I’m a very big fan of Stephen King and I’ve almost read everything he has written, but lately I must admit that I’m not impressed.
In this story the reader follow Jamie Morton through his life. The story starts out when Jamie is a young boy, one day while he is playing with his toys he meets the new minister – Charles Jacobs. Everybody likes Reverend Jacobs and his beautiful family. Jamie and Charles become good friends and they share a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes Jacob’s family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious believes, and is banished from the shocked town.
I was very curious about this book and the fact that it is a true story made me wanted to read it even more.
This is the true story of a son, Will, and his mother, Mary. They start a book club during her cancer treatment. While Mary gets chemo they talk about different books they are reading. Their conversations are both wide-ranging and deeply personal. As a reader you get to know Will’s mother, Mary Schwalbe, through his eyes and you can’t help get impressed by this women. Continue reading →
I’ve always wondered what the real Frankenstein story was like so I decided to read this classical novel. I understand why this book is a classic and why it became so popular when it came out. Writing about a professor that creates life must have been very controversial back then.
This is the first book in the Partials Sequence series by Dan Wells. Partials are set in the future where humanity is all but extinguished after a war with so-called Partials, which is engineered organic beings identical to humans, has decimated the population. A weaponized virus has reduced humanity to only a few survivors. The virus prevents those few left to reproduce; all the newborn dies within three days. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a cure and a solution to the war.
I have heard and seen all kinds of interpretations of this book and I do know the story by heart, without even have read it. I thought it was time to actually read the original story by William Shakespeare.
For those of you who don’t know this is a story of Romeo and Juliet, who meet on a ball and fall in love with each other. The problem is that their families are sworn enemies so they can’t be together. Despite that, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married.
This is my first book written by Kristina Ohlsson and I both liked and disliked this book. This is the story of Martin Bennet, a lawyer that has everything; money, looks, women and even a child. But when a desperate man comes into his office and says that his sister needs help is the day everything goes to hell. His sister took her own life and before she did that she admitted five murders. Bennet finds himself in a game where his life and the life of everyone he loves are in danger.
Just a heads-up, this review will probably be more of a love letter to Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche and this book more than a literal review because it’s such a beautiful book. It’s going to be near impossible for me to try to express my feelings for this book, but I will give it a try.
This is the story of Ifemelu and Obinze from Nigeria who fall in love as teenagers, but separates when Ifemelu leaves for America to study. Obinze were supposed to follow her later, but when 9/11 happened America wouldn’t let him in.
When I first read the plot for this book I thought it was slightly intriguing and I got curious. This book is about Sookie Stackhouse, who is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. Charlaine Harris has created a world where vampires live among us humans. One day Bill the vampire comes into the restaurant and Sookie fall in love with him. Then a girl gets murdered.
The leading character, Sookie is beyond annoying! I truly, deeply and passionately hate Sookie! She’s not likable or believable, not as a 25-year-old cocktail waitress nor as a grown woman. One of the first sentences in this book is “I’m blond and blue-eyed and twenty-five, and my legs are strong and my bosom is substantial, and I have a waspy waistline” What!? Really!? During the whole book she spews out stupid sentences that makes her sound so dumb. She is just not likeable; don’t know how else to put it.
Book title: The underground girls of Kabul (De förklädda flickorna i Kabul in Swedish) Author: Jenny Nordberg Publisher: Bonnier Audio Year of publication: 2015 Format: Audiobook Duration:11 h 42 min Language:Swedish
This book follows Afghan girls who live disguised as boys through childhood and puberty. Jenny Nordberg talks to girls and women that had to dress up like a boy one time in their life. They are called bacha posh, which is literally “dressed up like a boy”, and it’s a way for the women to taste freedom. In a world where boys are considered more worth than girls and where women cannot go out without a male present, an escort, this is a way for these children to experience a “real” childhood.