Friday, March 21, 2014

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathon Safran Foer

One of the best books I've ever read.  About a young boy searching throughout NYC for secrets about his father's death.  This novel was a touching page-turner.  The author is brilliant and the message he wishes to convey about family is awe-inspiring.

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea by Yukio Mishima

This was a great book, going into the depth of the Japanese culture and society before and after WWII through the eyes of Noboma, the main character.  However, there are some disturbing parts,  such as killing an innocent cat for sport, but it is a good read nevertheless.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Very entertaining; kept me on the edge of my seat.  Was much better than the movie.

Gravity (Movie)

Gravity was a pretty good movie.  It was really intense and entertaining.  It's about a woman who gets lost in space and must find her way to a shuttle to get back to Earth.  I liked the movie because it was interesting and not like other movies.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

This is a comic book that is set during the Islamic Revolution time period and the illustrations in the book are very unique.  It is a great book to read and is the personal story of the author and her childhood experiences