I’m not gonna do the whole book review thing, partly because I don’t want to ruin the storyline for anyone who might want to read it and also because I don’t wanna turn my blog into a book review blog.
I have to start by saying that this is without a doubt one of the most interesting and gripping books I’ve ever read. There are so many different twists and turns, I changed my opinions about what was going to happen to the main character and what secrets were going to come out so many times. But I can also say I COMPLETELY did not see the ending coming. I’ll say no more. Just, wow.
I’d recommed this book to anyone, don’t be fooled … it is not a boring romance book or anything like that and I can certainly say I’ve never read anything quite like it and probably never will. For a debut novel it is absolutely stunning. S J Watson ought to be so proud of himself for this, I do worry though, where he will go next after such an amazing start as a novelist!?
Also, I have done some research and found out that filming is currently underway for the movie version of this story (I would just like to add that it is not based on real life events … complete fiction, but amazing!!!) is now underway and we can expect a release in early 2014. It seems a while off but I just know it’s going to be worth the wait, and the way the time is flying by now I’m pretty sure it will come around much faster than any of us expects. I forgot to add, the movie will star Nicole Kidman and Colin Firth (PERFECT!!!).
I urge you all to go out and buy this book … You can even get it on iTunes and the android market so the excuse of not wanting to carry a book around isn’t valid at all. Seriously, if you like to be shocked by a storyline then this book is for you!!!
I first spotted this book in a service station on the way to Scotland. After reading the blurb I was really interested in reading this book but I didn’t buy it but I wrote down a note in my phone to remind myself to buy it at a later time. I can’t actually remember where and when I did end up buying it, but I did anyway, which is the most important thing.
I’m going to start reading it today and I’ll come back to let you all know what it’s like and if I recommend it. Don’t worry, my blog isn’t turning into a reading/book review place, if I ever do this again they will be very few and far between as I don’t have much time to read these days. Anyway, if anyone reading this has read the book then feel free to let me know what you think but PLEASE don’t give the storyline away!!!
With the powers invested in me by … myself, I officially declare today a snow day. Already at work? Come home. Popped home for your lunch? Don’t go back out. Put on your pajamas, crank up the heating and vegetate. Whether you choose to do so in front of the television, or wrapped up in a good book that is completely up to you. Just do as I say, you’ll like it trust me. I suppose these rules wont apply to anyone outside of the UK unless it happens to be snowing where ever anyone else is too!
I think I like the idea of a snow day much more than I actually like having a snow day. Mainly because I usually find myself being extremely bored. I can only ever think of good things I would like to do when I happen to have an endless list of things to be doing. Sound familiar? So this is where I need the help of anyone who happens to stumble across this post, what can I possibly do to fill up my snow day?
Can you recommend any good books to read? Films to watch? Anything will be considered (unless of course it involves crossing the threshold out into the blizzard, not happening). Really, really hope somebody can come up with something, I’ve had so many snow days recently that I’ve exhausted all of my own ideas. Help!?