The 9th Soul

Book Review: Looking For Alaska

Posted in life by Fated Blue on August 6, 2013

Book CoverI ventured into John Green’s books after the amazing story I found in his most recent book “The Fault In Our Stars“. They say TFIOS is his greatest work yet. While I did have an insurmountable joy reading TFIOS, I can’t help but feel emotionally lonely days after finishing Looking For Alaska. I mean, both were great books and both had their own world to dominate in but I liked the character development and the plot of LFA better than TFIOS. What do I mean by this? Let me explain below.


Book Review: Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Posted in entertainment, life by Fated Blue on April 23, 2011

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This is the first Murakami book I’ve ever read. The reason I spiked an interest in reading this book was because of the hype that surrounds it. The fact that there was a recent Japanese movie adaptation of this particular book (that I officially have a copy of, with English subs of course, trailer 1 and trailer 2) was also something I had used as a reason to buy this book (as with my recent book choices i.e. Never Let Me Go).

When I first read the few pages of this book, I thought to myself “Well, I like reading tragedies. I just hope it won’t be too sad that it’ll bore me” but it wasn’t just a tragedy. It was a tragic recalling of a life that’s gone past but it wasn’t all about the sadness of remembering the vivid details that would occasionally resurface.

No. It was about how those memories shaped us to be what we are now. It was about reminiscing the good even in the worst moments of our life.

In a nutshell, this book is about making the right decisions in the hardest of times and how to be righteous in your own way. This book is a must read for those fans of literatures with a coming-of-age theme to it.