At first I was like WTF did I put myself into. And then somehow I liked it and then I hated it again. And then the ending was Meh and I can't believeAt first I was like WTF did I put myself into. And then somehow I liked it and then I hated it again. And then the ending was Meh and I can't believe I just finish the whole thing.
I'm giving it three stars because of the Shakespeare reference. More on it later.
The more on it later part
Part I: How on earth did this book arrived at my doorstep?
Actually I never really thought that I will be able to read this book which was recommended by these three people in Goodreads(Iyah, Kwesi and Rollie) since 1.) It's not available on 4shared.com and 2.) It's not available in any bookstores here where I live.
However, just weeks ago some guy here in Goodreads (come on, you know who you are) asked me if I'm interested in a bookswap and he offered this book. I can't remember if I'm the one who asked for it or he was the one who recommended it since I think he believed I'm a sex addict. o_O? (Lol, I'm just kidding)
So yeah we agreed on a bookswap and my book Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson arrived first on his house and he texted me if I received the copy which at the moment I haven't received yet and I'm thinking at that point maybe the book was swallowed by the ocean, you know some kind of force majeure.
But no, the next day it did arrive at my doorstep.
Part II: Book Review
I never really planned to read it immediately because I'm currently reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. However that book bored me to sleepiness and I finally decide to read another book.
So I read the first pages and I was surprised because there's an immediate sex scene and this is between a fourteen year old girl and her English Teacher. And the one that really disgusted me is the way the teacher kind of moaned...which is like a Buddhist mantra? (just click the spoiler tag)
And I was like what the f*ck is this book? I mean the first chapter was already creepy and crazy. Just. What. The--
However what I found somewhat amazing in this book is that it managed to mix poetry and literature to the erotica/ sex part of the book, for example
(view spoiler)[She had assumed all obstacles would be overcome, that love was an ever fixed mark, that looks on tempest and is not shaken.(hide spoiler)]
Oooooooohw...Did she just quote Shakespeare? Come on how cool is that eh? And she also quote something from Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and some sonnets from people I don't know.
However the characters, the plot itself I didn't like it at all. There's a point wherein I like the book it's when Mr. Carr leave but when he came back again the book just got worse and worse. Reading this book remind me of watching a car crash. The characters all of them self-destructs, I can't even say that I like even one of them or I care for them. I actually hated all of them.
This reminds me of Wuthering Heights (a book which I didn't like) and School Days (an anime that I like). It's hard to rate a book like this actually and not all people will like it.
I recommend it to people who are okay with strong and violent sex scenes, language, rape scenes, sexual and physical abuse, pedophilia, polygamous risky relationships, adultery and all the filthy, dirty things.
I can't even say that this book has a powerful message since the plot and the characters are very superficial, shallow and plain stupid. But if you like to be disgusted or shocked, read this. ...more
I am one of the luckiest Goodreaders who actually won a copy of this book via the Goodreads Firstreads Giveaways. When I received the news I was reallI am one of the luckiest Goodreaders who actually won a copy of this book via the Goodreads Firstreads Giveaways. When I received the news I was really happy, happy because I think this was the very first time I actually won something through luck.
I actually have no idea who the author was and what was the book was all about because I just randomly enter any books that are listed in the Giveaway list. So I'm like Sandra Brown Who? Nevertheless someone commented that Sandra Brown was a good author so even though I have no idea if I'll like the book or not I'm still excited to read it.
The book actually arrived very late and it just arrived this month of July when supposedly it should arrived earlier like in the months of January or February.My mom was the one who received the package and she was very delightful when she learned that I just got that free from a giveaway contest.
The package contained the book Envy, the one I won and another book which is called Chill Factor. The book Envy was in hardbound and I'm really glad because it was actually signed by the author. Which for me was also a first time to have a book that was actually have the author's signature in it.
I am really anxious to read it and I don't know what to expect. I was pleased that from the very first chapter I got hooked and I simply can't stop reading. The one thing I really liked about it was that you'll learn a lot of things about writing a novel, publishing, books, authors etc. I do like that this book draw me to that experience wherein I learned so much about book business because you know I really like books and it's just really interesting to know more about how novels are made.
I really like the concept of this one, there are two stories involved in this book, the story itself and also the story about Envy, the novel that this mysterious writer was trying to write. It's like there's a story and then within it there's another story. The plot of this book is layered between the two stories.
I could have given these 5 stars, it was a good story actually, it will keep you guessing and you'll find yourself reading and turning pages and after the end of a chapter you'll get more excited to get into another chapter. However I was disappointed on how everything ended I just felt that the mystery of the novel was really strong at the beginning but at the end it was just okay how the mysteries were revealed one by one and honestly I didn't feel that much excitement.
I really recommend it if you like romance and suspense in a novel and I just want to say that I really like this more rather than The Women's Murder Club and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. ...more
My Book Review as Promise that might Suck because I'm watching something
So okay I'll just use pros and cons
1. Some parts are original (or ratherMy Book Review as Promise that might Suck because I'm watching something
So okay I'll just use pros and cons
1. Some parts are original (or rather I first know from it) like the Rumpelstiltskin Anomaly etc. 2. Okay the filipino lore was cool like the Kapre, dwende, aswang, diwata etc. 3. She actually writes decent action scenes which reminds me of how Cassandra Clare would write it. 4. The ending was really good and unpredictable though the epilogue was just meh. 5. I do love the Macky part but I think there's a typo with how Fey should be spelled because in this one it was spelled as Fay.
Athena- Rose Hathaway from VA River- Adrian Ivashkov from VA Dorian- Edward Cullen from Twilight
***I'll probably edit this one...youtube is winning*** Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lonRfy... ____________________________________________________ Nyahaha finally I finish this one Phew! *wipes imaginary sweat on the forehead*
Well this reminds me of Beautiful Creatures, a book that I give up on because it bored me, and I pick up another set of books instead. But when I finally find the time to finish it...Boy I was so wrong. Actually the beginning was good, in the middle it dragged *here's when I gave up* but the ending was great thus the 4 stars. I might have given it a 5 but the fact that I gave up on it was a major turn off so I have to minus 1 star.
Will Review later... _____________________________________________________ Thoughts Before Reading I'm going to buy you baby, just wait for me!
Geeeeeezuuuussssss! I now have my own copy! sweeeeeetsauce ^_____^
It is really hard to rate this book since it seems that this is a mix of cheesiness and cliche but it is also unpredictable and thrilling. It has som
It is really hard to rate this book since it seems that this is a mix of cheesiness and cliche but it is also unpredictable and thrilling. It has some terrible parts but there are also amazing parts.
Pros: 1. I love the title 1st to die and my assumption to who will be the "1st to die" is wrong so I guess that is a plus point for the book.
2. I really like the murder scenes it is very grotesquely describe that it made me shiver just imagining them.
3. The twist in the end about who's the true murderer is something that I totally didn't see coming and I think it is a great twist, very shocking indeed.
4. Even the epilogue of the book is exhilarating, I thought it is all over but there's still some heart-stopping action at the epilogue of the book.
Cons: 1. The characters and their relationships felt very awkward and contrived for me. The dialogues are very cheesy that it actually made me gag a couple of times.
2. Even the Women's Murder Club thingy felt a little bit push, it is just there for the sake of a bad ass title for the series but it is really lazily written. The parts wherein they're talking or even when they first met each other is very unnatural. They're like BFF's all of a sudden.
3. Lindsay's "blood disease" is a little bit cliche even the coughing of the blood part.
"I coughed a raw, burning stinging in my chest, then I shook and coughed some more. Gradually, I felt the spell recede. I took a breath, opened my eyes. I shuddered. There was blood all over the sink."
--What I mean is that this is really cliche when you watch those drama series on tv, you'll always have this scene.
4. The romance is a bit cheesy too, especially at the beginning of the book. Even their first night together is written in a very cheesy way it just made me puke.
5. Also another thing that pisses me off is how the chapters are really short and guess what this book has a total of 126 chapters and one epilogue. I am so not kidding.
6. Here we go again with James Patterson's ridiculous deux ex machina. This is not my first J. Patterson book and I've read the first two books in his Maximum Ride Series and that's what I notice about both of these books is that he uses deux ex machina all the time to just move his plot.
Like for example in this book, Jenks was inside the van and he is there because he's already a prisoner and then he have these handcuffs and some police who were watching for him etc. Then a GOD DAMN EARTHQUAKE came and he's free. I mean come on James Patterson this is just too convenient isn't it?
Okay ranting over, all and all I did enjoy this book and I really am grateful that someone from The Filipino Group here in Goodreads gave this book to me last December. Though now I'm not sure who's the original owner since I just pick it up on the giveaway pile. Nevertheless thank you whoever you may be :)....more
Book Review (down there somewhere) Caution: Please bear in mind that what you are going to read is a negative review. So before reading it I suggest yoBook Review (down there somewhere) Caution: Please bear in mind that what you are going to read is a negative review. So before reading it I suggest you should answer these questions first:
1. Are you really ready to read a rant review about the book? 2. Are you intelligent and mature enough to know that people have diverse opinions and that you should respect other opinions as well even if it's different from yours? 3. Are you logical and respectful enough to post an argument about the book and not on the reviewer?
***if you answer all the questions Yes with all honesty, you can now proceed to my last question (^___^)V***
Are you Team Zombies or Team Unicorns? *coughs* sorry wrong book >.<
Are you a Troll? (please answer with all honesty!)
***if your answer is No, you can proceed^^***
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R U L E S ! **************************************************** Grabe hindi ko alam kung maiiyak ako o magwawala(joke).
Siguro ganito na lang gagawin ko...
This was so disappointing parang gusto ko sumigaw ng...
Sayang, sayang talaga...
Sayang yung 150 pesos ko, (T_T) pinagipunan ko pa yun! Sana binili ko na lang ng Krushers o kaya Twister fries nag-enjoy pa ako. Tae talaga. Di ako natutuwa.
Sayang yung papel na pinagprintan nung book! Sayang sa puno! Sayang sa ink ng printer! Wala sayang talaga!
Cons: 1. Unang una ang pangit ng pagkakasulat. Yung format na ginamit e journal type, puro narration, kaunti lang ang dialogues at nakakainis pa yung ibang journal entry at parang mga siningit lang basta may mailagay lang tulad nito:
Wednesday, Oct. 28 1998
3:15PM. Last day ng klase, pero noong Monday pa irregular, at marami nang absent. Na-submit na namin lahat ng requirements, pasado naman lahat ng exam ko kahit yung iba pasang-awa lang, at napapapirmahan ko na rin lahat ng clearance. Nakatambay kami dito ngayon sa canteen, nagpapatay ng oras kakahintay kina Roy, manlilibre kasi yun ng sine dahil pasado raw sya sa Algebra.
(Marami pa pong ganyan mga walang kakwenta-kwentang entries, tinamad na lang po magtype ang reviewer).
2. Napakacorny ng jokes, ni isang joke dito hindi ako natawa.
3. Corny din mismo ang horror story, hindi nakakatakot, mababanas ka lang.
4. Wala akong pakialam kahit kanino sa characters dito.
5. Napaka-boring as in define boring ang book na 'to! Sa sobrang boring di ko namalayan na nakatulog na 'ko, daig pa nito ang Valium.
Bob Ong please lang po di para sa'yo ang Horror balik ka na sa Comedy.
Final Verdict: EPIC FAYUL!
************************************************************* Note: This is just a letter to all my beloved trolls in this thread. Don't take this too seriously I am just being playful and childish when I made this one.
Don’t judge me for giving this book one star. I didn’t like the book period and I have my reasons to support my rating. For the bloody second time in my opinion the book was overrated, boring, nonsense, lacks substantial plot, characters, conflict and horribly written.
If you probably gave me this book without telling me that it was written by Bob Ong I probably would not recognize that he authored the book. In fact I’m a hard core Bob Ong fan I’ve read all of his works and love it. Actually I gave 5 stars for his MacArthur, Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas, Alamat ng Gubat and ABNKKBSNPlaako?. While 4 stars was given to Stainless Longganisa and Kapitan Sino and 3 stars for Bakit Baligtad Magbasa ang Pinoy.
I do believe that everyone has different taste in books as well as in food, fashion, movies etc. But what’s important is being honest about what you feel on a certain thing. Would I rate this fake 2, 3, 4 or 5 though I didn’t like it, just because majority thinks it’s good? Or perhaps because it was a best seller? Or just because it was popular and the fact that Bob Ong wrote it?
I BEG TO DISAGREE!
Hey every book has a flaw and if a book is horrendous someone must stand and say, “Hey this book sucks in a major major way!” And there’s nothing wrong about that! I’ve read rant reviews of my favorite books like Catching Fire, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, City of Bones, The Book Thief, The Alchemist and the likes but I never bloody ranted on the reviewer’s comment section and tell his/her that his/her opinion was stupid and misleading. Because I bloody respect other opinions and I was simply amaze by the fact that people have different views and that makes us more interesting and that makes reading more interesting!
Should we not criticize Bob Ong because he’s a Filipino and he gave to charities? Should we exempt him from this rule: Hey every book has a flaw and if a book is horrendous someone must stand and say, “Hey this book sucks in a major major way!” I don’t think that’s right!
We judge a book base from the book, on how it is written, on what message does it left to the readers, and how the reader felt after reading it (Does he/she feels happy? Disturbed? Frightened? Annoyed? Disappointed? Or Amazed!).
As much as I wanted to say that we should exercise freedom of speech. You should not insult me and saying that I did not truly understand what I read, that I’m an awful person because I posted a negative review, and that I’m an astoundingly idiotic. Respect my opinion, if you say rude things to me and then I’ll say rude things to you as well. This is my thread! And every hate comments I can bloody read it dumbass!
If you disagree with me post your own review, do something else and stop trolling on my review or maybe you can just (coded message) instead!
Thoughts Before Reading The Iron Queen ended in a very bittersweet manner. I'm excited to read this one because of Ash. I hope Grim will be able to helThoughts Before Reading The Iron Queen ended in a very bittersweet manner. I'm excited to read this one because of Ash. I hope Grim will be able to help him.
Book Review I grew up reading and loving the fairy tale Little Mermaid because it goes to show that to love is to sacrifice. Even though that fairy tale ended tragically I think it still leaves you with a powerful message of selfless love.
Iron Knight is very similar to Little Mermaid. Similar in a way that Iron Knight also shows the themes of sacrificial and selfless love. In this last installment of the Fey Series, Ash is going to a journey to become a human being. Although there are times that the story feels draggy it's still spot on emotional and bittersweet.
I have to admit I did cry reading this book because there was a point wherein Ash sort of saw his future. And it came out very real and because I'm reading it in my nook I have thought that I was reading the ending of the book. However, as I continue reading I surmised that that was only happening inside Ash's mind and it's not the real plot of the story.
This is only my opinion (please respect it guys) but if the book really ended in that dark and tragic way I must have given this book 5 stars because I sort of feel that if you're going to show a theme of sacrificial and selfless love it should end tragically (aging weakness and death).
However, in the end it was too happily ever after for me. It's like aging, weakness and death will never happen to Ash because he is (view spoiler)[ not 100% human and there is a little bit of fairy magic left in him (hide spoiler)]. So, I feel like the ending was somewhat fake. I think it really takes guts for authors to write a bittersweet ending because I don't know maybe majority of the readers love happy endings. However, I think if this series ended in (view spoiler)[Ash really becoming 100% human, but it was really okay for him because that really shows the theme of the book (hide spoiler)] it will really be more memorable and stronger as a love story.
Note: This book is given by the publisher for reviewing purposes....more
I love the movie and I watched it countless times already. Jim Carrey never fails to crack me up. Love the three kids, the inventor, reader and the cuI love the movie and I watched it countless times already. Jim Carrey never fails to crack me up. Love the three kids, the inventor, reader and the cutesy biter. My heart is for the reader here....more
My Book Review (Note: This review is not for Gale fans and certainly will have Mockingjay Spoilers.)
So I just happen to go in a bookstore and saw thi My Book Review (Note: This review is not for Gale fans and certainly will have Mockingjay Spoilers.)
So I just happen to go in a bookstore and saw this pinkish sort of orangery book and I thought it look like a candy and I want to eat read it.
Then before I read this I search the book on Goodreads because I've no idea what's this book is all about and who was the author Lisa Kleypas.
So I found out that Kleypas has so many psycho fans that I was really excited to read it and I was jumping up and down(usual stuff I did when I get uber-excited).
I'm doing this review by fractions okay(Wow it sounds so geeky >.< Eeeeek)
Okay reading the 1/3 of the book I was already hooked and a little bit giddy by the romance between Hardy and Liberty. It was really cute sort of childhood sweetheart kind of high school romance kind of stuff. Your first crush, first love, first infatuation, young love yada yada. It was really entertaining and sweet that while reading this I have an idiotic smile on my face. Like this one.
2/3 of the book by this time Hardy was long gone and Liberty was sort of being an independent woman raising her sister Carrington all by herself since her mom died. Then he met this really old guy 63 years old who was rich and all that his name was Churchill Travis and they were kinda flirting with each other. That really tips me off because I have this hunch that Churchill and Liberty will hook up and have sex as the title implied (Sugar Daddy). And I felt like this book is SICK, why was many of GR peeps like this stuff are they crazy weirdos. Then I just skim the story because I'm eager to find out if my hunch was correct and if it did I decided that I will not finish this one.
Now there's a new character introduced to the story Gage, Churchill's son and by then I surmised that my hunch was wrong and Liberty and Gage where the one going to be lovey dovey not LibertyxChurchill. So Gage, what can I say, I fuckin' hate him because of his name.
See Gage= Gale
Am I really weird/psycho but every time I've read Gage in the book I want to burn it down! It's just that Gage reminds me of Gale and just just don't start me up with Gale now, when I think of him I swear it will make me cuss like J. R. WARD like there's no tomorrow. (Screw you Suzanne Collins for ruining Gale Gage for me!)
And I find myself uttering I hate you Gale I mean Gage whenever he's in the book.
But it's really weird like after a few scenes I found myself falling in love with Gale Gage which was really bizarre since I hated him my whole life ever since I've read Mockingjay. Me falling in love with Gale Gage who heartlessly bomb people from District 2, killed sweet sweet Prim and who fucking ditches Katniss in the end because some job on District 2. Screw you Gale! Screw you! I mean screw you Suzanne Collins for hating this character Gage because his name sounded a lot like Gale. :P
Confusing much? Sorry I guess I mixed up this two books, well anyways
I'm just bitching but I really love Gale Gage in this book. (muffled voice)
So what made me gave this 5 stars? (You may ask) 1. It's funny and entertaining, the scenes that really crack me up is the 68 thingy and when Carrington swallowed a penny. 2. The story delves about issues like Racism and Parenting. 3. The twists in the end about Carrington surprised me like, "WTF It's Like A Fucking Jodi Picoult Novel." Though I figured out before it was revealed that Hardy was a betrayer since it was fucking predictable. 4. Love the characters, they are relatable and real. 5. I love that it's very feministic and this books makes me happy that I am a woman. 6. Very informative about the pregnancy, business, love life and I'm surprised that this author knew about Defense Mechanisms (which was actually one of my fave topics in Psychiatric Nursing) I love how she can put the "projection" on the dialogues. 7. This also made me cried btw the part wherein Liberty realizes how hard it is for parents when they're children became rebellious and ingrate. It dawned on me that yesterday I shouted at my mom and now because of this book I feel sorry for what I did. This made me realize that we shouldn't shout at our moms because we really owe them so much things that it's unfair to really hurt them.
Okay I'm going to shut up now. Just read this folks, highly recommended!
***Thoughts Before Reading*** Just bought it today! Actually I'm gonna buy the Hunger Games paperback instead since IBook Review (down there somewhere)
***Thoughts Before Reading*** Just bought it today! Actually I'm gonna buy the Hunger Games paperback instead since I want my own copy of it but unfortunately it was out of stock and this one caught my eye. __________________ ***Book Review***
First off let me start by saying that reading the dedication part of this book made me almost cried again. I've already written the Riordan/Haley story in my review of The Lightning Thief but in case you've never heard of it I tell the story once more.(If you know it already you can skimmed through)
So Rick Riordan is a Greek mythology teacher in middle school and he used to tell Greek bedtime stories to his son Haley and eventually he ran out of myths so he think of creating a new story for Haley. So here is the part that struck me Haley was diagnosed to have ADHD and dyslexia and that's the reason why Percy Jackson is created as a demigod with ADHD and dyslexia.
I have to admit that when I've first heard about the story I cried because I think that what Riordan did for Haley was really sweet and it shows that he really loves Haley no matter what. As a nursing student I know that sometimes parents with ADHD/dyslexic kids view the condition as a bad thing and most often the not feel depressed about it and blame themselves for their child's condition. That's why Family counseling was also important with managing ADHD. And what Rick Riordan did is very inspirational especially to those kids and parents who have conditions like ADHD and dyslexia. That's why knowing that Percy Jackson Series became a bestseller is a really good thing for me. So I just like to say Mr. Riordan kudos to you in your future works and I'll always be a fan of yours.
--Okay intro over, Book Review Time!--
For Those who haven't read the book yet...
What's To Expect In This Book: 1. It's Percy Jacksonish, meaning if you like Percy Jackson you'll like this one too.
2. New Characters: Jason(a kid who just have an amnesia), Piper (a kid who has the power of persuasion, she thought that she was Jason's girlfriend, he's dad was kidnapped) and Leo (he's talent is making tools, armors etc.)
3. Different Character Perspectives: Jason, Piper and Leo (Note: Having this one have pros and cons.) Pros: You'll get to know the character better (character creation more effective this time) Cons: This will slows the plot, the exposition alone will eat up half of the book, the quest will start halfway of the book)
3. Humor- Every page never fails to crack me up.
4. Adventure- (New Quest, New Prophecy, New Mythologies, emphasis on Roman Mythologies now)
5. Romance- Still Rick Riordan Style (Subtle and Cute)
6. Element of Surprise- Some of the things like the claiming of who their God moms or dads surprised me.
7. The surprise at the end pawned! Can't wait for the next one!
8. A glossary of the gods at the end of the book (love it!>.<)
OH MY GODS! or should I say HOLY HEPHAESTUS! I was really excited with this new camp of other Roman demigods and WTH Percy Jackson and Jason switch places!!! I swear I need the next book right now. Rick Riordan how can you do this to me!!! I'm hyperventilating right now lol
Yeah and I really love the characters, they're like so cool and cute and funny. Leo was the joker of the group and I really really love him. I wish that in the next one he can have a girlfriend or whatever. And it's so cute that he had a crush on Thalia. Poor thing Thalia was already hunter of Artemis meaning no boys for her.
I love Piper too at the start I felt like annoyed by her because she reminds me of Angel from The Angel Experiment since they have the same power and she also reminds me of Tally from Uglies (the betrayer and double agent thingy). When she was claimed as Aphrodite's daughter I was like WTH is Rick Riordan's thinking O.o??? It's just from the previous books Aphrodite was projected as superficial and stupid but however I was wrong. Piper is one of the strongest female heroines you'll meet and I love her. She's beautiful but she's also strong, loyal and smart she actually reminds me of Hermione from Harry Potter Series. And I love what she said to Drew at the end that, "don't even look at Jason Grace. He may not know it yet, but he's mine. If you even try to make a move, I will load you into a catapult and shoot you across Long Island Sound." And I was like You Go Bitch Girl!!! Love, love that scene.
And Jason OMG can I say he reminds me of Percy Jackson well he's really cute and strong too. I really like the way that he's amnesiac and all and he was confused about Piper and all that. I really love that he can fly well he kind of remind me of Ueki from Law of Ueki. I love the scene wherein he catches Piper while she's falling that was really sweet.*swoons*
Wow. I felt like I have so many things to say, shout, yell whatever. Gosh it's making me crazy!!! Okay I'mma shut up now Teehee.
***Movie Update: I just saw the movie today and I have to say that it was so much better than the book! The pacing was great, the actress who played
***Movie Update: I just saw the movie today and I have to say that it was so much better than the book! The pacing was great, the actress who played Lisbeth Salander nailed the role and all the Financial Journalism nonsense was obliterated. Even the Blomkvist-Cecilia love affair was not seen. The movie has awesome camera shots and it was a very good adaptation of the book. Even made the book amazing in my eyes. Now I'm really confused why I don't think that the book was awesome when I read it. Well I'll just blame it on the author's writing. I'll caution on some disturbing rape scenes, nudity, foul language and violence on women though. (R-18 and not for sensitive audience.)***
Book Review: Caution: The book contains rape, incest and misogyny, if you don't like to read a book that sick and disturbing don't read this. Review may contain spoilers.
Pros: 1. The book is a mystery/crime/suspense/thriller ergo a breath of fresh air for a reader of paranormal, fantasy and romance genres.
2. The book has an interesting heroine in the name of "Lisbeth Salander" who was four feet 11, antisocial, anorexic and has no boobs, but inspite of that was an exceptional hacker with a photographic memory. Not to mention she got piercings and tattoos that's why she's so bad ass. (She's the girl with the dragon tattoo so to speak.)
3. Cool thing was the murderer uses Bible verses and then parodied it into his crimes.
4. The book also talks about hacking and you will also learn a thing or two about poisons.
Cons: 1. I hated books that have slow pace and definitely this book was slow as a slug. The action sets in only on the second half of the book.
2. Pointless, pointless details! The author would describe clothes, sandwiches, and writes just anything the character was doing (drinking coffee, jogging or reading a particular book).
3. The casual sex! Blomkvist would have sex with Berger and then later on would also have sex with Cecilia and then much later on would have sex with Lisbeth. Surprisingly no one got Syphilis at the end.
4. The book talks a lot about Financial Journalism wherein from the first chapter had irritated me because I don't have a f****** clue what they're talking about and I don't even care about Financial Journalism that it really makes me bored to sleepiness (I even skimmed on the epilogue because I really don't give a damn).
5. Plot too many (to put it simply).
6. Rape scenes of Lisbeth was SICK!
7. Predictable and cliche: - Blomkvist go to Martin's House - Martin locked Blomkvist on the basement - Martin was the murderer. - Just as about the murderer would kill Blomkvist, Lisbeth came. - Blomkvist was saved of course. - Martin escaped. - Lisbeth followed Martin's car on the road using her motorcycle. - Martin's car was hit by the truck (talk about ANTICLIMACTIC!)
8. The Mystery ended with this: Gottfried was a sick murderer, he loves killing women, he taught his son Martin about it too. Martin also loves killing women too. Gottfried rapes her daughter Harriet. Harriet killed his father. Martin witnessed the incident. Martin rapes her sister. Harriet cannot tell anyone about it because Martin would tell everyone that she kills their father. Harriet was not murdered when she disappeared on Hedesby Island, she only escapes, she was alive and she was living on Australia using Anita's identity. (I was disappointed by it because I was really expecting she was murdered and the murderer was a genius to hide the evidence, but it was just Harriet escaping WTF!) ___________________________________________________________________ I'm so happy I've found a copy on Booksale for only Php130.00!...more
That I think would be the perfect word to describe what I felt after reading it. At first it was very confusing and the plot was so slowDisappointing.
That I think would be the perfect word to describe what I felt after reading it. At first it was very confusing and the plot was so slow that it bored me to death.
I think there were parts that I still like but as a whole I don't think that it deserved all the blurb and all the awards.
I like the idea of the two stories and how these two were intertwined in the end but its the cheesiness and melodrama and how things were written that turned me off.
The only thing that made me rated this book 3 stars was Jonah Griggs, all I can say about him is he can be the perfect boyfriend. He's really tough outside but inside he's really sweet. I can't help but smile when I read the TaylorxJonah parts.
Also, one more thing, while reading it I can't help but feel that it was a little bit like an Ecchi Anime and there was also a Sex Scene and several vulgar language, so I recommend it for more mature teenagers. ...more