The original treasure hunt. Really. Simple story but absolutely contain all the ingredients for the perfect adventure. Stevenson really is imaginative...moreThe original treasure hunt. Really. Simple story but absolutely contain all the ingredients for the perfect adventure. Stevenson really is imaginative. (less)
Read and wept. A beautiful story about the life of a horse. Told from his perspective and really teaches its reader that animals feel pain just as we...moreRead and wept. A beautiful story about the life of a horse. Told from his perspective and really teaches its reader that animals feel pain just as we do. Since I love animals, particularly horses and dogs this book really captured me and still have not let me go. Now when I'm with my own two horses I, unconsciously at first, imitated some of the things Anna Sewell wanted her readers to do. Don't get me wrong I've always been very good to my horses, I don't even use a whip. haha. But when Videy or Hektor (that's what mine are called) tries to pull something today or does something "bad" I now consciously always give them the benefit of doubt. Is something wrong? 90% there surely is.
I remember for example this time. I had just gotten Hektor and was (as usual) on my way to bring him back to the stables. But he would not go. he kept stopping and was irritated; up to no good. haha. I started getting VERY irritated and told him with both angry words and pulling to keep on going. Once we reached the road (asphalt) I heard what he was trying to say. He had lost his shoe and hurt his hoof a little (nothing serious, thank God)
This may not be so serious but I felt really bad. He simply tried to tell me: No, I've lost my shoe and I've hurt my hoof. I don't want to go for a tölt in the forest right now. This is exactly what this book teaches. Listen to your animal wether it's a horse, cat or dog. They are not vicious creatures. They simply can not tell us when something is wrong, they can just try to show us. This novel taught me to listen. (less)
I am an Austen fan, for sure. Emma is by some consider to be her finest book but I just can not see it. Surely it absolutely shows her style the most...moreI am an Austen fan, for sure. Emma is by some consider to be her finest book but I just can not see it. Surely it absolutely shows her style the most but I find this novel just toooo Austen. God! I never thought I would say something like that. (less)
Brilliant! It was a pleasure to read this one. The original vampire story. Since I finished this one I find it hard to appreciate other over-natural s...moreBrilliant! It was a pleasure to read this one. The original vampire story. Since I finished this one I find it hard to appreciate other over-natural stories. Stoker was first. It's as simple as that. I mean he.. (now I'm exited) was the very person who came up the the phenomenon; The vampire. People are still stealing HIS crature and re-writing HIS story. Theft. I read this one while I was taking my drivers license in the northern parts of Sweden. I seriously could not sleep. And once I finally did I kept dreaming about the Count. (I did manage to study for the drivers-license test though haha) Don't really need to tell you about the book, because you all now the "the most vulgar and sexually loaded books .. blahblah blah..." (Very true though) The only reason why I'm still a little pissed is because of the ending. There I was sitting red-eyed from lack of sleep determined to finish the last 200 pages before I went to sleep. And what happens? Really the same thing that happened when I saw the movie "the war of the world" How can a nightmare-giving, shrilling and captivating novel end like that. UH! this is the most exiting story I've ever read I can not put it dow, how is it gonna end.. read ... read .. read! ............ And so they killed him. The end. WFT! I re-read the ending like ten times. But no. That was it. (This is way Dracula only gets a 4. I needed some sort of revenge I guess)(less)
I simply had to read the last 300 pages before going to bed. The story of Jane Eyre is so many things, I do not even know where to start. It surely is...moreI simply had to read the last 300 pages before going to bed. The story of Jane Eyre is so many things, I do not even know where to start. It surely is horrible but at the same time so full of hope. It is on few occasions very mysterious; almost over-natural. Two things bothered me outrageously. The first being the mystery about Grace Pole whom I for almost a hundred pages blamed for the appalling nightly occurrences that took place at Thornefield. The second, the potential marriage between Jane and her cousin. Honestly I was alarmed there for a 50 pages or so. I loved the fairytale style of the book and therefore, I guess, also the ending.
The first 200-300 pages of "Jane Eyere" tells the story of Jane's upbringing and as I wrote before (progress) I seriously would have accused Charlotte Brontë for making a plot out of my childhood memories, - If she were alive and new me that is.
What I liked most about this novel is the characteristic change in manners that Jane undergoes throughout the novel. As I child she is a very temperamental girl, at the mercy of her emotions but she changes; becoming more mildly-tempered and reserved; really gives me something to think about. Ibland är tala silver och tiga guld?(less)
Quite interesting(?) to pick the servant and Mr Heathcliff's tenant as narrators, the tenant being the trigger and sole reason as to why the story i b...moreQuite interesting(?) to pick the servant and Mr Heathcliff's tenant as narrators, the tenant being the trigger and sole reason as to why the story i being told. Personally tho, I do not understand why people tend to see Heathcliff as the tradgic hero. Yes he lost Cathrine.. buhu, but to treat people the way he does because of that? Naaah, VILLAN (less)