Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I had to wait a while for all the hype to die down, before I could read this book. I hate reading books when there's a lot of hype surrounding them. Now that I've read it, I'm confused about all the controversy. I don't think Dan Brown was trying to challenge our religious convictions with this book. I think he was just trying to write some interesting fiction, which he succeeded at. Sure parts of the book made me want to look pictures up on the internet for comparison, but never was I thinking "Gasp! He's uncovered the conspiracy of the ages!!" I enjoyed it. Not a top tenner, but a fun, quick easy read.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

I aboslutely loved this book. I would loan it to anyone. It was amazing. I read it in 3 days. I cried at the end. I really expected it to be somewhat predictable. It was not. This one will for sure make the top five of 2006. Took my breath away.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

The Lovely Bones by Alice Siebold

Kind of bummed about this one. It really had the makings of something great, but kind of tanked at the end. I really needed her to wrap this up with a nice little bow, and the story just kind of ended. I realize some authors do this intentionally to keep you thinking, but this felt more like she just ran out of steam or something. I really liked how this book depicted family life and how people deal with grief. I was just really hoping for a killer ending, no pun intended.