Book Reviews

Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

In the Tales of Alvin Maker, Orson Scott Card does the same thing for Mormonism that Lewis did for general Christianity in Narnia, but the world of the tales is much closer to our own than Narnia is this world is an alternate america in the early 1800s, an America with a slightly different history,… Continue reading Prentice Alvin * Orson Scott Card

Book Reviews

William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Shortlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize I've picked it up from my bookshelf but I never thought I would find so little to love in this story. Everything was truly predictable, the characters lacked vitality and the only high-point in the entire book was the possibility of a romance. And even that one dwindled… Continue reading William Trevor* The story of Lucy Gault

Book Reviews

American Pastoral * Philip Roth Book Review

It took me ages to finish this book, not because it was boring but because it was filled with clumpy description of un-interesting events and people who had little to no meaning towards the story. I got interested in this great classic of American literature after watching the movie starring Ewan McGregor and I thought -… Continue reading American Pastoral * Philip Roth Book Review

Book Reviews

Joe Hill * Horns

If you are not getting enough drama from the daily news, if you are looking for a paranormal story of death, murder, betrayal, rape and revenge, look no further than Joe Hill's Horns. Ig Perrish wakes up the day after the one year anniversary of his girlfriend's death. He drank way too much the night… Continue reading Joe Hill * Horns

Book Reviews, Stephen King

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

Fanfiction

“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

Book Reviews

The scenes from “The book thief” that made me cry

As I think I have mentioned the other day, I am in the process of reading the beautiful "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak. It's a unique kind of book, set in Nazi Germany and there are a lot of scenes filled with meaning that just made me cry like a baby. But Rudy Steiner… Continue reading The scenes from “The book thief” that made me cry

Book Reviews, Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz * Deeply Odd

“The world howls for social justice, but when it comes to social responsibility, you sometimes can't even hear crickets chirping.” I have loved this book much as I loved most of the Dean Koontz books I have read (and I have read my fair share of them). Oddie is back and while he was young… Continue reading Dean Koontz * Deeply Odd

Book Reviews

Alias Grace * Margaret Atwood

In 1843, a 16-year-old Canadian housemaid named Grace Marks was tried for the murder of her employer and his mistress. The sensationalistic trial made headlines throughout the world, and the jury delivered a guilty verdict. Yet opinion remained fiercely divided about Marks—was she a spurned woman who had taken out her rage on two innocent… Continue reading Alias Grace * Margaret Atwood

Book Reviews

Kafka on the Shore * Haruki Murakami

It took me close to two weeks to finish this colossal book. Not because it was a drag to read but because every sentence was filled with meaning and every turn in the book drove me deeper into a labyrinth that transcended death. Having only read before "Norwegian Wood", I found this book having some… Continue reading Kafka on the Shore * Haruki Murakami