In an optimistic attempt to acknowledge the beauty we miss, I’ll be posting something beautiful everyday for the next 356 days. Some will be new shots, others old and revived.
I didn’t think twice before buying this book, because obviously, Tom Hanks. Unfortunately, it is boring. Very boring. The stories are dull, lacking an edge to them and the narrative is too monotonous, almost robot-like.
But here’s a magical trick: try reading it in Tom Hanks’ voice. The effect is dramatic, I even bought the audiobook narrated by non other than Hanks himself. It actually put a smile on my face. 🙂
Damn. That was brutal in ways I can’t begin to describe. The kind of of books that leave you hiding in your room, because you would look so lame crying at your phone screen.
You venture into this story knowing full well how it ends (spoiler alert: they both die at the end), but when it comes, you’re never ready for it. No one is ever ready for death. And it broke my heart.
What would you do if you knew it was your last day to live?
Well, this book has been quite a journey. A very intricately-woven, emotionally-charged trek. I’m impressed by Sanderson’ writing.
I had some difficulty, however, relating to that cosmic turn of events; the clash of gods and divine powers. I would have loved a more human conflict, or rather a more believable villain (at least to me), for unlike the author portrayed, I believe gods make no mistakes. Gods don’t fail. And most importantly, if you’re fighting the end of the world, an apocalypse, there’s no stopping it. Some ends are bound to happen eventually.
Nice try though. Now off to a new journey.
Powerful. Vivid. Beautiful.
It’s been a very long while since the last time I couldn’t put a book down. Sanderson just knows how to “Pull” (pun-intended) you into the picturesque world of his.
There were times, however, when I thought I couldn’t see much into Kelsier’s character, but as it turns out, it was the very thing Sanderson intended.
I was a little annoyed by a few monotonous lines and some overused words, but meh, it’s nothing against the piece of art this book is.