**spoiler alert** I’m torn with The Time Traveler’s Wife. I enjoyed the story for the most part, but I hated the ending. It bugged me that Henry told...more**spoiler alert** I’m torn with The Time Traveler’s Wife. I enjoyed the story for the most part, but I hated the ending. It bugged me that Henry told Clare not to wait for him after he died, but then told her that he sees her when she’s 82. Of course she’s going to wait for him armed with that knowledge! She’d been waiting for him her entire life. He just needed to let it happen like so many other things did during his and Clare’s life.
CONTENT WARNING There’s a lot of language and graphic sex.(less)
I had high hopes for this book because I enjoyed the movie so much. However, this is the first time I can honestly say that I enjoyed the movie much m...moreI had high hopes for this book because I enjoyed the movie so much. However, this is the first time I can honestly say that I enjoyed the movie much more.
The story was fun at times, but I got bored with it very quickly. I kept wishing for it to be over. I contemplated not finishing the book several times, but I kept going because I wanted to know if it got better. It didn't.
If you’ve seen the movie, the book’s pretty much the same thing, but longer. The events happen a little differently, like any other movie made from a book. Of course, there are more instances of Miranda Priestly’s abuse to her assistants and pretty much everyone else around her. And, even though Meryl Streep did a wonderful job of portraying Miranda Priestly, the movie character wasn’t nearly as devilish as the book character. You also get to be inside Andrea Sachs’s head in the book and hear/read how she feels rather than relying on Anne Hathaway’s portrayal of emotions in the movie, of which I thought she also did a superb job. But, it’s just not the same as reading someone’s feelings. In those instances, the book did a better job. But, that's it.
I can summarize my feelings in two words: TOO LONG.
I watched the movie before I read the book. I really enjoyed the movie. I thought the concept of having a quadriplegic criminalist was really interest...moreI watched the movie before I read the book. I really enjoyed the movie. I thought the concept of having a quadriplegic criminalist was really interesting, so I was really looking forward to the book. Unfortunately, while the characters were mostly the same, with the exception of Thom, Lincoln’s aide, being cast as Thelma in the movie, the story was quite different. For one thing, the murderer isn’t the same, which really threw me for a loop. And, the murders aren’t the same either. There are some similarities, but not a lot.
One thing I did like about the book was getting into everyone’s head. In a movie, you rely on the actors to portray what the characters are thinking and you don’t always get a clear picture of that. There was no doubt about that in the book. Oh, and, when I say everyone’s head, I mean everyone’s head, including some of the victims. It was a little eerie and creepy. In some cases, it was interesting, but in most, I just felt sick and uneasy and glad I wasn’t them.
All in all, I enjoyed the movie better. But, I’m glad I took time to read the book because I’m now familiar with Deaver’s writing style and I can make an informed decision on whether I want to continue with the series, which I don’t.
CONTENT WARNING The Bone Collector is extremely graphic with the descriptions of the victims after they were killed and the descriptions of what the killer was doing to the victims. There were times when I felt sick and queasy because of what was going on, which hardly ever happens when I read.
Also, there’s a lot of language in this book, especially the F-word.(less)
I really enjoy the forensics and details of Patricia Cornwell’s stories and All That Remains was no different. The story was very gripping and I didn’...moreI really enjoy the forensics and details of Patricia Cornwell’s stories and All That Remains was no different. The story was very gripping and I didn’t want to put the book down. I didn’t suspect who the killer was until near the end and the journey to get to the knowledge of who the killer was didn’t seem far-fetched, which is something I like because it helps make the story more believable.(less)
I enjoyed reading about the concept of twin telepathy and I enjoyed the premise of the story. However, Two Little Girls in Blue is definitely not my f...moreI enjoyed reading about the concept of twin telepathy and I enjoyed the premise of the story. However, Two Little Girls in Blue is definitely not my favorite book written by Mary Higgins Clark. In fact, it’s probably my least favorite of all her books. I did feel a little suspense while reading the story. And, I did want to get to the end so I could see the resolution. But, the story didn’t keep me on the edge of my seat or second-guessing who I thought the “bad guy” was like her other books have done. It just felt flat and a little too contrived.(less)