I'm not even going to talk about the story itself and my thoughts extensively because I'm so sure I will not give it justice.
Yes, it is a comic book/gI'm not even going to talk about the story itself and my thoughts extensively because I'm so sure I will not give it justice.
Yes, it is a comic book/graphic novel/whatever the hell you wanna call it (which will make most of the bookworms I know raise an eyebrow) but I'll be damned if I don't think this a great book at all. Daytripper is an intense, heart-breaking and deeply moving way of seeing that one big picture called life and the little things that make it up (and also death).
I don't remember the last story that made me want to cry...but now I do. ...more
This was a really quick, fun read. It's like a lovechild of "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Princess and the Frog" with more sexual jokes. I loveThis was a really quick, fun read. It's like a lovechild of "The Princess and the Pea" and "The Princess and the Frog" with more sexual jokes. I love that the author made the topic of sex sound light-hearted when it's usually an awkward thing to talk about.
Moral lesson: this is a fairytale that should not be read to kids. ...more
So, I am one of those people who have seen the Kubrick film first. I only learned recently that the book was written simultaneously with the screenplaSo, I am one of those people who have seen the Kubrick film first. I only learned recently that the book was written simultaneously with the screenplay of the movie. I have no idea if there are books written the same way as 2001. I do think it's interesting, though. I remember watching the film a few years ago and, while I thought it was brilliantly done, I just didn't get most of it. (Don't get me wrong, the movie is great but the book makes everything better. Also, the movie and book do complement each other.) But at that time, I was not aware that there was a book version. I only found a copy recently, finally read it and somehow tried to make sense of 2001.
Well, after reading the book, almost everything makes sense to me now especially that hallucinatory trip (or as I call it, "the acid trip in space") that Bowman had. But, Chapter 37 seems so out of place and it feels more fantasy-like than sci-fi. Scratch that. I think 2001 is, at the heart of it, a science fiction but Clarke combines fantasy, philosophy and mysticism with the science and that's what I like the most about 2001. And also the fact that after reading it, you feel and see things differently, somehow. ...more
1. I actually don't mind love triangles...but only if the main female character is not a wimp. 2. Maybe10 Things I Learned While Reading Catching Fire:
1. I actually don't mind love triangles...but only if the main female character is not a wimp. 2. Maybe I've been a bit dismissive with the idea of the Hunger Games (being very much like Battle Royale) but it does not seem to matter now. 3. People seem to dislike Katniss because she is quite dense for such a smart girl. But you know what? I don't care. To me, Katniss is the representation of those who tend to be highly self-critical. 4. I can never take President Snow seriously whenever I read his name. (You could blame A Song of Ice and Fire for that.) 5. Once I got over how 'Katniss' sounds like 'catnip', I realize that Katniss is a pretty damn cool name. 6. I really, really like Haymitch. 7. On that note, I also like Cinna a lot and I would love to have a friend like him. 8. There is so much more suspense here despite taking longer to get to that point. 9. Suzanne Collins sure knows how to tell a story. 10. This is not a cliffhanger, ladies and gentlemen. It's an emotional torture that aims to make you throw your book out of frustration. No, really. You just don't leave readers hanging like that. It's inhumane....more