IT’S JUST HER MIND THEY WANT TO USE. HONEST!
THWARTING HATE GROUPS AND SOLVING MURDERS IS ALL IN A COUPLE OF DAYS WORK FOR ACCIDENTAL SLEUTH, SOOKIE STACKHOUSE
Living Dead In Dallas
(The Southern Vampire Mysteries, Book 2)
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 288 Pages
Date: 20th October 2011 (First Published 2001)
While a part of me would ideally love for every book I read to be an unforgettable, life defining masterpiece, I realise that this is not a realistic expectation. There are times when I simply have to let myself enjoy a book for what it is. Reading a Sookie Stackhouse novel by Charlaine Harris is always one of those occasions. Living Dead In Dallas, the second instalment of the Southern Vampire Mysteries, much like its predecessor, Dead Until Dark, is at best a disposable guilty pleasure. Much, if not all, of the enjoyment to be derived from it is the result of how eye-rollingly cringe-worthy, and hilariously funny the story is. Whether or not that is by design is hard to tell. But I’ll give the author the benefit of the doubt.
THE STAND OUT TALE OF THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA
A GRIPPING JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY FOR TWO YOUNG HEROES IN A RACE AGAINST TIME TO THWART A NEFARIOUS CONSPIRACY
The Horse And His Boy
(The Chronicles Of Narnia, Book 3)
Genre: Children’s, Juvenile Fantasy
Format: Paperback, 252 Pages
Date: 20th March 2012 (First Published 1954)
If anyone were to ask me which of the seven books of The Chronicles Of Narnia is the best, without hesitation I would reply, The Horse And His Boy; although I would have no argument with anyone who considered Prince Caspian to be the better book. While they are both excellent reads, what elevates the former over the latter, as well as the other Narnia books, is its unique status within the series. It is the only instalment whose premise doesn’t involve young protagonists from our world being transported to the world of Narnia at a time of great need. In fact, though the story takes place during the reign of the Pevensie siblings, and features cameo appearances by them, Narnia only plays a small part in the book’s setting and plot. The story unfolds mostly in the land of Calormen, far to the south, before moving to Archenland and Narnia, much later on.