|About me:||Anti-Twilight. Go Team Literature. Try Anne Rice or Annette Klause instead. No sparkly-@$$ vampires there.|
|Reading Interests:||Not Twilight|
|yamikouu666's Book Lists|
|Death Note (12 titles)
Teh Death Note manga!
|Epic Failures (4 titles)
Books that shouldn't exist.
|Vampires (6 titles)
Good literature where Cullen and company would get their sparkling @$$es kicked to Mars.
by Sebold, Alice
Lucky is a wonderful book. It illustrates Alice Sebold’s own experience as a rape victim, a witness against her rapist, and finally as she accepts what happened to her. It was so touching to see that she was so open about it, so direct and unwavering as she related something most of us would be ashamed, or even ashamed of speaking about. posted Mar 11, 2009 at 3:35PM
|Twilight : a novel |
by Meyer, Stephenie
I’ve read 250 pages of Twilight, and I still don’t understand what the plot is. Other than, of course, Bella Swan (Beautiful Swan) describing how absolutely amazing and perfect and beautiful Edward Cullen is in about, what? 50 different ways? Which leads me to another point: Edward is so strikingly awesome and dazzling that Bella begins to fall for him the moment she lays her eyes on him, despite the face she has about another five guys chasing after her (which I will speak of later). And then, Edward falls for Bella too, but the ’relationship’ he maintains with her is... Odd to say the least. Unless, of course, you think that while you’re sleeping, your boyfriend breaks into your house and watches you sleep is sweet. Oh, and he continuously warns Bella that she should stay away from him, but contradicts himself one paragraph later when he drapes himself all over her again. And let’s talk about another thing: his personality. He has gone through more mood swings in one hour than a girl does during PMS. He’ll be angry and irritated at Bella, and the next moment, he’s sweeping her into his arms and making-out with her. Bipolar much? But, of course, Bella finds this very sweet and endearing, yes, including his stalker-ish tendencies, because they are just SOOO IN LOVE! Did I mention that Edward sparkles in the sunlight? And he drinks animal blood ’cause he’s just so kind that he won’t drink human blood. That completely ruins the entire aspect of vampires! I could write a novel on this, but let’s follow up with the protagonist of this series, shall we? Bella Swan: Moves to Forks to live with her dad who she hates and only calls by his first name because he divorced her mother. Right off the bat, huh? Don’t like her so much. She goes to school, mumbling about how bad her life is going to be and how she’s so normal and average and, oh, what’s that?! A guy named Mike decides to help her out and show her to her next class. What does she say about him? That he’s got oily hair and skin and looks like a Chess-club type. Oookay, Bella. Condescending much? Then, at lunch, she goes sit with the popular girls ’cause she’s just so normal and average, and she lays her eyes on OMG! Surprise, surprise! Edward Cullen and his beautiful siblings! And she starts to get a crush on him! And then, Edward leaves and Bella gets depressed. What?! Excuse me, woman! You only saw him for, what? 15 minutes and you don’t know anything about him except for what your ’friend’ tells you. Okay, then Edward gets back and Bella’s all happy again. Then, she almost gets run over by a car. And Edward saves her and she has to go to the ER and she finds out that the whole school is out there waiting for her! And she’s just so embarassed and mad that they’re out there. They’re being considerate! Not that I see why they are, seeing as she’s only gone to the school for about 2 weeks. And the guy who almost ran her over wants to apologize, but she just wants him to drop it. From what you see here: Bella is a selfish and stuck-up teenager. But, in everyone else’s eyes, she’s a queen. Perfect, except her her clumsiness, which leads her into trouble and then, Edward saves her. Again and again and again. She’s not a heroine, she’s a damsel in distress! If I had the time and space, I’d keep going on with this, but, unfortunately, I don’t. Third: the writing. Okay, it’s not bad, but it ain’t spectacular either. Meyer’s writing does not reflect what a high school student might be thinking. For example: scintillating. Okay, so I’m not SPECTACULAR at vocabulary, but I pride myself in having some good words at my disposition. But the word ’scintillating?’ I don’t think I’ve even seen it in an encyclopedia. Futhermore, she uses the words ’marble’ and ’amber’ too much. Both, to describe Edward’s looks. And should I mention (again) I haven’t seen any clear plot besides the development of romance (and contradictions) between Bella and Edward. Okay, I’ll stop here before this post takes up the entire page. posted Jan 27, 2009 at 11:23PM
by Robert Graysmith
Zodiac is a very well-researched book that provides an in-depth look at the Zodiac killer, with compilations of information from the author and the very letters written by the killer. Intriguing. posted Jan 1, 2009 at 5:54PM
|Memorias de Idhun : la resistencia |
by Gallego Garcia, Laura
Infinitamente interesante. Sobre un chico y una chica. Ellos forman parte de un grupo renegado de un mundo donde, una vez, dragones volaron en los aires y los unicornios deslizaban por los bosques. Laura cree un mundo de magia, muy distinta de la nuestra, dictado por un nigromante y sus sirvientes, serpientes alados, quienes mataron a todos los dragones y unicornios. Pero hay esperanza. Una profecia se ha creado, que el ultimo unicornio y dragon que han escapado a la Tierra, regresaran y tomaran el mundo de Idhun otra vez. En una historia esplendida de magia, aventura y romance, Laura cuenta la historia de esos dos jovenes, quienes jugaran la vida... Y encontraran a si mismos. posted Nov 18, 2008 at 8:57PM
|The lovely bones |
by Alice Sebold
Amazing, splendid, riveting. Simply, The Lovely Bones is epic. It delves deeply into human emotions, especially those dealing with loss. Susie Salmon is our narrator, fourteen, raped, murdered and already in heaven. She gazes down upon her family on earth with infinite tenderness as she watches them cope with her death; a horror that was all too real. For those who are willing to dig beneath the surface, to you, I highly recommend The Lovely Bones. posted Nov 18, 2008 at 8:47PM