Okay, so sue me but I like the book. No, it is not a classic read, and no it is not a sizzling romance, and no, it may not be the best example of an a...moreOkay, so sue me but I like the book. No, it is not a classic read, and no it is not a sizzling romance, and no, it may not be the best example of an author's writing...but it definitely is a good read, for me at least.
I really liked how Bella considers herself a misfit, and how clumsy and uncoordinated she is. The pace is perfect and the story takes you along quite well. I also understand Bella's reasoning at a lot of places. And the way she is so desperately in love with Edward is also understandable, and reletable. Edwards sometimes comes off as a little too macho for my taste, but I'll let it go because he actually says some funny things and laughs or smiles a lot (Something he doesn't do in the movie, I dont know why).
This book was intended for young adults, teens to be precise. And the majority of teenagers can actually relate with the book and enjoy it. (less)
Awesome! That is the only word i can think of to describe this book. Of course when you consider the number of women he murdered and the extent of his...moreAwesome! That is the only word i can think of to describe this book. Of course when you consider the number of women he murdered and the extent of his brutality, it is anything but awesome. gruesome would be a far better choice.
But lets just talk about how well his account was written. how realistically he was recorded in words by the authors. instead of showing him in any romantic light, highlighting his demented psychology, the writers remained true with clear conclusions.
Well, if somebody can't enjoy Bridget Jone's Diary, there's only just one thing I can say to them: unclench!
This book is not good because it got made...moreWell, if somebody can't enjoy Bridget Jone's Diary, there's only just one thing I can say to them: unclench!
This book is not good because it got made into a hit and popular movie which starred such AWESOME actors. This book is not good because it transformed into a cultural icon. And this book is not good because it is so popular and 'in' that you can use it as an ice-breaker at your new office and everyone will totally welcome you in. No, this book is good because it has been honestly, accurately and unashamedly written to represent what most women - or men, for that matter - want. To be in love with a person who loves you back and gets you, and accepts you the way you are.
There is nothing shallow, or stupid or crazy or shameful in looking for a man to love. Aren't we all afraid to die alone? The thing which makes this book a success, and so outrageously funny is the very thing that makes people criticize on it as being shallow - Bridget's desperate pursuit of the perfect man.
If you read the second part, or even in this one when you get to the end, you will realize that ultimately she discovers and appreciates that it is not the popularly accepted defintion of 'perfect' that we should look for. No, just find the one who fits perfectly to you, like a piece of a puzzle, to make you whole.
I loved reading it. If you are feeling too down, or even a little down, read it. You'll be laughing your ass off, and rushing out to buy the second one before your fits of laughter have subsided.(less)
I loved it! What a masterfully crafted tale. It had everything to restore my faith in Stephen King. Even though I consider myself a huge reading fanat...moreI loved it! What a masterfully crafted tale. It had everything to restore my faith in Stephen King. Even though I consider myself a huge reading fanatic, I had never read Stephen King. I had heard so much about him, witnessed people gushing about his talent, and he was sooo popular that as a rule I deliberately ignored him. But last year, I got introduced to him through Rose Madder. A book that he never should have written, in my opinion.
Though I didn't like that one, I told myself that I'm not going to form my opinion about his worth as a writer unless I read at least one other book by him. Oh, thank heavens my lucky starts were looking after me, and I got my hands on Misery!
I LOVED IT. This book made me a fan. And I'm in for life. The class of craft with which he has shown the misery of the protagonist, and sometimes the helpless evil-ness of antagonist, it does something to your heart.
Suspense is in every page of the book, and it so so so freaking realistic and, what a chilling interpretation of the most ugly human emotional sicknesses. Nobody could have done it better. And there are is no cheating in the book. He did not thrust a happy ending nor he went out of his way to create a tragic ending, as I was fearing.
After a VERY long time I found a book that was ballsy enough to look me in the eye and say "Do not even start to think about doubting me. I'm more than what your accumulative imagination can ever hope to produce. Just sit back, while I weave my magic. You dont stand a chance."