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I know I made the blog for reviewing purposes but I got tattooed for the first time today and I haven’t been reading much lately. Look how cute they are!
Nope, and since you’re anon I never will~
I am trying to write a story on my own and I would really appriciate it if some random people could answer these questions. I feel I need to hear more opinions on reading in order to make it more accessible for people who don’t share my obsession with disaster.
1. Do you enjoy a book better if it’s all laid out for you or if the writer leaves alot towards the imagination?
2. Do you have a preference towards making up your own ending depending on the situation or would you like to have a definite answer?
3. Does a story require romance in any way to make it easier to like, if so does it a. have to be between lovers or b. between a pet/friend/item?
4. How does a story make you feel the most? As in if you’re reading a horror story, what makes you feel the most scared in the story (the beast hunting the character down or the tension from not knowing what it is)?
5. Do you prefer it if the story has complex sentences that describes more accurate or a story that kind of flows easier?
The Gone-Away World is a science-fiction novel written in 2008 by Nick Harkaway. The story revolves around an unamed man and his best friend Gonzo, the real maincharacter, and how they, along with their other friends/coworkers from the ‘Haulage & HazMat Emergency Civil Freebooting Company’, save the world by going out on missions to keep the balance of the world intact. The story takes places in the aftermath of the Go-Away-War and the characters the story follows go out on missions to make sure that the Go-Away-Materia stays off the livable zone.
Well ho-lee shit. If you have been reading my previous entries you’ll be familiar with my love for mindfucks or just “what in fuckshithell was that about??” and you bet this is another one! This is a very difficult book to describe without giving too much away but this was one fantastic book. Much like others it was tough in the beginning and it didn’t really take off until after a while and sadly, for me, it took about two thirds of it to kick off. If I hadn’t been stranded in Russia with my class, it probably would’ve taken longer for me to finish reading. But also much like about every book in the world; I do not regret finishing it. The main reason to why it was so tough is probably because I didn’t really understand the connection but at the end it was like I’d been laying a puzzle upside down and someone just flipped it over for me.
The characters personalities and their flaws are spelt out however Harkaway still makes the feelings blend in with the actions so that it really feels like a person and not just a description. The technical part (because every science-fiction story has one) was acctually really easy for me to understand which probably means anyone can understand it. Instead of using fancy-pansy words that has never seen the light of day other than from a dictionary he used easier explanations which, in a way, made the whole thing seem more devastating.
And now, for the twist. Every book has that thing that makes the whole story go pop, that one thing you really remember. Just like Metro 2033 it had an ending that made everything turn around in a way you never saw coming. And much like American Psycho it truly makes you evaluate who you and the people around you are. One of my favorite sayings is: “Nothing is what it seems” because there’s always so much more than what meets the eye. And I love books like these because they really bring that out.
There’s nothing like the feeling when you’ve finished a book and it made you feel in such a way and made you think so far outside your box that you have to reconsider everything you’ve ever heard, felt or seen in your life.
American Psycho is a psychological thriller and was published in 1991. The story revolves around Patrick Bateman, a businessman on Manhattan, who turns out to have serial-killer tendencies. He comes from a wealthy family and is successful at what he does thus he can afford to surround himself with beautiful things and expensive living. Little does everyone know Batemans hobby ranges from renting videotapes to brutally murdering prostitutes. The story is told in the first person by the main character. There was a film adaption of American Psycho in 2000 starring Christian Bale.
I began reading this because it’s one of those books you kinda just have to read but also since I’ve seen the movie like five times and loved it each and everytime. But the biggest difference between the two is how it makes you feel. When I was watching the movie I wasn’t exactly enjoying the bloody scenes but they didn’t make me that uncomfortable, contrary to what the book made me feel. Every reader out there can agree that 99% of the time, the book is always better than the movie and boy, it sure made me feel.
Maybe I shouldn’t have been reading this book in public places since eventhough I’m in the world of the written word I remain very conscious of my surroundings and I didn’t really have the proper enviroment to react. If the very detailed murders didn’t make my stomache turn then the very explicit sexscences made me somewhat uncomfortable, especially when on a crowded train. Not that I don’t recommend this book, it’s an extremly well-written book but if you’re a little sensitive then you should be cautious.
In one way, every book you read has a messege for you. It differs from person to person but all in all, it tells us the same. This book is a perfect example of how ‘nothing is what it seems’. From the outside, Bateman looks like the perfect man; he’s handsome, he’s wealthy and he’s successful. But if you look deep down into his character you learn that he’s one of the most vile, repulsive and disturbed men who has ever had a chance to live.
It’s a little creepy when you think about how someone you barely know could be a Bateman, because how well do we really know other people?
This movie came out recently and the plot in its most basic form is like this: A team of amateur paranormal investigators decides to investigate a haunted asylum. They are recording everything as their priority is not the paranormal activity itself, but a TV show they run called Grave Encounters. Being completly devoted to their show, they agree to lock themselves inside the abandoned asylum overnight to capture ghostly activities. However, they get more than what they bargained for when the building turns into an impossible maze where the previous mental-patients come back to terrorize them.
Now, first off; I will be writing my personal opinion which may include spoilers.
I found this great site for finding books that fit your taste so I made an account. I noticed you can post reviews there but I’ll stay to tumblr for those. The first link is for the homepage and the second link is my own account in case you’re interested in finding me.