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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Review: Playing for Keeps


Playing for Keeps
Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars



It didn't blow me away but it was fun,touching and managed to break me out of my reading slump.
It's great of your looking for a light read.



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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Review: Erebos


Erebos
Erebos by Ursula Poznanski

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



With a name like Erebos I was expecting there to be an element of creeping darkness, and that all consuming grim,foreboding atmosphere.

I got a video game.

Dont get me wrong I knew what the book was about,even after reading the blurb I was excited.
The mystery,the adventure it looked promising and who knows maybe it was.But after 80+ pages of awkward sentences, I've had and a total of maybe two brief encounters with the game,50 second intros to what I assume to be the main character,his trusty side kick and potential love interest.
There was more going on in the two paragraphs of the blurb.

I liked Nick,maybe because I'm partial to Nick's I love them.You owe that to [b:Infinity Chronicles of Nick 1|6696602|Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)|Sherrilyn Kenyon|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1412113457s/6696602.jpg|6892257]

But again it was way too much a slow start. I wanted to like it,I wanted to be intrigued, but not only could I not connect with the characters but I didn't find myself at all interested in the story.





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Review: Slaughterhouse-Five


Slaughterhouse-Five
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

My rating: 5 of 5 stars





There isn't any particular relationship between all the messages, except that the author has chosen them carefully, so that, when seen all at once, they produce an image of life that is beautiful and surprising and deep.
There is no beginning, no middle, no end, no suspense, no moral, no causes, no effects. What we love in our books are the depths of many marvelous moments seen all at one time.


That passage perfectly sums up what kind of an experience the novel is.
It really moves you as not only a reader,but as a human.

The quality of writing is really beautiful,the time shifts are so seamless, giving you the chance to experience someones extraordinary life in such a unique way.
I particularly loved the repetition of phrases you read in an early passage that is later repeated in a completely different season of his life.You truly feel that the passing of time is a circular occurrence.

There are so many of these irresistibly precious moments,where that singular phrase connects two events on opposites sides of his life's spectrum.

The event's themselves were just as wonderful as the composition.
Somehow the book isn't terribly depressing despite the uncanny tragedy behind it all.
Billy has embraced a calm reasoning in the belief,that everything that happens in his life and will happen was always meant to be and even if he's miserable now,there is another him in a different time who is happy.
If makes you feel like everything is beautiful and nothing hurts.
Even when it isn't, even when it does.






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Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Review: Erebos


Erebos
Erebos by Ursula Poznanski

My rating: 2 of 5 stars



With a name like Erebos I was expecting there to be an element of creeping darkness, and that all consuming grim,foreboding atmosphere.

I got a video game.

Dont get me wrong I knew what the book was about,even after reading the blurb I was excited.
The mystery,the adventure it looked promising and who knows maybe it was.But after 80+ pages of awkward sentences, I've had and a total of maybe two brief encounters with the game,50 second intros to what I assume to be the main character,his trusty side kick and potential love interest.
There was more going on in the two paragraphs of the blurb.

I liked Nick,maybe because I'm partial to Nick's I love them.You owe that to [b:Infinity Chronicles of Nick 1|6696602|Infinity (Chronicles of Nick, #1)|Sherrilyn Kenyon|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1412113457s/6696602.jpg|6892257]

But again it was way too much a slow start. I wanted to like it,I wanted to be intrigued, but not only could I not connect with the characters but I didn't find myself at all interested in the story.





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