Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Short, short reviews for a quick read

Holly's Inbox by Holly Denham

Life of a receptionist in London after she took a new job as a reception. Reading her life unfurled in email correspondents.

Love this book. It is frothy fun. It is originally a website, (I think I mentioned it earlier but couldn't find the post to link it up) and the one who wrote this is a man. He originally wrote the story in the website for his company (excerpt of interview I freely took from It was initially just a way of getting more candidates to register for our recruitment agency. It’s a specialist agency for reception staff..)

Holly is paranoid and I think he just writes for laugh, but it is an entertaining, light chic lit fun of a read! And God! I missed reading Bridget Jones.

Holly's Inbox 2 by Holly Denham

Kinda fun too, though I did preferred Holly's Inbox 1. Am disappointed that some of the characters in Hollys Inbox 1, is not mentioned at all (James, Jennie, Shella) in this book.

The Illuminator by Brenda Rickman Vantrease

A story about an English lady and the relationship she have with an illuminator. (A person who makes illustrations and decoration for books (long ago handwritten books))

Bit of a bore. More of a Christian lesson on the history of English written Bible for the mass and why is it so and about priests and the changing of feudal system in 1600s England. I think. Everything is depressing. The ending is blah.

Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

A story about a boy raised by ghosts in a graveyard.

Now, who doesn't love that? Awesome, awesome read. Makes you melancholy. Best read when drizzling or dark. Was sad when I came to the ending and would love to know what Bod makes of the world or how he fares in it. The only part that I do not like is the Macabre dance part. Guess I never really see the point in that story.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling

The book have 5 children short stories in it, and took me less than 2 hours to finish reading it all.

Quite captivating. Say what you will of J.K Rowling but she does make some pretty entertaining children stories and I enjoyed this book.

The book is written like e.g. short story first, then notes written by Dumbledore on what he thought of the stories. Now, the short stories is clearly a children book, some of the notes written about the story of whatever characters J.K Rowling thought of, seems hinting on a perverse sexual fetish. E.g. an extract taken from the book
... It was rumoured, however, that she actually discovered him in the act of fondling some Horklumps, which she found deeply shocking.
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Now, am I right in reading that what she meant is the act above is sexually perverse or am I just reading too much into it?


iceroll said...

Not so short :p. Well, maybe it is considering 5 reviews in one go :p.

Hmmm u are not the only one who think it is a perserve sexual fetish, although i am yet to read that book but i read it somewhere that Dumbledore actually is a gay? Is he?

And that book from Neil Gaiman looks delicious. Pinjam!

Dils said...

setiap satu reviews itu sungguh short ape.

J.K Rowling pernah cakap Dumbledore tu gay. Die macam amazed yang people don't know that. Pada aku before I know that, Dumbledore tu macam Ken doll je. His only desire is for knowledge. Hehehe. Thanks a lot Rowling for killing people perception.

So skang ni ramai baca balik Harry Potter and see how unnaturally attached Dumbledore is to the boy, so ramai pikir paedo udah.

Hehe.. buku itu adik aku nak pinjam bawak balik JB.

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