Title: Interview With the Vampire
Author: Anne Rice
Finished: December 31, 2011
I started this one as audiobook and then finished the second half with the actual book.
If anyone has seen the movie, the book is pretty comparable, but I had a hard time enjoying the book as much as the movie. The back and forth between the story and the interview made it hard to decipher outside of the audiobook.
The overall plot is a reporter is invited to interview a vampire and hear his sordid story of being turned, finding love, feeling betrayed, and searching for a new life where he would be happier.
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Title: The Girl Who Played With Fire
Author: Stieg Larsson
Finished: December 29, 2011
This one took a lot longer than the first book and until the last 100 pages, I had a hard time getting into it as much as the first as well. The book seemed so different from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and you can almost read them as separate books versus a trilogy.
In the second book, taking place months after the first book ended, a series of murders link Lisbeth and Mikael together again and under the worst circumstances. Lisbeth becomes a target, a murder suspect, and all the while searching for a truth from her past that no one has been able to uncover until now.
It was definitely worth it once I got to the end and was left hanging wondering what will happen in the final book of the series.
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Title: 2001 A Space Odyssey
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Finished: November 16, 2011
Another audiobook since sci-fi isn’t always my most favorite genre to read.
The book was created in conjunction with the movie version by Kubrick and according to Wikipedia is based on a series of short stories.
It’s been long enough since I listened and it wasn’t a favorite, that without quoting directly from a website, I think the title is pretty self-explanatory. The tale of a spaceman who begins to run into a series of issues with his ship and begins to believe that the onboard robot is sabotaging the mission on purpose.
It was definitely interesting when I got to the heart of the story, but still I felt there were slower parts.
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Title: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Author: Douglas Adams
Finished: November 5, 2011
I choose this one for audiobook because I wasn’t really sure if I would enjoy the genre as much as others but overall it was quite enjoyable to listen to versus actually reading.
The futuristic story tells us of Arthur as his world is demolished and he is taken by an alien as the lone Earth survivor. He makes his journey and learns to live among a new colony, unsure of what his future holds.
Definitely a very interesting story and great to listen to.
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Title: The Walking Dead
Author: Robert Kirkman
Finished: September 2 – October 15, 2011
Instead of writing 14 reviews for the individual volumes, I thought I would give me overview so far of the series. I read most of it back to back and it seems fitting to write this review as I’m watching the Walking Dead Season 1 Marathon on AMC right now before Season 2 premieres tonight.
Not only to compare the first and second season to the first two volumes, but I couldn’t help continuing to read volume after volume to find out what happens to the group. If anything, this is the first time I’ve read a series where the unexpected can literally happen without notice. Just because you think it would be crazy to do something or thing it impossible and crazy, that is exactly what they would do.
This series of graphic novels is very interesting, intriguing and full of twists and turns. I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
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