Stephen King * The night shift * Strawberry Spring

"Strawberry Spring" takes place at a fictional New England college, New Sharon College. The main setting for the story is March 1968, specifically starting on March 16, 1968, when the strawberry spring, a "false" spring much like an Indian summer, arrived. And when night came the fog came with it, moving silent and white along the … Continue reading Stephen King * The night shift * Strawberry Spring

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A planet called Treason * Orson Scott Card

If you haven't read this book already, I recommend you find it and you read it. Even trying to summarize it for others will make you look like a total weirdo! This book here is sci-fi in all its glory - an alien price of super strength and regenerative abilities grows a pair of boobs … Continue reading A planet called Treason * Orson Scott Card

Stephen King – Quitters Inc.

OMG! If you ever want to stop smoking or lose weight, read "Quitters Inc" from the master of horror, Stephen King. The story is not terrifying because of supernatural elements but there is a constant feeling of threat permeating through from beginning to end. The get-go is simple - a guy meets and old friend in … Continue reading Stephen King – Quitters Inc.

Stephen King – I know what you want * Night shift

From the Night Shift comes another wonderful creepy story about a couple in love. Well, when they met they weren't a couple. And when they broke up, they had a story to tell to raise the hair up on your arms. I know what you need. Like the voice of a submarine captain tolling off … Continue reading Stephen King – I know what you want * Night shift

Stephen King * Carrie

Carrie stood among [the girls] stolidly, a frog among swans. She was a chunky girl with pimples on her neck and back and buttocks, her wet hair completely without color. Imagine you were an ugly duckling in school and your mom was a religious fanatic who thought that pregnancies were the direct result of sex … Continue reading Stephen King * Carrie

Stephen King * The night shift * The man who loved flowers

if there is anything more beautiful than springtime, it's young love The Man Who Loved Flowers In May 1963 a man buys flowers for his girlfriend, Norma. As he walks into an alley, he sees a woman walking down the alleyway, and he rushes up to her. He calls her name, and she looks around. … Continue reading Stephen King * The night shift * The man who loved flowers

Deep blue sea * Theatre

Sometimes I like taking advantage of the perks of having a Cineworld Unlimited card - it means I can go and see a theatre play, in the cinema, with only £8 (or abouts). I saw "The deep blue sea" a few weeks ago and it's only now I managed to put aside some time and … Continue reading Deep blue sea * Theatre

Stephen King * The running man (Bachman books)

There are a few Stephen King books which I read in an afternoon or two and the Bachman books are some of them. I loved "Rage" and Blaze and Thinner and also the Running man. The book was adapted into a movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger but I must say I loved the book more. In the year … Continue reading Stephen King * The running man (Bachman books)

“The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

Finished the book in tears. It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. Death is recalling the story and Death will be the one to visit Liesel three times.  During the second World War,  Death has never been busier. People dying … Continue reading “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak

What is Liesel’s trilogy of happiness? * The book thief question

Liesel would wake up in the basement hearing the accordion in her ears or taste the "sweet burn of champagne on her tongue." Sometimes she would feel the rough texture on the walls and think of her papa's hands. She also thinks of laughter and fresh jam on bread. Liesel and her papa had a … Continue reading What is Liesel’s trilogy of happiness? * The book thief question