Daily Archives: May 3, 2010

REVIEW: Tarantula

Title: Tarantula
Author: Bob Dylan
Finished: April 10, 2010
Pages: 160
Published: 1977
Format: paperback

The only book ever published by Bob Dylan, Tarantula is a combination of various forms of poetry that almost didn’t make it to the public, especially after the book was leaked to the public without his permission.

It took awhile for me to get into Dylan’s writing style, but that is to be expected considering his creative lyrics and songwriting. It was a fun break during the read-a-thon to throw in some poetry and work my mind a bit. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite book of poetry because it does take some concentration to fully understand the message – but it’s Bob Dylan so are you really supposed to know the full message.

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REVIEW: Twilight the Graphic Novel

Title: Twilight the Graphic Novel Volume 1
Author: Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim
Finished: April 10, 2010
Pages: 224
Published: 2010
Format: First Edition

Only part one of the first book of the Twilight series, the graphic novel is just as interesting, visually pleasing and intriguing at the first full book was for everyone who read it.

If you prefer pictures over words then this is the perfect book. It’s the same story – less words – but a lot can be conveyed through pictures and expressions.

I really enjoyed reading the first volume of the graphic novel and it will be interesting to see how far they carry the graphic novels. I haven’t heard yet when the release date for Volume 2, but I’m looking forward to adding it to the collection as well.

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REVIEW: The Mystery at Lilac Inn

Title: The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Author: Carolyn Keene
Finished: April 10, 2010
Pages: 224
Published: 1930
Format: hardback

When Nancy’s friend Emily finds that some very precious inherited jewels are stolen, the mystery begins. The fourth book was almost again like two mysteries in one, not only about the stolen jewels but a mysterious ghost like figure leaving messages in the middle of the night

Nancy traces all the evidence back to a maid service who has employed various women who have helped out at the house. Soon Nancy finds herself in danger when a gang traps her in a sinking ship with the jewels and only a prayer that she will be able to escape.

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