Sometimes a book comes along and it changes the way you look at all others. The only problem here is that when that book comes along it causes you to shift on your axis and nothing seems to compare to it for a while. Perhaps the easiest way to describe this is like a drug. Heroin addicts describe hitting up as trying to find that feeling they had the first time they scored. Nothing comes close to it, yet you still try to find the same hit.
I appear to have gone off reading. This is why I’m posting this. Of course it could be related to the crap that’s going on in my life, or perhaps even for the simple view that I’m actually living life for a change. Then again, it could be related to most books feeling flat having read The Millenium trilogy.
Yes, this is a post about those books. Let me rewind a little bit. I’m one of those really irritating people that judges a book by its cover. I really didn’t like the covers for the books, and I just didn’t want to jump onto the bandwagon and be one of those people who read the series of books. Why not? well, it’s partially cliched in a lot of respects, but I’m more the kind of person that makes a decision because she can, and not because society or peers dictate I should. I’ll go for the oposite of something just to make a statement.
So moving back towards the books themselves, a friend finally recommended them, and said ‘you’ve got to get past the first 100 pages, don’t put it down.’ great advice. You really do need to get past those first 100 pages. If you don’t, then you’ll give up on a book that is probably one of the best deliveries of a book I have ever seen in my life. It really is the kind of book that puts others to shame. Why? well… you’ll just have to read them yourselves.
So while I’m here… I just thought I’d pass on the recommendation that if you haven’t already seen the trailer to the new film I really recommend you go and watch it on Apple Trailers.