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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Book Blurb: The Woman in Black

Title: The Woman in Black

Author: Susan Hill

Genre: Horror, Gothic

Synopsis: A lawyer from London travels to a remote village to collect papers from the home of a deceased client. Everyone in the town seems scared of the house, but no one will say why...

Stars: 4/5

Lauren's Review: A quick read, finished in one sitting. Not the scariest ghost story every, but still very entertaining. I love the Gothic style, but it’s not for everyone. Looking forward to the movie!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Book Blurb: Midwives

Title: Midwives

Author: Chris Bohjalian

Genre: Fiction, Legal Thriller (kinda?)

Synopsis: A midwife in rural Vermont is charged with involuntary manslaughter after one of her patients dies in childbirth.

Stars: 4/5

Lauren's Review: At first I couldn't really get into the story, I even put it down for a month. I thought it was slow and repetitive. But towards the end I got hooked and at the climax I was almost sick I was so nervous! The last ‘chapter’ is a kick in the balls. Glad I came back to it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I did it again

And by 'it' I mean I forgot I had a book blog and didn't update. It doesn't matter much (since I don't really have any readers) but I want to keep this updated for my own personal reference, since I have terrible memory. So here's what I read while I was away....

Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton - 2 stars

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - 4 stars

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley - 4 stars

Other Waters by Eleni Gage - 3 stars

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks - 3 stars

Sundays at Tiffanys by James Patterson - 2 stars

As you can see, you missed nothing epic. Of all of them, I would recommend The Night Circus most, it's probably the most entertaining. The Mists of Avalon had the best writing, but it was long and not all that interesting.

If someone out there in blogger land is reading this, did you read anything good recently you would recommend?