The book is weird, no doubt about it. It took a while for me to adjust to the writing style and see it as more than just an author showing off her skill with words. The writing is both solid and liquid, firmly rooting you to the setting but making the characters wet and slippery. It’s inventive and frustrating.
A thorough laugh-riot with a supremely satisfying ending. The Martian must be my first 5-star book that hasn’t left me sad and confused.
This is a simple story filled with simple characters told in simple language. Apart from a few incidents here and there, this could be a Nancy Drew-ish children’s book.
The Automobile Club of Egypt has lots of drama, a fast-paced storyline and well thought-out characters. Alaa Al Aswany knows how to keep the readers hooked and he is an excellent observer of human nature.
With both parts, I came out with mixed feelings. I sorted them by devouring reviews (the long eloquent kind and the Twitter kind), watching decoding videos, reading parts of the books, and talking to my friends. Then, I watched the movies again, only to like every bit of it.
Never Never: The Complete Series by Colleen Hoover My rating: 3 of 5 stars Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They’ve been in love since the age of fourteen. But as of this morning…they are complete strangers. Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell inContinue reading “Never Never – A Review”
This monsoon, I’ve been in the mood for twisted books. Books about missing teenagers, mutilated bodies, serial killers, and humans that stretch the boundaries of evil. This was after a brief break I took from reading – before which I was nose deep into a serial killer series called Stillhouse Lake and a book ofContinue reading “Monsoon Mysteries”