Monday, April 13, 2009

Two Book Reviews

So I finished the two books I was reading. Neither of them are going to set the litterary world on fire, but they were still lots of fun...and sometimes that's the point isn't it?

The first book is The Ruins by Scott Smith. It reads like a typical "b" horror movie, so you get comfortable in what you think is going to happen...then something else entirely happens. Since it takes place on a mountain near Cancun, it's the kind of scarry book you can read in your house late at night and still not be scared that anything is going to come and get you in the middle of the night.

The second book was Final Theory by Mark Alpert. To me it seemed like the scientific version of The DeVinci Code, but instead of Jesus' lineage, it's the theory of everything that Albert Einstein created and if found by the wrong people could mean the end of the world. It's full of action, and I could totally see this one as a movie if one hasn't already been made of it. (I don't see too many movies, so I'm kind of out of the loop where that is concerned.

Need more book reviews? Here are some previous posts where I discuss the strange things that I read


  1. I love a good scary book - that first one sounds good!

    I'm getting into Robin Cook at the moment but enjoy the audio books more than the regular ones.

  2. YAY for the classic "B" horror movies, haha! I'll have to check out "The Ruins"!


  3. Hey girly,
    I can't read or watch horror related things , i get bad nightmares lol

    Thanks for the comment. :)

  4. Huh, yeah the second one does kinda sound like a take on the Da Vinci code. Being all science minded I might have to check it out :)

  5. If you like a good scary read, I highly suggest The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. It was written in the 1950s, and while there is no gore or murder, there are plenty of things that go bump in the night. However, the book is such a psychological thriller that you begin to wonder if those things are real. Jackson's writing is genius. She gets the reader so wrapped up into the character's psyche, that you can feel your heart pound when the character is scared and thinking frantically.

    "No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more."

    Sorry, long comment. I am a bookworm with a flair for literary analysis :)

  6. I've seen the movie (The Ruins) but I'll try the book :)

  7. My husband would love Final Thoery. Sounds right up his alley...thanks!


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