My Own Little Book Corner

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2009 Book Reviews #10

I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

This is a Young Adult book that I really enjoyed. Things begin getting weird when a young taxi driver becomes a hero by foiling a bank robbery. After that event, he recieves 3 playing cards that each have an address.

The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

An interesting story that jumps between the 19th century and modern day with two stories of wife number 19 - one married to Brigham Young and the other to a modern day polygamist. My impression is that the bulk of the book is set in the late 1800's and since I like historical fiction, I enjoyed greatly.

Left for Dead:My Journey Home from Everest by Beck Weathers

Not exactly what I expected. I thought it was going to be more about the experience on Everest. Instead it is more a story of his life and marriage. It was ok - but nothing spectacular. A below average read in my eyes.

Welcome to the Great Mysterious by Lorna Landvik

I really enjoyed this book. It is a story of twin sisters - grown - whose lifes have taken different paths. One is married living in the midwest and is the mother of a downs syndrome 13 year old boy. The other is divorced, with no children living the life of a Broadway star in NYC.

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