Monday, September 28, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife

The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

My rating: 2 of 5 stars
The Time Traveler's Wife.

I usually don't like to give bad reviews about books, but for the first time I find myself in that situation. Did I absolutely hate the book? No, which is why I did actually give it 2 stars - it was readable. To be truthful, I just didn't get anything from it. I didn't gain anything from the characters or get involved with them. The story line after the first couple of chapters fell flat (to me). It wasn't what I would call a page turner that left me wanting more - actually I couldn't wait for the book to be over and found myself skimming moreso than reading once I got to the middle of the book.

The only reason why I stuck with it to the end is due to other reviewers stating that the action would pick up at the end of the book which was still extremely slow for me. I can't give away the ending without spoiling it - I'll just say this much, it still left me like, whatever?! That was my entire emotional connection to the book - whatever. And I found myself asking "what's the point of this?" alot.

So now with the major motion picture out, I'm skeptical. I was anxiously awaiting to see the movie after I read the book, but since the book left me feeling so.... bored... that now I could care less if I see the movie. Maybe once it comes on a movie channel or Lifetime.

In short, I usually rate my books by "Would I recommend this to a friend or not?" This is defintely a "Not".

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Monday, September 14, 2009

The Beach House

The Beach House The Beach House by Mary Alice Monroe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I'm not sure how to write a book about the Beach House. I'm beginning to become Mary Alice Monroe's writing, but I definitely need a break away from the seriousness of her novels. Not that the book was bad. It was actually really good - just sad. I would recommend to my friends, but would also warn them that if they're looking for a light read - I really wouldn't consider this one that type of book.

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