Lullaby

One of my favorite books that I have read is “Lullaby” by Chuck Palahniuk. It has been a while since I’ve read it so I don’t remember a lot of the details. I do remember, however, enjoying it from the time I picked it up to the time I finished it. Mackenzie is reading it and so that sparked my interest in the book yet again. (SPOILER ALERT)

It was a very interesting concept. The death lullaby is what drew me in at first, but it also has a lot of less obvious undertones in it such as questioning the conformity of society. The characters were complex and fun to read about. It was a story that I enjoyed following and I was very curious to see how it ended.

All of the spells were cool and I was hooked. The ending is so good. Oyster is the worst character in terms of personality and morality.

I read online that there was a kickstarter page created so that there would be a film adaptation of the book. Apparently they reached their goal. The link to the kickstarter is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/footsteps/chuck-palahniuks-lullaby if you would like to check it out for yourself. I am excited for the movie if it actually does happen. It was a great book and I think that the movie will be great, too.

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

I recently read “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” by Stephen King. I had mixed feelings about the book. I went back and forth between liking it and not liking it. (SPOILER ALERT)

The book starts off and is pretty interesting. It held my attention for a while as King discussed her home life and her love of the baseball player, Gordon. I was extremely excited as I started to read the parts about her being lost in the woods. It was very interesting. My mind raced as I tried to figure out how she was going to get out and get back to her family. I could not put the book down for two days.

However, it quickly turned after she was in the woods for a few days. I grew bored of her routine. The book seemed to drag on. It was very slow after a while. King did something, though, that saved the book for me. He included some weird creature getting closer to her campsite and she eventually sees it.

The parts with the creature were exciting and I looked forward to seeing what the creature was and why it was so interested with her. The scene where she comes face to face with it is my favorite part of the entire book. It was very well written and had my heart racing. After that, the book took another slow turn and the ending was not my favorite.

The book had some parts that I did not enjoy, but I think it was a good book overall and I would probably read it again if I had to.

If you enjoy stories about woods, survival, creatures, and hope, then you should check out this book.

Our Movie

Mackenzie and I have been filming a documentary about the process behind the book we are writing. We film interviews, idea sessions, etc. We like to let family read little pieces of it and then we film their reactions.

Filming this is pretty fun. We get to show others how we act and think. It is also annoying having a camera shoved in your face when it’s 2 in the morning and you have been writing for 3 straight hours.

I hope this movie goes well and that our book gets published. I guess we will have to wait and see.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

My favorite book is The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I first read this book my senior year of high school. It was an assignment given to my class by my English teacher. We had to read the book and write a paper on it. When I was first given the assignment I dreaded it, but as soon as I stared reading it, my heart opened. (SPOLIER ALERTS TO COME)

I read day and night. The love between the man and the boy was just so pure and real to me. It showed me that there are ways to let someone know that you love them without actually saying it. It taught me to see love in people’s actions and not just their words.

The book, to me, is a love story between a parent and child and a story of survival. It spoke to me on so many levels. It is the perfect book, in my opinion. I has love, hardships, cannibals, bad men, adventure, etc. I was never bored when reading it. It can be a little hard to follow due to the way it was written, but if you pay attention it shouldn’t be a problem.

When it came time to write the paper, I had it written in about an hour. I poured my heart and soul into the paper. I made an A, but the grade didn’t matter to me because I took something else away from the assignment.

I loved the book so much that I got a quote from it tattooed on my body. “Each the other’s world entire” is written across my right shoulder. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about adventure and a love stories that are anything but typical.