Great new read on the paranormal scene. Check out my review of Wide open by Deborah Coates after the jump on Writing Ex Libris. And thanks in advanceGreat new read on the paranormal scene. Check out my review of Wide open by Deborah Coates after the jump on Writing Ex Libris. And thanks in advance for stopping by!...more
This a novel that is somewhat out of my typical read section but, I like to throw these in the mix every now and again to get some perspective of whatThis a novel that is somewhat out of my typical read section but, I like to throw these in the mix every now and again to get some perspective of what the young adults (and soon my daughter) are reading. I was so pleasantly surprised with this one though. It does tackle tragic events, some intense emotions, and strong language at a couple places. Please click on the link below to check out my full review.
Neil Gaiman sits very high up on the list of my very favorite authors. Like a modern day Beethoven, he writes complex but surprisingly simple lyricalNeil Gaiman sits very high up on the list of my very favorite authors. Like a modern day Beethoven, he writes complex but surprisingly simple lyrical masterpieces that flow from the pages through to your mind like a speeding locomotive. This wonderful little treat is the same and was exactly what I was looking for when I finished it. Bod will definitely go down in the history of my written friends as one of the greats. I don't know how someone can make life growing up in a graveyard sound even remotely appealing, but I find myself envying Nobody Owens without any reproach. I don't want to give any other details away because the story is perfect in every way and I fear anything else other than, "It's freakin' great. Go buy a copy and revel in it!" will only diminish the book for someone else. Besides form your own opinion that is why you have a brain, right? The only other thing that I would like to say about this is that I truly hope that it makes it's way to the picture studios. I loved, loved, loved Coraline and this (If N. Gaiman has any say in it) will be, no doubt... awesome. ...more
A Certain Slant of Light is a quick and enjoyable read. Full of envious making and quite thought provoking depictions of life in the hereafter. Helen,A Certain Slant of Light is a quick and enjoyable read. Full of envious making and quite thought provoking depictions of life in the hereafter. Helen, the main character in the story was very interesting and very likable. Her love of literature was something that made me smile and relate to well and, who could forget, her thoughts on silent films vs. today's modern pictures. As the story progress's and she meets a boy named Billy things start getting even more interesting as Billy can see her although, she is a ghost. Their playful antics go on for a little bit and, she eventually learns that Billy was most recently from the land of the not-so-living as well. He had just taken over the body of a young boy who had issues that the story reveals a little later. Although, it did not really diminish the story for me in the slightest, I did find it very odd and a little bothersome the events that take place as these two characters involvement get very serious, very quickly. The ending of the story is magnificent and ties all the loose ends up very nicely. I may have even got a little choked up and shed a tear for Helen as the story neared the end. Which, makes it all the better. All in all, A Certain Slant of Light is sure to capture ones imagination and hopefully others can grasp that Love will endure all things... even after death. ...more