Winter Reading Roundup: Gone Girl & The Shoemaker Wife

Gone Girl –  5 stars (linked to Good reads)

From Good Reads:  “Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn”.

If I can say anything is dont read anything more about this book and just go out and read it. Now. It is a fabulous written thriller, I was absolutely hoooked and the less you know the better. But read it – you’ll thank me later. (beasides, its not just me saying this, its every top 10 list of the best books in 2012)

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The Shoemaker’s Wife  – 4 Stars

Lets start with this – the title of the book does not make the book justice. Looking past that, this is a very enjoyable book, a great love letter to both italian and NY cultures, a light romantic read, that will make you feel happy about life. Bonus, lots of opera involved! It is a tale of star crossed lovers across continents and an epic story of how to reinvent yourself through adversity, and the power of destiny.

Some good quotes from it:

“Moments are history. If you have enough of them, they become a story.”

“Beware the things of this world that can mean everything or nothing.”

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