Over the Easter holidays i managed to find the time and read a few books.
The first is A Game of Thrones book (re-read) which confirmed my first opinion. The TV series is superior to the book. Well, the 1st book at least. The book did contain a lot more information about characters and events which is a bonus when watching the series afterwards. Not sure whether i have the will to continue with the book+series anymore. Too many books on my to-read list. Better books.
One of those was the Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker. This is a recent young adult book which came to my attention after reading Jim Harris’ review. If anyone asked what the book is about to be honest my reply would not be that it’s a science fiction novel. I think it just provides a setting for the author to write her story about teenage loneliness, love and also how people might respond to significant climate change. I don’t know, but what i do know is that Age of Miracles is definitely a book worth reading.
Jesus’ Son, by Denis Johnson is a very short book. This is a sort of compilation of short stories of a drug addict. I don’t know what i expected but apparently i’m not its audience. I hated it and the only reason i finished it was because it was so short.
Finally, the book that left me very conflicted. The Rosie Project, by Graeme Simsion. I completely fell in love with it in the first third. Kept laughing out loud while reading that part. The only other book that had this effect on me from what i can remember was Catch-22. However, after that first third it kind of started losing me. The book is about Don, who is socially challenged and single. He embarks upon The Wife Project which includes the use of statistics and questionnaires to find a suitable wife for himself. It reminded me of The Curious Incident With The Dog In Night but i enjoyed The Rosie Project a lot more. It was just a shame that the last two thirds were not at the level of the first.