Bellatrix Le Strange (god_of_biscuits) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Bellatrix Le Strange

Books 4-8

#4. "If Chins could Kill: Confessions of a B-movie actor" By Bruce Campbell
Do you already know who Bruce Campbell is and love such classics as "Evil Dead1 1-3" and "Bubba Ho-tep"? Did you only truly enjoy the "Spiderman" movies because of a certain Wrestling announcer, a theatre doorman and a maitre-d' at a restaurant? Then you should read this book. Otherwise I'm not sure you'll get the same enjoyment out of it that I did... :D

#5. "Stargate-SG-1: Hydra" by Holly Scott and Jamie Duncan
Nerd-tastic :D Fans of the show will definitely enjoy.

#6. "The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston LeRoux
Camp brilliance. The kind of book from this era that I love to get immersed in, it is epic and fantastic.

#7. "The Liar" by Stephen Fry
Highly recommened. Fry is an absolutely brilliant writer and I really love his talent for writing dialogue. I think this book reminded me a lot of peices from his auto-biography "Moab is my Washpot"- I think it's a safe assumption that he drew on his experience at boarding school for the beginning of the book at least. Brilliant and unexpected ending :D

#8. "Regeneration" by Pat Barker.
A Fictional account of War poet Siegfried Sassoon's stay at Craiglockhart hospital during WWII after writing his famous "Soldier's Declaration", damning the continuation of the war.
I'm usually quite wary of fictionalised accounts of real people but I thoroughly enjoyed this and feel that it was well enough researched to be entertaining without being ridiculous. I also appreciated that the focus of the story was not centred on either support or denial of Sassoon's view of the war. While it is important and addressed, it doesn't drive the story.

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