Monday, January 14, 2013

Gone GirlGone Girl by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an amazing book that will keep you reading late into the night. "Gone Girl" follows a "he said/she said" format which begins on the fifth anniversary of Nick and Amy Dunne's marriage and continues until the astounding and unexpected ending. You will follow one path, only to suddenly veer to another, then another. The writing is outstanding, the characters perfectly drawn, and the cleverly woven plot will make you think you understand it all, until you don't. To say more would spoil it. This is a book you won't forget once you're finished. I'd give it more than five stars if I could.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Book Review

The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book while on a cruise ship, late at night. Maybe it was the setting, or the beautiful red and black book binding, but it was a very enchanting book in my opinion. The circus opens only at night. Everything about it is mysterious, including the use of only black and white colors, and the various performers who appear to do things that humans aren't supposed to be able to do. There is a fierce competition between two aging magicians and their young proteges. When these proteges fall in love, their future appears doomed, until an interesting intervention takes place. There are many colorful characters who are well described by the author. The midnight dinners, held in a lovely mansion, are written about in such a way that you feel you're there. The author was able to make an unbelievable story very believable. I highly recommend it.

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