Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Darkly Dreaming Dexter

 
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
Jeff Lindsay


This started off pretty good. I liked the way that the TV show sort of stuck to what happened in the book, but then it sort of petered out and the TV show, in my opinion, was a lot better. There really wasn't too much suspense in this book. I mean, I've watched every episode of the TV series, but since the show deviates from the book quite a lot ( I mean, it would have to since the book is about 250 pages and the show has to last a whole season) I didn't exactly know what was going to happen. I liked the way the book read. It was very easy and it flowed pretty well. My mind wandered a little bit mostly because I thought that the TV show was better and I was waiting for Deb to meet Brian, but that doesn't happen in the book. No wedding plans for this season. I realize that it's blasphemy to like a film version of a book better than the print version, but I can't help it. The book is supposed to be "darkly humorous" I believe and it's hard to have a book about a serial killer and laugh at the same time. I like the serious tone of the TV show a lot better. At times, Book Dexter seems to be a little goofy. And maybe if I had read the book before watching the show I would have a different opinion. Perhaps, but that's not the case. So while I really enjoyed the book and I plan on reading the rest of the series, it wasn't my favorite. I think reading the books will be difficult because they are so different from the TV series. So we'll have to see. Only time will tell if I feel like finishing the series. Overall, however, I really liked the book. Mostly because it was a quick read. About 2 1/2 days with work and my excessive Sims playing. 
I'll give the book a 3 out of 5 mostly because I love the show so much.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Help

The Help (Hardcover)  
The Help
Kathryn Stockett

I loved this book. I loved everything about it. Every minute of reading it. It makes me wish that I grew up in the 1960's.  I loved Skeeter, I think that she is a perfect heroine. Beyond perfect. I didn't cry as much as I did when I saw the movie. And that's another thing: the movie. I go against everything I stand for when I say I think I like the movie better than the book [insert one of those shocked emoticons]. I can't help it. I cried during the movie. I felt more conviction in the whole Ablieen part when she was saying goodbye to Mae Mobley. I'm aware I'm spelling all of this wrong, by the way. Anyway, I think you should read it. 
5 out of 5

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Post Grad

 
Post Grad
Emily Cassel

This book was dumb. It took me about 3 hours of my life and I can't get them back. Super predictible. Of course her life ends up working out perfectly in the end after "struggling" for about 3 weeks after she graduates college. Your life is so hard. 
And that's about it.

Once Upon a Secret



 
Once Upon a Secret
Mimi Alford

I had such high hopes for this book. I waited months for the library to have a free copy (okay I kept forgetting to request it, but you get the idea) and when I finally got it, I was so super excited. And then...I was in pain finishing it. 
I was hoping it was going to be like 50 Shades of Grey except better written and not so stupid. I was wrong. It was basically this (sorry for the spoilers, but we all know he gets shot):
"I was a tall, skinny rich girl. I, by some miracle, got an internship at the White House during the Kennedy Administration. JFK asked me to swim in a pool...weird, but why not? He has a small party in his living room. He asks if I want a tour. I say yes assuming that this is normal, like I get asked for tours of presidents' bedrooms on the daily.  He pushes me on the bed and has sex with me. Normal.  No, not rape cause he asked if "this is okay?". His wife and kids were somewhere galavanting across the country and we just lay in bed and he shows me how he likes his eggs. We take a bath every so often. He's so funny and sweet. Oh, he has a wife? What? Oh well. I'm 19 and the President loves me. I meet a man of my own and go back to college. The FUCKING PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA calls me up on the dorm phone and we flirt. I get engaged to this new guy, John gets jealous and our affair is over because it's okay that he's married, but me...nope. JFK gets shot. I tell my fiance about my secret and he gets pissed. Blah blah blah the rest of my boring life."
Fin.

I mean, it was like my Grandma was telling the story to a nun or something. There was no character development. And, I hate to say this, but I could care less about you and your life. Please let's just talk about Mr. Kennedy for a second. Not 200 or so pages about you being a naive college girl who is sleeping with the most powerful man in the world. Let's just not.