Month: December 2015

Review: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Gone Girl prompted me to pick this one book of Gillian Flynn. But with the first few chapters itself i realized its not my cup of tea. While I loved gone girl because of the different way of narration, this book had nothing to hold me. I absolutely loath gory stuff and I can’t take dark stuff. I had almost decided to quit the book in between. But the mystery hooked me till the end. I confess i skimmed many a pages. May be for one someone who wouldn’t mind a bit of dark and gory stuff, this may turn out to be a best of the lot. Not for me. It does not suit my taste.
I am giving it a 2.

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Review: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I started with Wild, I was almost giddy with excitement. I loved the simple writing, loved the reference to books and absolutely loved the idea of hiking the PCT. The journey of a lifetime and it was explained in as interesting as it could be. I was all set to give the perfect 5 for this one.

By the time I reached the mid of the book, the steam had already went off. The main reason I think was some part of the writing had started becoming repetitive. Also as you go more deeper, you get a feeling that the author has a unilateral view of couple of characters. Some narrations, especially the ones which narrates her mothers last days, I couldn’t help but think that her siblings and step dad may have a different version of things to say. That leaves a unfinished feeling with the whole thing.

Though the momentum with which I started the book has lost by midway, I enjoyed the book and was a perfect year end-er for me. As Cheryl, sat near the bridge of gods, I did feel the same as her. I keenly felt that I am gonna miss PCT and her boots. Apart from a few hiccups I loved the book. I guess Whenever I do a hike next time, Cheryl would defensively be there in my mind.

I would go with a 4 for this one.

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Review: A Will And A Way

A Will And A Way
A Will And A Way by Nora Roberts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The old cliched love-hate romance novel which hooks you nevertheless. I would go with a two for this because there was nothing new and the protagonists were gone from my mind the next day.
Well, after reading this I realized a very amusing thing. In almost every romance novel I read there is always a mother figure who prepares luscious dishes. She is the symbol of unconditional love and always tried to bring them closer. And you know what’s the most endearing thing? She keeps the kitchen spick and span. This is one of the must have’s for romance novels.

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