“Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden’s wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pierced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of iniquity and corruption”
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The other day, while bored out of my mind at two in the morning, I scrolled through my Netflix hoping for something to watch. Having found nothing that caught my attention, I logged into my HBO account and watched The Accountant, starring Anna Kendrick and Ben Affleck.
I liked the movie. It was entertaining and it gave me something to do, other than stare at the ceiling and contemplate the meaning of life. (As one does at 2 AM).
That was a few weeks ago. As of right now, I have watched that movie four times.
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Wow. That’s the first word that came to me.
This book was intense. Weird and strangely scientific, and intense.
I had heard a lot of good things about this book but was a bit afraid of getting into it because I knew of the very scientific nature of it. Like string theory, astrophysics, and a whole bunch of the inter-dimensional mumbo jumbo.
I was worried that I wasn’t going to understand or that the science would be too overbearing, ruining the story.
Boy, was I wrong to think that. This book was so good!
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“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Well, that certainly was something.
I have been wanting to read this book for years now. Ever since I read 1984, by George Orwell, and loved it, I wanted to get to this one.
Where 1984 seems like a dark vision of the future that is slowly becoming reality, Animal Farm is an eye opener to the terrible and deceptive ways of the world and our perception of freedom.
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Let me just start by saying that this book was soooo good!
I only heard of this book a few days ago and decided that I had to read it. I went to the library and checked out, and me being me, I began reading it at around midnight on a Monday. Well, technically, I think it was already Tuesday, but moving on. The point is, I didn’t go to sleep until like 5 AM because I simply had to finish this novel!
That there, my friends, is dedication. That is what I called being hooked to a good book.
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Captive Prince Trilogy by C.S. Pacat
One word describes how I feel for this series:
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Algunas historias son sutiles en la forma en que se presentan. Tejen sus mensajes a sus cuentos con hilo fino, artísticamente adornando ellos mismos con pensamientos profundos y creencias revolucionarias. Estas son las historias que llenamente engrosan al lector para que entiendan su punto de vista, entorpeciendo todos sus otros sentidos.
Otras historias son francos. Encojen su mensaje en un ladrillo apretadamente embalado en forma de libro y proceden repetidamente a golpearnos sobre la cabeza con él hasta que lo entendamos.
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Some stories are subtle in the way they present themselves. They weave their messages in to their tales with fine thread, artfully decorating themselves with deep thoughts and revolutionary beliefs. These are the stories that slowly engross the reader into understanding their point of view, dulling all their other senses.
Other stories are blunt. They coil their message into a tightly packed, book shaped brick and proceed to repeatedly hit you over the head with it until you get it.
This was a blunt book. And honestly, there is nothing technically wrong that. Some stories need to be blunt. There is no point in hiding their purpose, no gain in subtlety. Some books need to just plainly tell you the message that they are trying to convey.
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“Once upon a time, there was a little blackbird, pushed from the nest, unwanted. Discarded. Then a Hawk found her and swooped her up and carried her away, giving her a home in his nest, teaching her to fly. But one day the Hawk didn’t come home, and the little bird was alone again, unwanted. She wanted to fly away. But as she rose to the edge of the nest and looked out across the sky, she noticed how small her wings were, how weak. She was trapped. She could fly away, but where would she go?”
Going into this book I thought I had a pretty clear idea of how this was going to go. It’s a sad thing when most books follow the same plot scheme. Thankfully, and sadly, I was wrong.
Continue reading “A Different Blue”