Boring dirty stories, sorry.

I haven’t read some erotica in a really long time so I just picked out Little Birds by Anais Nin.

Rating?

2/5.

I got to the end of it 50% out of curiosity and 50% because I just wanted to finish it, it’s a short not-so-awesome book so it’s not worth it to read it for 100 years. What can I tell you about it is that it’s pretty boring. The stories give me the feeling that they’re just thrown there and they didn’t really get to me. I felt distant towards it. They didn’t intrigue me or made me feel anything.

I didn’t really enjoy the idea of men messing around with 16 year old girls tho’ I liked the first story when all the girls ran away when they saw him in all his glory around them. Come on, that was pretty funny.

The stories have many things in common and they might seem familiar at some point which was pretty nice and made me imagine some bonds between them.

Overall this was not my cup of tea but I’m glad I’ve read it and it’s an appreciated classic.

Summary: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11036.Little_Birds

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Frankenstein is THE DOCTOR!

For halloween I saved a place for a creepy book that would suit this holiday and I decided to go for  Frankenstein. I couldn’t be more dissapointed, I’m serious. I ruined my halloween reading joy.

Rating: doesn’t even deserve a 1 but I will give it 1/5.

If there is someone out there considering this book a masterpiece and an awesome classic, please convince me or just let me know what makes you think that.

I know I’m not a fan of classics or whatever but some of them are really good. I wanted to be freaked out by a story written in that classic old style. Something like Poe. But I just forced myself to finish it just because I wanted to give it a bad rating so people that are like me can find out some bad reviews too, not only the good words about it.

Besides the fact that the descriptions were awful, a paragraph written only about how the wind blows and how Frankenstein feels it, the story isn’t scary, man. It doesn’t have a drop of darkness in it that you can call “creepy”. Some crimes commited by the monster are not enough to make this book a horror one. Look at Stephen King, if he would’ve written it some crazy stuff would’ve happened. Not just deaths of people Frankenstein knew.

I appreciate Mary’s ambition to write a creepy book at 18 years old but this was so bad and awfully boring, I don’t even have words. It took me 5 days to finish it and it doesn’t even have 200 pages.

If you haven’t read it yet, you can go for it but embrace yourself for major boredom.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18490.Frankenstein?ac=1&from_search=true

“Reader, I married him FIRST”.

A book that should be read before Jane Eyre…or after…whenever you want: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.

If you want some help with Bertha’s timeline check this out: http://www.shmoop.com/jane-eyre/bertha-mason-timeline.html?aal=icJABrfHXjXPKJlyALwp8ntD4EU7swejvWw1RDx5YFLgtXMd

I’m really impressed by the author and how she managed to create such a great story for “the mad woman in the attic.”

There are always some characters in novels that the author or the reader tend to ignore but sometimes these neglected characters can spark an interest towards the reader making him wonder what’s the backstory of X, what happened to Y, why did A end up the way he/she did etc. In most of the cases, you end up without any answer so it’s up to you to think about it.

Now here appears Jean Rhys with her incredible idea to write a book on Berta Mason’s life. The first wife of Rochester from Jane Eyre. And it’s also a really good one and catchy. I recommend it to anyone who loves Jane Eyre or want to read it.

Even if you don’t really care about Bertha’s life (I didn’t) it’s still worth it.

Rating: 4/5.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25622780-wide-sargasso-sea?ac=1&from_search=true

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.

My favorite book of all time, 1984 by George Orwell.

Rating: 100/5.

This book is the one that started my love for reading and the one that made me want to read some more dystopian books.

Orwell is considered a prophet of literature, writing the book in 1948 and being so accurate years later.

1984 is truly frightening and it can destroy you. After finishing it from time to time I was having some flashbacks from it. Living in totalitarism where the society is controlled by the Big Brother is no joke. And by controlled I mean literally your every move was watched.

You won’t get how awful this is until you see it through Winston Smith’s eyes (the main character). He tries to live his life like any other person, drinking coke, smoking his cigarettes…falling in love eventually with a girl from the anti-sex  group…but you know what they say…you can run but you can’t hide.

They eventually fix him in the end.

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By the way, don’t watch the movie.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5470.1984?ac=1&from_search=true

“How I wish you were fear”

Possibly one of the best thrillers, Stephen King’s The Shining!

Rating: 5/5 (I don’t even know if it’s necessary to mention this).

Although King hates the movie version of Kubrick, the movie is really appreciated by a lot of people but anyways, we’re not here to talk about the movie (but you should watch it if you haven’t until now).

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King is funny and laid back and you can feel that through his writing. There’s a relaxed way of relating stories that immediately induces the reader in the same state. That’s pretty much how I was like when I started reading the book (too bad I read it after I’ve seen the movie a few times).

He creates suspsense without the need of some ghosts and different creepy creatures. He just has a Grudge (evil presence tied to a location) and the enemy of it is the kid that has “the shining” and apparently he is not the only one.

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The thing that makes Jack such an evil man is not the hotel’s Grudge. He’s been a bad person even before that if you will pay attention to why he’s been fired from his job and the time when he wanted to hit Wendy and Danny but had to drive around so he can calm down. After the hotel experience and being controlled by that presence, nothing is the same anymore. And if you thought that it ends there at the hotel, there’s also a sequel that I’m gonna write about.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11588.The_Shining?ac=1&from_search=true

10 bucks per life

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote.

Rating: 4/5 stars.

This is not your typical crime book. It will rip your soul out and leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth.

Capote manages to cover everything with details(too many details in some parts), he just doesn’t tell the crime story quick…he lets you have some time to evolve feelings and get into it…and that’s exactly what happened to me: I felt empathy towards Perry. And that’s something I didn’t really want because I knew he’s gonna get what he deserves. He is the one that stands out because of his unusual behavior, accepting the responsibility of murdering all the 4 members of the Clutter family…or his apologize before he was hanged…and all his explanations actually kinda makes you feel like he deserves to be free.Their gain after the murders? 40 dollars and a death penalty.

The thing that shocked me was finding out at the end that this has been a real story, not a fictive one…left me in some kind of a shock…so I searched some pictures of the Clutter family (thanks crimearchives.net). I decided on uploading only the picture of the family and the murderers. If you’re interested into seeing the crime scene and other evidences I’ll leave the link under the pictures.

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Richard (left), Perry (right)

Portraits of Family Found Murdered

Herb and Bonnie Clutter, Nancy (16) and Kenyon (15).

http://www.crimearchives.net/1959_clutter/html/images.html

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/168642.In_Cold_Blood?ac=1&from_search=true

One flew east…

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, Ken Kessey.

Rating: 4/5 stars

I underestimated this book…I’m lying awake at 3am with a weird feeling…maybe similar to a “shock”. I didn’t think this book could actually trigger some feelings but I started reading it because of the high ratings it has and I thought “oh well maybe it’s not bad”…and no, it isn’t bad. It is one of the best classics out there.

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What makes this more intriguing tho’ is the fact that Jack Nicholson plays in the movie as the “trouble maker” and I knew I had to watch the movie too…which is a must-see, of course.

tumblr_n1h8t5w55i1rktn8lo1_500The narrator (called “The Chief”) is so good that it actually made me forget that he is the one actually telling the story and I instantly imagined McMurphy (the trouble maker) relating the events at some point.
This has been a good catchy reading from the begining to the end.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/332613.One_Flew_Over_the_Cuckoo_s_Nest?ac=1&from_search=true