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review 2014-11-27 05:49
Book Review: Pet Sematary
Pet Sematary - Stephen King
  • Plot | Story- Pet Sematary is undoubtedly one of Stephen King's finest works. I tend to be speechless when it comes to writing a review for his books so forgive me if I write less than necessary, because, nothing that can be said will ever be really enough to praise this book. The story takes you very slowly through the life happenings of Louis Creed and his family. Story progresses subtly and ever so slowly. You start to feel a very strong connection building between you and all the characters. You start liking each and everyone and everything seems good, but slowly you start to get a feeling that something is going to happen... something very wrong. And then it happens! You start to feel sad... very, very sad and right then something else happens that make you feel something more than normal sadness, a feeling of darkness that comes with death! Then comes a point where you just can't take anymore and you stop reading it. But within a day or two you feel a strange pull and you start reading again! That's when you find out that there's more creepy stuff going to happen, and happen, yes, it does! You can't stop yourself from reading, you push yourself to read and get done with this book ASAP and then something happens in the end that leaves you sleepless for nights. 

No, it's not a scary story, but it's a really dark story that plays tricks with your mind and makes your skin crawl! It's a Stephen King's story.

  • Characters- The characterization is Stephen-King-perfect. All the characters are so full of life that one can never really get them off one's mind. The character-connect was built very slowly and steadily yet very, very strongly. Each and every character has the potential to make you smile as well as cry.
  • Romance- None! But a hall loads of love!
  • Writing- Abso-fuc***g-lutely brilliant writing. You'll loose yourself in the writing so much so that you'll loose all sense of time and space while reading this book. As usual, the writing is simple and easily understandable, full of sarcastic remarks which are really good and hell loads of irony which will leave make you think a lot.
  • Beginning- Slow-paced and subtle. As King's reader, the easy and happy flow of the book in the starting pages kept the anticipating part of the mind on high alert!
  • Ending- Couldn't have been any better. Left me sleepless for days!
  • Cover Art- I loved the cover of the edition I read (see above), but otherwise some editions look very old, creepy  and even immature!
  • Blurb- The blurb definitely managed to be transparent enough to pique the reader's curiosity and at the same time without giving much away!
You can also read this review at Goodreads | The Reading Bud | Leafmarks | Amazon.
Source: thereadingbud.com
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review 2014-10-21 20:38
Book Review: The Mine (Northwest Passage #1)
The Mine - John A. Heldt

Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Positives

The Mine is the best time-travel book I’ve read in a really, really long time! It’s a brilliantly written book and the strong and realistic characterization will definitely blow your mind. Joel Smith, the lead, is such a gentleman and is just so adorable that I really can’t praise enough. You can feel the connection, with Joel, develop over quite a few pages but once he time-travels and starts his new life, you’ll start understanding him better and better with every page you turn. Joel is my new favourite time-travelling character. He is everything a stud, time-travelling brilliant and smart guy should be. He handles the fact, that he has indeed walked into a time-machine and come 59 years before his time, pretty well and starts acting accordingly.
Among the other characters, Ginny really stands out. She is this amazing women whom you really idealize and start respecting instantly. John has left a lot of big authors far behind in the race when it comes to character building (atleast for me!)
The plot is amazing and develops slowly in a very subtle way. It ends beautifully and leaves you craving for more and more. From the historical point of view, as far as I know, John has paid very close attention to the details which is highly commendable.

Negatives

None!

Conclusion

The Mine is a beautifully written book and definitely a must read. I’d recommend it to everyone, particularly the fans of Time-Travel, Science-Fiction, Adventure and Historical-Romance. Trust me, you really don’t wanna miss out on a wonderful book like this one!

You can also read this review at The Reading Bud

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2014-07-08 16:18
Cell by Stephen King
Cell - Stephen King

It’s the best book I’ve read after A Song Of Ice And Fire! The characterization and the narration is incredibly amazing. It catches the reader’s interest from the first line to the very last word. Yes!

 

The story starts minutes before The Pulse occurred and takes us through the entire scenario in perfect detail. You’ll get a feeling that you are right next to the lead, Clayton Riddell and are experiencing each and everything. The craziers or the phone-crazies are easy to picture and seem scary. Clay’s allies, Tom and Alice are perfect and the way they survive is really intriguing. The major part of the book is about Clay’s journey to save his son and that he does! Or not! Well, the best part (as far as I’m concerned) is the open-ending, which is a treat for read’s imagination.

 

This book is amazing. I love it and I guess now I’ll be on a Stephen-King-reading-spree… It very well satisfied my hunger of always wanting more from any post-apocalyptic (specially Zombie) movie. From now on, I’m gonna switch to apocalyptic books instead of movies cause in movies you just get to watch stuff but in a book, specially by King you really get to feel the intensity.

 

Throughout the entire book and it’s events, I was right there with Clay and the gang and I’ll tell you what, I was so involved in the happenings of the book that yes, I did hesitate to pick up my cell when it rang!

 

It’s not a book it’s an experience and I really can’t have enough of it!

 

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review 2014-02-18 19:34
New Must Read PNR Historical Series

True to the Highlander book cover

Source: ragesexandteddybears.blogspot.com/2014/02/review-smack-your-mama-good-true-to.html
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review 2013-12-13 16:03
Thrown by Colette Auclair - A Champion of a Debut
Thrown - Colette Auclair

Professional horse trainer and Olympic hopeful Amanda Vogel, has suffered a traumatic event that has left her unable to compete. Hoping to give herself time to emotionally heal, she has accepted a job to train movie heartthrob Grady Brunswick's young daughters to ride and show horses.

 

 

Grady and his two daughters Solstice and Wave are just learning to live as a family after the tragic death of his wife. Leaving Grady floundering and overprotective, the superstar who can handle any red carpet is lost when trying to deal with two little girls. Add to this his unwanted attraction to his new headstrong and outspoken employee and Grady has some major adjustments to make.

 

Read the rest of the review at - http://ragesexandteddybears.blogspot.com/2013/12/thrown-debut-novel-by-colette-auclair.html#more

 

Source: ragesexandteddybears.blogspot.com/2013/12/thrown-debut-novel-by-colette-auclair.html#more
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