Monday, October 19, 2009

The Bottom Line, #4

The Bottom Line is a feature to designed to give quick and dirty reviews of books I've read, but I either don't have the time or the inspiration to write full reviews on them.


Deeper by Megan Hart
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Spice (July 1, 2009)
ISBN-13: 9780373605323
Genre: Erotica
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Rating: 3.5/5

I don't usually read erotica so I didn't know quite what to expect with this book. It was a little tamer than I thought it would be but the storyline was decent. I could see myself picking up another one of Hart's books if I just wanted something different to read. I also read this one on a Kindle which was a fun change.


Blue Heaven by C.J. Box
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Minotaur Books (June 23, 2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0312614836
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Source: Library, Audio
Rating: 2.5/5

Blue Heaven started out promising, but kind of fizzled by the end. I expected a little more from the story, but it wasn't bad. There were a few times I found myself rolling my eyes at the dialogue and a I found a couple of the narrators voices terribly annoying.


Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: HarperFestival; (October 28, 2008)
ISBN-13: 978-0061649691
Genre: Young Adult, Children's
Source: Library, Audio
Rating: 4/5

I'd heard great things about Gaiman, but hadn't had the chance to read him before. I really enjoyed this audio though. The story was a little predictable, but not to the point of being boring. What I enjoyed most though was Gaiman's narration. His voice was smooth and the inflections perfect. I'll listen to another one of his books for that fact alone.

8 comments:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I like this idea. I don't always have the energy to write full reviews or really that much to say about some books.

Sandy Nawrot said...

It is so easy to get behind on the reviews! I think these quick ones tell us enough to know whether we want to know more!

Ceri said...

Great round up of reviews - this is a great idea. I keep hearing about Neil Gaiman and have one of his books on my wishlist to try out. :)

Zia said...

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite narrators. You should listen to him narrate his book called "The Graveyard Book". It is most excellent!

bermudaonion said...

I loved Coraline - you need to see the movie, if you haven't already.

Zibilee said...

I really like this feature, and am thinking about something like this for my blog. Sometimes a book just doesn't inspire a lot of thought and feeling from me, and this format would be great for those occasions. I also liked Coraline and agree with the above poster that you should see the movie, if you haven't already.

Diane said...

I usually read CJ Box, but passed on this one for some reason. I'm guessing I did not miss much :) Trying to be more selective with so many books out there.

Suko said...

Your blog has the most perfect title!

I am new to your blog, but I wanted to tell you that I enjoy your brief reviews. Sometimes, I know my reviews are a bit too long, and that people don't have time to read them for that very reason. But sometimes I keep them short and sweet as well. :)