Archive for June, 2009

perloo the bold by avi

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2009 by gothiclg

a world of rabit like creatures called montmers live in various burrows on hills. many of these tribes are separate and have seperate leaders, like kings or queens, called granters. they have an enemy that are human sized wolfs. perloo, a montmer who perfers to live alone and read books about history, is one day called out of his burrow to talk with the current granter, jolaine. he has spoken to granter jolaine before on a several occasions about montmer history, something they both had learned a lot about. this time though, their talk isnt to be about history. this time granter jolaine wants to make him the new granter of the montmers. this is something her first assistant isnt allowed to tell him. joliane had referred to him as “perloo the unwilling” and feared that telling him  what was to come would prevent him from coming. upon coming to the burrow where many of the montmers live jolains cub, burwig the big, greets him.

he tells the first assistant that he will take perloo to jolaine and makes sure guards keep the first assistant from following them. instead of taking him to jolain, like perloo expects him to, he puts them in one of the burrows jail cells. though unknown to perloo, berwig had jailed him because he knew that jolaine planned on making him granter and wouldnt sign the proclamation unless perloo was there to hear her choice. if the proclomation wasnt signed, berwig would inherit the position of granter, a position he beleived belonged to him as a birthwrite. he wanted to start a war with their enimies which he cant to without becoming granter himself. the first assistant hears rumors of where perloo has gone and eventually makes a plan to help him escape and get to jolaine, also allowing him to become granter of the burrow and all montmers.

this is a great book for young chindren and adults. it keeps you reading until the last page and has an interesting story line throughout the book. it starts out at a realatively fast pace and that keeps up throughout the book. its as much fun for kids as it is for adults. avi is an excellent writer for people of all ages.

harry potter and the deathly hollows

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 18, 2009 by gothiclg

by now everyone has heard of the theme of harry potter and know the basics of what the book would be about.  of the harry potter series this is one of the most dramatic and also my personal favorite. though many peoples favorite charecters pass away in the final book of the series and an ending that many of s wouldnt compeletely expect to see coming it keeps you reading until the end. a recomee ended read for those who have  read any other books in the popular book series or have kids of the age to read harry potter.

the green mile by stephen king

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 18, 2009 by gothiclg

an older man now lives in a retirement home. the worst thing he expeirences on a regular basis is an orderly that seems to be out to get him and moniters what he does everyday and seeks to discover the motives behind the walks he takes every day. the man is in his early hundreds and, before coming to the retirement home, worked on the death row cell block refered to as the green mile due to the green tileing and the distance between the death row cells and the electric chair. the story alternates between what happens at the nurseing home and what happened on the green mile many years ago. he goes back to the troubleng inmates and one of the troubleing workers on the green mile. he speaks about one inmate, john coffey, who has a very interesting ability to heal. he not only heals him of a urinary tract infection, but a mouse of various broken bones and who knows what else from being stepped on, and the wardens wife of a brain tumor that couldnt be operated on that was slowly killing her. he also speaks of a few of the executions that occur while he worked on the green mile. there is also percy, another worker on the mile who seems to be more interested in scareing the inmates than he is at doing his job. he is also referred to as completely incompitant.

though many of us will never be put in or work on death row the book resonates just as equally in the soul. you actually feel as if you were on the green mile seeing everything descibed and it speaks deeply of what is there. if you are for or against the death penalty (no matter the means) it will speak to you as if you were really there.

star trek

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 15, 2009 by gothiclg

many have heard of the shows and their movies, many of them having endured time as new fans continue to flock to them and continue on with a lot of different series, both in the making and not.

the newest movie in the star trek saga is something many of the older fans (or maybe what some would call the hardcore fans depending on who is being spoken to) have been waiting for since they heard it was in the making, i know i was personally, having been called a trekkie for many years. though i do like the original series with its original cast, the new movie is an excellent edition to star trek and definately a must see for both new and old fans as well as people who have never before seen star trek. excellent in its portrayel in the much beloved charecters you get sucked right in and quickly youre able to accept the newest casting as being our accepted favorites.

many of those going to see it that are new to trek will be sucked into the movie while current fans will be tempted to yell at the screen and share the drama. of all the twists and turns in the movie (that i wont reveal for those yet to see the movie on screen) its one of my top pics for movies in 2009 and one of the ones i would label as a must see, fan of trek or otherwise.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 2, 2009 by gothiclg

in the story houses have been completely fireproofed eliminateing the need to have the fireman many of us have become accustomed to seeing to go and put out fires. instead of putting out fires they have had their job description changed: to burn down homes where the people living there are reported to have books. people can directly call in the alerts and have them sent to the local firehouse who promptly rush to the home and burn it down upon finding books (or even a single book) in the home. fahrenhight 451 is about the plight of a single fireman who discovers that what he’s doing is wrong and his attemp to save the very thing that he originally helped burn.

to many the book resonates, espechally those of us who enjoy reading. though, today, it seems likely that many will eventually stop reading with how much else there is to do those of us that do enjoy it, its unheard of to burn books and possibly destroying a culture. with this book, originally published 59 years ago, we’re faced with an alternate reality that could eventually come true in some ways. despite all the time thats passed since its original publication this story will remain one of americas classics for a very long time.