New Book!

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Only bookworms will understand the joy of having a new book in hand. The fresh pages, that scent of new books and lines and lines of story waiting to unfurl before your eyes.

There are only a few authors who write good books one after the other. I certainly think Dan Brown is one of them. I received the book today. I thought I’ll have to wait two three months more to buy the book. The list price is too high right now since it was released just last month. Well, the list price is too high for me, as my funds are running low. Lucky for me,I got a good discount and placed the order immediately, otherwise I would have spent too much time thinking whether I should buy it now or not.

Now to the couch with the book in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other. 🙂

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Warm Bodies

Okay so first they turn vampires and werewolves into boyfriend material but who in their right mind would have thought zombies can someday take the title?? Isaac Marion does just that in his novel( and movie).Someone on GoodReads suggested I read this and I decided to give it a try. After The Walking Dead I prefer to give all zombie novels/movies a try.marion_warmbodies_uk

Warm Bodies is narrated by R, a zombie with very vivid and detailed thoughts for, well, a zombie. R lives in an airport with a lot of other zombies,calls a 747 his home, going out to the city when the want food. The world has been over run by zombies but there are still a few humans left(for them to feed on). The zombies gets a more human persona in this novel because they can almost talk and have something similar to emotions. Ohh and yes they even have some sort of religion! The main thought and character remains the same as that of the other zombie’s we have seen through out the years i.e hunger and eating humans. Neither R nor the other zombies have no memories of anything before they turned but can view the memories belonging to someone else when they eat that persons brain. Eww, right?!

R and his best friend M along with others come across a group of humans while out looking for food(a.k.a humans). That’s where R meets Julie and falls in love with her. Weird or what? Zombie falling in love! R gets to know Julie in depth and detail because he eats her human boyfriend’s brain. R keeps Julie safe and takes her back to the humans and later follows her there.

Some of the zombies, including R, start turning more human like and attract the wrath of the bad guys. The bad guys are zombies too but so far gone that they don’t have anything left except bones and hence called bonies. Okay so I guess I’ll stop there for the sake of those who want to read or watch the movie.

It’s a good novel.Haven’t watched the movie yet ;will post an update on this page itself when I do. Its worth reading. A new idea and written very well.The novel was intended to be a comedy and romance and it does deliver both.

My Rating : 3.5 out of 5

 

UPDATE:  For the post about the movie click here.

Trailer for the movie:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

It sounds like a children’s book when you first read the title but I believe anyone of any age can read it. The book is the debut novel by Ransom Riggs and is  entertaining and will keep you interested till the end. I wouldn’t call it mind blowing but you wont feel like it’s a waste of your time and is worth reading. The author has done good job in creating a story from random vintage photos in his collection. The photos play a big hand in making this novel a good one. Eerie shots of kids have been used to give the story a supernatural element.

The story is about 16-year-old Jacob Portman who grows up listening to stories from his grandfather who tells him about growing up in an orphanage full of peculiar children with strange powers. Jacob has no real friends and has nothing much to look forward to in his life.He forms a special connection with his grandfather through the stories but as he grows up Jacob regards the stories as just that – stories, that which his grandfather made up. His grandfather’s  sudden death under mysterious circumstances lead him to follow his grandfather’s last words to go the island and find the orphanage.

Jacob arrives at Cairnholm, the island where the orphanage is to find out whether Miss Peregrine is still alive. At first he thinks that the orphanage is abandoned, which is what everyone on the island believes,  but later finds out that things are much more peculiar and that there was more truth in his grandfather’s stories than he could have ever imagined.

It’s not exactly a horror novel but more of a mystery created around a supernatural base. The characters are good and he story well laid out.You wont be left feeling like  it’s dragging on. I enjoyed reading and you might as well.

My rating : 4 out of 5

Even if you don’t read the book, you can see some of the photos used in the book here.

And here is a trailer of the book.