All posts tagged: spoilers

Book Club #7 – The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden

As much as I hate having to type out the long title of this past month’s book, The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden, by Jonas Jonasson has been a great addition to the book club. This book is, despite what many people might think, one of the most interesting books I’ve read in a while. Normally, I would go on writing about everything that happens in the story, but I’m thinking you can find countless summaries online. Instead, let me tell you about what I thought when reading this book. I’ve never read The One-Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of A Window (typing that out just tired me, let me rest a moment…), by the same author, but many people have told me it is a great book. Also, a lot of people who have read both books out there were a bit disappointing by Jonasson’s second book. In my case, I have absolutely no reference, other than the knowledge he has written an equally long-titled book. So, as usual (do …

Book Club #6 – Fight Club

If you ask people around you about Fight Club, chances are they’ve seen the film (or know about the film, at least), but they don’t really know there’s a book out there. Go ahead, ask the people around you, and let me know if I’m right. Being 100% honest here, I didn’t know there was a book as well, or rather, I forgot. I think I found out by chance years ago, but my brain didn’t really keep that information. When one of the attendees to the book club suggested it, I thought it would be a great idea! As a side note here, the book club we’re running at work is small but we are a very engaged group! I finished reading Fight Club ages ago. It was the first book I read on my Kindle, and I’m now reading my sixth book (I received the Kindle about a month and a half ago!) and so I was a bit worried I wasn’t going to remember many things for the book club meeting. I …

Book Club #3 – Gone Girl

I must admit I’m sort of cheating. Before you judge me, let me explain. When you read this, it’ll have been a long time since I finished this book. I started reading the book, a couple of pages here and there, the first week of December, I believe. Then, I spent a night at the Ronald McDonald House (which from now on, it’ll be refer to as either RMH or the house), and it was so quiet, that I pretty much finished it. What can I say? I was bored. That was on 7th December. To avoid forgetting details, I decided to write the review straight away, also as a way to refresh my memory prior to the book club (it’s much easier to read a post review than to re-read the book entirely, isn’t it?) And finally before we plunge into my thoughts about the book, do I really need to say it? Be warned, spoilers ahead! Gone Girl was a bit difficult to start reading. Somehow, I had avoided many spoilers (remember the …

Review: Penny Dreadful – S01E01

Today, I finally started watching Penny Dreadful, which my friend Brian had recommended a while ago. For one reason or another, it has taken me this long to watch the first episode, and now I wonder why… It was that good. Yes, it was so good, I decided to write about it here. If you haven’t watched it yet, you should, and of course, beware of spoilers below. If you have watched it already, how cool is it?!? We begin by watching this woman getting out of bed in a very dark flat in London, we assume, and going to the toilet. Yes, nothing glamorous here. We can see the woman and her daughter are poor, mainly because they look dirty and share a small bed. While she’s in the toilet, something comes from the window (panel?) behind her and takes her away in a rather violent manner, thus waking the daughter up. It bothered me the fact that the little girl was wearing only one thick sock. I mean… who knows, but what’s the …