Book reviews in a snap.

5/20/2014 09:29:00 PM
By Kate Atkinson

The first several chapters beguiled me... it's the story of a woman who goes back and forth in time... but not in a time machine, in real life. Feelings of de ja vu, etc. Then cut to World War II. Then cut to lots of death and sadness. Not the ideal book to read at this point in my life, but it was good. Just be prepared for loss.

by Martin Sixmith

Saw the trailer for the movie and thought, "Hey! Let's read the book before I watch the movie." From what I understand, the movie (which I haven't watched yet), is about the author's experience with Philomena, the Mom who was forced to give up her baby in Ireland in the early 1950's. Instead, the book was all about the boy who was given up and his life. It wasn't an easy life. Sigh. More loss. Be prepared.


I know, super-uneventful reviews right?

Exactly what I thought when reading. I hate that.


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  1. Re: Philomena - I enjoyed the movie. Still to this day, I cannot describe the "vibe" or feel. When I was buying my movie ticket, I noticed that it said "comedy" and I was like "huh?!" - and yes, there were a few witty comments and cheeky personality traits of both main characters that came through, but far from comedy. I will say that the emotion was real and they did a fantastic job with the ending, in my opinion. I think you would enjoy the movie okay. I did. I'm personally in the middle of about 4 books right now - none of which I'm super connected to. I'm going to borrow Mindy Kaling's book from my friend next; it seems light and funny. Then I'd like to switch over to Mindy's good friend BJ Novak and his book, which also seems entertaining.

  2. Its McGhee.

    I thought the movie was really smart and very well done. I could imagine the book has a lot of extra background that could make it either more interesting or way more sad. Grab some Kleenex. I had to wipe the dirt from my eye of few times if you catch my drift.

  3. I'm reading In Cold Blood, Truman Capote. There is a cool app called Goodreads that connects with FB friends and keeps track of what you're reading, what you want to read, reviews and what your friends are reading.


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