Thursday, September 29, 2011

Kate Morton's The Distant Hours

Kate Morton spins a gothic web of betrayal, lust, love, and the ultimate family bond in The Distant Hours.  Told from the perspective of modern day Edie Burchill, the author takes you back to 1940's England during World War II to reveal the secrets that have betrayed the Blythe family.  The tale of the spinster Sisters Blythe is centered around Milderhurst Castle, which has been in the family for centuries.

The Distant Hours is beautifully written.  As the secrets of "the distant hours" are revealed, the reader should be completely captivated by the decaying castle and its inhabitants.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Neal Shusterman's UNWIND

In this case, I do believe it's necessary to share that I am pro life and I do not believe in harvesting organs, stem cells, or cloning. With that being said, I just finished Neal Shusterman's UNWIND. The novel is creepy, in the ranks of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984. I just pray that our society never succumbs to "truths" that are inhumane and really translate into an orchestrated waste of life. Unwind is a good read with a good ending, but be prepared.