August 05, 2011

“unputdowntable”

It’s been a while since I last picked up a book which was so difficult to put down. So far, my picks have been rather... draggy or heavy.

Like this one –


I bought this book for the simple reason that it was written by Elizabeth Gilbert. And that it is the sequel to ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. Just couldn’t wait to see what would happen next.

I wouldn't condemn the book entirely, no. For what it’s worth, I think that it was very well-researched. And that each point is substantiated with a source whether interviews, books or historical facts. There are many useful quotes in it too. Plus, the way it was written was in such a way as if the author was speaking to you rather than writing.

But the downside?

Is that the sentences, pages, chapters and some points seem redundant. I get it that the author was trying to put a point across especially ones which she was really passionate about. But being repetitious? Now, that’s something I cannot stand. If I were the type who goes straight to the ending when I got bored, I would have. Thing is I am not. And that’s why it took me from April – July to finish it.

Having said that though, I think the movie (if any) would turn out quite interesting.

The heavy one that I mentioned (literally), is this one –

credits to Google

I really am taking my own sweet time reading this and alternating with my other reads.

What’s unputdowntable is this
credits to Google

Dorothy Koomson delivers again! And this one (so far) has been the most exciting, page-turning and unpredictable yet.

From the title “The Ice Cream Girls”, the story line is something I never expected. AT ALL! I slept late nights just reading and reading and reading some more. Who would have thought that Serena and Poppy had to go through all that torture and pain? If I were them, I would have probably committed the crime they were alleged to have committed. Probably much sooner than they did.

But I must tell you that the ending is mind-blowing! You would have probably guessed at some point, but you couldn’t confirm because the author succeeded in casting doubts on just about everything.

It was mind-blowing, I tell you!

And in every sense of the word, unputdowntable, personified.

This one, is most definitely worth the read. Without a doubt.


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2 comments:

yayahafiza said...

kakak!!! my dad also suggested me to read 'a doctor in the house'... and just what u said, i also took my own sweet time to read it.... but it is really interesting.... nnt balik raya, will continue reading it.... smlm xlarat nk bwk balik the book to KL sbb berat sgt :P

Haneesa said...

hahaha, my mom and i own one each lepas tu sibuk nak cerita to each other apa dah baca. haritu kakak dah terlepas cakap kat dia chapter dia belum baca. hahaha. if only la benda tu boleh carry around kan best. tgh duduk2 santai pun bole baca. tapi apakan daya.