Beach Reading Reviews 2012 Part 2
by A Latter-day Bluestocking
Here’s the second half of my beach reading reviews.
A simply monstrous story, a young man trades his soul for eternal youth and leads a sordid dual life, indulging every impulse and desire maintaining all the while a gentleman’s facade. As Dorian Gray’s portrait exhibits the sins of his sinful life he moves on to ever more unspeakably and horrifying transgressions. A page-turner and frightening.
A beautiful story of a man’s struggle against nature written in Hemingway’s characteristic style free of superfluous words. He simply and elegantly the old man’s determination in the face of defeat. Powerful!
Absolutely awful. Nonsensical clap-trap about how to achieve happiness in love by following the example of Austen’s heroines. Preachy, thus annoying. Not recommended.
Despite being over 1000 pages long, an engaging tale. This is the fourth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series relating the quest for domination of the Seven Kingdoms. If you are a fan of the fantasy genre definitely a must-read.
- Beach Reading 2012 (alatterdaybluestocking.com)