Monday, 5 November 2012

Nokta reads... 10/2012

It looks like I might become a 'hot' Librarian in the near future. ;)
(I want to apply for that as a second job, on the side, since my mornings tend to be so boring & of course because of the amount of extra income)
So please wish me luck on Wednesday, when I go to the job interview, all you Lovelies!

Bag of Bones - Stephen King
★★★★★★★★☆☆
I already read this book circa 2 year ago in german. This time I took an english paperback Edition from our Library with me... and I have to say, it's just as good as it was the first time, if not better for the original language in which it is written really gives off the right vibe.
This is not just horror or supernatural, it's about loss & how one copes with the aftermath, plus some scary shite or it would not be from King, right!?
There where moments where I just wanted to reach into the damned page and give the poor guy a good clap on the back.

Im Morgengrauen ([Part 2 of 3] of Skeleton Crew) - Stephen King
★★★★★★★★☆☆
I read a ¼ of this book (which means the biggest 1 of those 6 stories) around 2+ decades ago when I was small, and mostly had forgotten about it. The story was called 'the Mist', a great piece which has been made into a movie a few years ago.
After reading the other 5 stories of it, I feel like he should have cut out 2 of the shorter ones, 'Here There Be Tygers' & 'Morning Deliveries · Milkman 1'. They were meak & unneeded in this otherwise good book.
One more thing I know after reading many, many Books of his is that King really should only write short stories. They're his best!

Die siebte Nacht (La septième Nuit / The 7'th Night) - Alina Reyes
★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
This was the tawdriest, poorest piece of Porn, which I have ever read. Everything veiled under the label of Art. Don't get me wrong, Porn is okay every now and then... but don't label it as sublte Erotica if it's cheap Smut. (I've read much better Fanfic Slash Stories)
Except for 6 to 7 pages, this was written very badly. I had the feeling as if the Author was on a constant bad trip while working on this.

Dshamilja (Джамиля [Djamilya]) - Chingiz Aitmatov (Чингиз Айтматов)
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
I wasn't very satisfied with the book, 'cause I had expected more of it. Still I had a good time reading it.
It pleased me though, whether one is Kyrgyz or Turk, that certain things were just kind of obvious to me. The terms & words were similar to the ones I was taught as a child, kinship as I know it is almost the same.
Being Turkic means, in the end everyone's from the same Proto-Tribe, you know?
Whether Man or Woman, from a small Town or big City, Azeri or East-Uyghur, give us an At or an Ok & Yay... und we learn in the shortest amount of Time what to do.
It's in our blood, even if you're only of mixed-race like me. :)

Der Fremde (L'étranger [The Stranger/The Outsider]) - Albert Camus
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
This book was one of the few bitter disappointments of the year. The main character was rather dull than lethargic. So a real dunce... which I am, too, since I did read this to the end. *bleh*
Not recommended for people with little free time!

Uhrwerk Orange (Clockwork Orange) - Anthony Burgess
★★★★★★★★★☆
Oh, Alex how I hate you, you little Perv.
If you had been my Son, I would have given you so many good beatings until you would not even have been able to think of using your britva on people or playing the In-out-in-out game with unwilling 10 year olds!
This Book was great & while people might have laughed at Burgess in 1962, there sure are more than just a few Alex's out there in our Western world in 2012!


Oh, one more thing. Anyone wants to recommend me a good Book?
I am in need of more variety, concerning my future to-read List. Thank you in advance.
Fave Genres are Horror, Gore, Magic Realism, Thriller & Science Fiction... to name a few.

Yours,
Nokta

P.S.: Welcome to my new Friendly Stalkers & thank you for the nice comments & your awesome blogs, which are most entertaining to me!

43 comments:

  1. What a great review, I might have to pick up a few of these!

    xx
    Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    1. Thank you!? :)
      You should, there are some real gems between these.

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  3. awesome ill have to check out some of these books!

    x


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  4. nice nailpolish! great post!
    would you like to follow each other?
    xoxo Ewa

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    1. No, I have not yet.
      But thank you for the recommendation, I'll put this in my 'To-Read' List! :)

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  6. Well if you haven't yet read the Millennium Series, YOU SHOULD! I am so behind on my reading.

    Much Love

    P.S. I love when you come and post on my blog you always make me smile.

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    1. Ah, yes that's on my list, but it's constantly borrowed out.
      I guess I'll have to ask them, to set it aside for me next time it's back at the library.

      Thank you for the great recommendation!

      P.S.: Aw, that's so lovely of you to say! :3
      I'm always scared I might come off as too forward or awkward.

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  7. Great book reviews. Wish I had to time to read but I´m so busy right now. Of course I like to follow each other. I followed you on Gfc but I´m afraid you can´t follow me back. Stay in touch anyway. Liked your comment very much. I own all kind of nail polishes not just essie. The cheap ones are also great <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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    1. Thank you. I always try to read, even while reading.
      I think I might a Bookaholic.

      Thank you for the follow! :)
      Hmm... I should be able to add you via Google+ or something. I'll look into it in the next days.

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  8. thanks for a useful post!)

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  9. thanks for your lovely comment :) loving your post too :)

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    1. Ah, ruma-san. :)
      Thank you for your every lovely words!

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  11. Nice to be back to see your blog again! You do give very good book reviews. And those in your list are pretty interesting.

    About the book suggestion, I recommend Robin Cook's medical thrillers since they may suit your favorite genres.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, I was already wondering where you had vanished to. :)

      Thanks, I will put them in my To-Read list next!

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    1. Thank you very much!

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  14. cute blog, good luck! i always thought itd be fun to work at a library!

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  15. Great blog hun! Thanks for the lovely comment, hope to see you again soon xx

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  16. Hello dear,
    Maybe you would like to follow each others blogs with blogger and bloglovin?

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    Have a nice day,
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  17. Hi Nokta, how are you? Dropping by to say hi. I'm enjoying my stay here in my corner of the world though I am sometimes bothered by brownouts/sudden lack of electricity from time to time due to electrical repairs, they say. And also with weak WiFi connections. But I'm doing fine here. I hope all is well. Looking forward to your next post.

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  18. We definitely have a different type of books we like...I'm sappy love stories! But I wish you the very best in your job search. Thank you for your very kind comments!

    Erin
    thefashionfairyblog@blogspot.com

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  19. hi! i hope we can follow each others blog :)) please let me know :))

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  20. Thanks for commenting on my blog! I hope you get the job. Looks like you know o much about books!
    XOXO
    Ty

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