...from a BookLover

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

A poem for today

                                 Fire and Ice

                                                  Some say the world will end in fire,
                                                  Some say in ice.
                                                  From what I've tasted of desire
                                                  I hold with those who favor fire.
                                                  But if it had to perish twice,
                                                  I think I know enough of hate
                                                  To say that for destruction ice
                                                  Is also great
                                                  And would suffice. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Friday, 21 March 2014

A readomatic? Oh yes, please!

How clever an idea is this! I love it!

This would be the perfect supplement to any public place where there are no book stores. Anyone of us could simply choose the book we wanted - come day or night!

No more panicking if you are down to those last few pages of a great read - the salvation would be right around the corner.

"Exercise your mind"

Now, if you put one of those vending machines with snacks and chocolate in them next to it, along with a hot drink-machine that gives for example tea or hot chocolate, we would really be in for a treat...right? 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

An uncharacteristic teaser

So, I picked up this book a few months back. It was called "The Boy who could see Demons" - which I thought sounded vastly interesting. The blurb on the back reads:

"... I can also see demons. My best friend is one. He likes Mozart, table tennis and bread and butter pudding. My mum is sick. Ruen says he can help her. Only Ruen wants me to do something really bad. He wants me to kill someone."

It was an interesting book - only not for the reasons I thought it would be. I was in for a real surprise. I am not going to tell you much more, though, as I want you to keep an open mind if you decide to read this book.

My teaser:

"Michael leaned back in his chair, his gaze turned to a poster on the wall by my bookcase. 
          'Suspicion often creates what it suspects,' 
he said, reading the poster. There was a question in his tone."
The Boy who could see Demons, p. 25

However, I can tell you that I was not impressed in the beginning and was getting concerned that this would be a disappointment. It started out rather slow, and the story confused me as it was not what I expected it to be (the last part would be my fault, of course, as I thought I had already placed the book in its appropriate athmosphere - and clearly got it all wrong). The grammar and language were also barriers that threatened to throw me off the hook.

Luckily, these were all minor issues that could be ignored as the story unfolded. The book simply got better and better, and towards the end I was so anxious to see where it would end up I found it difficult to put it down at all!

It is a thought-provoking book. It also gave me some small insight in matters I had no knowledge about, and that alone was worth the read. I believe the story deserves to be read. If you decide to pick it up, I hope you enjoy it.

The Boy who could see Demons
by Carolyn Jess-Cooke

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