Monday, 11 November 2019

Books I'll Probably Never Read Tag!

I saw this tag going around on Twitter and thought it looked really fun. It'll be weird to talk about books I'm not going to read rather than ones I've already read.
So here we go...

A really hyped up books you're not interested in reading:

I'd have to say Daisy Jones and the Six. I'm desperate to read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo but Daisy Jones just doesn't look Like a book I would be interested in at all.

A series you won't start/finish:

I'll probably never finish reading Twilight. I read the first 2 books when I was younger and after that I just watched the films!

A classic you're not interested in:

I'd have to say Wuthering Heights. I really tried to read that book but it was so hard and confusing. I actually don't think  its that I'm not interested in the story I just can't get through it.

A genre you never read:

I read loads of genres! I don't really read many non-fiction books so I guess I'll say that.

A book on your shelves you'll never read:

I've had Dracula by Bram Stoker on my shelf for ages and I've started reading it loads of times but then I just move on. I think I will love it if I eventually get around to it. This might be a book I'll listen to instead.

What's one book you'll probably never read? Let me know In the comments! Also if you're interested in doing this tag for yourself then consider yourself tagged!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Revival Stephen King Review

In a small New England town, in the early 60's, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Mortan looks up to see a striking man, the new minister, Charles Jacobs. Soon they forge a deep bond, based on their fascination with simple experiments in electricity 

Decades later, Jamie is living a nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll. Now an addict, he sees Jacobs again - a showman on stage, creating dazzling 'portraits in lightening' - and their meeting had profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the devil's devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings. 

As much as it pains me to write this (because I love Stephen King) but this book was my least favourite Stephen King book I've read so far. One reason I didn't like it was because there was alot of drug use references in it and that's really not something I enjoy reading about. 
Also there just wasn't a lot happening during most of the book. I found myself waiting a long time for something really big and shocking to happen and I literally waited throughout the entire book for a big ending that wasn't really that great. 

That being said, the book did have one really great character. Charles Jacobs was a very complex man, he changed a lot during the book. He started off a great man, a role model to other people. However during the book we watch a very strong man fall apart and go into a downward spiral. The man we meet with Jamie Mortan at the start of the book it not the same man at the end of the book. I really enjoyed watching what had happened in Charles Jacob's life.

This book just wasn't one that interested me although I am glad I can check it off my SK list. 
Would give this book 2 stars.