Monday, 5 December 2011

November Books

Since I always... and I mean always ... have my nose stuck in a book, I saw this idea on and thought I'd review the books I read each month....

November's reads are as follows:

The Abduction by Mark Gimenez

Brilliant thriller, the geeky dad was a little annoying in that his thought processes didn't seem too realistic, same for his kidnapped daughter too actually.. or maybe its just because I'm not American!  But the childish way they thought/spoke didn't affect the story.  Excellent thriller, lots of twists, kept me gripped, its a huge thick book and I read it in about 4 days

3.5 out of 5

The Haunted by Niki Valentine

Set in the Scottish Highlands, a couple on a second honeymoon leave their fantastic hotel for a weekend in a remote bothy, where the husband had spent some time as a child, signalling the end of his parents marriage (so, why it seemed a good idea to relive it on a second honeymoon is beyond me in first place!!).  Anyway, there is a presence that can't be explained and they are haunted.... they go from wanting to leave but not being able to, to being able to leave but not wanting to... its all a bit tedious really, was very disappointed, it is very easy reading but all a little pointless really.

1.5 out of 5

Netherwood by Jane Sanderson

This book is brilliant, I love my history and think part of me wishes I'd grown up either rich or poor in the late 19th century.  Stories of above stairs and below stairs always fascinate me, this book is brilliant, couldn't put it down.  It tells the tale of Eve the wife of a miner and also the story of Lord Netherwood and his family, who own the mine where Eve's husband works.

5 out of 5

The Game of Thrones by George R R Martin

OMG this book is so brilliant, I loved the TV Dramatisation too and was very surprised when I read the book how closely the TV series had followed the book.  Have had to go out and buy the full box set of books now..... will get book 5 soon too, its in hardback at present - over 1000 pages of book heaven!  Just started book 2, I can't put them down.
 An easy 5 out of 5

Defending Jacob by William Landay

I got this book free from Waterstones, on their read and review program... its not actually out in the shops yet, I had the uncorrected bound proof.  Its a good book, I couldn't put it down, but I think I would have liked it to reveal a little more information rather than relying on the "court transcripts" to tell a lot of the story.. however it was a still a riveting read with a twist at the end.
3.5 out of 5

Book of the month - Game of Thrones

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