Carrie

Today I’m going to introduce you to Carrie by Stephen King. It was written in 1974 and it was adapted to four movies also known as Carrie. I’ve read the book and seen the version from 1976 and 2013. Carrie is an horror novel.

The story is about a girl called Carrie White. Carrie White is a sixteen-years-old girl bullied by her classmates and manhandled by her mother who has some curious obsession for paranormal activities.
One day, Carrie finds out she has the power of telekinesis.

This book is fantastic, even if we don’t have that much of suspense, this is still pleasant to read this book. The character of Carrie kindles compassion, because she is in pain and we witness how being a teenager is difficult to her.

I think everybody need to read a Stephen King’s book, because all his books are amazing, they are all best sellers and they are all part of the pop culture.

I hope you will read it.

Sharp Objects

Good Morning.

Sharp Objects is a thriller book written by Gillian Flynn, an american author I appreciate a lot. So I wanted to share you an other novel of her.

Camille Preaker is a journalist living in Chicago. She had to go to Wind Gap, a little town where she is from. She was sent there because her boss wants her to write an article and investigate about the assassination of two little girls. First, Camille doesn’t agree to return to Wind Gap, because this town makes her recall of bad memories from her childhood, the death of her sister and her insane mother. But then she changes her mind, and chose to investigate because she thinks she will understand her past by investigate.

I’ve chosen this book, because the author, Gillian Flynn is one my favourite author. I did appreciate her novel Gone Girl, so I think as a fan I had to read other novels by her.
The characters from Sharp Objects are very special, they are dark and all have secrets that they keep. Camille Preaker’s family has really a creepy past, and I really enjoyed it.
I was kind of disappointed of the investigation, I think it should have been better but it was interesting though.

I hope you will read it.

Delirium

Hello everyone !

Today I’m going to introduce you to Delirium.

Deliriumis a  trilogy novel for teenagers written by Lauren Oliver, an American author. She writes fantasy and science fiction novels.

Lena, the protagonist of the novel, lives in a world where love is thought as the worst disease. In this world, when teenagers turn 18, they are subject to the “Protocol” and surgeons perform brain surgery on them to prevent them to fall in love and not letting their feelings control them. Lena is ready for her surgery when an unexpected meeting changes her fate for good.

I enjoyed this book because the author perfectly describs the society and the environment where the characters are living in. And the love disease, here called the “Amor Deliria Nervosa” is really surprising and also well described. I suspect the author for having ever felt this disease before.

I recommend this book because we easily attach to the characters, the author makes us travel through an universe where love has no place. Moreover, this trilogy is very easy to read, we have no time to get tired of it because the author keeps us on our toes the whole story long.

Life Or Death

Life or Death is a thriller novel written by Michael Robotham, an Australian author.

The story is about, Audie Palmer, who has spent ten years in a Texan prison for an armed payroll robbery in which four people were killed and seven million dollars went missing. In prison, Audie is beaten up and got abused because of the money that nobody could find.

Before he broke away from prison ( that he actually broke away one day prior release ) everyone were looking for him.
We learn that he did run from the prison to save someone else
But as if he was searching for the million dollar money I think to save somebody

I love the several different perspective, the flashbacks the book had. It was made for a fresh and interesting experience.
And most of the characters who are looking for Audie Palmer are really interesting to follow. They all have different reasons to search for him, sometimes personal, sometimes heavily motivated.

Finally I loved the ending of the book which left me speechless.

I would easily recommend this book because the book is well written, and has a really deep story. I really think everybody can appreciate this book for what it’s worth and find himself in one of the many characters, I was told about this book by one of my friend who doesn’t usually read these kind of book, or at all, but he did appreciate it and so did I.

I guess this book can attract casual and really passionate reader of any age.

John Lennon in own write

Hello dear readers!

Today I am going to introduce you to British humor with a poetry, drawing sketch and text collection called John Lennon in his own write by John Lennon. This collection was published in 1964, when he was 24, so John Lennon was a member ( singer ) of a British band from Liverpool.
The heading should have been written like this: « in his own right » but the author chose to write « write » instead to make a play on words.
In this book there are are a lot of play on words.
The introduction of the book was written by Sir Paul McCartney and the outroduction is a weird drawing.

My favorite poem in this book is « I remember Arnold ». It was the first poem that I have ever read and understand in english even if I had to read it more than one hundred times to be able to get it.
In this poem, the author talks about two « tyke »( means boys ) that he remembers « as if’twer yesterday ». One used to be « always dead on time for his destination now he’s dead on line ».
I found this expression funny because next, the author said between bracket: meaning he’s been got by a train or something. Here, he did a play on words.

I recommend this collection to you all because it’s easy to read and to understand even though you can not comprehend his textes because this collection is considered as none sense. And I also advice you to read it in english because I don’t think you will find the same humor and puns in a translated version as like the original one

Hope you will read it.

The Silence of the Lambs

My regards to all!!!

Now I am going to talk about The Silence of the Lambs, a thriller book written by Thomas Harris. This book is the second of the Hannibal Lecter’s tetralogy, where the main character is a psychiatrist and a cannibalist.  I think, this book is the best, it is by far my favorite one from this tetralogy. This one and all the other books have been adapted as a movie.

This book is focusing on the investigation led by Clarice Sterling. Her main goal is to put behind bars a woman killer who skins his victims to death, his name is Buffalo Bill. So to get more information about this murderer, she has to question Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer who is already convicted and who the new woman killer tries to copy. So the film is all about the cooperation between the FBI agent and the famous serial killer.
Hannibal Lecter represents everything the young Clarice hates and fear.

I chose to talk about this book because I have seen the movie before reading it and I wasn’t disappointed because both are great. I love the suspense. And also in the movie, the  scenario is well written and captivating and, I love the actor Anthony Hopkins as the character of Hannibal.

Gone Girl

Hello my dear readers !

today it’s my pleasure to talk to you or even introduce you to one of my all time favorite book called Gone Girl. Gone Girl is a book written by Gilian Flynn, a up and coming writer from the United States of America. This book quickly became a best seller thanks to the word of mouth and got the attention of Hollywood who was real quick to adapt it into a Hollywood blockbuster with an international cast of famous actors like Ben Affleck. And while the movie is very good in it’s own right, I have always thought it dell short against the original material. And it hurts that as always with those books adapted into movies only few are those who even know about the original book that is much more interesting.

So what is Gone Girl ?

The plot is about a young couple, Nick Dunne and his wife Amy who moved to Missouri, the city where Nick grew up when he was a child. On the surface, Nick and Amy look like the average american couple but they don’t. One day, Amy went missing…

I chose to speak about Gone Girl because the book is much better than the film. The author managed to wrote it as  like an epistolary book so thanks to that we have each point of view of the main characters ( Nick and Amy ), and this make a lot of suspense.The plot is really captivating and machiavellian. And to finish, I love the man character Amy !

I hope you all will read and enjoy this book !

The Black Cat

Hello readers!

Today I am going to talk about a short fantasy story: The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe, an american author who lived in the nineteenth century.

The story takes place in a disconcerting atmosphere. The narrator (the main character) is an alcoholic who has always loved animals since his childhood. He and his wife get a black cat called Pluto, he love him so much. But one day, when he was under the influence of alcohol, he killed Pluto. Then one day, he discovers a black cat, which looks like Pluto, was stalking him…

I choose to talk about it because I did appreciate it to study this short story in french class last year. it is the darkest short story I have ever red. I love how the author makes cats being unfathomable animals like in the real life: it makes the story interesting. The way the narrator is turning and ending up insane is captiving pls, the end of this short made me speechless…
I think Edgar Allan Poe wrote this short story, The Black Cat, in order to warn people about alcohol’s perils.

I Hope you all will read it.

Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe

Hi everyone!

Today I am going to talk about Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, an american author. This book is about family secrets and identity, and it relates the friendship between Aristotle and Dante.

So in this book, we follow two characters: Aristotle (or Ary) and Dante.
Ary is a 15 years old boy who lives in El Paso Texas in the 1980’s. He is struggling with being a teenager. And Dante, the boy Ary met, will be his best friend. All long the story, their friendship develops.

I choose this book because it is really about how to be nice to other people. Ary has a lot of conflicts in his life so this makes the book interesting. The fact that he is a teenager allows all of us to ourselves Ary, plus Ary and Dante’s parents understand their sons. The friendship between our two protagonists is the best friendship I have ever seen!
I think this book can inspire people be kinder thanks to the way the author treats his characters.

I hope and advice you all to read it.