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Room is the story of Jack and his Ma, similar to the true life events of Jaycee Lee Dugard. The story starts on Jacks 5th birthday and tells the story of the pairs incarceration in an eleven by eleven foot room. The novel is split into 3 main parts telling of Jack and his Ma's day to day existence in ROOM, moving on to hoe they are liberated from the room and finally how they cope with life out side room. The first 3rd of this novel describes life in room and how Ma tries to make life as normal for her son as possible given the situation. The second section is fast passed and gripping, finally part 3 deals with jack and his Ma coming to terms with life on the outside and for Jack finally gaining closure. Over all this is quite a harrowing read but with some uplifting moments and deals with a fairly topical subject matter. Definitely worth a read.
Dead in the Family: A True Blood Novel Book 10
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DINTF, is not what i would expect from a Sookie Stackhouse novel. I kind ou got the feeling that the author is running out of ideas and has simpy given us a series of short stories dressed as a novel. Sookie is recovering from the events of the Fae war and settling into her marriage with Eric (too much emphasis on the pairs bed room antics), Sookie isconcerned about bill as he deals with the consequences of being bitten by a fairy with silver capped teath. Claude the fairy becomes sookies house mate, but is there more to this arrangement than meets the eye? The were's are in turmoil again , and once again they call on Sookie for help, Erics creator turns up along with Erics Psychotic "brother" in tow. Once again it is left up to our heroine to come up with the solutions to these dilemas and deal with them as only she can. This is a book for sookie die hards and i was left with impression that Charlain Harrisis running out of ideas and is now churning out these novels to meet contractual obligations , that said i will definitly purchase the next book!
A Touch Of Dead: A Sookie Stackhouse Collection
This is a collection of 5 Sookie Stackhouse short stories, mainly back stories that didnt make it into the novels. These stories are "Fairy Dust" , concerning the fairy triplets and explains the death of Claudette, sister to Claud and Claudine. "Dracula Night", finds the normally cool and calm Eric in hero worship mode, anticipating the apperance of the worlds most famous vampire. Thirdly there is "One Word Answer" which focuses on the death of Sookies cousin Hadley. The fourth story "Lucky " finds Sookie and her house guest Amelia in investigative mode. Finally in "Gift Wrap" set the Christmas before the happenings of Dead and Gone" Sookie encounters an uknown and injured Werewolf, who's set to give her a Christmas gift she wont forget. Overall this is a nice litte book with illustration and easily read in a short time. I did not find it as compelling as the novels and feel this may be for serious fans of Sookie Stackhouse.
Dead Until Dark
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I had avoided his book for a while simply because i thought the cover was tacky, then on watching the first episode of season 1 of True Blood i decided to buy the novel. I wa pleasantly surprised and was soon hooked and am now on book 6 of the 9. Sookie the heroine is witty and sassy, and believable (unlike Meyers principle character Bella Swan) the diaogue is witty and fast paced. Charlaine Harris's series, quite frankly tears strips off Stephanie Meyers Twilight quartet in both writting style and ideas.
The Birthing House
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Apparently "the scariest novel since the shining" believe me this book is not in the same league, and isnt even remotely scary. Furthermore i found the plot predictable and drwn out , but overall it wasnt a bad read i have read much worse so if your looking for a bit of escapism this may be the book for you.
The Other Hand
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This is the story of two wome,Little Bee and Sarah, it tells the story of thier relationship, thier first meeting and how they came to meet again two years later. Initially the book starts off well and raises a few laughs but by two thirds of the way through it goes down hill and provides a disappointing end. As for the characters themselves they are well rounded, however more could be made of Little Bee's story and as for Sarah she is the most selfish and self absorbed character i have have come accross (apart from her one act on the Nigerian beech), look out for Yvette who provided some amusing moments. This novel had so much potential but by half way through i was totally bored and was left disapointed by the end.
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This novel could have been reduced in length, here we find Bella having her dreams of becoming a vampire realised. Bella spends most of this book marvlling at Edwards beauty through her new Vampire eyes , as she done through her human eyes in the previous 3 books. Totally aware that these novels are fantasy i must mention that this paticular installment is completely unbelievable and borders on the relms of ridiculous. Given the build up i was expecting a tremendous showdown with the Volturi, how mistaken i was , it tuned out to be a Damp Squib, a total anti climax. However if you have read the previous books in the saga this has to be read to bring closure to the series, even if that closure is a disapointment.
The Twilight Saga: Twilight - Book 1
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I read this novel as i wanted to know what the hype was about. Meyer is being hailed as the new j.k rowling, however her style is completely different. I found this book particuarly slow, but was soon won round and by midway was enthralled by the characters, its a love story with a twist and thoroughly enjoyable, by the end i couldnt wait to read the next in the series. Heres a word of warning though if you have read the book do not see the movie its a major disapointment in comparrison.
The Woman in the Fifth
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Typical Douglas Kennedy, main Character on the run from his past finds solace in a mysterious stranger , only for her to be not what she seems. I was totally disapointed and unsatisfied and the ending in my opinion was laughable!
Until I Find You
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This is John Irvings best work since A Prayer For Owen Meany. Characters are well rounded and unforgetable. Thi mamoth saga takes the reader on a journey through Europe asthe central characters Jack and his mother searches for Jacks father. This is a novel where the reader experiances many emotions and will have difficulty putting the book down. This is definitly a book worth a first and second read.