Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Recent Reads


Basically I've been reading loads this past week and have read both of the books below, and they have both been amazing! So I thought I would give my opinion on them!
                  The Railway Man - Eric Lomax

After seeing the trailer for the film adaptation I just had to read the book!
From the off I obviously knew that I wasn't going to be swept away by a lovely
story of happiness, but what I discovered was so much more than I anticipated.

I didn't realise that the story is in First Person from Eric Lomax's viewpoint until
I began, and I believe that this added to the huge emotional link that you create 
with the men that are involved within his story.

I don't want to ruin the book for anyone, but I was astounded by the strength and 
power shown by Lomax, and I think that it is horrible that he sadly passed away in
2012, just as they were doing the final edits in the film.

Overall, I would 100% recommend this book to anyone! whether you enjoy reading or not.
The story fully pulls you in and you begin to understand the terrible events that those poor 
men had to attempt to survive. I would give it a 5/5,. 

              The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
                     After seeing this book wherever I've been in the past couple of months, I was finally             persuaded to purchase it after some uni class mates did a presentation on it.

I was instantly drawn into the world of Hazel, and her struggle with an ongoing battle with cancer, but the transformation that Augustus has upon her life lifts the tension, and although there is the constant reference to the fact that they were both ill, the story of their developing relationship is the overriding theme.

That is until the brutal twist, the twist that causes every reader upset, the twist that brings the reality of cancer back down to earth. The book is very well written and I will definitely be purchasing some of the others by John Green. I will also be watching the film adaptation when it comes to cinemas in June, and I think that it will be interesting to see how the characters are portrayed, and whether this has less of an affect than the book had on its readers.

I would also rate this 5/5, and I think it is an absolutely necessity for all readers.

So that's it guys, these books were both amazing and I just couldn't put them down!! I would definitely recommend them, and I would love to hear your recommendations for books! Hope you liked my opinion of them!

Lots of love, Jess xxx


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