Book review: Time between us

timeAuthor: Tamara Ireland Stone

Pages: 368

Year of publishing: 2012

Rating: ★★★✩✩

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Synopsis: Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett has the unique ability to travel through time and space, which brings him into Anna’s life, and with him a new world of adventure and possibility.

As their relationship deepens, the two face the reality that time may knock Bennett back to where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Continue reading

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Book review: Frankenstein

FrankyAuthor: Mary Shelley

Pages: 156

Year of publishing: 1818

Rating: ★★★★✩

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Synopsis: “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, & then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life & stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.” A summer evening’s ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine’s room & a runaway imagination–fired by philosophical discussions with Lord Byron & Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism & the origins of life–conspired to produce for Mary Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning, it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece,FrankensteinContinue reading

Book review: The Maze Runner.

runnerAuthor: James Dashner

Pages: 385

Year of publishing: 2009

Rating: ★★★✩✩

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Synopsis: When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.

Nice to meet ya, shank. Welcome to the Glade.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
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Book Review: Bad Karma

Author: David Safier

Pages: 224

Year of Publishing: 2007

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: “The day I died really wasn’t much fun, and not only because of my death… That only scraped home sixth in the day’s series of lousy moments,”

Meet Kin Karlsen, a television personality whose career obsession brings her some serious cosmic repercussions! In her quest to dominate the airwaves, Kim cheats on her husband, neglects her daughter, and mistreats her staff. Continue reading

Book Review: The Stranger

The StrangerAuthor: Albert Camus

Pages: 140

Year of Publishing: 1942

Rating: ★★★✩✩

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Synopsis: Stranger in his land, stranger of himself. Meursault lives a distressing situation. Intimately oblivious to the impact of his actions, he murders. In these masterly pages, the realism reaches perfection: Meursault tells to us his story, not the history of his reasons and feelings, the story of his inevitable fate. Continue reading

Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

TscjhAuthor: Robert Louis Stevenson

Pages: 126

Year of publishing: 1886

Rating: ★★★★★

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Synopsis: An intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory, Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities -one essentially good, the other evil- for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man’s dual nature reveal Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over and century later, undiminished. Continue reading