Sunday, October 19, 2008

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

I avoided this book for quite sometime until a friend insisted I had to read it. I am very glad I did. About a circus train during the Depression, domestic violence, forbidden love, and a mute elephant that becomes the hero. Great story, read it in 2 days. 5 stars out of 5

Season of the Witch by Natasha Mostert

Story about a man who is a remote viewer. A former girlfriend of him asks him to look into the disappearance of her husband's son my remote viewing in the sons mind. The man sees the son being killed and this leads him to the Monk House, where two beautiful sisters live who practice alchemy. One of them is also a remote viewer. He fall sin love with one of them by reading her diary, but doesn't know which one, and whoever he is in love with, the other sister is the killer. Great story, fast paced, not a let down ending. 5 out of 5 stars

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Reader Becomes a Writer?

So I started writing over the weekend. I don't know if I want it to be published or not, if it is a book, essay, or magazine piece but I am pretty excited about it and hope that whatever I decide to do with it, that I am able to help at least one person. I am looking for people to read/critique it for me so if anyone is interested in please drop me a note. We shall see what happens......

The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi

Very very interesting. Bugliosi is very boastful at times, and there were certain points he made where I said to myself "oh come on now" and I am not a fan of Bush. It is very obvious that he does not like or respect President Bush. The first half of the book is very interesting, he presents a very compelling case, but you have to wonder, who would actually charge the Presidents of the United States with the murder of over 4,000 people? And if Bugliosi thinks it is such a great idea, why doesn't he do it? The last half of the book was his legal presentation as to how someone could prosecute Bush for the murder of US soldiers. He completely lost me here. A lot of legal jargon and such. I have worked in the legal field for 6 years and I didn't understand what he was saying. Interesting read if nothing else. 4 out of 5 stars. Keeping this review short because I do not want to start a political debate on here :-P

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Well, I finished this a few days ago and have been holding off on the review because I wasn't sure how I felt about it. I still don't. Very strange story, strange storyline, but it held my attention. A pornographer and porn film star is driving his car and drinking bourbon when hallucinations from the cocaine in his system makes him hallucinate and drive his car over a cliff where it bursts into flames. He is rescued and spends a lot of time in the burn ward of a hospital. The author goes into great detail regarding burn victim treatment. A little too much detail, gets a little long at times. A woman from the psychiatric ward starts coming to visit him and insists that they knew each other before, and are over 700 years old. (Yea, I know). She is released and still comes to visit him and tells him her story, all 700 years of it. I don't want to go into too much more detail, but it was just, well, odd. I will give it 2 1/2 out of 5, because that is half and I am still not sure how I felt about it.

Looking forward to being able to review the book I am reading now, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Perfect Family by Pam Lewis

Any book that starts out immediately with one of the main characters asking another, "why did you call me and ask me to come here so urgently", to which another character answers "later, Ill tell you later, give me time" completely looses me. So I skipped forward to the end to see what the big secret was and I am glad I did not waste my time reading it. One star out of 5

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Sepulchre by Kate Mosse

Not too sure I liked this one. It held my interest, but the switching back and forth between the 1800's and today was kind of annoying. Follows a woman in modern time who is writing a book on the composer Debussy, and trying to find out more about her family history while in Europe. The flashbacks are to the 1800's and involve Debussy. Tarot cards, supernatural, romance, 3 out of 5 for me.