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


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.



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!


Anonymous 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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