‘What is REAL?’ asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender1, before Nana2 came to tidy...moreReviewed on 02/11/2012
‘What is REAL?’ asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender1, before Nana2 came to tidy the room. ‘Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?’ ‘Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’ ‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit. ‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’ ‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’ ‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.’
The writing is wonderful and the story is heartbreaking in a wonderful way. How can a story break your heart in a wonderful way? Well, when I find myself with tears of sadness and happiness all together. That’s when my heart is breaking in a magical way. The little Rabbit is so sweet and his wish to be real made me think of the story in AI. Is not that sad, but the way the Little Rabbit believed his dream could come true is so heartfelt and made my heart sing. I love this book. I smiled and cried with it. I learned new things and saw the world with brand knew eyes because of it. A story like this one makes me feel like I’m a little girl again. A girl with innocent eyes and a hopeful heart.
Very romantic and sexy story about a very old vampire race that are in danger of being extinct. The Carpathian mans are strong, dominant and extremely...moreVery romantic and sexy story about a very old vampire race that are in danger of being extinct. The Carpathian mans are strong, dominant and extremely gorgeous,,, after 200 years they stop seeing in colors and the dark inside of them get very dangerously close ,, so they spend their life searching for their lifemate,,,the light for their darkness, a women meant for them and when they meet,, the color and all of the senses come all back to them ,, is soo romantic S2 But they are very possessive and very, very jealous of their lifemate,,,but they are so lovable that you don't really care for that S2
I'll be back with a review, if the zombies don't catch me first.
Reviewed on 02/20/2012 This is the first review I make of a comic book gr...moreAwesome!!!!!!!
I'll be back with a review, if the zombies don't catch me first.
Reviewed on 02/20/2012 This is the first review I make of a comic book graphic novel and is weird; cose it’s a really short story. Is like trying to make a review of the first episode of a TV show. However I’ll try to do my best with it. Lets start with the graphics, they are awesome. The emotion on their faces, the terror, the blood, the zombies. They made my face twist and I really love it. It’s B&W, but I’m sure that if it was in colors it wouldn’t be so creepy. So, on the visual aspect I’m pleased with it, very much.
The plot: Imagine this. You are a cop, living your life like any other day. You get shot and end up in a hospital. Nothing unusual, right? But then, you wake up and you find yourself alone in a hospital bed. Completely alone? Well, not completely.
Your life is changed forever. Everything is changed and you don’t have any idea what happened while you were off in the hospital bed. I don’t know about you, but this plot just made me crap my pants.
I believe that the worst thing, the thing that never fails to scare everyone, no matter who you are, is simply the feeling of losing control. Humans feel save with stability and when this is gone, they shake like a little girl lost in the woods in a winter night.
Aside from this super unusual reality, the character actions and reactions are extremely believable. Even the zombies are portrayed in a unique way. Stephen said that in his review and after I read it, I can say the he is right about that. The woman/zombie in the beginning of the book that is gashed in half and can’t even move is heart breaking. You think of her, the human that she was, in how she is suffering in a mindless and endless fate, always searching for something and incapable of reaching it. I haven’t watch the TV series yet and never really have the need to, but this book really got my interest up a few notches. I’ll certainly read the next to see what happens.
This reading is part of the following reading challenge:
Why I always feel drawn towards evil? Why Can't I be a good girl that sees the wicked ways and wish for a happy ending where the bad people get what t...moreWhy I always feel drawn towards evil? Why Can't I be a good girl that sees the wicked ways and wish for a happy ending where the bad people get what they deserve? Why must I feel for those who hurt and prey on the innocent with no regret what so ever? I didn't chose to read this book, it chose me and I can't say how or why. Fate brought it in to my way and I fell in its trap like a moth into the flame.
The plot - A girl (Laura) is lonely and longs for a company to talk and be friends with. Then comes Carmilla and she is just such a lovely and enchanted girl that everyone simply falls for her. But behind her perfect veneer is a terrifying and brutal secret. It's a plot full of mystery and very well developed. It reminded me in a few points of Dracula, but not that much.
The Characters - Laura is the innocent and lovable girl, but there is not much that shows about what she feels. She loves her father and got swept of her feet for this stranger that enters her life. Carmilla on the other hand is portrayed as this tridimensional character that feels intensely everything around her and have many mood swings.
The writing - This book is from 1872, but I found the writing so incredibly forward and easy to get lost in it. It's description was so vivid that for many times I catch my self gasping and holding my breath for what it would come next. The images were very well burn into my mind and if I close my eyes I can still see the blood drenching the white fabric and around her neck.
Considerations - Although I really liked this book, I must say that I'm not so sure about the ending of it. It felt as if it was rushed and didn't fit whit the rest of the story. Well, this is as much I can say without giving away the story.
The audio book recording (librivox.com)- The reading was so smooth and really nice to listen to. The intonation of the voice and the interpretation of the text were really good. I believe that it made all the difference in my opinion of the book.
I recommend this to all people that likes vampire stories, classical vampire stories. (less)