I did like this one surprisingly. I say surprisingly because this is ultimately a documentary of what...moreInterested in more of my reviews? Visit my blog!
I did like this one surprisingly. I say surprisingly because this is ultimately a documentary of what happened in 'World War Z' and had great potential of being boring. I thought it was a nice change up in writing style. Considering the fact that all of these personal statements, made by different individuals involved, were conducted after the war was 'over' it didn't have the excitement or in the moment terror that I always love in a zombie novel. Despite the fact that I didn't enjoy the political aspects, they were nonetheless extremely interesting as they were detailed and very thorough. Everything was covered quite comprehensively in this book; it could be an actual testimonial of a real zombie war.
I had attempted to read this book before but failed to get very far; I found it hard to read something written in such a way. The audiobook was completely different for me. The audiobook added more to the story than was present in the ‘print’ story. Each individual making their statement regarding what happened was spoken by a different individual rather than the narrator alone using different voice inflections. This was my favorite part and what made it even more real for me.
Definitely a winner for any zombie lover out there. (less)
Pronto tells the story of Harry Arno: he's a Miami bookie, is dating a topless dancer named Joyce and p...moreMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Source: Library Checkout
Pronto tells the story of Harry Arno: he's a Miami bookie, is dating a topless dancer named Joyce and plans to retire to a villa in Italy within the next year. Harry has been skimming profits from his boss Jimmy 'Cap' for years but has so far remained undetected until the Feds decide to set him up in order to get to Jimmy thus forcing him to move up his retirement date and has him fleeing town immediately.
I decided to pick Pronto as my first Elmore Leonard novel because of the fact that I love 'Justified' so much. While my love of the show centers around the character Raylan Givens (or, if I'm being quite honest, mainly because of Timothy Olyphant) he doesn't play the leading character as I would have expected. Pronto is a dialogue driven narrative with a large cast of engaging characters that are all given their share of the spotlight in this story. The mob bosses are hysterical and their simple mindedness is portrayed well and with good humor. Raylan Givens is a small-town cowboy that is much smarter than his persona would imply. Harry is a thief who uses and abuses anyone that can be a benefit to him but still manages to still be a character you care about. Pronto is an entertaining blend of western and crime fiction with a subtle dash of humor.
This was enjoyable on audio with narrator Alexander Adams capable of using a multitude of different voices and even managed to make the occasional Italian dialogue sound authentic. Now that I've had my first experience reading an Elmore Leonard book I can safely say it won't be my last. (less)
“It’s luscious, it’s super, It’s muschious, it’s duper, It’s better than rotten old fish. You mash it and munch it, You chew it and crunch it! It’s lovely...more“It’s luscious, it’s super, It’s muschious, it’s duper, It’s better than rotten old fish. You mash it and munch it, You chew it and crunch it! It’s lovely to hear it go squish!”
The Enormous Crocodile is on a mission… to find some children to munch. He tells all of his jungle friends his plans and they think he’s an awful mean crocodile so they’re constantly thwarting his plans of munching. The Enormous Crocodile gets more and more frustrated as he gets more and more hungry. (view spoiler)[Warning: No children were actually eaten in this book. (hide spoiler)]
So, I’ve been on a Roald Dahl kick lately so one random Saturday morning I decided I wanted to read it. It’s definitely not my favorite of his that I’ve read so far, but it was still funny and the pictures were enjoyable. Not much more to say, it’s cute, it’s fun, read it.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>(less)
The Storyline “In this most beautiful green wood there lived a tribe of funny little people who were quite different from the rest. They had funny horn...more
The Storyline “In this most beautiful green wood there lived a tribe of funny little people who were quite different from the rest. They had funny horns growing out of their funny heads and funny boots on their funny feet, and with these boots – and this was funniest of all – they could walk upside down under the branches of the trees. Oh, it was a happy and peaceful life that these little men led – until the humans came.”
And so begins the story of the Gremlins who were torn from their homes when the humans decided to build a factory for airplane production. The Gremlins knew it was time to act and ‘to get revenge for the loss of our homes. We will make mischief for them, and we will harry and tease the men who fly them, until we obtain some satisfaction for all the harm that has been done to us.’
The pilots finally figured out a way to appease these pesky Gremlins: feeding them Transatlantic-special-deliver-airmail stamps. By feeding them this delicacy, they were finally able to talk to the Gremlins and explain why they tore down their home and that it was to save their homes from all being destroyed. The pilot asked the Gremlins to help and that if they assisted and were victorious that they would give them a patch of forest back to them to be their new home.
Interesting Facts This was actually the very first children’s book that Roald Dahl ever wrote. ‘The Gremlins’ is a story set in the 1940’s when we were in the midst of WWII. This story was originally meant to be a film by Walt Disney but was dropped and never completed but the book was still published. This is considered to be a quite rare book as fewer than 5,000 books were published worldwide.
Thoughts This was an adorable book that I stumbled upon. Highly recommended to anyone given the opportunity to read it!
The concept alone is amazing yet so simple. Not everyone reacts to the same diet the same way; that's why Atkins doesn't always work for everyone. The...moreThe concept alone is amazing yet so simple. Not everyone reacts to the same diet the same way; that's why Atkins doesn't always work for everyone. The concept is that your individual blood types react differently to specific foods and that by eliminating certain foods from your diet you can help your body in leading a healthier lifestyle. The one and only 'diet' book that I've found that actually works. I highly recommend this to anyone who truly strives for a healthy life. I know from personal experience that following the O Blood Type diet was a lifestyle decision that I should have made sooner. (less)