One of the first books I bought for my Kindle, though I didn't read it until a couple months later. I picked up the Kindle 3 and saw this book listed...moreOne of the first books I bought for my Kindle, though I didn't read it until a couple months later. I picked up the Kindle 3 and saw this book listed on the Kindle Store front page. It was a decent price and sounded interesting, so I purchased it.
I just finished reading the most recent Dresden Files book, and wanted something short and a single title to read. This fit the bill perfectly.
I think that I finished it in about an hour and a half to two hours tops. It was just the right length for the story presented. I'm not typically a King reader, in fact I've only read Misery, The Eyes of the Dragon and now UR.
UR was an interesting read that made use of new technology in the way it presented the Kindle and a simple "what if" premise. It certainly does make you wonder on your own just how you would handle the situation presented in the book.(less)
I actually read this years ago in one of my college level English Literature classes. Added it to read again due to reading another series that kind o...moreI actually read this years ago in one of my college level English Literature classes. Added it to read again due to reading another series that kind of touches on the themes in Paradise Lost as well as another book I added to my "Want to read" list.(less)
**spoiler alert** The second in the series I ended up enjoying much more than the first. That is not to say that Sixty-One Nails was inferior, far fro...more**spoiler alert** The second in the series I ended up enjoying much more than the first. That is not to say that Sixty-One Nails was inferior, far from it. Where Sixty-One Nails enjoyed a slow build up of the story and characters, The Road to Bedlam picks up from its predecessor's conclusion and takes off running from the gate.
The story, characters, intrigue and political aspects of the various courts are all expanded upon and introduce an interesting aspect in the Warders. The story alternated between Naill's search for his daughter, who is believed to be dead, and a mystery taking part in a small fishing village where young girls have gone missing.
After finishing the book, I am really looking forward to see where the story goes as the author takes us on a ride into the world of the feyre and the courts.(less)
Finished this last night in a marathon reading session. It was certainly interesting reading the book after seeing the movie about a year ago. Usually...moreFinished this last night in a marathon reading session. It was certainly interesting reading the book after seeing the movie about a year ago. Usually I like to read the book first and then I'll see the movie.
For the most part, the movie, from what I remember, was pretty accurate and stayed true to the book. Certain things were, of course, expanded upon and explained better in the book. I think that I have to agree with many other people that read the book that state it has a slow build-up. If I had not seen the movie, I would have had a little bit of a harder time forcing myself to get through it. But, since I knew that the story did get more exciting, it was not that hard to trudge through the slower opening.
My only criticism with the book, and it is actually a minor thing, would have been to provide a better idea of how to pronounce all the locations, streets, etc that were in the book. Other than that, the book was really enjoyable and difficult to put down. A number of nights I set out to read for half an hour before bed and when I finally put the book down and looked at the clock, two hours had passed.(less)
Having never read a book in this genre before, I really wasn't sure what to expect or have any idea about the style of the genre. However, I decided t...moreHaving never read a book in this genre before, I really wasn't sure what to expect or have any idea about the style of the genre. However, I decided to give the book a chance based on recommendations from other and as a way to show support for an author that frequents another forum discussion board that I am part of.
The book certainly starts off with a bang and doesn't let up its pace throughout. From the opening words, I could tell that it was going to be an interesting ride as I made my way through each page. The one funny thing is that while reading it, I kept imagining that there was some raspy voiced detective narrating the book just like you'd hear in those old tv detective/mystery type shows.
The book was not overly long nor complex that I had to devote a good chunk of time to it. I think that it was a good length that balanced an exciting plot with effective story telling. I have read books in the past that seemed to be unnecessarily long and suffered from extraneous text that didn't serve any purpose. Throughout The Naked Dame, there were a number of interesting twists that I didn't see which made for an enjoyable read that kept me on my toes. At one point, I expected a certain outcome for the story only to be thrown a curve ball that rendered my prediction incorrect.
If you are a fan of this genre, I highly recommend checking this book out. Even if you never have, I would still recommend it as it was an enjoyable read, cheap at Amazon as its a Kindle book, and you're supporting an up and coming author. (less)
I have to give this book the nod as the best in the series. Book two picked up about a year after the end of book one and spent a great deal of time o...moreI have to give this book the nod as the best in the series. Book two picked up about a year after the end of book one and spent a great deal of time on a side story concerning Lisbeth on some tropical island. Whereas book three picks up immediately after the events at the end of book two. The pace of the book starts off strong and doesn't let up throughout all the little twists and turns and side stories that are seeming unrelated initially. The last 3rd of the book has to have been the most satisfying and intense narrative.
Even though I was able to predict part of the ending, I still feel that it payed off and was satisfied enough that it didn't deter my feelings in the slightest. The only sad part is that the ending left me wanting to read much more regarding the aftermath. Sadly, this is the end of the series and while I am left wanting more, there is the sense of closure that leaves me content.(less)
I'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. On the one hand, it was a riveting ride to the finish. However, it started off a bit slow and felt like...moreI'm not quite sure how I feel about this book. On the one hand, it was a riveting ride to the finish. However, it started off a bit slow and felt like a chore to get through the first quarter of the book. I get why the beginning was there, I just don't think that it needed to be so long to set up various plot points that came to light later in the book.
A few times I considered putting the book down and walking away as it was slow going through the beginning. But, after about the halfway point, I found it increasingly difficult to stop reading. So much so that I ended up staying up until 2am to read the last quarter of the book.
The ending chapters, however, were tense and really left me wishing it wasn't so late so that I could have started in on book 3. All in all, I do not regret reading the book, just with that the beginning could have been streamlined a little bit so it did not drag on. (less)