Friday, February 26, 2016

Review: Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I listened to the master, Neil Gaiman, read his short stories and they were wonderful, disturbing, exciting, well-written (of course). My favorite story would probably be Goldfish which shows interesting sides of Hollywood, both human and I'll say inhuman but it's just business, I guess. My least favorites were probably stories that seemed to end abruptly which probably says more about me than the writer, to be honest. The collection goes into the mind and makes you think on several occasions and the final story, which I am ashamed to admit I forgot the title for, tells the tale of Snow White from a different point of view and makes you think of Snow in a completely different light, to say the least. I recommend this story for everyone to read, except maybe those under the age of 16 as there is some adult content in several stories - he won an award for an erotic story for example. If you want a real treat though, get the audiobook.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Review: The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth by Thomas Jefferson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Five stars because, well it's the Bible and I don't want to piss off the Man Upstairs. That being said, it really isn't the Bible because it doesn't have anything from the Old Testament and only has certain excerpts from the Gospels. Five stars also because, well it's Thomas Jefferson and I just love the guy, faults and all. Let's face it the dude was a genius and knew it too. So that's two votes for five stars and as you have already noticed I did give it an overall rating of the same five stars. That being said, if you want to learn and read about the moral teachings of Jesus and only that, well this is the perfect book for you. However, if you want to know the whole story, you will be disappointed. Take that for what it's worth though and if you don't like my five-star rating, well I'm really sure what I would do or even say to you other than, "have a nice day" and carry on.

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