Monday, January 13, 2014

BOOKS: The Start Of A New Year


For me it was a bit of a let-down but not on the same level as say the 2 and 3 of the Hunger Games trilogy. The main problem for me was the sheer amount of change introduced in such a short time. To go from everything we thought we knew to a whole new world was too much to put into the last book of a trilogy.

Plus there was the change to Four’s personality, he went from a badass to someone who second guessed himself over his choice of toothpaste it was ridiculous. He doesn’t have to be perfect but it was too much of a change. It was more a change in personality than we got with Tris having killed her friend.

The Hunt For Red October

I was blown away by how good the book was to be honest I thought it would be too dated to be able to relate to but it was an excellent read. I have never seen the movie myself and this doesn’t make me want to just because of the huge detail contained in the book which would have been left on the cutting room floor in Hollywood.

The book delve into the full aspects of war and spares none of the technical and political details which makes for interesting reading especially for someone like me who was still a bit too young at the time to truly understand the nature of the Cold War and the fear we in the West had of Communism.

It is just a shame that it took the death of Tom Clancy to make me seek out his body of work.

So as this is all about books let me take this time to declare that I intend to read 80 books this year, you should be able to follow my progress using my goodreads widget on the right hand side of the blog. Feel free to comment with your own aims for the years bookwise.


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