Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Book Reviews

Two book reviews at once!! Yes, that is what I'm talking about today.

The first book, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson was a tedious 'listen' on Audible. It was an okay story but I often got lost along the way. I kept falling asleep while listening and then had to go back and refresh my memory. It's a fairy tale of sorts. A 100 year old man climbed out the window of the nursing home where he lives and goes on a pretty unbelievable adventure. The story is funny at times and at other times it is just hard to get through! The book switches back and forth from his past to the present day! It will give you a few chuckles so give it a spinif you decide to jump in. 

The next book I listened to was Jack of Spades by James Hankins. James has become one of my favorite authors. (He also wrote st The Prettiest One, Drawn, and Brothers and Bones which I have reviewed). This one didn't disappoint! I love a good suspense story. This one involves a police detective trying to capture a twisted serial killer who is torturing his victims all the while wearing a 'voice'changing cartoon mask'. (If you don't like thinking of these types of crimes this book won't be for you. It is graphic.) I enjoyed listening to it because of the voice changes. The ending is satisfying to those of us who like to see offenders get what is coming to them. I can't wait to read more from James Hankins. 

I'm off to start my next book. I have both an Audible pick and one for the January book club to start. I think I'm going to put the Viet Nam book on the shelf for a bit! 


 

18 comments:

  1. I think I mentioned it before, but I would have trouble following an audio book. I'd fall asleep like you did or my mind would wander a bit. Good reviews! Happy Thanksgiving!

    betty

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    1. That is my problem too. But I will usually FINALLY make it to the end!

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  2. If you kept falling asleep, that probably tells us all we need to know about the book. Glad you liked the second one.

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  3. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and much joy through the Holidays. Many blessings to you and yours.

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  4. Think I'll wait for thee movie to come out. Happy Thanksgiving

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  5. My book group read the 100 year old man, and I rated it so-so. Kind of like Forrest Gump, I thought.

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  6. I have the Jonasson book on my tbr list but I'm not as excited to read it now that I've read your review. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  7. I agree, James Hankins books are so good!
    Happy Thanksgiving, Paula and Harley!

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    1. Yes, I love James Hankins. He's my new favorite author!!!!!

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  8. Hi Paula - interesting to read your reviews ... I think audio books in a car would be ok ... but I'd fall asleep really easily - cheers Hilary

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