Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Aniversary Man by R.J. Ellory was one of the best murder mysteries I've ever read. It keeps you guessing until the end. It's about a copycat serial killer. And, I didn't realize until the end of the book, that all the serial killers in the book are real, or as real as Ellory could make them. It was easy to read, although it took me a while to get used to all of his sentence fragments, but I really had trouble putting the book down. I would highly recommend this one.
Posted by Annette Mills at 7:13 PM
Friday, August 27, 2010
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Monday, August 23, 2010
The turmoil that Luke goes through during the rest of the book is painful to read. He can't talk to anyone, he loses all of his friends, and just really becomes a totally different person. I thought this was very realistically portrayed, and I felt his pain in my gut.
I think young adult readers will like this book, and it should provide some excellent moral quandaries for discussion.
Posted by Annette Mills at 2:43 PM
Saturday, August 21, 2010
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Friday, August 20, 2010
I won't give the "ending" away, but not much happens. I don't get the message of this story. Is it, "High school drunks shouldn't corrupt quiet shy nerds?" That's not a very powerful message, in my opinion.
Posted by Annette Mills at 8:33 AM
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I did finish the book and enjoyed the other two stories. They were much more intricate and developed some unusual and unique characters. There was suspense, and an ending. So, overall, I would recommend the book. Even the first story -- it was short, so it's not too much of a time investment.
Posted by Annette Mills at 8:12 PM