Amazing book I can't put down. I was able to read it in one reading, each chapter is a story that is interconnected with other stories. Definitely recAmazing book I can't put down. I was able to read it in one reading, each chapter is a story that is interconnected with other stories. Definitely recommending to everyone....more
It did take me time to get to reading this book due to pending work, and honestly, thanks to this book, my load of work has further increased.
The momeIt did take me time to get to reading this book due to pending work, and honestly, thanks to this book, my load of work has further increased.
The moment I have started reading this book, I found it almost impossible to put it down. Scott has a very fluid and colorful way of telling a story, and it does not stop and drag in the middle, he brings you from one place to the next, like a vagabond, awaiting to see what comes next, and who will be the next girl beside the main hero.
Fantasy stories have not been my most favorite, but this book has suited me very well. I like Scott's imagination and methodology and was curious on how he could try to pull off a fantasy without looking like a me too. He did a great job.
A book I highly recommend for others to read....more
I am a fast reader, and Lobotomy is flash fiction. It is short and fast, and gets you there in no time. When reading this book, I had to read it the sI am a fast reader, and Lobotomy is flash fiction. It is short and fast, and gets you there in no time. When reading this book, I had to read it the second time around and read it slowly to actually savor the book.
John's book, Lobotomy, is to read it as we walk, we pace ourselves, pause, and savor each word as it passes in front of us. When read fast, it would have that hanging feeling, but when read slowly, the entire scenario plays in the head.
One thing also exceptionally interesting about flash fiction is that the story continues in our mind. There are many possibilities so as to its prequel, sequel, and even more. This book is like a trailer to a very interesting movie, where one would want to know what happened prior, and what will happen next.
Grave Situation was a unique detective mystery book. I have usually encountered many commonplace books of whodunits, but this book, pretty much like PGrave Situation was a unique detective mystery book. I have usually encountered many commonplace books of whodunits, but this book, pretty much like Pallahniuk's concept, revolves around strongly educating the reader to better understand and be put in the shoes of the main character, and other strong characters in the book.
I have always enjoyed being engrossed in the insanity of the character. The murderer here had strong issues, and it was presented well. While I could write on and on as to what was presented, it might ruin the story and the author, who has done an excellent job, will despise me.
Overall, this is a book every detective crime fan should read through. In fact, every other detective out there should go through this book as a refresher.
The moment Jonas brought out the news of his new book, I knew I had to beg for a copy. I loved Ghosts in a Tired Universe and I know he will never faiThe moment Jonas brought out the news of his new book, I knew I had to beg for a copy. I loved Ghosts in a Tired Universe and I know he will never fail to amaze me with his exceptional writing craft.
I am correct as always.
Jonas has shown great skill in the challenge of short story writing, to raise one's emotions, thoughts, and dreams in the limitations of a few pages. He has done exceptionally well in this point that whoever is reading this review, you should be getting the book already!
One story that did raise my hair though, and kept me clinching on the laptop reading, to only fall back on my chair from the deep set twist that leaves me on a "woah" state was on the captain and his new recruit. I will not give any spoilers, but it is definitely a story that I would like to tell everyone "Read this one!". It was way beyond words.
It is in Jonas' craft that I do feel very inferior indeed, and it is through this book that I wish to emulate and some day be as good as him. His book has left me begging for the next one, and I know there will be more, I can sense it....more
Becoming was exceptionally unique, poetic, and presents an exemplary display of modern epic writing with its own unique flavor and play.
The unique flaBecoming was exceptionally unique, poetic, and presents an exemplary display of modern epic writing with its own unique flavor and play.
The unique flavor and play paints the characters and scenario eloquently. The book cannot be written any other way to not only describe things, but to let the reader thoroughly feel and be part of the quest and its metaphors.
The metaphors, the scenery was unique too. We saw the transformation of each characters, who, while fighting the evil outside, have a bigger battle with the evil within, and see conflicts.
Lots of conflicts individually crafted to the characters and their personal changes.
Marc Johnson has really taken a great step in ensuring the book delivers more than it promises when the reader begins on the first page. He has appropriately titled his characters, giving more significance to descriptives over name, adjectives that brings us to the books of the ancient Greeks and Indian epic poetry that talk of tales, symbolisms, good and evil.
It is as good as the newer, newer testament of the hero, Mahavir.
Overall, a book worth reading slowly, to savor each and every word and its flavor in the palette....more
For those of us who have enjoyed the TV series Entourage, and want to live the life of Vince. This book puts you there.
Imagine living a super talent eFor those of us who have enjoyed the TV series Entourage, and want to live the life of Vince. This book puts you there.
Imagine living a super talent envied by the world. External appearances of your success glimmering and counted on. You are the one person, the only one person, who can work for any company and take on the big guys. Don's book put me there, and made me feel that power, that talent.
And that beautiful woman across the room, to be in her arms.
But more important was the internal struggle, to feel that fear we all feel, to have to succeed not out of want, but out of fear, out of compliance, and hyperventilate until our heads explode.
How do we face that struggle? How willing are we to burn down our own body to let a new body grow out of it?
The story flows so smooth and so well, the conversations, the insight, the stress and very much, the feel to make love with a very beautiful woman was well felt in this book.
Don has put together a gem of a book, complete with the struggle and insight one feels and sees. Complete with a whole new line of thought and values.
No vacancies is a very light read, very smooth to go through, but a lot of fun as well. This is a book where each story keeps you turning the pages, aNo vacancies is a very light read, very smooth to go through, but a lot of fun as well. This is a book where each story keeps you turning the pages, and the supernatural, the superpowers, are brought to a more realistic feel, like the person can actually be beside you all along.
It is a perfect light book for that casual day, or a perfect gift to an adventure seeker. Definitely one for the bookshelf....more
Castles held a unique setting that played in two places, it makes a book perfect for a play. I can picture the whole scene in front of me, I can pictuCastles held a unique setting that played in two places, it makes a book perfect for a play. I can picture the whole scene in front of me, I can picture the pain Maggie felt, as did her mother, and more interestingly, their craving for it.
It had an odd situation of one who does not defend, but seems to stay in a state of being victimized. Castles has a very strong message imparted through the lives of the three women. The metaphors and its story really embed in the reader's mind, and haunts the mind further on.
It is a book that can be made to a play, and a play that would be watched in a circle, not on a typical stage, for one has to see this story in many points of view, in many angles, and see the similarity and differences at the same time.
An enjoyable read, and a book hard to put down....more
It was a very light and easy read, it was a good Sunday light paperback where you can sit down and relax.
What I haveI finished Kerry's book in a day.
It was a very light and easy read, it was a good Sunday light paperback where you can sit down and relax.
What I have enjoyed with Kerry's book is its more realistic viewpoint in vampires, faeries, and shape shifters. Kerry has been able to break down the practicalities of vampires against myths, and has taken out religious dogmas usually plaguing traditional vampires and replaced it with something that has proper government and traditions, that follow a unique set of biological points that seem to be a lot more practical. In short, it makes vampires a lot more believable especially in this day and age where a lot of religious legends no longer apply. This book has truly brought modernity and authentic belief in a timely manner.
As you do read the book, you will find yourself immersed in the world of an annoying (she did feel annoying) main character who seems to step over bounds and react emotionally before thinking out her action. I find it annoying that she does not look into logic and reason and just jumps to an emotional conclusion, which gets her to more trouble.
Then, I thought about it, and realized that half the women I dated were that annoying, a quarter were too logical and boring, and the perfect mature and balanced women were a decade older. This was thus a normal reaction for such a situation.
This book is definitely something you would like to put in your book shelf for that relaxed read, or something to give as a gift to a friend who has a daughter who loves to read.
Jonas has written what is indeed a mind blowing material that is mixed with poetry in every line.
His piece just made me crazier in the past two days,Jonas has written what is indeed a mind blowing material that is mixed with poetry in every line.
His piece just made me crazier in the past two days, seeing the world in a newfound confusion, staring at human mortals with the same question that lingers within my head as it all goes through. We seem to be mortals unaware of personal divine potential, or are we seeking to wish it so?
Page after page, word after word, Jonas has really thought well, pondered deep, and injected thoughts, concepts, a whole new philosophy that would never have been heard of, but carries so much weight, carries so much revelation, that this book had to be read again, and again, and again, until the entire truth found in what might seem like fiction to the rest finally gets absorbed, forcefully, by a mind who was never used of such philosophical revelation and confusion. It has opened a new door that has created doubt, color, and leaves a chalky feel in the tongue as you seek water, and thirst that cannot seem to be quenched anymore.
It changes ones view, and it changes even further, seeking to understand the mind of Donatello.
Somewhere along the line, this book can drive the obsessed insane, and the insane to smile a little smile that can change the world.
For somewhere along the line, success, the healing process, needs destruction first.
And its intensity still throbs in my brain per moment, per second, as I seek temporary hermitage from all fellow mortals, to ponder upon what the universe might have been after all.
An intensely philosophical book, beyond satisfying, and the most gratifying.
I thus place Jonas in the same echelon of authors as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, definitely way above Chuck Pallahniuk, but on shoulder to shoulder with Douglas Adams, less the humor, but on sparring wit....more
The story is written exceptionally well, and I can really read it as if I am watching a movie. The annoying kids, the tired mom, and the tired father.The story is written exceptionally well, and I can really read it as if I am watching a movie. The annoying kids, the tired mom, and the tired father.
But, you cannot just get episode one. You need to book yourself a couple of episodes as well. Episode one will leave you asking "what happened next? I NEED TO KNOW!!!" And now I have to wait until episode 2 comes out.
The book is light and a fast read. People who are fans of TV series waiting for the next story will find this book in their liking...more
Death on a Deadline has been very successful in making sure the twists and turns will keep you wondering on who the killer is, although I did realizeDeath on a Deadline has been very successful in making sure the twists and turns will keep you wondering on who the killer is, although I did realize it somewhere past halfway.
Ok, I'm kidding, I did not find out who it was until near the end, it was hard to put the book down.
And rightfully so, Diane has kept it light and fun, it was an enjoyable read with an interesting plot and a really nosey and stubborn reporter. Did I say she was really nosey? She was too nosey for her own good that I would actually pause and think twice about reading the next line, wondering what in God's word is she thinking in what she was going to do next, kinda like Scooby Doo but in the sort of "none of your business" side as well.
It really felt interactive, and addictive. I had to read on to see what happens next.
For those who are big fans of whodunits, this book should be in your to read list....more