Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Dead Zone by Stephen King

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I found The Dead Zone to be a good book, once it had gotten into the swing of it. Totally unlike King to take too long to pull the reader into his grasp, I found this one quite slow. Also once it did pick up pace the story was over.
The Dead Zone is about Jonny Smith who develops the ability to ‘see’ into people’s future and the darkness they harness within their souls.
This ability cannot be anything other than a curse as it drives people away from him, scared and unsure. It also leads Jonny into an all consuming confrontation with a man who has the darkest soul possible!
A pleasant read from King, not one of his best.

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The New Woman by Charity Norman

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So, I was sent this book by Realreaders to review as a fan of Jodi Picoult and I have to say it lived up to her standard.
The New Woman is a heartfelt novel about a family that implodes because the husband, father and grandfather reveals a secret he can no longer keep! All his life he has felt that being a man was a burden and that he was truly meant to be a woman.
The story tells of the transition from male to female and how it affected everyone involved, at times it was hard to read when people where cruel and hateful, at times it made me weep with sadness and joy.
In the end it made me rejoice at the shomehow underestimated nature of humanity.
For those readers who like a novel to be gritty and based of real life issues then this is your book, a fantastic read.

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