20 04, 2015

GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn

By | Monday, April 20, 2015|10 Comments

GONE GIRL by Gillian FlynnGone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Published by Broadway Books on August 26th 2014
Pages: 560
Length: 19 hours, 11 minutes
Genres: Fiction, General, Media Tie-In, Mystery & Detective, Suspense, Thrillers
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The #1 New York Times BestsellerOn a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

I haven’t seen the movie yet. I like to wait for movies to come to video, so I can enjoy them from the comfort of home. Gone Girl was such a great, addictive, mind-fucking read. I can’t wait to see Ben Affleck play Nick and Rosemond Pike is one of the most beautiful […]

29 01, 2015

THE MARTIAN by Andy Weir

By | Thursday, January 29, 2015|15 Comments

THE MARTIAN by Andy WeirThe Martian by Andy Weir
Published by Broadway Books, Crown Publishing Group on February 11th 2014
Pages: 384
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Hard Science Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thrillers
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Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to get him first.

But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. But will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?

This story was very original. Mark Watney is the first person to be stranded on Mars. The character of Mark Watney is witty, smart, and determined to live. The character is narrated through a series of logs. He is honest about his situation and doesn’t mind working to survive. He just tells it […]

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