Sunday, November 18, 2007

book review 1

i just scrolled down and saw yeesan's pics posted by yeesan....and i realised she showed the 'peace' sign near her face in EVERY pic...hahaha...

nway, back to the main topic...this is not a class thing..i dunno why i'm posting it here....but yeah...i am re-reading THE MEMORY KEEPER'S DAUGHTER by KIM EDWARDS....*it's been in the bestseller's list for like weeks..*..oh, before i continue....if any of you saw the book that audrey brought to school, that stephen king book....sometimes, it made me wonder "why in the world is the name of the author taking 3/4 of the front cover...??and the title is like crammed into a 'corner' of the cover....

i talked bout the book before, i think...and lydia was supposed to lend it next...but i'll wait till she returns my other book...*hint*..nway, yea..i'll give the book a rating of 9 out of 10...yea...
it's a novel about the life of a broken family...and sometimes, it really touches the soul...the way he describes life....and it's like he'll be able to put into words what you've been thinking all along...so, it's like finding someone who is on the same wavelength....this book always manage to get me feeling a lil depressed...like seeing all their lives, falling apart...mebb it's just me, too absorbed in the characters...there's this character also...PAUL...he's the son la...you'll just fall in love with him...he's a teenager in the story...and yea...

here's an extract from the story...i dunno if it's legal...
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"Let's stay focused here," David said at last. "You don't need to worry about your mother and me. That's not your job. Your job is to find your way in the world. To use all your many gifts. And it can't all be for yourself. You have to give something back. That's why I do that clinic work."
"I love music," Paul said softly. "When I play, I feel like I'm doing that- giving something back."
"And you are. You are. But Paul, what if you have it in you to discover, say, another element in the universe. What if you could discover the cure for some rare and awful disease?"
"Your dreams," Paul said. "Yours, not mine."
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*David is Paul's dad..guess it's pretty obvious...*

see??..sometimes, what is portrayed in the book is so true...and it kinda reflects my life...which is why i'm so drawn to the book, i think...it's a nice change to see someone who finally understands your life and have gone through your life...even though he's fictional..hahaha...the plot is also not those cliche-d kind....those kind that's always "...live happily ever after..." ...bleaahhh... nonsense...and that's why children are so innocent...

ps. so, lydia...rmb to return my book the next time we meet..and i'll lend you this wan...i'm finishing already...jaga baik2 oo cz most of my books have slept beside me on my bed before *seriously*...

3 comments:

lydia said...

dun worry, all the books i have ever read have also touched my bed before.. iz lk tak halal if it doesn't spend the nite on my bed.. ur book ar.. is still on hold.. hehe.. this reply gives me an idea *mind wanders* but dun wana reveal first..

Jess said...

Wah rajin betul write book review..haha..

sokwai said...

neh, lydia, i dun agree.. i dun like or maybe i can say that i never let my book spend the night on my bed... in case i crumpled it.... haha