Book Reviews

Sylvia Day * Entwined with You (Crossfire, Book 3)

The worldwide phenomenon continues as Eva and Gideon face the demons of their pasts, and accept the consequences of their obsessive desires... From Amazon From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn't resist. I saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside--so much like my… Continue reading Sylvia Day * Entwined with You (Crossfire, Book 3)

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Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström

I don't usually read non-fiction but this book was on my audiobook list and I decided to give it a go! Oh boy! Was I in for a treat!  opened my eyes to ways people are manipulated into buying specific brands from birth (or even before birth!) through skillful usage of smells, sounds, recognizable adverts,… Continue reading Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy * Martin Lindström

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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

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Alvin Maker * The Red Profet * Orson Scott Card

Red Prophet by Orson Scott Card is the second in the Alvin Maker series (after The Seventh Son) and is a dramatic look at what early America could have been. This work of fiction involves characters pulled from reality that include Ta-Kumsaw (Tecumseh) and his brother Tenskwa-Tawa (Tenskwatawa); taken from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte… Continue reading Alvin Maker * The Red Profet * Orson Scott Card

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

Book Reviews

Homage to Catalonia * George Orwell

After passing through the futuristic dystopian and totalitarian society presented in 1984, I decided to give one of George Orwell's classics a go: Homage to Catalonia. Written in the form of an autobiographical novel, Orwell presents his days in the Spanish army, their unpreparedness and their fall into the hands of the Communists influences coming from… Continue reading Homage to Catalonia * George Orwell

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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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Let the old dreams die * John Ajvide Lindqvist

How do you recognize a great love? When I saw this book on the Library sale I squeaked with excitement as I haven't read anything from John Ajvide Lindqvist in more than 6 months and I am proud to declare myself a fan (on top of the known 17 who showed up at his signing show)… Continue reading Let the old dreams die * John Ajvide Lindqvist

Book Reviews

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