Monday, July 21, 2008

Salem's Lot by Stephen King

Good, interesting story. Scared the hell out of me at some parts, which is pretty hard to do. I really enjoyed the quiet menace in it. The ending really drug on for me though. The last 100 pages took me way longer than they should have. King gets a little over-wordy sometimes and this was one of them. Also left some unanswered questions. What happened to Fr. Callahan? Did the fire kill them or push them out to another town? I would recommend it though, one of his best. I remember watching this movie with David Soul as Ben when I was a kid, may have to try to find it to watch again now that I read the book...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Ok, I am sure I am among the minority here, but I did not like this at all. It is obviously YA, where other YA books I have read I never thought that. The whole Edward is so beautiful thing really got on my nerves. Will not be reading the next 2, that is for sure. Big waste of time. 1 star out of 5.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston

The true story by author Douglas Preston about a serial killer of lovers in Florence, his investigation into who it may be and much more I can't put without giving anything away. You almost need a scorecard to keep up with everything but it is well worth it. I started this early this am and finished up tonight; I couldn't put it down. It's like trying to find the one armed from The Fugitive to who is Keyser Soze from The Usual Suspects. Deals with murders committed over a span of 20 years, a missing gun, a motive, a corrupt police department, planting evidence, Preston being questioned as a suspect, satanic cults dating back to medieval times, and the ultimate question.....who is the Monster of Florence?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Titanic The Long Night

This book is a prime example of why fictional account using the Titanic as the backdrop really bother me. The reason I find reading about the Titanic so interesting is because it gives you such a great of view of how far people are willing to go to save themselves, and it makes me question, if that was me, what would I have done? This book demonstrates the only reason I disliked the movie Titanic, leave out the fiction!!! So aggravating! If you want to read an incredible book on this even pick up A Night To Remember by Walter Lord. It was written in 1945 or so and he interviewed survivors and told the story from their point of view. Absolutely incredible. 0 stars out of 5

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Ok so I finished it.....and hated it. It made me laugh in parts, but I still hated it. I am agnostic, as I may have already posted, and was way too religious for me. I was tired of her whining by page 50. I have gone through the depression/suicidal thing myself, and not everyone goes to Rome, India and Indonesia to "help themselves". This made me want to write a realistic book for people going through it because this was so absolutely ridiculous.1 out 5 stars because I laughed twice.