Inferno – Dan Brown

Every addicted Dan Brown fan must read. Or should I say it is a must read for every addicted Robert Langdon fan. I loved the book but of course after reading Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code, the bar is set outrageously high for this author.

Personally I have read a bunch of reviews on this book particularly but well personally I am every into Dan Browns way of storytelling and the intense research he does on the subject he is writing about. I admire how well he gets the details of artwork, symbols and places he writes about.

Sienna was a character I liked in the beginning but was a bit hesitant to like, and I was right about that in the end. It is a book worth wile reading, but I would reccomend it to people that do enjoy Dan Browns storytelling style and have read at least one of his previous books. As I have read on the internet it might not be the ideal book for everyone but it was entertaining and kept me on my toes waiting for the next exciting event to take place.

I cannot wait till the next Dan Brown book comes out, even though I hope they do not film a movie of this book because I hate all the movies. No offense Tom Hanks! I just envisioned it differently and I don’t think the movies capture the essence of the stories.
Overall ratting: 3,5/5

Have a great weekend!

The Burning Room – Michael Connelly

My previous book review was also on a Michael Connelly book, but well I love this author so much and read all his books so his most recent book is also on my book list of this year. This books was the very first book I read in 2015.

One of the best Bosch Novels although the previous one “The Black Box” was even better. What I find interesting is that even after this character having been in more than 19 books, this story hasn’t gotten boring. Harry Bosch is still as interesting and intriguing as in Michael Connelly’s first book. I love how old school Harry Bosch is. It’s funny how the book actually makes inside jokes that only addictive Michael Connelly reader will understand.

Harry Bosch is working in the cold case division, he stumbles across a case in which a man dies almost a decade after the crime. It is a action packed thriller with new characters such as Harry’s new partner newbie Detective Lucia Soto. This book is for anyone who loves reading crime and I highly recommend it.

SPOILERS!!!!!

Be careful!!!!

Don’t spoil the surprise!!!

I have been dreading this time since Michael first talked about pulling the plug on Bosch’s career. Although I never really thought about him actually doing it because Bosch is his main character. But the time has come!  This novel keeps you guessing “what will happen to Bosch?!?!”, I can’t wait for the next novel to find out what will happen to this amazing character.
Overall rating: 4/5

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

Welcome back everyone, today I’d like to review the first book I ever read from Dan Brown which is his international bestseller “The Da Vinci Code”. I must confess I was very skeptical to read any Dan Brown book because he was mainstream and everyone was reading his books and later watching the movies based upon the books.

Finally this summer I was in a used book store and happen to stumble across a little book called “The Da Vinci Code” which intrigued me. I picked up the book and started reading it the first week of summer. ️I devoured this book like a hungry person devours a plate of food. It was such an amazing book, one of the best I have read in a long time. I became fascinated with symbols, the holy grail, Priory Secret Society, the hidden messages and most of all it made me want to visit the Louvre again.

I recommend this masterpiece to anyone who is interested in action packed thrillers.

My rating for this book is: 5 Stars

 

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!

Turn back now if you don’t want to ruin the surprise!!!

I warned you didn’t I?!!!!

I am not a devoted religious person but this theory that Jesus had a child really made me wonder if maybe it is true ( could be possible). The Da Vinci last supper with the women next to jesus utterly surprised me I had never noticed it was a women. What a mind blowing book! Of course as I always do after reading a book that has a movie adaptation I go watch the movie and compare every detail. Must confess I dreaded the movie, the character Sophie not well cast (my opinion, as I had imagined someone else entirely. At least this wasn’t the worst casting mistake a movie could make…

Yes I’m talking about you Fifty Shades of Grey!

The main character Robert Langdon I thought was very well portrayed by Tom Hanks. Although I have one complaint about him HIS OUTFIT  where is the turtleneck?! He wears a turtleneck.

Thank you for reading and have a lovely day!

Dark Places BOOK vs MOVIE – Gillian Flynn

 Gillian Flynn’s second crime thriller doesn’t disappoint (even though I didn’t read the first one “Sharp Objects”), this action pact crime thriller keeps you guessing until the very end abou what happened on that day that Libby’s family was brutally murdered and her older accused of these murders. I would prefer not spoil any single part of this amazing roller coaster of a book that is “Dark Places”. I can say it’s a book that once you start reading you won’t stop until you’ve finished… Literally not matter what time of the day it is, I for example started reading this book one day late afternoon and finished it at 5 am. On the next day after having finished the book, I was tempted to watch the movie, but like the movie review this movie disappointed big time. The reason for this disappointment might be the fairly large casting problem, Libby’s mother is too beautiful in the movie and in the book she is described to be a person you wouldn’t want to go up and hug. Ultimately what I hated about the movie was that neither Libby nor her brother Ben’s hair were red!! In the book Libby has yes painted her hair blond but it’s a sloppy painting where her red roots are showing already. In the movie her hair is perfectly blond. Ben’s hair problem is even bigger, when she goes to see him in prison his hair is dark brown but not red.

I’m sorry to burden you with my movie casting problems and “look” problems. It’s safe to say movies are NEVER as good as the books.

After reading “Dark Places” I am certain that I will read other Gillian Flynn books and enjoy them very much if she continues writing these thrillers that suck you in, I will continue reading them. The next ones I will read from her are “Gone Girl” and “Sharp Objects”. I would love to know if others who read the book and watched the movie felt the same on the issues I encountered which I mentioned above, leave opinion down below in the comment section.
My overall rating on the book: 4 stars

Thank you for reading and have a great day.
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