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: Life of Pi
Author: Yann Martel
Finished: December 6, 2011
Format: paperback & audiobook
I started this one off on audiobook then when I got closer to the end I picked up my own paperback and finished it off a lot faster.
When a young boy raised working at a family zoo and his family are offered the opportunity of a lifetime traveling across the ocean with some rare animals to join another zoo, the temptation is hard to resist.
But once on the journey Pi, the young boy, finds himself the lone survivor of a sinking ship. The story of Pi and his journey is one that is hard to believe and even at the end one questions which is reality and which is fiction.
A great story! Can’t wait to see how it transforms on film.
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