Right now I feel like I'm emerging slowly from a long and arduous (though not unpleasant) journey through the Chalced states. I found myself neglecting everyday chores and even turning off my phone so I wouldn't be interrupted by friends while reading. It's been a very long time since I've been so immersed in a book that I hadn't lost interest and checked social media every 30 minutes.
Sometimes, deciding if a book is 5 stars or 4 is as easy as pressing a button. But sometimes it's more difficult. This was such a time... But ultimately I'm going to settle for 4 stars.
Sometimes I think it would be better to voluntarily stab myself in the heart rather than read a really good book. This is one of those times.
Absolutely brilliant! The narrator did an amazing job here, and it just reaffirmed my love for audiobooks! The writing was so descriptive and immersive, and the narrator had the perfect tone and speed at all times! This was one of the times I watched the movie before reading the book, and I always loved the movie, but now I can really understand more about what the directors were trying to convey.
Rating: 2 Stars Date Started: 18 April 2017 Date Finished: 30 April 2017 Pages: 320 Genre: Fantasy I really didn't enjoy this book. I'm not sure if it was due to the narrator, or just because it's one of those books that just wasn't for me, but the whole time I listened to it I kinda… Continue reading Book Review: All the Birds in the Sky
Lauren Beukes is a fantastic writer, no doubt about that. Her stories are beyond imaginative and quite often disturbing in a way that left me feeling slightly uncomfortable after reading some of them. And I'm a hardcore Stephen King fan, so that's saying quite a lot in my opinion!
I really, really enjoyed these stories. Most of them challenged the norm, or what is considered the norm, and I loved the fresh perspectives. The stories themselves are very subtle, in that they don't carry you away on a torrent of things happening. Instead they let you float along calmly, allowing you to lazily reflect on the surroundings. There's a little bit of magic in each, and most of them will remind you of a childhood tinged in the sepia tones of memory.