I loved The History of Love by the same author, and think that I went into this book with high expectations that it would touch me the same. But it didn't. It's a story about a man who has a brain tumor and when they take it out he can't remember anything past the age of 12. He doesn't remember who he is, or his wife, or the life that he has. It makes me wonder just what it would be like to lose all those years. A scary thought. But I just wasn't really impressed by the book. Clearly she did some research and that's amazing, but the story just couldn't keep my attention. All the memories and brain talk, made my brain hurt. So pass on this one, and read The History of Love instead.
Monday, July 31, 2006
I have passed this book in the bookstore so many times because of the weird title. Who wants to read a book about hunting and fishing? But that's not what it's about at all. It's based on a story of the life of a girl-Jane- and all the loves and losts that she goes through. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it, but there was something about it that made me want to keep it. I loved the writing, how all the characters have sharp remarks and talk like I'd like to write. But I hated how Jane kept hooking up with an older man. Ew. When the guy is old enough to be your dad, it's just creepy. The title doesn't even really make sense until the last chapter, so if you are curious, like I was, then check it out.
Sunday, July 2, 2006
This book is everywhere. In every magazine and newspaper that I look at. So I had to read it. Plus it has cute parrots on the cover. It's a behind the scenes look at the characters who are in a reality TV show. It was really interesting to read just what people on a reality show feel, about the cameras always on them, and the others that are involved in the show. The characters however, where very different from most. There was a teenage girl who was gay, but had gotten pregnant, somehow hideing it from her mother. And a couple how use to be gay, but looked to god in order to be straight and normal, however thoughout the whole book you know that they aren't happy living this 'normal' life. It's an interesting read, so check it out.