Friday, 9 March 2012


Intimacy - Hanif Kureishi

Thoughts and Opinions
This book is well... interesting i suppose. I'm not entirely sure what to think of it apart from it's complete unnecessary use of truly awful language at times that really doesn't add to the integrity of the book. It's safe to say thats its a characer development book and you get to see into the life of a rather synical man who can be really hard to like. I would suggest to read it, just out of curiosity and if you fancy a light book and have nothing in line, it's only small and took me two days to read.

Basic Plot
A man wants to leave his wife. That is all you need to know really, the book is his thoughts on the subject and the reasons why he is doing it. As well as reasons why he doesn't want to do it. As well as other, sometimes quite vulgar thoughts on his other relationships.

I think that many people would like this kind of character development book where nothing really happens but you get a real insight into one person. These books can be interesting and to be fair this one isn't uninteresting but it's not my cup of tea shall we say? If you have time give it a read but it does have harsh language at times so if you are easily offended  i would avoid it.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Life Of Pi

Life Of Pi - Yann Martel

Thoughts and opinions
I love this book, i think its clever, thought provoking, intriguing and at times a little bit disturbing. This book is definitely one that requires a lot of thought in order to see its true meaning and answer the ultimate question. Which story do you believe?  This book claims it can make you believe in God. Don't let this put you off reading it though, even an athiest like me found it a really good and interesting read. No, i still don't believe in God.

Basic Plot
An Indian boy, after the sinking of a ship, ends up stuck on a life boat with various animals. The most dangerous being a fully grown bengal tiger. The book is all about his journey and how he survived for 227 days in the pacific ocean. You learn a lot about his past including education and religion.

I would strongly advise you to read this book, it really is fantastic. Don't forget to read the Authors note at the beginning, it could change your prespective of the whole book. Make you ask questions about the way Pi acts towards certain events and keep you thinking all the way through about his state of mind.