2012/06/28

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

NeverwhereNeverwhere by Neil Gaiman
My rating: Save It
Published: 1996

This is my first experience by Gaiman and I sure did like this book. I started this book as a group read lead by Carl over at  Stainless Steel Droppings, but as usual the distraction called life prevailed.I think that it was even better listening to the author reading his own masterpiece. I do recommend that everyone listen to the audiobook and you will not regret it.

This book took a week or so longer than expect, because I could not listen to the book going to work. This was due to the fact that my muffler rusted off from the exhaust. Thus, it sounds like a Harley was in my backseat. I could not get much from listening to the radio. 

I like it that Gaiman put a normal man Richard Mayhew stuck in the middle of his magical world(London Below) and he was thrust ed in this world after a meeting a bloodied girl, Door on the street. I think that there are few people that cannot relate throughout this journey of London Below. Gaiman did a great job putting the reading in the shoes of Richard, because the reader was thinking what Richard is thinking at that moment. I am thinking WOW this was his first novel.

I am glad that I read this book; I have been a fan of the dark arts for quite a while. It was a big thanks to Tim Burton movie and no I cannot choose which one.I love this gothic style of writing it was a painting f charters throughout wanting me to get some more.

After reading this piece if work, I think that I am going to be reading some more Gaiman. After reading this book, I wonder if there is a London Below in other towns and cities or maybe your town. Well..it is a thought.



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2012/06/19

Rise of the Guardians Trailer


 If it was not for Andrew I would not have heard of this Dream Works movie that is set to come out around November. I will say that it looks like a good one to see in theatres. It has been a WHILE I have been excited about a movie coming out. It has been remakes and/or ideas done visited over and over again.

Here is the idea of the movie:

When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians(Santa Claus, Easter Bunny, The Sandman, Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost) must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

This looks like a movie that people of all ages will love.

2012/06/15

Going to Be Full

I am not that sure what we are getting ourselves in for.We volunteered to watch my cousins' their 3 boys ages(5,3,1) this weekend.Their mommy was Aquagirl's sitter for the first year. I am glad that for our sanity that they are good kid. Well...the middle one can be a monster sometimes, but Aquagirl and him play together just fine.


So by the calculations we have 2 kids per adult. It is going to be an interesting weekend. We have never experience the amount of minions sleeping over night. My wife of course will be worrying, but I think everything should go just fine. It is going to be quite an adventure this weekend.

2012/06/13

AudioFiles: Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18)Title:Explosive Eighteen
 Author: Janet Evanovich
Series: Stephanie Plum #18
My rating: Back It Up

Summary:
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127 from Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, she’s flying back to New Jersey solo, and someone who sounds like Sasquatch is snoring in row 22. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. The FBI, the fake FBI, and guns-for-hire are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying.

Only one other person has seen the missing photograph—Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back.

Over at the Bail Bonds Agency it’s business as usual—until the bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke, Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their “largest” FTA yet, lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment, and everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii?!
 
Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii.  And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is . . . It’s complicated.


My Thoughts:

I enjoyed this book just like I have enjoyed all the others. I find them entertaining and laugh out loud funny. These books show some of us that there can people that are more dysfunctional than ourselves. You cannot have a Stephanie Plum Novel without somebody trying to kill her right.

My wife and I listened to this one while going through the Upper Michigan and beyond. My wife and I agree that she needs to choose between the men that is "involved" with in her life.

I will say that this one has been better than the past couple of Stephanie Plum books. Now it is the waiting game for when the next book comes out and who knows when that will be happening.



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2012/06/06

MIA

I am going to be MIA until Tuesday. The Geeky family will be going to downstate Michigan to visit Mrs. GD's family. They are having a Family Reunion this weekend. So we figured, why not take the 7 hour drive this week for it.

We are probably going to be arriving about 2 in the AM, because we are leaving after I get out of work. I will be staring some of the moment that we have visting family and of course the road trip. Have a great week everyone.