Jonathan Unleashed, by Meg Rosoff
My dog knows stuff! I am pretty sure now that behind those puppy eyes she is hiding a whole lot more about life that I will ever understand. Maybe Confucius was right by saying that life is really simple, but somehow we insist on making it complicated. And every time I look at my dog I know that she knows that I know I don’t really know what to be when I grow up, or even how on earth to get there.
Meg Rosoff delivers….
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Beware That Girl, by Teresa Toten
Can’t hold it. This book is F.A.N.T.A.S.T.I.C. and Teresa Toten is genius! Beware That Girl is a powerful psychological thriller that will literally make your head spin!
Released May 31, Beware That Girl is a gripping story set in the mesmerising yet dysfunctional world of the extremely wealthy elite of New York City.
Kate’s life has always been a series of setbacks she’s had to snake her way out of. Determined to climb the social ladder and land a spot at Yale, she found in Olivia Sumner her winning card.
Wealthy and deeply damaged- Olivia considers Kate the best friend she’s always needed, someone that can keep her sane.
But when the handsome and mysterious Mark Redkin joins the Waverly administration, he immediately charms his way into the faculty’s and students’ lives—becoming especially close to Olivia. Charming and manipulative, Mark threatens to reveal some dark secrets unless he gets what he wants.
Teresa Toten’s writing style is something I am absolutely fond of, clean and vibrant. Always one step ahead of you, she drags you deep into the story and keeps you fully engaged till the very last page!
Wow!! Just wow! Highly, highly recommended!!
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The Town and The City is Jack Kerouac’s debut novel, published seven years before his iconic On the Road, about the adventures of the Martin family as they navigate the seismic cultural shifts following World War II.
Inspired by Kerouac’s own New England youth, the eight Martin children enjoy an idyllic upbringing in a small Massachusetts mill-town, but when was breaks out, everything is interrupted and falls apart.
After returning home, Peter, the is drawn to the kinetic energy of New York City and the progressive, bohemian ideas springing from its denizen young poets, writers, and artists. His new friends are fictionalized versions of Kerouac’s contemporaries: Allen Ginsberg (as Leon Levinsky), Lucien Carr (as Kenneth Wood), and William Burroughs (as Will Dennison), and other members of the Beat Generation.
You can’t go wrong with Kerouac, father and authentic voice of the beat generation.
The American myth of the road, the freedom and eccentricity of the young beats, the magic of the the Oriental Philosophy, this book represent Kerouac at the very best.
another week another bunch of books. Not a very fortunate one, I have to admit, but still worth sharing.
Coincidences amaze me and knowing that there is a science behind that amaze me even more, Connecting with Coincidence will show you how they work in our lives. This book wasn’t exactly my favourite, a bit redundant, but quite informative anyway.
Evicted brought light on an extremely painful issue that America needs to face! Removing families from their homes in name of profit and greediness is wrong and counterproductive on the long run.
Being reclused because of a bad seasonal cold made me think about loneliness and if it’s really a bad thing that we should avoid at any cost. If you live in the city though, some “alone time” can be something your body and mind will crave at some point. The Lonely City is a beautiful reportage through the art of being alone.
My deep love for New York brought me another splendid book: A Bronx Boy’s Tale is Newell’s personal account of life in the Bronx, when life was good.
That’s it for Books of the Week. See you the next week… happy reading everyone!