Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Some short and sweet reviews

Brief reviews of some interesting titles:

Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel
The Carrie Diaries series are the prequel to the runaway bestsellers Sex and the City. So SATC fans rejoice! In this book Candace Bushnell reveals the irresistible story of how Carrie met Samantha and Miranda, and what turned a small town girl into one of NYC’s most unforgettable icons, Carrie Bradshaw. This book is second after The Carries Diaries.
A fun quick read. If you are an SATC fan then you must!

This book comes from the author of Seabiscuit, which won the William Hill sports Book of the Year and inspired the Academy Award nominated film. Unbroken is a story of one man’s journey into extremity, the book is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body and spirit. Louis Zamperini, though an athlete who participated in the Berlin Olympics, becomes an airman when war calls.  This embarks him on a journey that led to a doomed flight, a tiny raft and thousands of miles of open ocean.
Laura Hillenbrand’s writing is vivid and descriptive. The book manages to hold a reader’s attention till the very end.
Tilly Bagshawe’s book Scandalous is about how two women who unite against a man to get even with him for all the damage he single handedly has managed to cause to both. Sasha Miller has to leave Cambridge University in a scandal after losing her heart to sexy professor Theo Dexter. He goes on to become a television heartthrob but while he is famous his wife Theresa is an unhappy woman. She realizes that trust and fidelity are two words her husband doesn’t understand. Years later Theresa and Sasha join hands in a daring scheme to bring down a man who almost destroyed them both.
Quick and easy read. I of course haven’t forgiven Bagshawe for trying to fill into Sidney Sheldon’s shoes.
Never Look Away
Linwood Barclay is the bestselling author of No Time for Goodbye and from her comes another interesting read Never Look Away. It starts with a trip to a local amusement park. David Harwood is hoping a carefree day with their young son will help dispel his wife Jan’s recent depression. But Jan disappears and no one can find her. David surfaces as the biggest suspect and to prove his innocence David must confront a terrifying possibility: that someone is prepared to destroy him and his family in order to keep a dreadful secret.
The book could have had a better build up but it is a well paced thriller novel. Interesting read!

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