Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recent Readings

Recent Readings is a new section of the site I've decided to start. It is where I'll post some quick information about books I've recently read. Usually it will be anywhere from 3-5 books per post, but since this is the first one there will be more. I'll give the title, author, and then some quick thoughts,. Sound good?

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time/By: Mark Haddon
I very good little book that I fear to little people have heard about. The story is intruiging, unique, fun, insightful, funny, and painfully sad, all at the same time. The author has only published two books since this, both of which I own, and I can't wait to see what he has next.

Johnathan Livington Seagull/By: Richard Bach

An interesting little novel this was, only about 100 pages long, twenty of which are taken up by full page, black and white photographs. Its like a fairy tale for adults, as it tells a very insightful message using little space, and animals for characters. A great quick read.

The Running Man/By: Stephen King
Probably the worst out of the three or four Stephen King book I've read. Published in the early-to mid point in his career, it was written under his fake name, Richard Bachman, and King should be glad no one knew it was him.

The Mist/By: Stephen King
A better King novel, though not the best by far. Originally published in one of his many short story collections, it was realsed singly when the film came out. Not bad, another good, quick read if you can't find something that grabs your attention.

House/By: Ted Dekker & Frank Peretti
With the two previously negative reviews of King, it appears he is no longer the king (haha) of horror novels. These two have created an excellent, though very confusing, ghost story, that weaves and winds, and strangly ends up winning you over

The Art Of Racing In The Rain/By: Garth Stein
Another excellent novel featuring an animal. This time, its longer, and more adult oriented than Seagull. It's an excellent book, well written, well paced, very funny, and very poignant. The sure to win your heart over, whether your a dog or a cat person.

The Talking Horse, And The Sad Girl, And The Villiage Under The Sea/By: Mark Haddon
The second book on the list by author Mark Haddon, is just as good, though very different. It's a collection of page-long poems, all on very different subjects. I don't read much poetry, but this seemed fairly well written and had some nice points.

Granny Torelli Makes Soup/By: Sharon Creech
A novel for children to young adults, Granny is again an amazing book. It's not heard enough about, and teaches a great message. It's one of my favorite books ever, and I've read it multiple times, I included it on this list so more people would know how excellent it is.

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