November 20th, 2006

Books

Review of Lost: A Novel: #123

by Gregory Maguire

“Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister” is one of my favorite books of all-time, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this one for a while. Unfortunately, it turned out to be something of a disappointment. The story was interesting, but I found the writing to be uncomfortable to read (which, probably, was the intention, given the story line, but I did find it particularly enjoyable). Also, the main character is a difficult person whom I find it hard to like, enjoy, or really even care about. I almost cared more about all the people around her, hoping she wouldn’t do anything to harm them. On the whole, it was interesting and I did keep reading, but I can’t say I enjoyed it. 6/10

Reading to Dragon

Book Reviews - #112 - 124

In spite of all the writing I've done this month, I have also done a surprisingly large amount of reading. Sometimes I just need to take a break from the computer, and one of my favorite ways to do this is a hot bath and a book. So, here are some reviews (although, because of the time crunch I've been under lately, many of these aren't particularly detailed):

#112 - Boy of the Painted Cave
#113 - The Sumerians
#114 - Mesopotamia - Iraq in Ancient Times
#115 - The Dante Club
#116 - Pyramid (Eye Witness)
#117 - The Corrections
#118 - Egyptian Myths
#119 - The Three Princes: A Tale From the Middle East
#120 - The Explosive Child
#121 - Al Capone Does My Shirts
#122 - Titanic: Destination Disaster
#123 - Lost
- The Star Beast
#124 - The Floppy Sleep Game
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Happy or Sad?

Okay, folks. It's time once again for you to (possibly) influence the direction of my work. (What on earth would I do without LJ, huh? I'd never get a whole sentence written on my own). ;)

Just out of curiosity:

Poll #872374 How do you prefer stories to end?

Endings?

Happy
12(44.4%)
Sad
5(18.5%)
A bit of both, even if that's a cop-out
10(37.0%)



Yes, as you might have guessed, it's all about the body count. As usual.