Friday, October 20, 2006

The End

The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 13)I have read The End. I made it through to the end of The End, and it wasn't so bad. If you've ever read one of these books, than you'll know that bad things atop of bad things happen to these children. And they continue. This time they get stuck on an island where everyone tries to live a safe happy life, only to turn on each other, blaming it on these children. But the kids kind of take order at the end, and do the right thing, which I really just don't get. For the last 12 books, nothing but badness has happened to them, and yet they are still good at heart. They do the right thing. Is that even possible? If you take a goody goody person and mix them in a crowd of people who kill, lie, rob, and do all the 'bad' in the world, will this 'good' person become a 'bad', or will they stay 'good'? And why doesn't the author like to use paragraphs? It would drive my teacher batty if he had to read these books. It was a pretty ok book, read quickly, if you are looking for some random kid reading, here you go.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Through The Grinder

Through the Grinder (A Coffee House Mystery)If murder was a love story, this would be the blueprint. This is the second book in the series, and has been written a little differently. Parts of it are through the killer's eyes, which is interesting. But there's a little romance involved. Have you ever read a series of novels and felt like you know the characters, that's how I feel about these, and when the bad thing happens to the main character, it's a little bit sad, and anyone who has missed out on what could be a great relationship knows how she feels.

Friday, October 6, 2006

On What Grounds

On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mysteries)This is the first book of the Coffeehouse Mystery series, but really, it wasn't as good as the third (see last recent entry). It follows pretty much the same mystery plot as all books do, someone gets murdered and the main character tries to figure out who did it, add a couple of twists, and you've got yourself a mystery novel. Dang, if it's that easy, why haven't I written one? My review of this book is, skip it, move onto the next in the series, which I've just started and seems pretty good. I'll let you know.