Here's the short list of what I've been reading.
Rosemary's Baby – totally didn't do my research on this one. I knew it was a 60's horror story and that it has been made into numerous movies and now a mini-series.
The word I didn't pay attention to was "horror." Just as it indicates, it's a cheap thrill that goes sci-fi in the end and left me totally bummed.
I thought the book was written for a 3rd grader, there was no real mystery and nothing I couldn't predict.
A total bummer...don't waste your time.
I give Rosemary's Baby:
3 yawns and a big "no thank you."
The Almost Moon – from the author of "Lovely Bones" which I read years ago...college perhaps.
Chosen by my book club I knew that it came highly recommended. In the opening act the narrator suffocates her mother who had been living with dementia for years and is thought to have lead to the suicide of her father.
Recovering from the shock of that incident the narrator acts on a series of terribly impulses until the book finishes only 24 hours later.
I LOVE books written in a short period of time – plenty of flash-backs included to fill the pages.
Great style of writing, kept me interested throughout, would recommend for to read on the plane or as a fast summer page-turner.
I give The Almost Moon:
2 "WTF's" and a "Hmmm, you really wanted to sleep with your BF's son?"
Moloka'i – Historical fiction – just my style.
Again a book club read – I'm about 50 pages in. It's a good sign when you're already checking out what else the author wrote before even finishing the first.
Moloka'i is the name of a leprosy colony – part of the Hawiian Islands. The novel takes place on the beautiful islands and the main character is only a child when she contracts leprosy and is (I'm assuming) about to be sent away to the colony.
Seriously, get this one immediately and read along with me.
I give Moloka'i:
1 "I can hardly wait" and 2 "I'm so darn happy we don't deal with leprosy in these parts."
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