The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

I finished reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time on Thursday. I say finished; I actually mean I read it! It only took 3 hours! I read some extracts from it a fwe years ago and absolutley hated it. It seemed to me to be poor writing. I know the story is told by a boy with but to be honest it felt like that was a secondary excuse for poor writing. However, my wife bought it for me last christmas so I added it to my “to read” pile. Needless to say, I read it and I loved it. It is very simple but it is also very charming and funny. Will go striaght to The Happy Pooch now.

 

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Pompeii

Robert Harris - PompeiiI read ’s Pompeii yesterday – yep read it in one day. It’s a bit easier to read than the books I’ve read recently so it kind of flowed easily.

I really enjoyed it, the story is pretty simple but it moves a long at a good pace helped by the fact that you know that is going to blow. The story is set over four days… starting two days before the starts. Having this knowledge gives the plot a sense of urgency because you know something that the characters don’t. That in itself is such a pleasure.

The angle of the story is excellent, as is the detail. I’ve found myself in awe of the of the which is a center pin of the plot. Having visited itself I really enjoyed the way Harris brought the place to life. I very enjoyable read that actually makes me want to learn more on the subject of and their life.

How come there hasn’t been a film of this yet?

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Currently Reading…

Robert Harris - PompeiiJust started reading ’s Pompeii. Don’t know anything about it as all I’ve done so far is place my bookmarker at the start of the book.

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch, and the WardrobeI’m reading to my daughter at night. I had it read to me when I was small and absolutely loved it. So as she is aware of because of the film (which I haven’t taken her to see) I thought she might enjoy it. However this is the first time I have actually read it. The thing is… it’s a lousy book! I don’t know how anyone can call when ’ writing was so poor!

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Baby Bond

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Arts | The name’s Bond – Junior Bond

Charlie Higson writing stories about James Bond before he was a spy… Spy Kids anyone? I’m not sure about this as an idea for a prequel but I’m sure the book, which was release yesterday, will sell bucket loads.

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