BOOKY WOOKY WIDDLEY WOO!!! D:<
by, June 30th, 2012 at 07:33 PM (539 Views)
I'm in a booky mood....And I can't be bothered plodding over to the Wanderer's Meet :P
So this will be a booky blog :D
Let's see......um.....I know! I'll start with books 'n' that :D Yeah!
Oh, I know! I'll list what books I've read this year, as I'm cool :)
And I'm going to recommend some, too...So....you know....READ THEM!!! D:<
(Since New Year)
~The Shining by Stephen King
- Good, but it's nothing like the film. In some ways, that's good...in fact...that's better; there's more stuff in it. Yeah, I'd recommend this, but, it does take a while to get started. Only once they arrive at the house do things start to get good. But up 'til then, it's well written (and it is afterwards) and stuff. If you like suspence and scary stuff, read this.
~The Chaos Walking Trilogy (#1-The Knife Of Never Letting Go, #2-The Ask and The Answer, #3-Monsters Of Men) by Patrick Ness
- Do not miss these books! Seriously, they're amazing! The blurb and everything isn't that captivating, but trust me, they're well worth reading. AND they're being made into a film series :D And are said to 'be the next Hunger Games' (purely because they're both being produced by Lionsgate and are both dynostopian-themed). And can I just say, the Hunger Games are good, but I don't like that, since the film release, they're suddenly a bench-mark for most YA novels :/
Anyway, my favourite book in this series is definitely the second one. I don't even want to describe what happens in any because I'd feel like I was spoiling it XD But, no, don't pass up the opportunity to read them!
~Misery by Stephen King
- I think I read this next....In fact, yeah, I did :P Again, like the other Stephen King novel, it's better than the film. But, it does just talk a lot about him being in his room, so if you don't like things where there's not LOADS of action (of which there is PLENTY in the Chaos Walking trilogy) then this might not be for you. It's alright, is what I'll say, but not amazing.
~BZRK by Michael Grant
- Again, I think this was next....probably was :P It's the first in a trilogy, the second of which is out early next year. Honestly, it's quite good. Definitely a different type of novel; it's sort of like a modern-day war - a war that can't be seen, but is very important...I can't remember why.... It's a bit like a teenage secret agent novel...I guess. I don't know, it's hard to phrase. The book really picks up in the last 3rd and ends on a cliffhanger. Not a great book, but the following two could make up for it's lack of greatness (not much really starts happening until half way through, but that's because the background/scene has to be set and clarified; in order for it to make sense).
~Cell by Stephen King
- Now this. This is amazing. In my opinion, it's King at his (recent) best. Have you ever seen 'The Happening'? That film where the air does something to people and they kill themselves? It's a little like that, in the sense there's a virus; it infects people via their mobiles (or 'Cells') and makes them wacko! :D The blurb for this was intruiging enough for me and the book just gets better as it goes along. However, there is one thing. It's something you get with quite a few Stephen King novels; the ending is rushed. I was disappointed by the ending, it just seemed like an easy way out, really. As if he was bored of writing it and just wanted to get it done quickly. But other than that, it's brilliant!! You have to read it! It's just....oh, it's just so good! XD
~The Mayan trilogy (#1-The Mayan Prophecy, #2-The Mayan Resurrection, #3-The Mayan Destiny) by Steve Alten
- I'll be honest...These aren't great. The first, for me, was definitely the best. The first half of it was sort of a reflection on society and how we view and class 'insane' people, and the second half was fast-paced and...good, really. But the other two books...well...I don't know. The 2nd picks up in the middle, yes. And the 3rd does...ish :S Don't get me wrong, they're all really well written and brilliantly researched, but a few chapters into the 3rd book, I just wanted to move on and read something else (I refuse to move onto a new book until the one I'm reading is finished :P). But, yeah, the first might be worth a read if you're into all this doomsday type stuff (like me :L BUT, just for the record, I've been all up in the Mayans grill since 2007, not since the movie 2012 came out and there was a brief fad about the end of the world. No no no...), but on the most part....give it a miss.
~Fear by Michael Grant
- This is another great book. It's the fifth in a series (of six, the final installment due late next year) and is just as enticing as the others. It's form the 'Gone' series, and if you've not heard of them or read any of them, do! They're amazing!! They were probably some of the first YA fiction books I read when the first novel came out and I don't regret reading them one bit! I remember that the first one was so good when I first read it, that I'd read it, cover to cover, in under 3 days. It's hard to summarise this one if you've not read any of the others.....Just read the blurbs on these books; you won't be disappointed. The story-line never lets up and there's action action action; never a dull moment. Read. Them.
~Carrie by Stephen King
- Another Kingy book, yes (there's two more of them still on my list :3). Now this, Kings first novel, is great. One of his best, by far. And, again, the film is totally different; it's missed out LOADS from the book!! I know the film was made in the late 60s, but they could have followed the book to a T and wouldn't have needed any specialist equipment or anything! But, yeah, compared to the book, the film's trash. So if you liked the film, you'll love the book. It is quite short for a King novel, but there's always something going on in this, despite that it's set in a short space of time. OMG!! It's just soooo good! XD Please read it. You won't regret it (unless you don't like books about telekinetic teenagers who go insane...>:))
~From A Buick 8 by Stephen King
- Don't read this. Just don't. It was a waste of my time, really :/ I got it for like £1 at this book stall in town, and I thought 'Oh yeah! Stephen King! this'll be good'....It wasn't :| Nothing happens in it. It's definitely one of King's book flops. Give it a miss.
And that's it so far :D
Well....I'm reading '11.22.63' by Kingy at the moment >:) I'm 200 pages in and it's quite good and looks promising; it's his first time travel novel (and quite recent, too - the paperback is due out in a few days) that centres around the assassination of JFK. The blurb reads:
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed.
If you had the chance to change history, would you?
Would the consequences be worth it?
This is a time travel novel with a bit of a twist; a Stephen King twist. Like I said, still reading it, so I don't know if on the whole it's good or not, but like I also said: it looks promising :)
HERE ARE THE BOOKS ON MY SHELF I'VE YET TO READ! :D
~IT by Stephen King
~Under The Dome by Stephen King
~Lisey's Story by Stephen King
~'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
~the 1Q84 trilogy by Haruki Murakami
~The Maze Runner by James Dashner (a movie due out sometime between November and May)....(I need to get the other two in the trilogy....:L)
~The Immortal Rules by Juilie Kagawa (also a pending film - no cast/script yet - and also a vampire-themed book, but not twilight-vampire. REAL vampire >:D)
~Hanging Hill - Mo Hayder
~The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
(the next three are for Literature class, but the latter two actually seem good)
~Hamlet by Shakespeare
~The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
~One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
I did this because I was bored :|
But it was (strangely) fun! :D
Hope some of you will go out and read some of these :) .....If anyone bothered to read this entire blog, that is XD
There was something else I was going to say and I've forgotten what it was :/