Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Imaginary BookClub

The lovely and talented Miss Lorrie Veasey did a one sentence book review a few weeks ago and I thought it was total brill.

So I thought to myself, self, (that's what I call me; "self") I thought, "self, you could totally do that one of these days when you don't have anything to blog" and then I said "uh, you mean like every day?" and then Self got all uppity with me and I had to go all Christian Bale on her ass and now no one at Starbucks will sit by my anymore, which is fine, because I prefer that my companions do not smell like cheese anyway.

Without further ado (and by "ado" I mean "crazy rambling"), I have reviewed this months reading list for you.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Summary: Desperate times mean desperate measures and also lots of walking.
Verdict: No matter how bad things seem, there are good guys out there.

The Year Of Fog by Michelle Richmond

S; A little girl is lost...or is she?
V: The ones who love you most will never give up on you.

Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler

S: Can you really walk away from your whole life?
V: Not if you can't leave yourself behind too.

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell

S: What happens when the forgotten are not gone?
V: "Female hysterics" aren't funny.

Duma Key by Stephen King

S: Lose your arm, gain some crazy
V: Fresh water pools only from now on.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

S: Resistance isn't futile andassimilation isn't certain.
V: Aliens kick Vampire ass.

13 little kittens say Meow:

Jane! said...

This is such a cool idea!!
Oh wait, you actually READ all these books? In one month?

Miss Thystle said...

well, I suppose you could save them up. Or do one at a time. I am a fast reader though and they start to pile up.

Kr√ęg said...

Man, I've been needing to get some Cormac. I think I wanna start with Blood Meridian though.

Miss Thystle said...

You won't be sorrr!

Nadine Hightower said...

You told me about the Host. I'll have to check it out.

Lorrie Veasey said...

LOL- yes, but what was yer favorite?

Miss Thystle said...

Of those? Probably The Road, the only one I disliked was Ladder of Years

Amy said...

I go through a lot of books every month, too. The Year of Fog made me depressed, though.

Miss Thystle said...

Don't you think that Jake should have forgiven Abby in light of what really happened? Actually this gives me an idea....

Amy said...

I felt so bad for Abby. He thought she was a lunatic the whole time, and then he was just like, "See ya later."

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