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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Books Wonderful Books

I'm really behind in my book reviews and posting of the current book I am reading. I thought I would do one jumbo catch up post!

Point Blank By Catherine Coulter

I received this book from Bri as a Christmas present. I have to admit when I opened it I was puzzled. I do not normally read thriller/FBI type books. It isn't that I have anything against them, I just never seem to get into them. I knew the author, when I worked at Blue Cross quite a few ladies were obsessed with Catherine Coulter and her series of books "The Maze", "The Edge" and I believe "The Cove".
Bri said he got it for me because he thought it would be fun for me to read something different.....which I believe translates into "I saw it on the bargain table while I was shopping for you and grabbed it for an extra gift!". I was a good wife though and did not tell him my translation of his story, instead I thanked him and figured it would most likely end up in my discard pile.
But lo and behold when left with nothing to read I go crazy so one day I picked it up and started reading and actually finished it in about a week. It was an interesting book, there were characters that I figured out she must write about in other novels that she brought back for this particular book. The story itself was insteresting although I'll never figure out why thriller books always have to have creepy sexual deviants in them? If you are a Catherine Coulter fan I would recommend it, or if your husband gives it to you as a gift and you want to make him feel good about his purchase then I also recommend it!

The Husband By Dean Koontz

Now the problem with reading a thriller is that when you go to pick out a normal book it seems dull. So after starting a few books I found myself heading to library and searching out Dean Koontz. One of my favorite thrillers (of the probably ten I've read in my lifetime!) is "Shattered" By Dean Koontz. After reading that book I tried another one of his books which was punctuated with sexual deviants and resulted in the book getting tossed in the trash!
I haven't read a Dean Koontz book since but when I picked this up and read the dust jacket I must say I was intrigued!
This was a good book. Very roller coaster, and quite original in some parts. There were some parts I would have liked to have rewritten myself to make it more exciting. And of course there were the people that were weird pervs that he could have left out and still had a great book. I think I read it in five days which shows you that it rolled along at a pretty good clip. Again recommened if you like a good thriller.

Self Storage By Gayle Bradeis
Oh my gosh I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was gorgeous, the writing was a breath of fresh air and the characters were so beautifully written that I almost felt like they lived in my home with me!
A real gem of a book that is hard to describe, and not a book everyone would appreciate, but I definitely rank it in my top readings and I especially recommend it to VANESSA so VANESSA if you are reading this you must read this book!! Talk about an inspiration to aspiring women writers!

And now to my current book....

Ophelia By Lisa M. Klein.
Anybody who knows me well knows that I ADORE Shakespeare. The mere mention of his name makes me sigh. So when I saw this book that was a retelling of Hamlet from Ophelias point of view I snapped it right up. Ophelia was such a sad and tragic figure, and this author saw her character as something more!
So far I am flying through it!!


Blogger Annemarie said...

Reading? I've forgotten what that is...oh wait, I've had my nose buried in the cub scout "Bear" handbook lately...I should write a review, everyone would be RIVETED!

February 11, 2008 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger Dandelions & Daisies Photography said...

Hey the "Bear" handbook counts! I would like a full review of the multiple knots that one can tie....I would also like a full review on the best way to construct a pinewood derby car!

February 11, 2008 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Nessa said...

Okey dokey, I'm heading to the library!

February 16, 2008 at 3:10 PM  

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