Not the first book I’ve read that has tripped at the finish line. It was a great opening, had me spooked and craving to know what was going on with the ship. I was fascinated by the story and the characters until about 80% through the book and it just got weird. Where I was devouring the book before, now I began to find other things to do rather than finish the story because I didn’t like where it was going.
This book was great until about halfway through. It was intriguing, it was mysterious, and I couldn’t wait for the revelations and when they came not only were they disappointing the revelations that followed were even more disappointing and then the book just turned into a crazy survival novel with bad choices in my opinion. The ending just chopped off, I had no closure and it was definitely intended to make me want to read the next book in the series and sadly I have no desire to. I became attached to Dr. Burrows and Bartleby the cat. I couldn’t identify with the main character at all.
I enjoyed it, the book was a quick read. It was also easy to read, and written a lot like how I write. There were places were he was paying great attention to detail and character development and suddenly just moved the story along like he didn’t know what else to write about in those moments. The book could’ve been longer, but I’m not sure if that would’ve made it better or worse. I think there is a sequel and will be looking to reading it. One thing the book made me feel was that the author had added subtle mentions about the evils of slavery (no matter how well the slaves were treated) and the damage we’re doing to our own planet.
The plot itself was okay but what gives this book the 4 stars is the imagery in the writing. I was thoroughly enthralled by the way Bradbury described things. The book starts a little slow for me and it took borrowing it three times from the library to finally finish.
First of all I was drunk and second of all I wound up watching my horror movie really late and went to bed before blogging about it which I’m grateful. I read some of my drunk texts last night and apparently I’ve made plans to meet up with friends on Saturday and Monday and buy them lunch.
I originally watched Don’t Blink because of the Doctor Who reference. Now that is the only similarity between this movie and Doctor Who. I live tweeted about as I watched it until I was too drunk to work Twitter. I actually seemed to have gotten into a naughty DM conversation last night too.
Don’t Blink is a fun movie. The dialogue is great and they even have one character who seems to have seen horror movies before. Sad that no one listens to him. It is a lot of anger and a lot of spooky, very little blood and 0 gore. I recommend it to everyone, and it is available on Netflix.
Day 2’s movie will be Insidious.