Category: Book


The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone by Stephen King may just be the strangest thing I have ever read by him. Unlike all of his other novels, not the Bachman books, there is no evil guy in the narrative. This is a distinct deviation from the style which King generally adapts. In his books, there is a primary evil character who is thrust with the responsibility to drive the narrative and thus make the plot more interesting. But the lack of one in this book makes it for a different kind of read, almost bordering on the literary fiction genre.

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A glimpse into celeb-dom

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The Afterparty is a good example of a book which I ended up liking after I started reading it more and more. It traces the lives of four people over the span of one birthday night. The first is of course the protagonist – Hugo Marks – the actor whose birthday provides the opportunity for everyone to get into the mess they did. Then we have Melody who is his supermodel wife. Thirdly, we have the young pop-star boyfriend of Melody – Calvin Vance and finally Michael Kight – a journalist who’s attending the party reluctantly after being given a colleague’s invitation. The plot, however, revolves around William Mendez’ emails to an agent, Valerie Morrell, alternated with chapters about the entire happenings of this one evening. However, Mendez does not want to reveal his identity and so they decide to get hold of a columnist named Leo Benedictus to portray as the writer.

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Goodnight Tweetheart

Goodnight Tweetheart by Teresa Medeiros is a breezy summer-afternoon read for anyone who wants to feel a little romance. Having seen “You have got mail” and read the couple of books by Daniel Glattauer – Love Virtually and Every Seventh Wave which immortalized online romances via emails, one can’t but help expect this book to be as good too. But boy, does it fail and how? There are umpteen things that are not right with this book.

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Melmoth the Wanderer

As the name suggests, Melmoth The Wanderer is about Melmoth, a man who trades his soul with the devil for an added 150 years to live. Using this, he travels the world, trying to tempt people into exchanging their place with him so that they get to live the extra years. Unlimited happiness and joys come to the man who switches over with Melmoth but true to little facts which are often overlooked, there is a small glitch. Though the man would get to live much more than a normal life, he is damned to eternal damnation after death.

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Joyland

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The latest offering from the undisputed ‘King’ of horror, Stephen King, is a crime thriller which is bound to excite all you fans out there. ‘Joyland’ is a distinctive deviation from the spine-chilling horror novels that we have to come to associate with the writer. This is more of a whodunit with a splash of the paranormal thrown in for good measure. I bet, King could not resist himself when he was writing the story. The story is narrated by twenty-one year old Devin Jones who decides to take up a job at the local amusement park to earn some extra money over the summer, and more importantly, take his mind off his sweetheart, Wendy Keegan who has just dumped him, albeit in not so many words.

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So a fellow blogger of “The cat that walks by herself” fame has nominated this very blog for the Shine On Award! Its an awesome feeling 🙂 Thank you for nominating for this award. 

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There are obviously, a few award rules which go something like this –

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State seven things about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link back to them.

So here are few things about myself then –

  1. I am a huge procrastinator. I could like delay everything to the last minute but somehow, that works out for me.
  2. I spend a lot of time entertaining myself with thoughts of “how to combat a zombie apocalypse.”
  3. I can manage to click some of the worst photographs ever! 
  4. I love everything black – rooms, photography, clothes, make-up et al.
  5. I still dont know what makes me love London as much as I do especially since I hate rains.
  6. I have tried learning new languages especially Spanish like a million times and failed miserably each time.
  7. I am an eternal optimist – somehow feel that things are going to be fine at the end of it all.

And now comes the difficult bit. Tagging 15 blogs I really like. There are so many of them you know! Here’s the list anyway.

  1. The Book Stop
  2. All things Booker
  3. Tassled Book Blog
  4. Savidge Reads
  5. Book Monkey Scribbles
  6. The Solitary Writer
  7. A little bit of books
  8. Compulsive Confessions
  9. Random Muzings 
  10. Aditya’s Movie Review Blogs
  11. Movie Reviews by Tom Clift
  12. Tassoula’s Movie Review Blog
  13. Film Babble
  14. Dave on Film
  15. Brian’s Film Review Blog

Phew! Some list it was..enjoy reading! And enjoy blogging about it 🙂

 

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