Book of The Week
I have heard so much about this book I thought I’d make it Book of the Week! Fahrenheit is a Utopian and Dystopian fiction novel, however from what has been discussed on the book maybe this fiction book isn’t exactly fiction after all. The book was published in 1953 and is regarded as one of Ray Bradbury’s best works.
Fahrenheit 451: The temperature at which the paper ignites and burns. Guy Montag is a firefighter and the job of a firefighter is to burn books, which are prohibited because they cause discord and suffering. The Fire Department Mechanic Hound, armed with a deadly hypodermic injection, escorted by helicopters, is prepared to track down The dissidents who still preserve and read books. Like George Orwell’s 1984 (I am currently reading this, review will be up on the site shortly), A Happy World by Aldous Huxley, Fahrenheit 451 describes a Western civilization enslaved by the media, tranquilizers, and conformism. Bradbury’s vision is astonishingly prophetic: television screens that occupy walls and display pamphlets Interactive; Avenues where cars run at 150 miles an hour chasing pedestrians; A population that listens only to an insipid stream of music and news transmitted by tiny earphones inserted in the ears.
Personally I find this book extremely intriguing, I will most definitely be reading it soon (look out for the review on the website!) and seeing as it only contains 158 pages it is a quick enjoyable read for a lazy Sunday!
Author: John Grisham
The book of the week this week is The Whistler by John Grisham, who happens to be my mums favourite author. John Grisham is known for his popular legal thrillers such as The firm, A Time to Kill and The Pelican Brief. The books were such a success they were made into films.
Lacy Stoltz never expected to be in the firing line. Investigating judicial misconduct by Florida’s one thousand judges, her cases so far have been relatively unexciting. That’s until she meets Greg Myers, an indicted lawyer with an assumed name, who has an extraordinary tale to tell.
Myers is representing a whistle blower who knows of a judge involved in organised crime. Along with her gangster associates this judge has facilitated the building of a casino on an Indian reservation. At least two people who opposed the scheme are dead.
Since the casino was built, the judge has made several fortunes off undeclared winnings. She owns property around the world, hires private jets to take her where she wishes, and her secret vaults are overflowing with rare books, art and jewels.No one has a clue what she’s been doing – until now. Under Florida law, those who help the state recover illegally acquired assets stand to gain a large percentage of them. Myers and his whistle blower friend could make millions. But first they need Lacy to start an investigation.
Is she ready to pit herself against the most corrupt judge in American history, a judge whose associates think nothing of murder?
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The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6)
Author: George R.R. Martin,
Expected Publication: Unknown,
Publisher: Bantam Spectra (US) Voyager Books (UK)
Is anybody else as excited for this book as me? Because I am tingling with excitement waiting for it to be completed and published (COME ON GEORGE!). This book will be published after the release of the TV Series Game Of Thrones Season 6, however George has promised to keep a few secrets to himself. The suspense is killing me!
The Winds of Winter is the forthcoming sixth novel in the epic fantasy series A Song Of Fire And Ice by George R. R. Martin.
The previous installment, A Dance with Dragons, covered less story than Martin intended, excluding at least one planned large battle sequence and leaving several character threads ending in cliffhangers. Martin intends to resolve these storylines “very early” in The Winds of Winter, saying “I’m going to open with the two big battles that I was building up to, the battle in the ice and the battle at Mereen—the battle of Slaver’s Bay. And then take it from there.”
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Author: J K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany
Expected Publication: 31st July 2016
Publisher: Little Brown UK
I don’t know about you, but being the BIGGEST Harry Potter fanatic, words cannot explain how excited I am for this book, consequently, it will be my first recommendation! The day before the book release will be the first ever official Harry Potter story offered on stage, delivering its world premiere on 30th July 2016 in London’s West End (Click here to book your tickets!). One thing I appreciate as much as a good book is definitely a good play! Count me in!
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child is the eighth novel in the most anticipated book series, Harry Potter.
It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places…
If that doesn’t get your Potter senses tingling I don’t know what will! Definitely down for a full Harry Potter marathon before this comes out. Who’s with me?