Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Chosen One by Sam Bourne * * * *

I finished this book in a week. It was rather engaging and interesting. Mind you, not the best book I've ever read, but it was entertaining. The character had some development and it was fast-paced. I also liked the ending. So if you are looking for an interesting story and are not terribly squeamish, this is a good book. Even if it wasn't that special for me.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Wicker Man: A Novel by Robin Hardy, Anthony Shaffer * * * * *

I actually loved this book. I read it while on a vacation in a few days. I loved the movie, the original one, not the remake, when I saw it a while back, but this book adds to it. The most interesting part is the different aspects of the religion on the isle. Written down, you get more details of it. The book itself had a sense of suspense, of waiting through the whole thing.

All in all, I could hardly put it down and wished there was more. I wish they would write a sequel as I keep wondering. What happened next?

Flash Forward by Robert J. Sawyer * * *

This book is very unlike the TV series. I enjoyed the series, and I did like the book. However, other than the initial idea, they have nothing in common. Oh, and some names are the same, but the people behind them are totally different. So I don't want to write spoilers, it should be enough that the book explores the idea of a Flash Forward without the over-dramatization of the series. It's rather clean and simple. There is a lot of science in it and that can get frustrating. I skipped most of it as I was trying really hard not to fail Physics in high school. So basically I have no clue about partical physics. Once you put it down, it does give you a sense of satisfaction, unlike the last episode of the series, which was just frustrating.