Book review entries

January 18, 2006

Great Lies to Tell Small Kids

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5 out of 5 stars

This is truely hilaious. It's by the author that wrote Bunny Suicides, which is an evil book of little line drawings of bunnies killing themelves in various imaginative ways… Nwow, if you know Jon, you shuld know that he finds cruelty to animals truely hilarious, so he loooved that book. This one, on the other hand, is easily better. It includes lots of ideas of lies to tell kids, such as:

– Wine makes Mummy clever
– The tomato is not technically a vegetable. It's actually a type of dolphin
– Cups are just mugs that have been to the gym
– All wind is made at wind farms

And so on.

It's so funny. I was just wondering if anyone's parents told them any interesing lies when they were kids?!


December 07, 2004

The Rules of Attraction

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3 out of 5 stars

Not too sure about this one…

I picked it as a trashy novel to read when I couldn't be arsed with my set English Lit texts… But it's not really that trashy. It's a bit confusing if I'm honest.

It's writen from the perspectives of the three main characters, Sean, a terminally handsome cynic, Paul, an almost-romantic bisexual, and Lauren, hopelessly obsessed with an ex in Europe. It's set in an Eightys American college, complete with drugs, alcoholics and mindless sex. It's kinda wired. It's really hard to get your head round the plot when it's told from the view points of (at least) three different people, sometimes unnamed.

Despite that, it is quite good, and must be pretty memorable for me to be writing a review on it…

Anyone else read it, enjoyed it, hated it???


October 29, 2004

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

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5 out of 5 stars

This book is also one of my favourites.

Basically, it follows the life of one Arthur Dent after his house and then his planet are demolished and he discovers his best friend is, in fact, an alien.

This is a truly hilarious book. Adams's wit is dry and intelligent, and the characters – Arthur, Ford Prefect, Zaphod, Marvin and Trillian – are beautifully created and stay with you long after you put the book down.

If you haven't read this book yet, do so.

I can't wait for the film to come out next year!


October 19, 2004

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

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5 out of 5 stars

These three books are my favourite books in the whole world!

They follow the progress of Lyra, a girl from another world, and her demon Pan. They explore the relationship between humans and their souls, the concept of origional sin and many idas surrounding religion, death and the afterlife. And they make a damn good story too!

I've read these books at least ten times over and I never get tired of them. Pullman writes a modern-day epic that is readable and addictive and will surely become a classic.


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