Anyone who possesses even an inkling to read anything, the back of a match book, a shampoo bottle, or even Ayn Rand, should read this book.
Adams is, iAnyone who possesses even an inkling to read anything, the back of a match book, a shampoo bottle, or even Ayn Rand, should read this book.
Adams is, in my opinion, the single most entertaining writer to pen words to paper. His style is engrossing, extremely humorous, and imaginative as hell! His narrative reads like scientific fact, twisted with humor and surrealism.
The universe he's created feels alive, and the plot moves you through that universe like any great adventure can. You look forward to meeting new characters, and exploring new worlds/realities, and the book just keeps on giving.
I could go on and on, but I'm not the best at reviews due to the lack of a decent imagination in terms of grammar, and grammar related products. Please read this book and enjoy the wonder that is, Douglas Adams. You'll laugh, and you'll be amazed at what the human mind can produce, I promise. ...more
What can you really say about The Hobbit? Truly one of the greatest fantasy adventures of all time. I've read this book twice, and look forward to reaWhat can you really say about The Hobbit? Truly one of the greatest fantasy adventures of all time. I've read this book twice, and look forward to reading it to my son when he's old enough.
The Hobbit is a story of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit who resides in Hobbiton, a village of the Shire. He, like all Hobbits, likes to keep to a simple life, close to home. One day a Wizard, Gandalf the Grey, comes knocking on Bilbo's door, followed shortly by the arrival of 13 adventure seeking Dwarfs. Gandalf urges Bilbo to join the Drawfs on their quest to reclaim treasure guarded by a legendary dragon, Smaug.
Throughout their journey, Bilbo earns the respect of his fellow adventurers through the many perils they encounter. He learns the value of a more adventurous lifestyle, and also picks up a familiar ring along the way. The climax is every bit as good as the wonderfully written journey. I urge anyone and everyone to grab a copy of the Hobbit and read it, you'll be taken on a journey every bit as perilous and exciting as the journey Bilbo took....more
Finally done moving, was able to finish the book. Whew!
Ok, so, Under the Dome. First off King himself notes that he wanted to write this book like yoFinally done moving, was able to finish the book. Whew!
Ok, so, Under the Dome. First off King himself notes that he wanted to write this book like you've stepped on the gas pedal and you never let up. I can agree with this assessment 100%.
From the get go you're presented with the grim reality of the consequences which occur when a small town is encapsulated in an invisible barrier, or dome. King doesn't bother to let up as Dome drops and takes a hefty toll on the population of Chester's Mill (Maine, go figure) Accident after accident, death after death, and slice after slice, the beginning of the book just doesn't let up.
Once the dust, and dome, settle, the folks of this small town begin to realize the gravity of the situation and everything starts to break down, including the town's government. Only a small handful of people have kept their wits, among them, Dale Barbara. Barbie is an ex military man, just trying to leave Chester's Mill, which is now an impossibility.
I don't want to give anything else away beyond the book's premise, but just know that the book is non stop, and I was never bored while reading it. I didn't care too much for the ending as I thought it was abrupt, but it was still worth the read. It may seem like a silly premise, but King pours his magic into it making it quite enjoyable.
A very mysterious, hip, creepy, and captivating novel...about Zombies. I'll say one thing, "Every Sigh, The End" is very unique in terms of creeping oA very mysterious, hip, creepy, and captivating novel...about Zombies. I'll say one thing, "Every Sigh, The End" is very unique in terms of creeping out the reader.
Taking place mostly in 1999, Hornsby captures not only the era's essence, but the essence of the entire horror movie scene. All the while taking the popular notion of a zombie apocalypse, and blending it into a rather interesting overall plot. The familiarity of a zombie invasion does not take away from this creative story. Definitely not your average zombie vehicle to say the least.
There are exceptional moments of surrealism in this book. I could have used a more thoroughly explained climax, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of reading it. Great mystery, great atmosphere, and above all else, ZOMBIES!!!! How fun!