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review 2018-04-14 19:03
An eye opener, and worth the read
Factory Girl - Josanne La Valley

This was a great eye opener albeit a sad read on what’s going on with the Uyghur and how they’re being treated by the Chinese government. They’re not a very well known group of people and after finishing this book it’s an eye opening experience.

 

Throughout the novel you follow the narrative of Roshen, who’s left her family behind and a potential fiance to work in a factory. As a reader you already have an idea on how this is going to go as factories over there are usually sweatshops with grueling horrifying conditions. What I was not expecting, and because I didn’t know much of these peoples is they’re on the bottom rung of the ladder everywhere they go. Since they don’t look like your average Chinese, they stick out as a visible minority and because their beliefs are very much different, they get treated horribly and are pretty much slaves.

 

You follow Roshen and a group of Uyghur girls as they toil through the factory under horrible conditions. You can feel their fear and mistrust, even amongst themselves because anyone can become an informant. What I was not prepared for, was for Hawa’s character. You already had an assumption about her because of her behavior but when she does something completely unspeakable on behalf of Roshen it was a complete blindside. The negative feelings you had towards Hawa disappears completely and is replaced with a kind of respect for what she went through.

 

Definitely recommended to read. It’s horrifying what these families and girls go through, and awareness is key.

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review 2017-10-13 05:57
BONKERS
The Dragon Factory - Jonathan Maberry
Patient Zero - Jonathan Maberry

I kind of can't even handle how ridiculously pulpy this series is so far. Patient Zero pretends to a kind of scientrism, wherein the zombie outbreak our intrepid heroes race to thwart has, like, a modicum of scientific plausibility, I guess. Baltimore cop and chiseled jaw hero Joe Ledger gets tapped by one of those shadowy X filesy governmental organizations to track down a terrorist with a name like The Jackal. The leader of said alphabet soup organization eats cookies as his ominous tic; Joe has to murder a terrorist twice in a week; international pharma phuckers are the absolute worst. Patient Zero is good fun, with lots of kickass and a fullblown zombie outbreak to salve your need for bloodshed. 

 

But it's The Dragon Factory which really swings for the cheap seats. There's literal Nazis, genetically engineered chimera, Neanderthals, evil albino twins with a side of incest, clones, and more, so much more. SO MUCH MORE. I kept cackling through this novel, unable to believe how fucking bonkers everything was, and just when I got a handle on it, it would get MORE BONKERS. Uff da, I haven't had as much fun with something this silly in a long time. I'm going to read the shit out every single Joe Ledger novel as long as they stay this goofy, 

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review 2017-05-12 19:25
The Snooze Machine, Neal Asher
War Factory - Neal Asher

Abandoned at p50.
Yet another space opera tome from Asher, the second in a series. I couldn't remember anything about the first book and realised I just didn't care about any of the far too many protagonists and was bored out of my brains. Asher's Polity setting seems to be mined out of anything original or interesting and there's only so much bad-science pew-pew SF warfare a person can take.

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review 2017-04-24 17:02
Awesome!
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Leslie Bricusse

Awesome book that I read over and over as a child.

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review 2017-04-07 00:43
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl,Quentin Blake

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8

Lexile Level: 810L

This book is about a young boy named Charlie who grew up with less. One day, there is a contest to find a golden ticket in a chocolate bar made by a famous chocolatier, Mr. Willy Wonka. Charlie finds a ticket, visits the factory, and is given the prize of a lifetime. I would use this book as a read-aloud to my students during free time.

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