Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Guest Review - Jo

Another Tuesday, another Guest Reviewer! This week, help us give a warm welcome to Jo!! Jo is a kind, sweet British lady who, like all of us here, loves to read. She became addicted to reading a few years prior and also loves music, playing her guitar (secret rock star!!), and drawing. We're excited about having Jo here; now we will hear all about Big Ben (it's in London, but she went on a field trip just for us :) )! So let's all give a big round of applause to today's wonderful guest reviewer, Jo!!! Some cool pictures I found that can relate to our Guest Reivewer:



LEFT: Lichfield Cathedral in Staffordshire, England
RIGHT: Biritish rock band Arctic Monkeys aka JO!!

--Zakiya, the walking butterfly

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Enduring Love by Ian McEwan - 4 Kisses

The book began with a chapter dedicated to a ballooning accident, which was the catalyst of the story. It was written in a strange way that was similar to watching a dvd, where the narrator looked at the event from every angle, pausing, rewinding and fastforwarding, to cover every aspect. This chapter was a bit of a put off for me, but the rest of the book more than made up for it.

The story actually focuses on the main character getting stalked by a man who claims to love him after meeting him on the day of the accident. I found myself glued to the book, turning the pages to find out what he would do next and how it would all turn out. I felt the main characters frustration and annoyance, which i think is the sign of a well written book.

Overall, i really enjoyed reading the book, although i did have the odd issue with it that i can't state due to spoilers. I thought the writing was great and i enjoyed the intelligent thoughts and conversations that were peppered throughout. I am interested in reading more of his work and possible seeing the movie adaptation of this book.

Jo

6 comments:

Twisted Book Junkie said...

Jo, it sounds like you had found an amazing book. It is different and yet you make it sound wonderful. I can't wait to see if the library has this book :)

Zakiya LadyWings said...

(Elyssa, nice name change!)

Jo, sounds like a great book! Will look into it. :)

Chasidy Jean said...

Guest reviewer? love the idea of this. :)

Welcome, Jo! Enoyed the review very much. I have read countless good things about this book. Have you ever read Atonement?

Jen the bibliophile said...

Jo, it really does sound amazing! I really do hope the library has it in!

Jen

PapeRDoLL said...

i have to get this book (thanks to you jo!!)

Twisted Book Junkie said...

I have Atonement on my shelf... I think. I'll hav to pull it out and check it out. Sounds like it would be worth my while.

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