Monday, October 29, 2012

Breathing Water by T. Greenwood

I guess I was expecting more from this book, from T Greenwood. I looked it up on Amazon and found that it's a re-release from 2000 which explains a lot for me.

This is a story bounces back and forth between times in Effie's life. Earlier times when she is dating Max and at the mercy of his mean streak and feels the need to leave the lake when a young girl dies and later times when she returns to the lake and is learning how to live again - free from the monster, the purple bruises and the pain.

The story is one of friendship and heartache and forgiveness.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Holy cow!

Writing a review for this book without giving anything away will be tricky so this may be a shorter review.

Nick and Amy are just hours away from celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary when Nick, still at work, gets a call from his neighbor that his cat is outside.  When Nick arrives home, he finds that not only is his cat outside but that his front door is wide open and his wife is missing.

The police arrive, a report is filed, the crime scene examined and Nick is continually repeating his innocence.  However, no matter what Nick says he still becomes the prime suspect because Amy is so very clever and not just clever but patient.

The story is unimaginable and I'm now afraid of the author Gillian Flynn because for her to make up with this story is scary.

Definite recommend!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

This book felt drawn out to me. I liked it but at the same time just felt I was being teased with information the entire book, for example, how many times did Alice ask why her and Nick were getting divorced and no one would answer her or a phone would ring etc... That was annoying me. At first, I was also confused by the letters - Elisabeth's and Frannie's, I'm still not sure why their stories had to be told that way.

This book is a story about a woman who is, basically, in the middle of a mid-life crisis when she falls off her bike in spinning class, hits her head and forgets 10yrs of her life. Her mind takes her back to a simpler time - before her marriage got hard and before she had 3 kids. She left with trying to understand who she is and how to save her marriage.

I'm not sure I'd want to see myself now through the eyes of myself 10yrs ago especially since my life was in such turmoil 10yrs ago but it would be interesting to see how life has changed me.