Let me just tell you all that I’ve been wanting to read this book so much since the day I came across the many reviews of it on Goodreads. I was searc...moreLet me just tell you all that I’ve been wanting to read this book so much since the day I came across the many reviews of it on Goodreads. I was searching through book recommendations that the site generates when I stumbled across the reviews, and they intrigued me so much, yet I never actively went out to look for a copy of the book. Only recently when I was doing some Christmas shopping did I notice a copy of “Flowers in the Attic” at my local bookstore, and I grabbed a copy.
The book kept me so interested that I finished it within 3 days (and I didn’t even read that much per day), I probably would have finished it sooner if I wasn’t too busy. The fact is that the book had so much going for it that I didn’t want to put it down!
The story starts out pretty normal, with a happy little family living in ordinary suburbia, a handsome father, beautiful mother, older brother and sister and twin boy and girl rounding it all out. We meet Cathy, Christopher, Cory, Carrie and their parents and they all seem so loving towards each other, the mother seeming eternally in love with the father, the children adoring their parents.
But tragedy strikes and with Corrine having no other way of getting her family out of their dire situation they leave in the night to end up at Corrine’s childhood home of Foxworth Hall, where her mother is a cruel old women, and her father is an ailing old religious man. But there is one catch. Corrine’s parents are stinking rich, but the only way for her to get her hands on these riches are to pretend that her children do not exist! So she lets her mother lock them in a single room with steps to the attic, and this is where the horrors begin.
Cathy and Chris grow up in this place, but the twins seem to be stagnating while the other two bloom. Shut up in an old dreary attic for about 3 years, no sunlight, no wind brushing against their cheeks, no feeling of the rain tumbling down onto their heads. The children receive rich gifts from their doting mother, until this too stops and she becomes less interested in her children.
Secrets are exposed, lies are told and terrible things happen to the children. The book is filled with fear, drama, horror, intrigue, love and beauty. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy read, although it being rather intense, it still is easy to read. (less)
What a thrilling book! Couldnt stop reading just to find out what would happen to him!!! How it all fit into place, James Patterson really knows how t...moreWhat a thrilling book! Couldnt stop reading just to find out what would happen to him!!! How it all fit into place, James Patterson really knows how to catch your attention, and again the details of each character makes you see them infront of your eyes(less)
I really enjoy this series of books by James Patterson, but in some of the books Lindsay does really iritate me... I'm fond of Yuki and Claire, and fi...moreI really enjoy this series of books by James Patterson, but in some of the books Lindsay does really iritate me... I'm fond of Yuki and Claire, and find myself really liking poor Jacobi(less)
This is the second book in the Millenium series, and I have to admit that I liked it more than I did the previous one.
Stieg Larson is a wonderful Auth...moreThis is the second book in the Millenium series, and I have to admit that I liked it more than I did the previous one.
Stieg Larson is a wonderful Author with unusual ideas. Sometimes it does get you a bit down with all the strange Swedish names and places, but other than that I didn't skip anything in this book.
The story continues from where the first book left us, with Lisbeth traveling for a bit. This part of the book was rather unnecessary to me, as it did not realy ty in with the rest.
Lisbeth is still the crazy girl we got to meet in Dragon Tattoo, but this time we find out more about her past, and what made her this way. We meet new people and unlock some strange events happening within some of the most elite circles in Sweden.
The book really grabs your attention when you get stuck into it.
There are some crazy things happening in Lisbeth's life. If you've read the first book you'll know she came into a load of money... she meets up with Mimmi again, but things turn nasty, for someone. And Blomkvist is still there to help save the day.
I really did enjoy this book, I especially came to like the character of Bublanski.
If you're into crime novels then you should try it out.(less)
I was reluctant to pick up this book but there was something about the simple cover that caught my eye. The fact that it was about crime was an added...moreI was reluctant to pick up this book but there was something about the simple cover that caught my eye. The fact that it was about crime was an added bonus to me.
To me the story started pretty slow but picked up as I went along. I must admit that the first quarter of the book was the hardest for me to get through; it was slow and didn’t really get my attention. But the last part of the book went by so quick I couldn’t believe I had read it.
Celeste is a very strange character and when you meet her you're not sure if you should love her or hate her, or feel sorry for her, which I did in the end. David Heller on the other hand, well from what happens with him in the start; I had no choice but not to like him. The way the two characters fit together is a mesh of something I found rather sinister.
If you like crime, drama and murder you'll enjoy the book, but I wouldn't give it more than 3 stars.(less)