Excerpts

American Gods – I Believe – Book Excerpt

I can believe things that are true and things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and the Beatles and Marilyn Monroe and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen - I believe that people are perfectable, that… Continue reading American Gods – I Believe – Book Excerpt

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

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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, Stephen King

The Tommyknockers * Stephen King’s Green Light UFO

“Late last night and the night before, tommyknockers, tommyknockers knocking on my door. I wanna go out, don't know if I can 'cuz I'm so afraid of the tommyknocker man.” Like many of the Mother Goose rhymes, the verse about the Tommyknockers is deceptively simple. The origin of the word is difficult to trace. Webster's… Continue reading The Tommyknockers * Stephen King’s Green Light UFO

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Stephen King * Thinner

Thinner is about a fat man who is cursed by a gypsy and loses weight. If that’s all there was to it I’m sure we’d all be running out to find ourselves a Romany, but that’s not how curses work. Billy Halleck, the fat man, can’t stop losing weight and it’s going to kill him. “Some… Continue reading Stephen King * Thinner

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George Orwell – A clergyman’s daughter

Imagine life in rural England in the 1930's from the perspective of a single woman approaching mid-life. Dorothy is such a woman, an active member and leader of the Sunday School, the Girl Guides, the Band of Hope and the Companionship of Marriage as well as attending the Mothers’ Union. Her day is filled completely… Continue reading George Orwell – A clergyman’s daughter

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Perfume – The story of a Murderer by Patrick-Süskind book review

Never could I have imagined the manner in which the story would be presented, the life that was given to the world of our "hero" and the total contrast this made with his own inhumanity. I have rarely felt so distant and estranged from a book character, which totally reflects his position in his world,… Continue reading Perfume – The story of a Murderer by Patrick-Süskind book review

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The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Do you remember the Illiad? Homer's Oddyssey? Do you remember Odysseus who sailed the seas and fought monsters and escaped mermaids to return to his faithful wife who waited for him for more than 20 years? Well, this is not his story, it's hers. It's the story of Penelope—wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful… Continue reading The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Book Reviews

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

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