolling down a rocky slope. Well defined characters, interesting premise but some points go versus all common sense. But still a amazing read. But cant bring my self to give a five.
This series as a whole is beautiful good. The characters are fleshed out individuals to either love or hate. The premise of the line and T4 items was sometimes hard to follow and quite often gave me more info than I required to know, but I muddled through. It is worth the effort!
A bit huge but I am not a huge person (female 5’4”). Still fits and works to chop out the sun. I had a pair of yellow Sunclouds a lot of years ago for skiing and absolutely loved them until one of my relatives stole them...Wont spend a lot of cash on sunglasses other than these! I have two other pairs as well! The other styles fit my little head perfectly!
Highly recommend,The only downside is that it seems like some of the "finish" of the sunglasses degrades when using sunscreen.I use these when I bike and frequently use sunscreen and it seems like the sunscreen and sweat combo is removing the surface paint. I don't really see this as a large issue as I just bought a 2nd pair for daily use and I use the 1st pair for biking. And because these sunglasses are so reasonably priced I am totally fine with that. I even bought a 3rd pair just to hold in my car.
My husband owns another pair of Suncloud sunglasses and loves them. Those are wraparounds so I went with a various style this time. He loved these, said they are extremely comfortable and really likes the weight, fit and look of them. Also, you can't beat this price.
My kind of game. A lot of options and I like the info added. This android game has much potential. Hope you will add alot of buildings and options. Like airport and harbour and so on and on. Also I hope to have option to choose what will be state owned and not. I.E an airline or public transport company or so. But for now. There is some tweaking to do. A population of 125 people should not need 2 fire stations? Same goes with recycling.
Ive place 5 stars just because i help you guys but the android game wasnt interesting for me at all. I see that interface is related to instlife, i loved that one. EDIT: i dont know how to answer on your answer so i will edit original post. I cant connect with this android game as with instlife. In instlife 1 life can really be played very differently. Plus i also have my own life so i can compare :D. As mayor i see two options to be corrupt or not to be.
I required some sunglasses that would block the sun on those bright days, these lenses were the right choice, my eyes are sensitive to sunny bright days, I love the outdoors, and these sunglasses hold me outside. It was amazing to not spend a whole lot on sunglasses, which either obtain scratched lenses, or just obtain lost on the lake. These are my style, and couldn't b more satisfied! For now on, no more boutique brand price, Sunclouds wil b the choice. Sunclouds back in the 90s were expensive, they were famous with snow skiers. I had the originals created in Japan, rose lenses that were inside my old ski boots that I totally forgot about, for probably about 20 yrs that I just sold on Ebay for $90.00, they were in very amazing condtion.
Best sunglasses I have purchased. The only thing about these glasses is that the tint is VERY dark. So these are amazing for the beach and snowy conditions where it is very bright but some people might search the tint to be too dark for some daily situations. That being said they work amazing for me and are extremely durable and have held up to a year of constant use (including full submersion in saltwater from an impromptu dive off of a jet ski) and they are still in as amazing of shape as the day I bought them!
This android game is a excellent escape in such a dire time. While we are all in lockdown this android game provides unquie experiences every time you play the game, while the task at hand may seem simple, the intricate detail implemented by the developers provides a true life scenario and how you can approach each task with various approaches. I cannot wait to see what this android game adds in the future but so far it's going in the right direction kudos to the team.
I purchased these glasses 1 year ago. They were great, best pair I've had in awhile. But this year I lost them at an amusement park. So i decided to "order again" so same company, same pair right? Well my order showed up as dog shampoo. Ok? So i returned them and ordered again, must have been a mistake right? Well when I finally received the pair they were the same EXCEPT very cheaply made. The lost pair was very sturdy, they felt solid. This pair i got felt cheap, light, defiantly not worth the cost I paid. So just be warned, you may obtain a amazing pair, you may not. Or you'll obtain shampoo.
These are my favorite sunglasses and have been for a couple years now. Durable and lenses haven't gotten a scratch. I'm a huge dude and these are huge enough for my fat head. Love the mirror green lens. Polarization is excellent. Dunno why anyone would buy sunglasses that aren't polarized. These are worth the $50 IMHO.
The mirror finish on these does not last! The mirrored finish on mine started wearing off and blurring my vision after very light use. I did message that when my glasses were shipped they were not in the soft bag/case, but rather they were shipped in a plastic bag (out of the soft pouch)... I didn't really inspect them... but a few days later I noticed a little blemish in the mirrored/colored lens that kept getting worse and messing with my vision. My mate had a pair (with regular black lenses) and he loves them... I would not recommend the mirrored/colored ones. The polarization was amazing though... I could see fish in the water that nobody else could see.
For the price, they really cannot be beat. They don't have the "feel" of my Costa Reeftons, but then again I didn't have to pay $199 for them. My girlfriend commandered the Mayor's, so I also have a pair of Suncloud Ramblers which are stupid comfortable. They're both tortoise pattern and a nice blend of modern and classic a side note, my best mate wears a pair of Suspects when he runs his hundred mile ultra marathons.