Month: April 2016

Review: Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found

Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found
Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found by Sophie Blackall
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Got this book via a facebook group recommendation. This is an illustration book about the ‘missed connections’. Loved it. A refreshing change from the usual novels I pick up.

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Review: Station Eleven

Station Eleven
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It all starts with the death of Arthur Leander…
The reader is slowly accosted into a labyrinth of twisted lives and fates of the characters. Till the very end, you read with bated breath to see the connections.

I picked up the book for the wrong reason. After The Host, I was looking for science fiction and this showed up as the best seller. Though set in a post-apocalyptic setting, the book is not exactly a science fiction, it’s a wonderfully written prose which leaves no chance for me to hate it. I absolutely loved reading it.

When I read a fiction it’s mostly the story that drives me, everything else comes after. After a long time, I come across a book where the story is engaging, writing is understated and impactful and above all, from starting to end, you can feel that the author of the book is smart as a whip. I can not stop admiring the book. Station Eleven is getting a 5 from me.

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Review: The Host

The Host
The Host by Stephenie Meyer
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Not even my truehearted love for Edward can make me love this book. The Host – obviously I picked it up for Stephenie Meyer – turned out to be a tedious read. I feel the author should have cut short the book a lot. It would have made the book more enjoyable. At one point, the author uses the expression ‘like boiling the frog’ in one sentence and goes on to explain what it means in the next. This explains exactly why and how the length sucked out all the fun from the book.
What I liked about the book is the Subject and the novelty of it. I went ahead and watched the movie to see how the different worlds look like, but sadly director decided not to show any. I would go with a 3 for this and I am not signing up for the next installment if it is gonna be as lengthy as this.

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