Book Review: The Finisher

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The Finisher is a tremendous book by David Baldacci. I must confess, it’s also my first Baldacci book which is a bit surprising, to say the least.

The first couple of pages were confusing. He’s substituted several common use words with his own vocabulary, and that can get a bit mind befuddling but we get used to it. We then begin referring to years as ‘sessions’ and day as ‘light’.

The main character, Vega Jane, is kick-ass. Hunger Games, Divergent, and now this. The Finisher. All draw on the theme of a more tough female. A strong female. A smart female.

And I love this new trend, of course. Female narratives are a lot more fun.

Vega Jane has been in Wormwood all her life. And yet, she discovers, that events of late really show her who she is. Which turns out to be everything she had wished for. And maybe a bit more.

It’s not divided into good and bad, Wormwood…it’s divided into characters that are conflicted about their inner goods and bads. And that is a refreshing change.

I loved how the ending wasn’t just a ‘happily-ever-after’. I look forward to a sequel, though, because half my questions were left unanswered.

Do read this, it is kind of brilliant ! 🙂

Book Review: Don’t want to miss a thing

Don’t want to miss a thing is a chick-lit book written by Jill Mansell. I was browsing through the shelves of Crossword, and I found this book. It’s not like the cover attracted me, or anything of that sort. But I hadn’t read chick-lit in a while, and I though I’d pick it up. I also bought 3 other books, reviews coming up soon.

So ? What’s the story ? It’s not too original. The dude is called Dexter Yates. He’s the typical British rich boy, with the babes and the booze and the canary yellow Porsche. (which I adore, btw.) He also, somehow seems to have impeccable manners.

He shifts to Briarwood, when he decides to take care of Delphi, his niece when his sister dies. Along with the help of his ultra-nice neighbor, Molly.

What follows is a fairly predictable tale of how they struggle and enjoy raising baby Delphi, and eventually have to deal with the attraction they feel for each other.

Yet, even though it’s a simple, cliche story, I loved reading it for it’s simple storyline, lovely characters. All in all, a lovely afternoon read.