Hidden treasures

The last month or so, I read these books:
Dan Brown – Deception Point
Dan Brown – Digital Fortress
Robin Cook – Brain
Robin Cook – Outbreak
Robin Cook – Shock
Michael Crichton – Timeline
Mineko Iwasaki – Geisha of Gion

I’m currently reading Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons. After this one, I read all his 4 books, hehe. They’re all page-turners, I guess because the way he writes them.

I recently also saw the Timeline movie, based on Michael Crichton’s book. Well, the movie sucked really bad. They changed everything! A few characters were changed to male, the technique and everything about the “time traveling” was changed for the worse, including some stuff that could help the plot, the time, the pace, the story…

I never really read a biography, but Geisha of Gion was very interesting. Before, I expected biographies to be boring. But this one gripped me. The Japanese setting is so intruiging. The culture, clothing, customs, all so amazing. And the story, everytime there was happiness, you would just smile yourself when reading it. Or your eyes would just get watery if something sad would happen.

Bella: I haven’t read Memoir of a Geisha, so I don’t know if it’s similar. Aileen: I’m done reading it and I liked reading it :). jen jen: Just take pictures with what you have and capture your moments! Devin: Well, everyone has their own preferences, so maybe you won’t like it at all. Story and/or writing. Diana: Yeah, this particular movie shouldn’t even have been called Timeline.

6 Responses to “Hidden treasures”

  1. Emily says:

    I read Memoir of a Geisha, and I really enjoyed it. It’s really well-researched. The writing style kind of drove me nuts after a while (the author is painfully descriptive at times), but it really was a good book.

  2. Diana says:

    I don’t like it either if the story in the movie changes a lot, no matter how small the changes are. That’s why I would rather reading the book than watching the movie. If they change the story in the movie, it has lost its originality.

  3. Devin says:

    I still haven’t read any Dan Brown yet, because I opened DaVinci Code and was so disgusted by his awful writing. But I hear he pulls you into the novel quick, no matter how cliched everything he says is. I’ll see soon enough.

  4. jen jen says:

    Man, I wish I had your camera!! I’d love to take pics like that…

  5. Aileen says:

    Hey, please let me know how Angels & Demons is. I have it on hold at the library, I’m like 50th on the list and was thinking about just cancelling. Let me know if it’s worth waiting for =)

    I saw Timeline just last week and yes I agree with you that the movie sucked! ^_^

  6. Bella says:

    I suppose it’s pretty similar to Arthur Golden’s Memoir of a Geisha, no?

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