nikki_d11 (nikki_d11) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

20-24 plus audio

20. Backseat Saints - (5/8) - Joshilyn Jackson 352p

4.5/5 review behind the link

21. Imperial Bedrooms - (5/9) - Bret Easton Ellis 192p

1.5/5 review behind the link

22. Chasing Darkness: An Elvis Cole Novel (Elvis Cole Novels) - (5/16) - Robert Crais 408p

Robert Crais always delivers, and the series doesn't get stale. I love that about him.

23. Cry to Heaven - (5/30) - Anne Rice 576p


Blah blah blah blah blah ... OMG - Anne Rice! We get it! You like your words! And your exclamation points! Don't you like question marks!
Now, obviously I didn't hate this or it would be a 1 or 2, but I was so glad when I read the last sentence that I audibly sighed in relief.

The first couple hundred pages of this book were really good, and about 50 towards the end were good. The rest was just descriptive filler. And a LOT of guy on guy action. I have no issue with it, but seriously, it was gratuitous and indulgent. I didn't buy 90% of the relationships, and the one I was rooting for barely got any attention.
And also? Who knew that a eunuch would see so much action? I didn't even know they could "do it." That part was interesting, I guess. At first. I'd like to read another eunuch tale, to see someone elses take. Someone less verbose.

I found it predictable, and just not very good. I won't be reading any more Rice.

24. The Ark - (6/5) - Boyd Morrison 420p

review behind the link


3.Horns - Joe Hill

review behind the link

4. The Help - Kathryn Stockett


Wow! What a great book. It's astonishing to me that this kind of thing went on in my lifetime. I guess it could still be going on, to some degree.

I listened to it on audio, and in this case I really feel that enhanced the experience of the book. The characters, who were so great anyway, really came to life.

I loved it. I think it's such an important book in so many ways, but it really shows how once person can make such a difference.

5. Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe - Bill Bryson

review behind the link

My complete list can be found here
Tags: audio book, historical fiction, thriller

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