Sunday, February 23, 2014

An Absolute Gentleman

An interesting take on the serial killer. I, in fact, kept forgetting that the protagonist was a killer. According to the author's note, this story was inspired by her interactions with a real serial killer, and this inspired the book. It is disjointed, but purposefully. It feels very human, very real. It was a good book; although, it was not so riveting that I will read it again.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Last Templar

Not young adult fiction. At all. (And less sex than most YA lit, which I find disturbing...)
Mostly set in modern times, this story concerns the race to recover the lost treasure of the Templars. It begins with a bold and gruesome attack on the NY Met, where the archeologist and FBI agent are drawn into the story. The archeologist sets off on the world spanning chase of the treasure and the FBI agent stays in close pursuit.
It takes a few unexpected twists. An enjoyable read.

Author: Raymond Khoury
Pages: 404

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hey love designs Valentine snail mail exchange

I signed up for a wonderful snail mail exchange and had this lovely card sent to me by someone in Alexandria. My card winged its way up to MA last weekend.
It was so nice to have a friendly card come in with all of the bills and advertising circulars. The card itself had a bit of a rough time coming through the mail, but that just means that I handed the loose rhinestonesto my children, who were immediately happy as well.
I like the idea of nice messages being sent to random strangers.

Double Dexter

I've read this one before. I didn't realize it until I was about 50 pages in. Didn't have a clue. It slowly felt more and more familiar until I realized that of course I must have already read it.
I did like it. It's an interesting plot, beginning with Dexter being seen commiting his foul nefarious act of murder....

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Fight Club

Strange and interesting. Well done. It's been years since I've seen the movie, but I think that the two are pretty similar. Now, I want to go watch it again.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Perks of Being a Wallflower

It was an engaging book. Written in letter format ( just from the protagonist, no replies) and detailing the trials and tribulations one of his teenage years... Don't get me wrong, the character has got some legit baggage.
I didn't really like the end though. I both expected the big reveal and didn't really like how it was pulled off.
Overall though, I thought that it was a worthwhile read.
I'm curious how they translated it to the big screen... I wonder if it's on netflix.