Sunday, August 16, 2015

Trust No One By: Paul Cleave

Wow! Just Wow! Paul Cleave gives Stephen King a run for his money... I'm not even sure the two can be compared but Oh My Gosh the way Cleave weaved this story together was just incredible. This book kept me guessing until the last chapter. 'Trust No One' is a total page turner, with engaging characters and a fluid plot line with many twists and turns. Jerry Grey is one of my most favorite characters in fiction this year. This crime-thriller is sure to have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. 
good characters/great at bringing them to life
great use of space and time
great use of objects within the story 
good writing (some spelling errors, but overall good) 
Great plot
Great descriptions of places and things 
Great ability to draw the reader in and keep attention
Great attention to detail

Sometimes the story was hard to follow due to the main character, Jerry's Alzheimer's disease.
Author sometimes goes off on a tangent when describing certain things 
Because there is so much detail, it is easy to forget things as the story progresses. 
Author is somewhat repetitive when it comes to Jerry, and while some of it may be built into Jerry's character, I did find it unnecessary.  
Author often changed tenses and it was sometimes confusing. 
After an event occurred sometimes the author would treat the book as if he were writing a screenplay, putting 'And Scene' or things to that affect that were unnecessary and often took away from the story. 

While it seems like I have a lot of criticism's of this book I also have equally as much praise for it, if not more. 'Trust No One' is complex and exhilarating, aggravating and heartbreaking. It is definitely a must-read for any fans of Crime, Thriller or Psychological Thriller books. I will be reading it again soon because it's one of those books you can't put-down; it's one that will need revisiting to pick up on details you maybe glazed over on the first go-round.

Monday, August 10, 2015

On YouTube

So a friend and I finally took the plunge and joined the YouTube (BookTube) community! So far we have had a great experience with it all and our first video a book review of The Happenstances By Peter L. Harmon is up! So stop by Turnsmypage on YouTube or @Turmsmypage on Instagram to stay up to date on our latest reads!  *please bare with us as we are just beginning YouTube and are still working out some of the logistics i.e. lighting 
Harmon's book is a real gem of original wit and off the cuff jokes that will have you laughing out loud! The Happenstances is a true page turner that is sure to stay with you long after you've turned that last page. I promise you won't be disappointed, Now go buy the book! You can also follow Peter Harmon on Twitter & Instagram: @PeterLHarmon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Outlet is Awesome! I got all of these books and more for a fraction of the price! If you are an avid reader like me go check out BookOutlet, I think you will be pleasantly suprised with their selection of books. Sometimes, they even have autographed copies! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie

Currently on repeat! Death Cab for Cutie's latest album Kintsugi is a masterpiece. It's an album that explores loss and heartbreak yet it is so beautifully crafted. By the end of the album you really begin to see the "pieces" form something new and beautiful. Kintsugi is actually Japanese for broken pottery so the album really ties together so well. Old fans and new will not be disappointed.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ghost World: A Graphic Novel By: Daniel Clowes

     Ghost world is an indie-hipster graphic novel that totally nails our generation. I love how Clowes blends pop culture, politics and music in this utterly refreshing look at our world. While I have much praise for this graphic novel, I did have a few problems with it. I was not a fan of the mint green, black and white color scheme, the changes in lettering throughout the novel were also a bit distracting. Ascetically, I feel like more could have been done to please the eye and more vividly showcase the artwork. Also, while the story had cool elements to it, and was fiercely relatable for anyone currently in their 20's, the story didn't flow all that well.
     In a few cases throughout the novel  I didn't really understand where it was all going. However, I did really enjoy the ending and the overall moral of the story. Clowes has an interesting perspective on the youth of America and his novel will take you back to the past while also making you wonder about the future. I really liked his mentions of Sonic Youth, The Grateful Dead and it was really funny when the dad called the daughter "dumpling" as a sign of affection. If my dad were to call me dumpling I would be offended and think he was calling me fat. Clowes has a hilarious sense of humor that will have you laughing out loud at some of his references. Overall it was a good read and I look forward to seeing the movie.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ready for book club!! These leather bound classics at Barnes and Noble are fantastic! 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


I'm reading a bunch of graphic novels this month along with a few Ebooks I received from Net Galley. Stay tuned for reviews.  

What are you reading this month? Let me know in the comments below!