I have been reading a few books recently and I have a few thoughts on them.
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
I had no idea what to expect from this book. All I knew was that it was a best-seller and was made into a movie. I was so intrigued by the blurb on the back:
My name was Salmon, like the fish; my first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighbourhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer.The main character is Susie Salmon, a fourteen year old girl who gets murdered by a creepy neighbour. She goes up to heaven and watches down on her family and friends as they grief her death and move on with their lives. In heaven, you can do as you please but all Susie wants to do is to focus on the living world to see if anyone ever figures out who murdered her or where her body is.
I really enjoyed this book, I love the way it was written and very addictive as you want to find out does the neighbour get caught and what happens to Susie's dad. I feel that this book wouldn't suit everyone because it is quite upsetting and unnerving but still an excellent read.
The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger
I think everyone at some stage has seen the film version of The Devil Wears Prada with Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. I love the movie and normally no matter what, the book is better than the movie but for this case I can disagree.
It's not that I didn't like the book, I prefer more character development and a bit more action that what this book gave me. It was nice to read and delve into the world of Runway but it didn't blow me away.
The book is about Andy Sachs who is just after graduating college and goes looking for a job in journalism, she goes to an interview in Runway, which is the most known fashion magazine in the world, for junior assistant as it is a job a million girls would die for to work for Miranda Priestly. Andy gets the job and get put through hell having to work long hours and trying to put up with Miranda's demands.
I was slightly disappointed with this book but I know I prefer fantasy books
What books have you been reading?