Book Reviews

Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

Prepare your tissues as this book will not leave you dry-eyed. Full of love and more love and more love and a lot of loss, the book follows two couples who have something in common. Matt has been with both women and both have a baby. This change-of-pace love story is a powerfully moving novel… Continue reading Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson – Book Review

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

Stephen King

Stephen King * 11/22/63 Book review

I must say I love this book. It's hefty in size but unlike Under the dome, Insomnia or Needful Things, it wasn't filled with unnecessary description of people and places but filled with stories about life and change. And in the middle of it, the question: If you were able to change history, would you do… Continue reading Stephen King * 11/22/63 Book review

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Stephen King * The night shift * The Graveyard Shift

From The Night Shift 1978 short story collection comes another one of the dark kind. A young drifter named Hall has been working at a decrepit textile mill in a small town in Maine when the cruel foreman, Warwick, recruits him and others to assist with a massive cleaning effort. The basement of the old… Continue reading Stephen King * The night shift * The Graveyard Shift

Book Reviews

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

Fanfiction

One for the road * Stephen King

Do you remember the creepy vampire - infested Salem's Lot? This is a side story of what can happen if you detour and end up in it. This tale is narrated in the first person by Booth, an elderly resident of a small town that neighbors Jerusalem's Lot, Maine. "What's this town, Jerusalem's Lot?" he… Continue reading One for the road * Stephen King

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Stephen King – The Lawnmower Man

This is one of those Stephen King novels that from 30 odd pages got turned into a 1h movie. A bad one as well! Really creepy. NOTE: This story has absolutely nothing to do with the movie; King had to sue to get his name taken off the title. One summer, Harold Parkette is in need… Continue reading Stephen King – The Lawnmower Man

Book Reviews

The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham

‘The sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow.’ Miss C.F. Forbes quoted by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Social Aims The Dressmaker is a clever satire about village life. Though the novel is set in 1950s rural Australia, it reminds readers of hypocritical, mean-spirited microcosms everywhere. A… Continue reading The Dressmaker – Rosalie Ham