• Life after Life book review I must admit I felt a little bit lost at the beginning of this novel. All of the situations that happened were confusing as the author isn't telling the story in chronological order. Although the book catched my interest very fast and I fell for Kate's magic.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird book review I was thinking for a long while if I should review this book as it brings up a very difficult subjects. As you are here, reading it I decided to do so and present this amazing book to you, the best I could. It's a novel written by Harper Lee, it has been...

Harper Lee- To kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird book review

I was thinking for a long while if I should review this book as it brings up a very difficult subjects. As you are here, reading it I decided to do so and present this amazing book to you, the best I could. 
It's a novel written by Harper Lee, it has been very popular and reviewed by many people before. It's definitely a "must read".

American small town community seen with the eyes of innocent child who is not afraid to speak the truth and ask uncomfortable questions. She will present you Maycomb in an uncompromising manner with all its advantages and dark sides.

There are several different threads in the book. The racist problem raised by the author was now and then a serious problem. 
Atticius defense of Tom Robinson, an African American man accused of raping a white girl Mayelli, was undoubtedly the most important thread in this book. 
It was very difficult to pass over the results of the trial conducted in the novel. Especially knowing the testimony of two parties involved. As for a reader it was initially hard to understand the Atticius's victory.. 

We are still powerless against injustice and intolerance. And racial prejudice? We are still seeing them around. Then the question is; What has changed? 

In my opinion the book has many advantages but it is not devoid of defects. The schematic presentation of the problem disturbed me a little. Still "How to Kill a Mockingbird" is obviously worth paying attention to. 

“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” 
 ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

The Choice - by Nicholas Sparks, book review

Nicholas Sparks "The Choice"

Travis and Gabby are neighbours in a small town. Thanks to the misunderstanding they get to know each other more. And in a series of further crazy adventures they get to fall in love. Although Gabby had plans to avoid Travis for the next 50 years, it did not work out the way she wanted... We need to remember that she had a boyfriend whom she planned to get married to. 
And here we stand in front of the first choice, however the next choice would be a matter of life and death... If only one could break a promise? 

We all know well Nicholas Sparks from his famous books or their screen adaptations ("Notebook", "A Walk to Remember", "Dear John", "The Last Song" and many more) 

"The Choice" is one of the most beautiful love stories I have read recently (there is no doubts Sparks is a master in his work). Love showed in this book is mature, filled with pain, fear, uncertainty and most importantly: hope. 

Personally I liked the book for its style and sense of humour. Apparently  trivial situations became very funny by the act or word. Despite simplicity the characters were very interesting and real to the readers. 

If there is anyone that thinks that there is no point reaching for this novel - is wrong. The book is not like all the other simple love stories for one quick read. 
It's about a fate and above all about important choices that we all have to make throughout our life. 

Perhaps my opinion is very superficial. I don't know. I decided not to go into details so The Choice is yours :)

Thank you for reading my reviews!! 

Sharp Objects - by Gillian Flynn, book review

"Sharp Objects" is Gillian Flynn's debut novel (author of "Gone Girl" and "Dark Places"). This book is an outstanding crime, frightening family saga. It takes its readers up to their limits of endurance. I haven't met such an unequal story plot, real roller coaster.

Everything starts with the standards: we have a mysterious murders in a small town. Typical story with a perfect receipt for a crime, you must think... However the main crime plot goes down a bit over time and we get to read more about main character's family problems. It isn't a bad idea although I was more curious about solving the mystery :) 

The puzzle is not too complicated but I must admit that before the very end, Gillian neatly throws logs under our feet to confuse the clue. As I mentioned above the author tried to attract us to the main character who has more problems than she needs, she is an alcoholic with lots of unresolved childhood issues. Camille's fight with herself was pushed to the fore. 

What I liked the most was the ending. It's surprising, fits well in the whole story, explains everything and most importantly creates the bond between the reader and main character.

Despite the horror, dark atmosphere and careful psychological portraits - I did not feet too frightened. Maybe because I am used to Stephen King's horrors that are in deed scary. 

So have "Sharp Objects" met my expectations? The answer is; yes but without "wow" effect. 
I do recommend this book. It is really a great debut. It's perfect for people that like crime-psychological thrillers that focus on complex family relationships. 

Hope you'll enjoy it! 

"Ah, well, being conflicted means you can live a shallow life without copping to be a shallow person." - Gillian Flynn

The Time traveller's Wife - by Audrey Niffenegger, book review

I have seen The Time Traveler's Wife film a few years ago and I simply loved it. But as every reader I knew that a screen version is nothing compared to the book. 

Definitely an original story line. Although the subject of time traveling was often taken by the writers, yet Audrey Niffengger presented it completely different, more feminine I'd say.

The book presents a story of Clare and Henry and their struggle with Henry's unusual and strange affair, he can travel in time. Unfortunately it is not pleasant for him and he cannot control it.. Also there are times where it can became very dangerous. 

It is beautiful love story, sad and touching at the same time. It all began when Clare was still a child. 
Their love is very difficult as it is scattered in time, marked by eternal longing and expectation for Henry's return. It is a love that tries overcome everything, even time barrier.

Although there is a lot of things I did not like about the book. The idea itself was very good. I admire the author for her precision and imagination. I liked the fact that she was able to combine all the events in her book logically. She made sure it doesn't get complicated for the readers to recognize events that took place in the past, presence or future.
Still it is hard for me to admit I liked screen version more than a book. Still it was a quick read and I enjoyed it. A little bit less than I thought I would. 

I still recommend this novel to all of those who seek some heartwarming stories for cold winter evenings.