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 sexContinue reading “Stephen King * Carrie”

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 yearContinue 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 dyingContinue reading ““The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak”

The book thief – the story of the second world war from the eyes of a German girl

Duden Dictionary Meaning #1 Zufriedenheit – happiness: coming from happy – enjoying pleasure and contentment. Related words: joy, gladness, fortunate, prosperous. I am slowly falling in love with this book. I have it in paperback format but I could never bring myself to open it. I have seen the movie a few years back andContinue reading “The book thief – the story of the second world war from the eyes of a German girl”

Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go

I first heard of this story when going through Margaret Atwood’s collection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy material called “In other worlds”. She was talking about this novel and the introduction of cloning and the life of clones bred purely for organ harvesting and I must say I got interested. Having read The Remains of theContinue reading “Kazuo Ishiguro – Never let me go”

Remembering a murder – Excerpt from Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood

I said that I remembered some of the things I did. But there are other things they said I did, which I said I could not remember at all. Did he say, I saw you outside at night, in your nightgown, in the moonlight? Did he say, Who were you looking for? Was it aContinue reading “Remembering a murder – Excerpt from Alias Grace – Margaret Atwood”

The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood

The handmaid of the title is Offred, one of the few fertile women in a totalitarian theocratic state. Offred serves the Commander and his wife Serena Joy. Every month she must have impersonal sex with the Commander until she becomes pregnant. Let’s just say this novel is not exactly fiction. The Handmaid’s Tale is consideredContinue reading “The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) by Margaret Atwood”

Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare

Imagine a book so steampunk you are literally sprouting tattoos as you are reading it. Imagine a potent mix and match of anything that would make a teenager pick up a book from a shelf and read it. Vampires, werewolves, motorcycles, immortals, items to collect, a massive fight between good versus evil, teenagers with noContinue reading “Mortal Instruments – Book 1 – City of Bones * Cassandra Clare”

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

I finished reading Gone Girl and I was shocked to find two other books by Gillian Flynn in my posession. Dark places and Sharp Objects. I finished Dark places last night and I must take a breather before I touch any other books. What an intense experience – it’s like living with a survivor ofContinue reading “Dark Places – Gillian Flynn”