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  1. says:

    We’ve nested in the walls like bacteria We’ve taken over the house its insulation and its plumbing we’ve made it our own Or maybe it’s life that is the infection a feverish dream a hallucination of feelings Death is purification a cleansing a cure If death ever takes a holiday I expect he might vacation in Coral River the upstate New York locale where Richard Walker liveswelllived Richard’s recent passing is what has brought the Walker family back together for a spell A funeral a burial a will reading and a chance to go over some of the events the challenges the hopes and disappointments the failings of their lives Ex wife Caroline tries to lubricate the process with a steady ingestion of alcohol Their children are not faring much better Twenty something single mother Minna has a taste for spirits as well Failure and desperation to fill the emptiness inside will do that Even the introduction of cosmetic surgery and various prescription meds seem unable to fill that void Trenton is Richard and Caroline’s teenage son and he has issues He barely survived a car crash that left him feeling even of an outsider than he already was Trenton sees things that the rest of us cannot actual holes in the fabric of reality He wonders if he might be better off dead Of course some of the household residents already areSandra whose gray matter once decorated a wall and Alice an abused wife who has also contributed to the body count of the house have made the place their own or is it the other way round? These golden girls are not necessarily precious In addition to remembering their lives and observing the Walkers they suabble and tell lies And while they may not be able to exactly tote luggage or dig ditches it is possible for them to effect small acts in the living world pushing this bursting that Having some unresolved issues keeps them from being able to open a doorway to a less geographically restricted existence Reports of missing children also figure in from decades past and right now There are plenty of secrets to be delved into here Such as just how did Sandra and Alice die? What happened to the missing girls? Who is that new girl ghost who just showed up? And who is Minna banging now? This is not a scary ghost story sort of tale No spectres coming to take over anyone’s body More Topper than The Evil Dead although not a comedy A bit of spookery goes on but there are two elements here that seem dominant mystery and sadness In a way I was reminded of Agatha Christie as Oliver presents readers with a seuence of mysteries to be solved offering clues here and there hints red herrings the usual tools of that trade While the ghosts may not be scary their stories and the stories of the living as well are intensely haunting Choices mistakes regrets the impact of the past echoes in the present for both the dead and the living Oliver organizes her story into eleven parts representing diverse rooms in the house The tales told connect with each room in turn Rooms features an ensemble cast Oliver’s characters are well drawn and very human It is hard not to sympathize with Alice or relate to Trenton And it is possible to understand why some of the others behave the way they do given what we learn of their histories There is a lot here about identity being oneself or wanting to be someone or something else to have some other life and coping with other people’s masks It was unfair that people could pretend to be one thing when they were really something else That they would get you on their side and then do nothing but fail and fail and fail again People should come with warnings like cigarette packs involvement would kill you over time There is also a lot about being trapped whether as a child in an abusive household a woman in an abusive marriage a teen in what seems a dead end existence or a ghost in an empty house There are some moments of humor although none of the LOL variety but dollops of charm do seep through the walls from time to time In short Rooms is a fun engaging and fast read There is real content in the very believable characters’ attempts to make sense of their lives While this spirited entry into the adult novel category is not the sort of ghost tale that will cause anyone to leave on the lights at night there is considerable material here that is indeed uite haunting Review posted – 61314Publication date 9232014This review is also posted on CootsreviewscomEXTRA STUFFLauren Oliver is the pen name adopted by Laura Schechter a young 30 something author who has already seen considerable success with her youth oriented novels most notably the YA Delirium trilogy Rooms was her first novel for adults Oliver’s parents are both literature professors Dad is Harold Schechter who has written many books on true crime and American popular culture Oliver lives in BrooklynHere are links to the author’s personal Twitter and FB pages and to her blog and Tumblr pages as wellIf that is not enough you can also check her out on YouTube


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    A few years back I read Oliver's debut novel Before I Fall and I was a mess of emotions I thought the book was beautiful moving and a completely realistic portrait of a teen girl's mind and journey to self awareness Since then I have awaited every new release by Lauren Oliver just hoping to be taken back to the places where that first book took me Delirium jumped on the dystopian bandwagon and failed to convince me with its whole love is a disease concept Liesl Po was a cute kid's book but too young and a little pointless for my tastes And the recent addition Panic was yet another with a dystopian feel this time experimenting with a different kind of slow moving plot that bored me so much I never made it to the end And now with Rooms I think it may be time for me to put Oliver's books behind me Maybe that first one was a fluke maybe she's just branched off in a completely different direction but either way I did not like this book Not the writing Not the characters I'm intrigued by the idea I don't even need to use past tense I still think it was an interesting premise The story alternates between different perspectives some from the living who have come to clean out Richard Walker's house after he has died and some from the ghosts that haunt said house The idea of weaving together a story built out of what the living tell us and what these ghosts have actually witnessed over the years is uite fascinating I just don't think it ever lived up to its potentialIt's an odd book that never grows into its weirdness which is only made worse by the author's use of deliberately miserable depressing and sometimes downright gross descriptions I don't think the many different POVs in a relatively small novel help you to warm to the characters but worst of all is the language It tries so hard to be depressing which I guess is supposed to make it meaningful The descriptions of every single character are deliberately negative The narrative itself is unattractive Not a dark gritty interesting kind of ugly Just a plain boring acne ridden kind “Take Minna Alice is always going on about how beautiful she is Yeah if you like that look—a great big pair of fake tits screwed on like a lid and eyes that always look like they’re trying to see through your pants to how much money you’ve got in your wallet”“What can I say about Trenton? A sad sprout of a human being halfway between a boy and a broccoli Then there’s Caroline a big sodden biscuit soaked morning through night” Breasts are particularly vile creatures in this novel mentioned often and always described in a bad way; for example as “mosuito bites” It's like every single thing that is described must be attached to a repulsive metaphor Another thing which I mentioned recently in a review of a YA book is how it bugs me when metaphors and similes really do not make sense It's obviously an attempt to be uirky and deep but I don't understand what a big sodden biscuit says about someone's personality And this one too “His motions are erratic like a scarecrow that has just come to life and has to compensate for a spine full of stuffing” I mean what??? Such a strange analogyThis is a book that kind of depends on a love of the writing and characters to hook you in If that doesn't work for you there's not much else to pull you into the story Which is why I found it so dull and easy to put downI think this is where me and Lauren Oliver part waysBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr


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    One of the scariest things to think of is that someone is always watching you Watching you in your most personal moments Ghosts Ghosts in your house Ghosts invading your privacy Your private moments as entertainment for the living is bad enoughbut how about for the dead? That IS scary It makes you want to know who lived there before you? Who can be peeking behind the curtain?? It's not always the living The dead are right there too watchingand judgingand waitingwaiting for their moment to be set freeRichard Walker has diedand all of his family gathers around in his house The house he died in the house OTHERS have died inand those others are watching his family watching them closely Alice and Sandra have spent years watching the house and the people in it because that is all they can do nownow that they are deadThey died within these walls one in particular is itching to find an excuse to be able to flee She is waiting for the inhabitants to make one wrong move to help her do that She is watchingpatientlyROOMS very spooooky very different from your normal average every day ghostly read Expect the unexpected


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    If you've read Liesl Po you know that a ghost story by Lauren Oliver is not going to be your typical horror fare This is a slow secretive book that intertwines the lives of the dead and the living and yet its tone is in turns contemplative chilling and in the end nearly unbearably sad I've no doubt that some YA readers will struggle with this unusual story and some will be frustrated with not having everything tied up neatly in a bow by the end But if you appreciate well crafted adult fiction and if you enjoy the author's writing Lauren Oliver's first adult novel is definitely worth your time I do wish there weren't so many names starting with the same consonant though Martin Minna Maggieit's a lot to keep track of especially in a relatively short book with so many characters and so many puzzles And in the hands of another author this might be a 35 because I would have liked some parts explored in depth but the writing is so good and the story made me think so much that I have to tip it up Perhaps a bit of a review to come


  5. says:

    A new book from Lauren Oliver??? 2014? NONONONONONO OMGThis is my reaction Ohhhh Lauren LET ME LOVE YOU wYou make me cry everytime I want this book I need this book


  6. says:

    Richard Walker has passed away His house currently inhabited by two bickering ghosts now belongs to his estranged family; alcoholic wife Caroline sex addict daughter Minna and depressed suicidal teenage son Trenton Now that they're back in this home old memories best forgotten begin to emerge and we find out just what made these ghosts stay and how they can leave in peace This book had so much potential An old house in which ghosts feel with its walls and furniture long dead secrets and creepy mystery solving It sounds good right? Unfortunately Oliver just couldn't pull it off The main issue I think I had with it was that the writing is unpleasant Sure there are pretty profound portions But it's like digging through globs of filthy garbage at the chance of finding a sliver of gold Every person is described in unappealing grotesue ways Everyone's lives suck their personalities suck their physical appearance suck basically everyone sucks This is the point I'm guessing The people's lives and afterlives suck and that's how it's supposed to be But it makes for a very unpleasant reading experience Trust me I've read books where the characters lives have been bad I've read books where the character's personalities are awful they're purposely unlikeable with shitty lives to match And yet they're still written in a way I can read it without cringing at every weirdly described sentence If I had a dollar for every time breasts were described in this novel I think it'd make up for reading it 'Mosuito bites' 'budding flowers' and 'proud and round' were just a few of the wonderfully detailed descriptions of literally every female character's breasts even the fucking 13 year old girl Perhaps it just wasn't for me I rarely read adult fiction and when I do they aren't nearly as depressing and disturbing as this was to read You certainly have to be in a particular mood for it I wasn't apparently


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    The patriarch of a family has recently died The home he leaves behind is haunted and his family comes to divide up the remains of his earthly possessionsSecrets are about to be revealed that concern both the living and the dead Rooms is part mystery and part family drama My favorite characters were the ghosts and their interactions with each other We expand into all five bedrooms We hover in the light coming through the windows with the dust; we spin dizzy in the silence We slide across empty dining room chairs skate across the well polished table rub ourselves against the oriental carpets curl up in the impressions of old footprints pg 12 ebookThough they are stuck together in the same house the two ghosts couldn't be different It makes for some amusing dialogue I've never been one to sugarcoat the truth and at least I've still got a sense of humor even if I'm all splinters and dust everywhere else That's another thing that drives me crazy about Alice no sense of humor at all pg 34 ebookThe living characters of this story have some serious problemsThere's Minna a nymphomaniac with a young daughter Her brother Trenton a perpetually insecure teen with suicidal tendencies And their mother Caroline an aging alcoholicTo make matters worse Trenton's starting to hear disembodied voices in the house In the uiet Trenton heard it again A voice Not uite a voice though More like a shape a solidity and pattern to the normal creakings and stirrings of the house It was the way he'd felt as a kid listening to the wind through the trees thinking he could make sense out of it pg 52 ebookAs if they didn't have enough problems That's what a broken heart looks like she said and stood up Like a haunting pg 64 ebookStrangely enough I recently read another book with a ghost's point of view The Last To See Me by M Dressler is about a ghost trying to stay alive and solve the mystery of her previous life before the person hunting her could discover it and use it to destroy her I compared The Last To See Me to this book and I confess I liked Dressler's book Dressler has fewer characters but she gives those few depthI felt like Lauren Oliver though she did develop her characters struggled a bit to fit all of the different story lines together I did like the ending of RoomsRecommended for readers who like their mystery with a touch of the paranormal Age appropriate for mature teens and up because of the sexual content hints of abuse and suicide themes


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    I like ghosts stories always have and that helped me overlook some serious flaws in this book This is the story of a family returning home after an estranged family member dies They need to clear out the house it's suggested that it's a bit hoarded although this is an instance of tell not show sell it and then never return to town again They are each dealing with their own demons alcoholism sex addiction and being a teenage boy What they don't know is that there are two ghosts watching them who have always been watching them And each ghost has its own story to tellI enjoyed this but I'll admit it's not great literature The introductions of Vivian Katie and Eva were all very clunky And there's nothing new in this book The ghosts need to deal with their complicated pasts in life to move on in death how many hundreds of times has that been done before? But if you enjoy cheesy ghost stories as much as I do this book is still a fun ride


  9. says:

    I didn't love this but it's a very uniue I'd even say peculiar story with some candid personalities and buried secrets And of course Lauren's writing makes the storyline so intriguing that it compels you to read even if it's not blowing your mind This review will be short because the whole of this also short book is one haunting secret after another being unearthed into a story full of tragedy Brought together in this house by the death and upcoming burial of a husband and father this story encircles the lives of half a dozen people who make up our narrators of this novel While we learn the ins and outs of what makes these people who they are we also learn that ultimately this is the ghosts' tale Even though this involves ghosts and a haunted house it's far from being a horror novel It's a family drama full of secrets and blame of death and broken lives It's undoubtedly very well written constructed with many layers and strings that tie everything together With so many POVs though comes along a difficulty to fully connect with these characters I very much enjoyed both Alice and Susan the resident ghosts; their bickering is a lot of fun and you just know they've got a dark secret that's keeping them there For some reason though I kept confusing their backstories and forgetting which history belonged to which ghost Maybe it's my lack of attention or maybe the voices were not distinct enough; I think it's a little bit of both Aside from those two and maybe Trenton with his suicidal thoughts I found myself getting bored with the other characters In turn I never grew emotionally attached to this story which does have a lot of heartbreak and sadness meant to hit you right in the heart As everyone's lives are painted with a dark brush crafting them into somber self loathing characters it's natural to want to keep at arm's length like I did And in doing so I was left wanting from it never being completely enthralled until maybe the last 5 chapters or so when the ghosts finally face their demons The story that Lauren paints is not joyful and happy it gets sadder and sadder with every thread that unravels Until finally you're left with a broken heart and a disturbing thought that life sometimes just truly sucks The writing itself is not the issue at all it's beautifully written with a poetic sort of feel I simply did not fall into the emotional depths that this tale was obviously striving for Everything comes up in the end An advance copy was provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads


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    People Caroline thought were like houses They could open their doors You could walk through their rooms and touch the objects hidden in their corners But something the structure the wiring the invisible mechanism that kept the whole thing standing remained invisible suggested only by the fact of its existing at all When Richard Walker died he left behind a lifetime of accumulated wealth estranged and horribly embittered alcoholic wife Caroline nymphomaniac daughter Minna who is unable to form any real emotional bond with anyone and suicidal teenage son Trenton who is like Holden Caulfield on steroids He also left behind a house inhabited by two ghosts the empathetic Alice and the cynical SandraAs the family comes to claim their inheritance their already troubled lives begin to unravel further Trenton recovering from an injury which almost left him dead moves nearer and nearer to suicide Minna goes on a desperate orgy of copulation coupling with all and sundry including the undertaker and FedEx courier And Caroline spirals down into an alcohol induced fugue drinking her way to destruction The only person who seems to be happy is Amy Minna's daughter who is living in childhood's fantasy landTrenton can hear the ghosts especially a newcomer who refuses to reveal her identity to Alice and Sandra He is urged to cross over to the other side by her; however he is pulled back into life by Katie a mysterious will o the wisp of a girl As the days go by Alice becomes and powerful as she keeps on attempting to set the house on fire which according to her will result in her release Everything comes to a head during Walker's memorial service with all the various story lines converging and tangling up and there are enough secrets revealed to fill a dozen Agatha Christie novelsHappy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way Said Leo Tolstoy This novel could be cited as a book length example of this statement only thing is unhappy would the understatement of the century here Almost every family in this novel including the ones of the ghosts as well as various minor characters who come into contact with the Walkers is almost disastrously broken Extramarital affairs heartbreak domestic violence murder suicide you name it the story has itHowever for all it utter bleakness the author manages to hold our interest mainly because of the mastery of the narrative The story proceeds in multiple POVs those of the dead Alice and Sandra interspersed with those of Caroline Trenton Minna and Amy The ghosts talk in first person while the live protagonists are portrayed in third person a narrative device which draws readers into the spirit world making it nearer to them than the temporal worldThe ghosts are inextricably tied up with the house Built by Ed Alice's husband in the first half of the twentieth century it has passed from her to Sandra to Richard Walker The rooms are privy to so many things love lust anger betrayal disease and death The story flows linearly in the Walker's timeline while in that of Alice and Sandra it jumps back and forth as it moves from room to room of the building The house is as much a protagonist as any other in the story perhaps soWhy has Lauren Oliver created this convoluted structure to tell a story which at its heart is rather simple? For an answer to this uestion I would point to the passage uoted at the beginning of the review The house with its rooms is the metaphor around which the narrative hangs without it it would fall flat Each human being full of multiple rooms in his her psyche some of which are never opened even by the owner could be seen as a hoary old building through which generations have passed What good literature does is to open the doors and let the reader in and discover the wonders and horrors for him herselfFor all its darkness this is a book worth reading


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Rooms AUTHOR Lauren Oliver

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Alice and Sandra speak through the house itself in the hiss of the radiator a creak in the stairs the dimming of a light bulb The living and dead are each haunted by painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force When a new ghost appears and Trenton begins to communicate with her the spirit and human worlds collide with cataclysmic results I didn't love this but it's a very uniue I'd even say peculiar story with some candid personalities and buried secrets And of course Lauren's writing makes the storyline so intriguing that it compels you to read even if it's not blowing your mind This review will be short because the whole of this also short book is one haunting secret after another being unearthed into a story full of tragedy Brought together in this house by the death and upcoming burial of a husband and father this story encircles the lives of half a dozen people who make up our narrators of this novel While we learn the ins and outs of what makes these people who they are we also learn that ultimately this is the ghosts' tale Even though this involves ghosts and a haunted house it's far from being a horror novel It's a family drama full of secrets and blame of death and broken lives It's undoubtedly very well written constructed with many layers and strings that tie everything together With so many POVs though comes along a difficulty to fully connect with these characters I very much enjoyed both Alice and Susan the resident ghosts; their bickering is a lot of fun and you just know they've got a dark secret that's keeping them there For some reason though I kept confusing their backstories and forgetting which history belonged to which ghost Maybe it's my lack of attention or maybe the voices were not distinct enough; I think it's a little bit of both Aside from those two and maybe Trenton with his suicidal thoughts I found myself getting bored with the other characters In turn I never grew emotionally attached to this story which does have a lot of heartbreak and sadness meant to hit you right in the heart As everyone's lives are painted with a dark brush crafting them into somber self loathing characters it's natural to want to keep at arm's length like I did And in doing so I was left wanting from it never being completely enthralled until maybe the last 5 chapters or so when the ghosts finally face their demons The story that Lauren paints is not joyful and happy it gets sadder and sadder with every thread that unravels Until finally you're left with a broken heart and a disturbing thought that life sometimes just truly sucks The writing itself is not the issue at all it's beautifully written with a poetic sort of feel I simply did not fall into the emotional depths that this tale was obviously striving for Everything comes up in the end An advance copy was provided by the publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads L'Islam pour les Nuls poche painful truths that will soon surface with explosive force When a new ghost appears and Trenton begins to communicate with her the spirit and human worlds collide with cataclysmic results I didn't love this but it's a very uniue I'd even say Histoire du Proche-Orient contemporain (Repères t. 654) peculiar story with some candid Dr. Saoud et Mr. Djihad (Le monde comme il va) personalities and buried secrets And of course Lauren's writing makes the storyline so intriguing that it compels you to read even if it's not blowing your mind This review will be short because the whole of this also short book is one haunting secret after another being unearthed into a story full of tragedy Brought together in this house by the death and upcoming burial of a husband and father this story encircles the lives of half a dozen O Jérusalem people who make up our narrators of this novel While we learn the ins and outs of what makes these AMNESIQUES people who they are we also learn that ultimately this is the ghosts' tale Even though this involves ghosts and a haunted house it's far from being a horror novel It's a family drama full of secrets and blame of death and broken lives It's undoubtedly very well written constructed with many layers and strings that tie everything together With so many POVs though comes along a difficulty to fully connect with these characters I very much enjoyed both Alice and Susan the resident ghosts; their bickering is a lot of fun and you just know they've got a dark secret that's keeping them there For some reason though I kept confusing their backstories and forgetting which history belonged to which ghost Maybe it's my lack of attention or maybe the voices were not distinct enough; I think it's a little bit of both Aside from those two and maybe Trenton with his suicidal thoughts I found myself getting bored with the other characters In turn I never grew emotionally attached to this story which does have a lot of heartbreak and sadness meant to hit you right in the heart As everyone's lives are Histoire du Moyen-Orient (Poches essais t. 266) painted with a dark brush crafting them into somber self loathing characters it's natural to want to keep at arm's length like I did And in doing so I was left wanting from it never being completely enthralled until maybe the last 5 chapters or so when the ghosts finally face their demons The story that Lauren L'Islam pour les nuls paints is not joyful and happy it gets sadder and sadder with every thread that unravels Until finally you're left with a broken heart and a disturbing thought that life sometimes just truly sucks The writing itself is not the issue at all it's beautifully written with a La question de Palestine, tome 1 : 1799-1921 poetic sort of feel I simply did not fall into the emotional depths that this tale was obviously striving for Everything comes up in the end An advance copy was Les Femmes du prophète provided by the PENSEE ARABE publisher for reviewFor of my reviews visit my blog at Xpresso Reads

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A tale of family ghosts secrets and mystery in which the lives of the living and the dead intersect in shocking surprising and moving ways Wealthy Richard Walker has just died leaving behind his country house full of rooms packed with the detritus of a lifetime His estranged family bitter ex wife Caroline troubled teenage son Trenton and unforgiving d A few years back I read Oliver's debut novel Before I Fall and I was a mess of emotions I thought the book was beautiful moving and a completely realistic portrait of a teen girl's mind and journey to self awareness Since then I have awaited every new release by Lauren Oliver just hoping to be taken back to the places where that first book took me Delirium jumped on the dystopian bandwagon and failed to convince me with its whole love is a disease concept Liesl Po was a cute kid's book but too young and a little pointless for my tastes And the recent addition Panic was yet another with a dystopian feel this time experimenting with a different kind of slow moving plot that bored me so much I never made it to the end And now with Rooms I think it may be time for me to put Oliver's books behind me Maybe that first one was a fluke maybe she's just branched off in a completely different direction but either way I did not like this book Not the writing Not the characters I'm intrigued by the idea I don't even need to use past tense I still think it was an interesting premise The story alternates between different perspectives some from the living who have come to clean out Richard Walker's house after he has died and some from the ghosts that haunt said house The idea of weaving together a story built out of what the living tell us and what these ghosts have actually witnessed over the years is uite fascinating I just don't think it ever lived up to its potentialIt's an odd book that never grows into its weirdness which is only made worse by the author's use of deliberately miserable depressing and sometimes downright gross descriptions I don't think the many different POVs in a relatively small novel help you to warm to the characters but worst of all is the language It tries so hard to be depressing which I guess is supposed to make it meaningful The descriptions of every single character are deliberately negative The narrative itself is unattractive Not a dark gritty interesting kind of ugly Just a plain boring acne ridden kind “Take Minna Alice is always going on about how beautiful she is Yeah if you like that look—a great big pair of fake tits screwed on like a lid and eyes that always look like they’re trying to see through your pants to how much money you’ve got in your wallet”“What can I say about Trenton A sad sprout of a human being halfway between a boy and a broccoli Then there’s Caroline a big sodden biscuit soaked morning through night” Breasts are particularly vile creatures in this novel mentioned often and always described in a bad way; for example as “mosuito bites” It's like every single thing that is described must be attached to a repulsive metaphor Another thing which I mentioned recently in a review of a YA book is how it bugs me when metaphors and similes really do not make sense It's obviously an attempt to be uirky and deep but I don't understand what a big sodden biscuit says about someone's personality And this one too “His motions are erratic like a scarecrow that has just come to life and has to compensate for a spine full of stuffing” I mean what Such a strange analogyThis is a book that kind of depends on a love of the writing and characters to hook you in If that doesn't work for you there's not much else to pull you into the story Which is why I found it so dull and easy to put downI think this is where me and Lauren Oliver part waysBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr PENSEE ARABE packed with the detritus of a lifetime His estranged family bitter ex wife Caroline troubled teenage son Trenton and unforgiving d A few years back I read Oliver's debut novel Before I Fall and I was a mess of emotions I thought the book was beautiful moving and a completely realistic Le mois le plus long. Ramadan à Istanbul portrait of a teen girl's mind and journey to self awareness Since then I have awaited every new release by Lauren Oliver just hoping to be taken back to the Figures du Palestinien: Identité des origines, identité de devenir places where that first book took me Delirium jumped on the dystopian bandwagon and failed to convince me with its whole love is a disease concept Liesl Po was a cute kid's book but too young and a little Le Vent jaune : Récits pointless for my tastes And the recent addition Panic was yet another with a dystopian feel this time experimenting with a different kind of slow moving L'inconscient de l'islam plot that bored me so much I never made it to the end And now with Rooms I think it may be time for me to L'Expansion musulmane, VIIe-XIe siècles, 5e édition put Oliver's books behind me Maybe that first one was a fluke maybe she's just branched off in a completely different direction but either way I did not like this book Not the writing Not the characters I'm intrigued by the idea I don't even need to use L'Inconscient de l'islam past tense I still think it was an interesting Les Palestiniens dans le siècle premise The story alternates between different Le Gouvernement divin. Islam et conception politique du monde perspectives some from the living who have come to clean out Richard Walker's house after he has died and some from the ghosts that haunt said house The idea of weaving together a story built out of what the living tell us and what these ghosts have actually witnessed over the years is uite fascinating I just don't think it ever lived up to its Les Barbaresques (TEMPUS t. 220) potentialIt's an odd book that never grows into its weirdness which is only made worse by the author's use of deliberately miserable depressing and sometimes downright gross descriptions I don't think the many different POVs in a relatively small novel help you to warm to the characters but worst of all is the language It tries so hard to be depressing which I guess is supposed to make it meaningful The descriptions of every single character are deliberately negative The narrative itself is unattractive Not a dark gritty interesting kind of ugly Just a Sur la frontière plain boring acne ridden kind “Take Minna Alice is always going on about how beautiful she is Yeah if you like that look—a great big Palestine 47 : Un partage avorté pair of fake tits screwed on like a lid and eyes that always look like they’re trying to see through your MARIAGE DE LA PAIX pants to how much money you’ve got in your wallet”“What can I say about Trenton A sad sprout of a human being halfway between a boy and a broccoli Then there’s Caroline a big sodden biscuit soaked morning through night” Breasts are L'amour en Islam de l'enchantement à l'étouffement particularly vile creatures in this novel mentioned often and always described in a bad way; for example as “mosuito bites” It's like every single thing that is described must be attached to a repulsive metaphor Another thing which I mentioned recently in a review of a YA book is how it bugs me when metaphors and similes really do not make sense It's obviously an attempt to be uirky and deep but I don't understand what a big sodden biscuit says about someone's Lawrence d'Arabie personality And this one too “His motions are erratic like a scarecrow that has just come to life and has to compensate for a spine full of stuffing” I mean what Such a strange analogyThis is a book that kind of depends on a love of the writing and characters to hook you in If that doesn't work for you there's not much else to Le monde méditerranéen, 15.000 ans d'histoire pull you into the story Which is why I found it so dull and easy to La Tragédie de l'islam moderne put downI think this is where me and Lauren Oliver L'Islam expliqué en images part waysBlog | Leafmarks | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr

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Aughter Minna have arrived for their inheritance But the Walkers are not alone Prim Alice and the cynical Sandra long dead former residents bound to the house linger within its claustrophobic walls Jostling for space memory and supremacy they observe the family trading barbs and reminiscences about their past lives Though their voices cannot be heard If you've read Liesl Po you know that a ghost story by Lauren Oliver is not going to be your typical horror fare This is a slow secretive book that intertwines the lives of the dead and the living and yet its tone is in turns contemplative chilling and in the end nearly unbearably sad I've no doubt that some YA readers will struggle with this unusual story and some will be frustrated with not having everything tied up neatly in a bow by the end But if you appreciate well crafted adult fiction and if you enjoy the author's writing Lauren Oliver's first adult novel is definitely worth your time I do wish there weren't so many names starting with the same consonant though Martin Minna Maggieit's a lot to keep track of especially in a relatively short book with so many characters and so many puzzles And in the hands of another author this might be a 35 because I would have liked some parts explored in depth but the writing is so good and the story made me think so much that I have to tip it up Perhaps a bit of a review to come