Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I agree

I just finished "Angels and Demons" this past weekend and I agree with Mary's analysis. It was captivating in parts, but often I felt like I was on a merry-go-round, reliving the same scene/plot over and over. Brown's ideas were interesting, but I felt a bit too fantastic in parts (Langdon jumping out of a helicopter without a parachute and actually surviving? Not to mention being able to get right back up and run back to the Vatican...). And certain aspects were just overwhelmingly gruesome or sexual.

An interesting read, but definitely not stellar literature.

P.S. My husband and I just watched the movie. This was one of the rare times that I felt the movie was actually better than the book. They deleted ALL the sex (thank heavens!) and it was actually very entertaining. I might even go see it again. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Let's Move On . . .

It appears my suggestion went over like a lead balloon. Oh well, no worries. I read it, and while it was a captivating book, it wasn't great literature and there were some very gruesome, unsavory parts in it.

So let's move on. I have no idea who is next. Shelli?

Monday, August 3, 2009

Angels and Demons

So ... I read a few dozen pages in and couldn't finish. It creeped me out too much. I don't know what it is with me in the last year but I'm easily scared and prone to nightmares. As hard as it is sometimes to just resist my curiosity and read or watch things I know will frighten me I've adopted that as my policy. When the scaries come, run away. :) But I'm anxious for your reviews and anxious for the new book. What did you all think?

P.S. Are we in choosing order on the left widget? Am I two book choosings away? I need to plan for that. :)