Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King


"Waiting on" Wednesday : Mr.Mercedes by Stephen King



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by "Breaking the Spine" that spotlights the upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication is "Mr.Mercedes" by Stephan King. I so "cant-wait-to-read".


Goodreads Review:

Publication Date: June 3rd 2014 

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes Stephen King has ever created try to stop a lone killer from blowing up thousands.In the frigid pre-dawn hours, in a distressed Midwestern city, hundreds of desperate unemployed folks are lined up for a spot at a job fair. Without warning, a lone driver plows through the crowd in a stolen Mercedes, running over the innocent, backing up, and charging again. Eight people are killed; fifteen are wounded. The killer escapes.In another part of town, months later, a retired cop named Bill Hodges is still haunted by the unsolved crime. When he gets a crazed letter from someone who self-identifies as the perp; and threatens an even more diabolical attack, Hodges wakes up from his depressed and vacant retirement, hell-bent on preventing another tragedyBrady Hartfield lives with his alcoholic mother in the house where he was born. He loved the feel of death under the wheels of the Mercedes, and he wants that rush again. Only Bill Hodges, with a couple of highly unlikely allies, can apprehend the killer before he strikes again. And they have no time to lose, because Bradys next mission, if it succeeds, will kill or maim thousands.Mr. Mercedes is a war between good and evil, from the master of suspense whose insight into the mind of this obsessed, insane killer is chilling and unforgettable.

What's your "waiting on" pick? 

Happy reading !!



Sunday, 19 January 2014

Review: Sycamore Row by John Grisham




Goodreads Review:

Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten, will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County's most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. 
The second will raises far more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

My Thoughts: 

M a die hard fan of John Grisham. How could he do this to his fans? How could he disappoint us sooo much? This book was so slow and boring unlike others. This is a sequel to his best selling novel, "Time to Kill".  I didnt understand why did he had to go back in 80's? How many of us had phones and cars back then? Anyways, Ending was powerful, I was completely hooked.But if u ask me what happen in between? I'd barely remember. It was too long n too detailed. Chapters which lead to the final chapters was tedious. There was nuthing in between that prepares u to the trail chapters. 

In short, First quarter of the book gets u hooked up, middle chapters let u down n lost, Final chapter put to back together and makes sense. I wont recommend this book to any person whose not a fan of John Grisham. But JG fans can get away with few glitches, like I was. 

M so badly waiting for sumthing that gets me hooked up from Cover Page to the Last page. Suggestions are more than welcome. Till then, taking a turn from Fiction to Non-Fiction. 

Happy Reading !!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Education




Education is like the depth of an ocean,
when we swim in it, we will never drown.


Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Empty Envelope by Ron Roy




Goodreads Review: 

Dink keeps getting envelopes in the mail addressed to "D. Duncan." But the letters inside all start with "Dear Doris" and don't make any sense! Josh and Ruth Rose think someone's playing a trick on Dink. But Dink is sure there's more to it than that, especially after Doris herself shows up and demands her letters!

My Thoughts:

Very very very easy read. Actually I read this book to my 6 year old this evening. He got this book from his school library for me to read it to him as a bed-time story. 

A to Z Mysteries Series: Early mystery series for kids, very popular with kids, because of the variation in the stories, and the uniformity of the characters. Mystery lovers must read. 


Happy Reading !! 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Review: Beverly Hills Maasai by Eric Walters




Goodreads Review:

In his sequel to Alexandria of Africa, Eric Walters brings exciting new characters to life, with the urban jungle of Los Angeles as their backdrop.

It's the ultimate clash of cultures when Nebala, a Maasai warrior, leaves behind Kenya and, with two fellow Maasai, and crosses the world to compete in a marathon in the most famous zip code in the world: Beverly Hills, California. Reunited with their friend Alexandria, now their guide to strange, new surroundings, the trio are confronted with life in fast-paced, extravagant Beverly Hills, and customs and attitudes the Maasai find by turns baffling and amusing. Beverly Hill Maasai is another heartwarming, fast-paced, and thought-provoking novel from one of Canada's most popular young adult writers.

My Thoughts:

One day Alexandria gets a strange call from her friend Kenyan friend Nebala who is in California. Things were not gud in Kenya since she left. No rain, people and cattles are starving. The only solution for the three Maasai warriors was to win the Beverly Hills Marathon to improve their village condition.

Now the challenge for Alex and her friend Olivia was to help Maasai enter the Marathon. How did they help? What difficulties they had to face? And last but not the least, did they win the Marathon? If yes, how did they win? Reading this book will answer all your questions.

I loved this book. It is as engaging as the first book was. Its really interesting to see how characters change from one book to another. 


Happy Reading !!