Monthly Archives: March 2014

A few books of late

Well it’s been a while since I did a book review. So here is a very brief catch up on a few book I’ve read recently:

 

StrongSensitiveBoyThe Strong Sensitive Boy by Ted Zeff

Great book. It’s really a parenting book for parents with sensitive boys. I’m not a parent of such a person, however I am sensitive, according to all the evidence. Not sensitive in the mushy sense, but I have a heightened nervous system so noises, smells etc really have an effect on me. The book was insightful and I learned a lot about myself, which was the point in reading it. 7/10

 

The Night BookThe Night Book Charlotte Grimshaw

I loved it. She writes fabulously and the story was riveting and fun to read. The ending was terrible, but luckily there is a sequel. Well worth a read. 7/10

 

the-vintners-luckwebThe Vintner’s Luck by Elizabeth Knox

Interesting plot. A love affair between a wine maker and an angel. This story really was a lot of fun, beautifully written, although a tad over-descriptive at times, and had a strong plot. I read it in one weekend. And I see there is a second book to follow, though I don’t know that I liked it enough to read the sequel. 7.5/10

 

shadowofthewindThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Incredible. Easily in my top five favourite books. There is too much in it that it purely fantastic to really review it. Just go and buy it, you won’t be disappointed. 10/10

 

American_godsAmerican Gods by Neil Gaiman.

I’ll be straight up with you. I hated it, but then I loved it, then I hated it worse, then I put up with it, then I liked it, then I quit at page 480 with 100 pages still to go. My reason for quitting is that it was just too disturbing. Not really my cuppa sorry, I know lot’s of people really love it. 1/10