Two great books, one of which ended up on my favorite book list!
As always, reviews are spoiler free.
If You’re Looking For: Fiction, fantasy
If You Like: Magical realism, A Wrinkle In Time, Harry Potter (probably?)
My Review: It’s hard to say why I loved this book so much, or compare it to anything else. Instead it stands alone, set apart from most of the fiction I read, as something truly special. Not only is it a page turner, but the writing is authentic and compelling. Even though it’s fantasy, it’s hard to believe it’s not true. The story feels alive; it gets inside you and lingers. I’ll be thinking about it for a long time. Highly recommend to anyone who was once a child. One of the best books I’ve ever read (and added to my favorites list).
Their Review: “Gaiman has crafted an achingly beautiful memoir of an imagination and a spellbinding story that sets three women at the center of everything. . . .It’s a meditation on memory and mortality, a creative reflection on how the defining moments of childhood can inhabit the worlds we imagine.” Journal Sentinel
Quote: Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when they were your age. Truth is, there aren’t any grown-ups. Not one, in the whole wide world.
If You’re Looking For: Fiction, suspense, page turners, thrillers
If You Like: Stephen King, Justin Cronin (The Passage!!)
My Review: My suggestion (as always) is to read it blind. Not look at any spoilers or summaries. Just pick it up and read it. Even if you don’t normally read this kind of book (which I don’t even want to tell you because then you might not read it!!) try it anyway. The story is gripping and the writing is moving and full of deep emotion and heartache. I could not put it down. Fresh, thorough, and ready for the box office with all its well placed pulses. It wasn’t until after I was finished reading it that I found out it’s already a movie. Not sure if I’ll watch it or not, but very glad I read the book. Incredible storytelling and painfully real. 4.5 stars.
Their Review: “Original, thrilling and powerful.”―The Guardian
Quote: When your dreams come true, your true has moved. You’ve already stopped being the person who had the dreams, so it feels more like a weird echo of something that already happened to you a long time ago.