Saturday, August 29, 2015

Review: The Stranger

The Stranger The Stranger by Harlan Coben
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

A disappointing book for a Harlan Coben story. The idea of internet secrecy was a good one, but it just didn't come together IMO. The characters didn't "add up" and the whole story was very convoluted. It just didn't make sense.

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Review: Our Souls at Night

Our Souls at Night Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a beautiful story about two people, Louis and Addie who are widowed and lonely. Addie is tired of being alone and makes a move to deepen the friendship between herself and Louis. They become very close and spend their nights together.

Addie's son disapproves of the relationship and stops them, and removes his mother to an assisted living facility.

This gives us all food for thought. Addie doesn't want to lose her family but really, doesn't she have a right to be happy?

It is a small book with an important message for everyone, no matter what your age.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Review: Fragile

Fragile Fragile by Lisa Unger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What a great read. At first I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of characters, but soon things begin to take shape. Each person and their experiences fit into one large picture. It is amazing how each person's life somehow connects to others like a giant puzzle.

A young girl goes missing after sending her boyfriend, Rick, a break up note. It is believed that she has ran away to New York to become a musician, but has she? That is the question.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Recently my mom died and this was the last book that she read and she really enjoyed it. I read the book in honour of my mom who I miss so much it hurts me every minute.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Review: The Dinner

The Dinner The Dinner by Herman Koch
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

For the first time I wanted to give 3 1/2 stars. I didn't feel right about giving it four stars.

A very complex situation between two brothers, their wives and their children. An extreme moral dilemma arises in the behaviour and actions of their children and the question, although never actually spoken out loud, is whether to "turn the children in" or allow them to get away with a terrible crime. Granted, the children are only 15, but they know right from wrong perfectly well at that age.

This book gave me food for thought and I won't forget it any time soon.

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Review: Broken Promise

Broken Promise Broken Promise by Linwood Barclay
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story takes place over a period of a couple of days and is fast paced. Marla was told that she lost her baby at birth and that it was a girl. This was not the case and there was a conspiracy that nobody would have guessed.

An excellent read and I am looking forward to the next installment.

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Review: The Alice Network

The Alice Network by Kate Quinn My rating: 5 of 5 stars In an enthralling new historical novel from nati...