Thursday, 4 August 2011


“Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.”   - Angela Carter

Holiday reads so far:

I've been desperate to read this for a while now as everyone has been raving about it. Finally got round to it on holiday and have to say that I found it hard to put down. Written across twenty years, it tells the story of two people and how their lives intertwine as they grow up and change. By the end of the book it really had me thinking about my own life, what I want to change and where I might be in a few years time. I would recommend it to all, although it's probably more for women as it is quite sentimental and reflective at times. The film is coming out soon and I'll definitely be at the cinema to see how they've adapted it. 

I haven't read anything by Dean Koontz before but a friend of mine is a big fan so I thought I'd give it a go. It is definitely one of the most disturbing books I have ever read but it gripped me from start to finish and once I got past the overuse of similes I was pretty enthralled. It's a very dark book but Koontz also explores human relationships particularly well and I felt like I almost knew the characters by the end of it. If you like gruesome murder, the supernatural and strong emotion then this is a good book for you. I'm yet to decide if I'm brave enough to pick up another book by the same author!

I first got into Harlen Coben's writing when I was about 16 and have read quite a few of his books now. Miracle Cure was his first book and I'm halfway through it at the moment. It hasn't gripped me quite like his others but as he wrote an apology in the front of the book for his first works (seriously) then I am going to forgive him for that. The premise of the book is based on AIDS victims being killed off mysteriously, slightly dated now as the main focus is on most victims being homosexual, which we know is not necessarily the case nowadays. Anyway, I do love a good mystery and as always Coben has plenty of twists and turns to keep me guessing.

Thanks to the Asda deal of three books for ten pounds, I've had plenty of reading to do! Still plenty more to read and do this summer so will keep you updated as I go. I'm still halfway through Living Dolls so I'm aiming to get that finished soon too.

Ah, I love being a bookworm.
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