Awesome book! Not sure about the footnotes they were a bit distracting, but I did see the point of them!
Lets see... Poppy Wyatt is a physiotherapistAwesome book! Not sure about the footnotes they were a bit distracting, but I did see the point of them!
Lets see... Poppy Wyatt is a physiotherapist who is engaged to vain, gorgeous, self obsessed Magnus Tavish and loses her emerald engagement ring at a function. Frantically looking for it at the hotel her phone is nicked and there she finds in the bin of the lobby of the hotel but phone. It's thrown away it's public property now. Poppy always has to have a phone. Who doesn't? She gives everyone the new number so that if anyone finds her engagement ring can reach her. From there, someone rings the phone, Sam Roxton, from the company White Globe Consulting Group. He thinks he's ringing his PA, Violet, but she's run off to be a supermodel. So he needs Poppy to return the "company" phone, but she can't, she needs it if anyone finds the ring. So she "shares" the phone with Sam (she takes it hostage) and their situation becomes complicated. Poppy then has access to his personal life like any PA and she starts reading emails, getting a feel for the guy, forwarding new messages to his phone. The two then have to work around their 'chance' relationship as Poppy organises her wedding and Sam running his company. Then things start to tumble from both perspectives...
I always love Sophie Kinsella's books... always a fun read and I can't ever put it down (read this book in one day). I always love the main character... I can relate to her very well) People always complain about the leading female characters of Chick Lit, like 'she was so annoying with her whinging and such' or 'she's completely stupid and idiotic, but then next few pages she would be smarter than she should be', but I think it's always perspective and if you can relate to the character... Not every feels the same way about characters so some people love these books or not... I could understand that some one might find Poppy annoying, but she's distinctive too... She's stereotypical but not. Do you get what I mean?
Anyway, the plot was riveting and fast paced, just what I like... Not all this expositional stuff that some people do that isn't needed and people just skip over (i.e. me), just enough to get you through the story. Sophie Kinsella does this well and I wish I could emulate in my own writing.
One thing that did annoy me with this book was the footnotes. It was distracting having to look down at a footnote and then find where you were on the page when the footnote should just have done well in the actual body of text. But it did make sense to the story once you got to the end. There would be less and less as you moved on throughout the story.
It was your typical Chick Lit book, but well written, which I can't say for most others where the main character was annoying or just didn't draw me in, or like others had way to much exposition and I just wanted to read the story... Sophie Kinsella is leading in her field of Chick Lit and can never wait for the next book to come out!...more
This novel is just a horrific masterpiece that will have you on the edge of your seat, not wanting to put it down and not for readOne word - 'AWESOME'
This novel is just a horrific masterpiece that will have you on the edge of your seat, not wanting to put it down and not for read after dark!
There are monsters... Horrific, stomach churning, bone crunching beasts from the bowels of Africa. There is the doctor - The Monstrumologist, Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, who hunts and studies the real-life monsters, while figuring out the mystery of their existence in America. Then there is his young orphaned assistant-apprentice, William James Henry, the hero of our book! And Jack Kearns - another Monstrumologist called into the affair who's way too jolly for his line of work and doesn't quite have the same human morals as everyone else...
My question is... could any twelve year old boy in this day and age show the same courage and bravery as Will Henry does in this nightmarish adventure?
In 1888, a mysterious midnight vistor brings Dr. Warthrop a young girl's corpse entwined with a monstrous beast called anthropohagus. A pod has been festering over a period of 20 years and the doctor wants to figure out why they are in America when they reign from West Africa. The characters learn things about the past which they must face if they want to stop the plague of the monsters taking over the town... because they're hungry and won't stop until they're full. With razor sharp knives as claws and teeth, they become a dastardly determined race, hard to extinguish and even harder to for our heroes to survive. A nightmarish adventure that will evoke terror on every page!
Rick Yancey is a former IRS Tax Collector turned best-selling novelist... I'm glad he turned for this book has become one of my top five favourite books of all time. The way Will Henry's journal captivates his reader with his descriptions and expressions. His description of Dr. Warthrop seemed very affectionate in a loving and admiring way (even though he wouldn't admit it). Their interactions are loving in a bizarre way. They form themselves an odd little family. And then entered Jack Kearns... dum dum duuummmmmmm... I loved his quips! He was humourous, but also enjoyed monster hunting WAY too much. Like a madman... a madman who didn't follow the rules even when it was against human nature, but he was always surprising (not always in a good way). And the Anthropophagi, beasts... monsters... but they weren't unlike us... fighting for survival, protecting their young, etc. It was just because they were bigger and scarier and still had no chance against the human race. But for the life of me I cannot remember where I've read about them before... Maybe Will Henry's description of them were so vivid that I could just visualise them straight off. They're not common as I've never seen them on a TV show (and I love those kind of shows, especially Supernatural ), but still it's kind of bugging me...
My favorite quote which stuck with me... “There are times when fear is not our enemy. There are times when fear is our truest, sometimes only, friend.” ― Rick Yancey, The Monstrumologist ...more