- Cheeseland, Pl
- member since January 4, 2011
Hi Art K
I hope you are well.
Is Cheeseland a real place?
I notice from your reviews that you enjoyed the Hunger Games. I have to agree with you - it's a great book!
I’m searching for someone like you who appreciate original fiction and might be interested in trying out my novel "The DEAD LOOP". It is a psychological thriller mystery about a man that dies every single day but has no idea why.
Shelfari readers say:
It is a book I found very difficult to put down.
One of the most unique and original story plots that I have read in quite a long time.
Best thing I’ve read since hunger games.
The book on Kindle is very low cost. It is also available on most formats such as Nook, Kobo and Apple.
If it intrigues you at all and you want to check it out, I would very much appreciate any feedback.
Very best wishes,
Complete Trilogy edition
Hey, if you want a decent Gaiman book try "Neverwhere." It's kind of a dark/disturbing, slightly humorous Alice in Wonderland (but with more plot than Alice). It's the only Gaiman I've read, and to be honest none of his other books sound terribly interesting...Karen tried "Stardust" but said it was pretty trashy.
Yeah, the fact that Gilkey wasn't a true bibliophile is what made me lose some interest in that book...along with the author/narrator's constant whiny soul-searching over whether she was enabling Gilkey or complicit in his crimes. I did think the parts about true book collectors/lovers were fascinating. I just picked up a book called "People of the Book" that looks promising in a bibliophile kind of way. Apparently it tells the (somewhat fictionalized) history of one of the oldest Jewish Haggadahs in existence.
I had "Addicted to Mediocrity" on my "to read" list for a while and forgot about it. Then today another pastor and I were talking about appreciating art (whether the one who produced it was a Christian or not) and how so much Christian art seems to be second rate and it reminded me I wanted to read it. I'll be sure to review it once I'm done with it...and I can always let you borrow it (I can send it along with your Dr. Who Season 2 when we return that). Too bad you can't see the back cover...the picture from the front continues there :).
If "Blade Runner" made you want to poke your eye out with a turtle (great description btw), I doubt you'd like "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep." The book does create a more detailed/interesting world and more complex plot, but the whole story still feels pointless by the end...though after reading the book the movie made slightly more sense and I enjoyed it a little more. And as far as the protagonist goes, (small SPOILER alert) I just have no use for heroes (or even anti-heroes) who are married and unrepentantly cheat on their wives, to me it's just such a blot on their character that most of the time I have a hard time enjoying the book at all.