Grann's investigative journalism is truly amazing. The book is so well written, I couldn't put it down. No book had ever enthralled but also angered me more.
I'm bummed, Scorsese is making a movie based on this book and I am soooo scared they will butcher it. I really, really hope they do this incredible story justice...the Osage Indians deserve NO LESS!
Grann's Lost City of Z was also fascinating, movie rendition completely missed the mark. Here's the hoping Hollywood doesn't ruin one of the BEST books ever.
I can't remember the last time that the opening passages of a book got me so hooked, I haven't felt a rush like that in a good while. I've never been a hug Sci-Fi guy but this, I can already tell, is something else entirely.
Though I did notice, not a complaint just an observation, the book that I have, the fonts in the first half of the book are a bit larger than the words in the latter half of the book. I can make my assumptions as to the reasoning, but I just felt like saying that.
Though there were a few moments in the book that kind of dragged for me, the rest of it was a real excitement to read and I look forward to what the rest of the series has to offer.
If anyone else has read the book, I'd love to know your thoughts.
I know that this must be oft-discussed, but as someone who considers “Misery” to be my favorite novel and who is enjoying reading “The Green Mile” (though I really need to read more of it at home, I’ve been reading it at school) I just can’t help but notice how impressive King’s character and world building are. I’ll admit, his novels do tend to be and feel a bit long… but he manages to get me so engrossed in his world. I’m impressed with how his characters really feel like actual people - Paul Edgecomb and all of the characters in the green mile (I’m not that far in yet) feel like real people - people with a background, with histories, not just characters in a book. This is what pulled me in so much w “Misery,” and I hope that when I do get around to reading “IT” the characters will similarly be well written. I remember that when I was reading “Misery,” it largely became such a page turner for me bc I couldn’t stop thinking about how realistic Annie Wilkes was, and about how impressed I was w king for clearly doing his research (he seemed to know a lot about nursing.)
The same thing is happening for me w the green mile, even though I can tell based upon what I’ve read so far (I’m 130-ish pages in) that there are some supernatural elements (I’ve also seen the film adaptation before.) I feel like I’m just idk, reading a biography or something. It’s damn good writing. I simply have to go through as many of King’s novels as I can, I may even make it a goal to see how many of his books I can read throughout the year
People on the King subreddit recommended 11/23/63 (is that the right title?) to me but I really am loving his books so much right now haha! I was always so obsessed w the premises after watching film adaptations of his books… so nice to actually be sitting down and reading them :)
And I have to say... it's actually pretty good. I liked it a lot!
Usually I expect young adult science/fiction, especially the really prevalent ones, to be just so and so. I still like reading them, but even the ones like Hunger Games make me feel like they're just okay despite them being super popular, enough to get an entire movie series made from them. That's just my taste though, and I'm certainly not judging anybody for liking those books. I do find something enjoyable in them too, but just not as much as a lot of other people do.
Mostly I keep checking up on the young adult section because I want to stay informed about what's popular with teenagers, cause I like to dabble in writing as well.
But I think that Scythe was genuinely pretty good! And I actually think I'm likely to get the sequel!
Just something about the ending with Rowan made me feel... hyped?