I must confess I never saw the movie so I have not idea how it compares. First warning this is what I would consider either high PG-13 or R. Leaning mostly toward an R rating. This book is very slow at the first and I almost quit several times but it was recommended to me so I kept with it. Overall the book is good, doubt it will be on my recommend list due to the above stated rating. The protagonist reminds me of the James Bond type in that he sleeps with anyone / everyone. It is mostly about a disgraced journalist who is going after a crooked businessman. That being said the last few chapters feel like a whole different book (think the hobbit with the scouring of the shire at the end). It just feels tacked on. Overall it was not exactly what I thought it would be. With dragon tattoo I was thinking some cool martial arts scenes, nope. Still not sure how the title matters, seems the band tattoo had more significance. Oh well, if you’re a fan and do not mind some mild sex scenes go ahead and take a listen.
Must better escalation, but still leaves you without a big payoff. This story is reminiscent of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, with a strange vampire twist. Excellently done and kept the pages turning. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
The next installment of the vampire series. This one is a two parter, be aware and set to read the next book as it ends in a “to be continued”. It is still a great read. Fasted paced and filled with the wonders of the vampire world this book is mainly focused on the trip to Vampire Mountain in the next step for Darrin Shan in his vampire progression. Just be prepared as the end of this novel, even though there is a fight scene, has no major climax.
Middle grade book and a short read. This would be great for child around 11 years old. The main character is a girl who is setting out to be a knight. All around wholesome and fun. Great recommend for that young reader.
Here is book 3 in the series. A very fun read but there was still parts I would have liked to have seen done just a little differently. Of the three books I think this one is the closest aligned to the Hunger Games trilogy.
A good middle grade / younger adult novel. Gregor returns to the underworld because of another prophecy. A lot of our old friends return but most fade into the background. I think she should have done more with Raging, but a fun adventure book that is sure to entertain.
The second part of The Shining. If you have seen or read The Shining then this squeal is for you. With a whole new issue and cast of characters except for one special boy we rejoin him much later in life. However that special hotel though burned to the ground is not forgotten.
How do you rate a master of story telling? The book is good and very well paced. I thought for sure we were going to have the sudden appearance of the bad guy again. I am happy with the ending and in a way it reminds me a touch of the ending of metamorphosis. Plot wise that would be my best comparison. If your I. The mood for a good psychological thriller, then look no further.
A book on the redemptive power of repentance. This book dives into topics about forgiving other and finding forgiveness for yourself. The book is broken up into topics and refers a lot to scriptural texts. If you’re trying to find peace and joy in your life this is a good book to pick up.
If you are a Robert Heinlein fan then you will get that this book is true to his form. It ends unexpectedly almost like it wanted it to be more and yet it wasn’t. Low on my recommend list just because it ended abruptly and I am not sure how the ending fits with any of the rest of the book. But if you are a true fan, go ahead. It is mostly entertaining.