I don’t know what I was really expecting from this book, but I don’t think it was this. However, that being said I still loved it! I am fascinated byI don’t know what I was really expecting from this book, but I don’t think it was this. However, that being said I still loved it! I am fascinated by the idea of time travel and this story takes an interesting look at a common concept.
It is the story of Henry, a man who time travels and the woman who is his past, present, and future. It’s a great love story with well developed characters, who are flawed and wonderful. I have a slight Henry crush, which is sad considering he is a punk loving time traveling Librarian who kind of starts out as a jerk. Nevertheless, Henry’s dialogue is witty, sarcastic, and intelligent.
I enjoyed the way the other looked at events through both Henry and Clair’s perspectives. It was really interesting to see when the events happened for Henry as opposed to Clair.
Now although I really liked this book, I have to admit that I did have to throw my hands up and give an exasperated “WHAT THE HECK????”!!!!! There are moments when you feel like these people have been through enough and I felt like it was unfair to cause them any more pain. Plus it could just be me, but without giving too much away the ending really didn’t leave me with that warm fuzzy feeling that everything will be alright.
Overall, I though it was a really good story and I enjoyed it. I would defiantly recommend this book and I can’t wait to see the movie! Bring on Eric Bana! ...more
I really enjoyed this book. The story was really good and I loved the characters. The environment that the author created was really interesting. TherI really enjoyed this book. The story was really good and I loved the characters. The environment that the author created was really interesting. There something about a a depression era circus that is both optimistic and kind of seedy at the same time.
The ending was well worth it. I'm so glad that the book didn't end the way I thought it would. Nothings worse then finishing a book and being completely upset with the ending!
I read this book after reading two reviews by authors I love. I couldn't put it down. I'm sure my friends were sick of me, it was all I could talk aboI read this book after reading two reviews by authors I love. I couldn't put it down. I'm sure my friends were sick of me, it was all I could talk about. I fell in love with the characters. The author presents an incredibly dark view of the future. I can't wait for the next one!...more
The best words I could use to describe this book are cold and haunting. I don't know which one is better, but they defiantly fit.
The story is simpleThe best words I could use to describe this book are cold and haunting. I don't know which one is better, but they defiantly fit.
The story is simple a father and son try to travel south in a post apocalyptic world. While you never find out how the world got the way it is, I found that it didn't really matter. What does matter is that the author uses a unique style to make the reader feel like they are on the road with the unnamed characters. There is little to no punctuation and the lack of chapters was odd at first. But really this book was amazing, dark, but amazing none the less. You want these two too succeed even though you don't see a way for it to happen.
So many post apocalyptic tale focus on right after the catastrophe or years in the future after we have rebuilt something, The Road is only a decade later and things are not good at all! It was interesting to see what that might be like.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book and would recommended to anyone who was willing to push through the cold and depressing future McCarthy created. ...more
I thought it would be odd to read something that is narrated by Death, but it worked. Death is dark, poignant, and funny, who kneThis book is amazing.
I thought it would be odd to read something that is narrated by Death, but it worked. Death is dark, poignant, and funny, who knew?
The story is great. I fell in love with the characters. I wanted to know what happened to them. I found myself thinking about the book at the weirdest times. I couldn't wait to get back to it.
Although Death tended to tell you in advance what happens, it didn't take away from the overall effect. I must have cried for the last 50 or so pages. So be warned if you have any kind of heart at all you will cry... a lot.
I am a history nerd. I love it. WWII and the Holocaust have always been of particular interest for me. This book brings a whole new side to life. By choosing to focus in Germany, you find yourself sympathizing with German Characters, which lets face it, doesn't happen a lot.
I loved the author's style. There were lines that jumped off the page. In the middle of the story, there were bits that read more like poetry. I was hooked from, "Needles to say, I vacation in increments. In colors"
I guess what it comes down to is this book is beautifully written. The characters are rich. The story is engrossing. The author pulls you into 1940's Germany. ...more
If you ask Stephen King what makes a good book he will tell you that its all about the story. That being said, I think he is one of the best storytellIf you ask Stephen King what makes a good book he will tell you that its all about the story. That being said, I think he is one of the best storytellers I've ever come across. His style is engaging. His characters are everyday people in out of this world situations. He draws the reader in to this totally believable unbelievable world.
The Shinning is terrifying. I was so engrossed in the story! You actually feel like you are snowed into the Overlook Hotel with the rest of the family. I know that there are a couple different movies out there based on this book, but I got to tell you they don't even begin to compare.
the man creates these word pictures that are astounding. Honestly Room 317 is the scariest, most intense scene I have ever read. I mean come on the man makes Topiary scary!
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has ever like the things that go bump in the nigh...more
I have read one other book by this author and I really enjoy her. Her stories are entertaining, sweet, and fun to read. This book is set in the WashinI have read one other book by this author and I really enjoy her. Her stories are entertaining, sweet, and fun to read. This book is set in the Washington territory shortly after the civil war. That is part of the reason I was drawn to this author. She writes historical fiction, which I kinda love. It centers around Joe who has to order a Mercer girl to be his wife or he will lose his land. He ends up getting Anna, who signs on with Mercer as a cook. Hilarity and romance ensue. I really like the characters. They were slightly idealized, but very real none the less. Giest manages to create fun background characters who steal your heart as well. You pull for these two crazy kids hopping they’ll fall in love in the end. My only negative comment is that this story follows a pattern very similar to the other book I read of hers. I don’t know if this a bad thing or not, I’m leaning towards not being as though I still would read other things by her. Overall a charming story that I would recommend to anyone who loves historical fiction and a sweet little love story.
I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. After reading the first book, Hunger Games, I desperate to find out what happened to Katniss and Peeta.I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. After reading the first book, Hunger Games, I desperate to find out what happened to Katniss and Peeta.
I think this book couldhave been overshadowed by the anticipation, however, it did not disapoint. Collins takes the reader right back to a dismal future. I don't really want to give anything away for those who havent read this book yet, but I have to say something about it.
This book was fast paced. At some points it felt a bit jumpy, like I missed a part. However it almost gave me the impression that I was trying to keep up just like the characters were. If anything this book made me love these people more. Katniss is an interesting person who I can't help but root for. Peeta is amazing and I don't see how any girl would turn him down. Haymitch is also someone I'm still trying to figure out.
Once again I am dying to find out what happens next. My one problem with this book is that it ends in even a bigger cliff hanger then the last one! So once again I'm left counting down days until I find out what happens next! ...more
Sometimes its really nice to read something that's just a bit fluffy and this defiantly filled that niche.
I really enjoyedI really enjoyed this book.
Sometimes its really nice to read something that's just a bit fluffy and this defiantly filled that niche.
I really enjoyed the main characters. I felt that they stayed true through the story even as they changed. I will agree with another reviewer that there book was lacking adequate descriptions of the characters. I have no idea what these people look like, even after 300 plus pages.
Nevertheless, I loved there journey. I identified with the characters and I found myself pulling for them.
I really enjoyed this book and would defiantly recommend it.
Judd Foxman is not having the best year. He caught his wife cheating on him with his boss and now his father has passed away and asked his family to sJudd Foxman is not having the best year. He caught his wife cheating on him with his boss and now his father has passed away and asked his family to sit shiva. So for seven days he and his dysfunction and emotionally incapable family are bound to their childhood home.
Their story is heartfelt and crazy all at the same time. I could defiantly relate to this crazy family dynamic. I love Judd. I pulled for him. I wanted him to magically get it together. I love that he fell in love and lived little lives with every woman he met.
I have read a lot of YA lately and this book was return to adult literature. And what a return it was. The language is defiantly PG-13 and some of the content is far more R then anything I’ve read in awhile. However, it was a great story to get in the swing of adult fiction. The characters were complex. The story was intricate. The best part was it wasn’t wrapped up in a pretty little bow. There wasn’t sweeping music and a full house ending. Life just kind of goes on. Unfortunately, that was also the worst part. ...more
The Strain is both wonderful and aggravating at the same time. You should know going in that it is the first installment in a trilogy. I know everyoneThe Strain is both wonderful and aggravating at the same time. You should know going in that it is the first installment in a trilogy. I know everyone has been a little vampire obsessed these days, but I feel that I should warn you. These are not Stephanie Meyer’s Vampires. These are the real deal, think Dracula and Salem’s Lot. They are not sexy or appealing or vegetarians. The author’s handle the vampires as a disease. These are the vampires of nightmares.
The cast is odd mix of characters. Eph and Nora who work for the CDC. Streiaken, the holocaust survivor who has hunted the vampires all of his life. Gus the vato in the wrong place at the wrong time. Fet, the exterminator. The first infected. The Master. The story jumps from one persons story to the other, however it doesn’t seem disjointed it seems like pieces in a lager puzzle.
Pretty quickly into the book you realize that this is not going to end well. There’s just not enough pages to end this book in a good place. And sure enough it has a Fellowship of the Ring kind of ending. The kind of ending where Sam and Frodo are headed to Mordor but its still forever away and certain death waits for them. Yeah this book ends like that.
It is a really good book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. There were some really well written creepy parts. The story develops well and leaves you wanting more. It does seem like it could be made into a movie. The flow of the book has that feel to it. If you are looking for a good vampire story this is a great place to look!
It was so much fun to get a little time with Sookie between books. This lite harted collection of stories is a great read. Its also a must for anyone,It was so much fun to get a little time with Sookie between books. This lite harted collection of stories is a great read. Its also a must for anyone, like me, who was completly lost when it came to Hadly and her death. ...more
In Vlad's junior year of high school he is facing even more vampire drama. His uncle otis's trial is scheduled, he is still dealing with the guilt ofIn Vlad's junior year of high school he is facing even more vampire drama. His uncle otis's trial is scheduled, he is still dealing with the guilt of feeding off of Snow, and Joss is moving back to town.
Overall I felt that the book was more of a transition rather then a standalone story. However, 3/4s of the way through the story took a turn that I did not expect. In fact it was so gasp worthy I couldn't put it down.
Otis's plight was compelling. His relationship with Vlad is growing and evolving. Plus I love his relationship with Nelly.
Vikas is fabulous as always and its great to have him around.
Vlad grows up in ways I didn't expect. I love the way he handles himself. He deftly walks a fine line between super Pravus and human. He's a great character.
All in all the book was great it progressed Vlad's story and successfully left me craving more. In fact the last three pages are enough to make me want to hunt down and ask the deceiving difficult question of WHAT???? ...more