Oct 17, 2010

Just Read: Strain,Time Riders and the Lovely Bones

Known to all, Guadalajara's pride, Guillermo del Toro, and Prince of Thieves's creator, Chuck Hogan, have collaborated in writting this crap of a book about a Boeing 777 that just after landing suddenly stops as dead as the whole of the passengers on board but four. But those passenger are not dead but... undead and a terrifying contagion menaces N.Y. and not only N.Y. but all the planet.

(pause to vomit)

O.K. then, time enough spent with this junk, let's go to the next.

Time Riders - Alex Scarrow

Three adolescents should have died but didn't. One at sea, one in a fire and one on a plane, yet moments before death someone misteriously appeared and said "Take my hand". They are not rescued, though, but recruited by an agency with only one purpose: to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.

Alex Scarrow used to be a graphic artist and then he decided to be a computer games designer.

This is just adolescent literature but not good, for that matter.

The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

"My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973" 

So begins the story of Susie Salmon, who is adjusting to her new home in heaven, a place that is not at all what she expected, even as she is watching life on earth continue without her -her friends trading rumors about her dissappearance, her killer trying to cover his tracks, her griefstricken family unraveling.
Out of unspeakable tragedy and loss, The Lovely Bones succeeds, miraculously, in building a tale filled with hope, humor, suspense and even joy.
The point of view of the omniscient first person narrator is kind of innovative and refreshing and achieves more beauty than one could hope for giving the disturbing subject aproached.
Not junk this one. Nice to read and beautiful and, oddly enough given the story with which the book begins, leaves a good taste at the end.


  1. I can understand why Del Toro makes you puke but... his literature? Hahahaha! I'm so clever and witty, am I not? Excuse me? You disagree? What the f...!

    Lovely bones: just too girly for a big man like myself.

  2. Actually he read the book and... cried, the big...mouthed brute.


Maybe you'll also like:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...