BOOK REVIEW: Collision by Jeff Abbott

BOOK REVIEW: Collision by Jeff Abbott

Posted July 4, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Jeff Abbott / 0 Comments

‘The Collision’ by Jeff Abbott was a random book selection for me. I’d not heard of the author but the story concept looked intriguing when I read the jacket.  And it was really well written.  I had trouble in the beginning following the different storyline beginnings.  I think this stems more from my personal inability to remember names than it does the writing itself.  Once the different story lines merged into the meat of the subject matter the story took off for me.  (Though I still struggled with a few too many names.) This was a great book that I would recommend to other friends who enjoy the genre or a similar style.  The main drawback, for me, was it was almost written to close to ‘formula’.  Good guy in trouble for something he didn’t do, bad guy in trouble well because he’s bad guy.  Supposed other good guy is […]

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BOOK REVIEW: 42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

BOOK REVIEW: 42 Miles by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

Posted June 27, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Tracie Vaughn Zimmer / 0 Comments

The premise of ’42 Miles’ by Tracie Vaughn Zimmer was good.  The writing was actually very good.  The difficulty is with the way it was laid out.  It was very difficult to follow the story at times.  I think the attempt to mirror a book of poetry while remaining prose created a conflicting story line.  The way the pages jumped to different ideas while at other points tried to tell a chronological story left me feeling a little out of the loop.  The story and writing has amazing potential but fell flat of what the intentions were.

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BOOK REVIEW: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

BOOK REVIEW: Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind

Posted June 20, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Sword of Truth, Terry Goodkind / 1 Comment

First and foremost I am typically not a fan of Fantasy, I just needed to say that. I read ‘Wizard’s First Rule” on the very high recommendation of a friend. It does not read as a typical fantasy book at all. I found the book extremely well written and was engaging to read. At times I struggled with the believably in the characters in the ways they interacted with each other. There were some information that I felt was too drawn out in story line and could have been revealed with less preamble and would not have effected the story line negatively. There were a few parts that I really wanted to just skim through and get on with the rest of the story. However, despite this, I really enjoyed the book and would read it again. And most definitely plan to read the following installments of the series.

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BOOK REVIEW: PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

BOOK REVIEW: PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Posted June 13, 2012 by Fizzy Pop in Cecelia Ahern / 0 Comments

OK, honestly I was torn between 4 and 5 stars on this one. I wish there were half stars! It was a really well written book that struck the right balance of emotion throughout but it was almost predictable emotion. It felt like another, more seamlessly integrated, version of the chick lit formula. I think the author did an excellent job of of weaving the story and the emotional roller coaster that Holly (or any other woman in similar situations) experienced after losing her husband at such a young age. ‘P.S. I Love You’ was, in my opinion, a well written account of true love that never dies. The books is also a testament to the meaning of true friendship. Friendships that deepen despite, and sometimes because of, tragedy. I think we all need to be reminded sometimes who are true friends are, whether our lives face tragedy or joy, […]

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