Posted: October 31, 2007 Filed under: Books
Millions of dollars are at stake in a huge tobacco-company case in Biloxi, and the jury’s packed with people who have dirty little secrets. A mysterious young man takes subtle control of the jury as the defense watches helplessly, but they soon realize that he in turn is controlled by an even more mysterious young woman. Lives careen off course as they bend everyone in the case to their will
I just finished reading John Grisham’s Runaway Jury. The book has been with me for a long time but I never had the chance to read it. I thought that it was an old legal thriller and was already made into a movie so there wasn’t any excitement for me. But since I had nothing else to read, and I always liked reading. I finished reading it only today. I read the book at last. I enjoyed it. Big thumbs up.
From the author of “Silence of the Lambs” and “Black Sunday”, this is the book that introduces the series killer, Hannibal Lecter – a tortured, torturing monster who finds ultimate pleasure in viciously murdering happy families.
This is what I am just starting to read. I don’t know what the book was about but from what I just learned, the author – Thomas Harris wrote Silence of the Lambs so I’m expecting gory psycho horror here. It might give me some sleepless nights of wild imagination. But I’m totally up to it. I’m going to start reading the book today.
Posted: June 17, 2007 Filed under: Books
For a change, something serious naman ang binabasa ko, hindi na Chick – Lit. I am surprised that it is turning out to be a good read, I just picked it up from the Bookstore seeing that it was On Sale, I didn’t think it would be good, but on the other hand, I checked it on the internet and found that it had good reviews. So I am now proud to be reading it Hahahahaha.
Pero actually, nung una, I sa totoong buhay, I found the book rather slow, and now after 128 pages its becoming exciting, but the book is long, its 657 pages! Yes! Ang haba! Akala ko nga hindi ko kakayaning basahin, kasi I don’t have the time to read all the time, so I’m not sure how long it will take me to finish this. Anyway, just like every book I read, when I enjoy it, I don’t want the book to finish.
I lifted off one of its Synopsis on the net too: Knock yourself out.
When the brilliant and controversial black judge, Oliver Garland, is found dead in his study, not everyone believes it was a heart attack. Mystery, secrecy, and misfortune seemed to surround the judge during his life–his daughter was killed in a hit-and-run car accident and his nomination to the Supreme Court was rejected in a scandalous public hearing–and now that’s he’s dead the mysteries only deepen. He has left his son Talcott, professor of law at a prestigious New England university, a set of cryptic instructions regarding his “arrangements.” Talcott’s sister Mariah is certain that their father was murdered and produces one conspiracy theory after another to prove it; his wife, the beautiful, ambitious Kimmer, is up for her own Appeals Court nomination and wants Judge Garland and all his undying controversy to go away; Jack Ziegler, the menacing underworld figure whose friendship with the Judge cost him a position on the highest court, demands that Talcott deliver the “arrangements” to him. Caught in the middle, in a marriage that is unraveling, a university from which he feels increasingly alienated, and a family history from which it seems he cannot escape, Talcott begins the long and winding–and quite dangerous–task of unraveling his father’s sins and secrets.
But The Emperor of Ocean Park is more than a thriller, thrilling as it undoubtedly is. Carter very skillfully weaves into his story an incisive critique of American culture, the complex interactions between law, religion, politics, wealth, race, and family in contemporary society. The result is a sprawling, smart, fast-paced novel that probes not just the mystery surrounding a father’s death but also the larger puzzle of how to live a meaningful life at this particular moment in our history.
Posted: June 4, 2007 Filed under: Books
Another Chick Lit for me this month.
At least consistent Sophie Kinsella pa rin
I was at the bookstore last weekend and thought of buying another book for myself, one or two books a month wouldn’t hurt my finances so much I thought so Sophie Kinsella’s “The Undomesticated Goddess”, as soon as I got it, I thought of getting another book, serious book too naman for a change. I guess my mind would also be stimulated by this? Kaya lang baka naman maging mababaw ako because i read these kinds of books?
Well, anyway, I looked and looked and looked pero kahit na maraming maganda, ayaw sumunod ng kamay ko! Ayaw kunin ang serious books. Finally I got another book, a serious book, but I forgot the title. But if I remember it right, parang Naguib Mahfouz yata ang author, parang Literary Prize Winner siya of something, that I said, well if he got this prize, then it has to be good. I perused a little and it was quite entertaining too. Kaya lang, hindi naman yata maganda na nagbabasa ako ng dalawang books na magkasabay? Baka naman magkagulo ang aking understanding of the books.