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Archive for June 2011

20) Harry Potter and the chamber of Secrets

Author : J K Rowling

Date (I read) : 2004

Length : 256 Pages Paperback

Location : Collected

ISBN : 978-0747538486

Pace of story : Slow to Medium

Theme : Magic, school, adventure

Setting : –

POV : –

Rating : 3 Stars

Synopsis : I like this one better than the first one. The end part was brilliant. Loads of action.

19) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Book 1

Author : J K Rowling

Date (I read) : I dont remember any of the dates of harry potter books actually. I’m guessing it is 2003 or 04.

Length : 224 Pages Paperback

Location : Collected

ISBN : 978-0747532743

Pace of story : Medium to Fast

Theme : Magic, school, study, adventure

Setting : magical school, england

POV : –

Rating : 4 stars

Synopsis : I liked the first book. It was more of a childrens book with Harry being at school with his friends. The story does not open up but the book was a good read. I enjoyed these books more than the Dark Tower.

18) Kaala Jadu

Author : M A Rahat

Date (I read) : Mid 2004

Length : 544 Pages Hardback

Location : Collected

Pace of story : Fast

Theme : Black Magic, horror, gory, good and evil

Setting : –

POV : First Person

Rating : 5 stars

Synopsis : This is the first full novel I read by this author (I read a couple back in pakistan but forgot their names and not counting them). Based on black magic watch the life of this main character ruins as he gets involve in this dirty business. Lots of scary stuff. Must read.

17) The Dark Tower : The Dark Tower Book 7

Author : Stephen King

Date (I read) : Sep 2004 to 17.2.2005

Length : 736 Pages

Location : Collected

Pace of story : Medium to Fast

Theme : Horror, adventure, journey

Setting : –

POV : –

Rating : 4 Stars

Synopsis : Roland’s ka-tet is reunited, but not without cost. The last episode of the story takes them on the final stretch of their journey to The Dark Tower. Though they have rescued Susannah, there are still enemies who must be dealt with along the way and who could be their ultimate destruction. Constant readers will recognize characters from past books, who like the ka-tet, have found themselves caught in the spider’s web spun by the Crimson King? Gan? Questions are answered and others asked. The journey is long and ka is but a wheel.

The ending was remarkale. Good writing by king. The series overall was great. I remember struggling to finish this book so bad but finally I finished it the night before I flew to Pakistan to get married.

The Dark Tower Series – Total Pages = 4352 Pages

16) The Dark Tower : Song of Susannah Book 6

Author : Stephen King

Date (I read) : 9.6.4 to 16.6.4

Length : 480 Pages

Location : Collected

ISBN : 978-0340836163

Pace of story : Fast

Theme : –

Setting : –

POV : –

Rating : 4 Stars

Synopsis : Susannah, now pregnant, has yet another taking control of her. The demon-mother, Mia, uses Susannah and Black Thirteen to transport to New York City of 1999. Jake, Oy, and Pere Callahan must rescue Susannah while Eddie and Roland transport to the Maine of 1977. A vacant lot in New York is the prize that must be saved and ties these together.

I remember buying this book the day it came out. The next morning I was away on holiday to Alton Towers and London with my family. I just made it, bought it and read this book while on holiday in 7 days. Hows that?

15) The Dark Tower : Wolves of the Calla Book 5

Author : Stephen King

Date (I read) : May 2004

Length : 816 Pages

Location : Collected

ISBN : 978-0340836156

Pace of story : Slow to Medium

Theme : –

Setting : –

POV : –

Rating : 2 stars

Synopsis : After escaping the perilous wreckage of Blaine the insane Mono and eluding the evil clutches of the vindictive sorcerer Randall Flagg, Roland and his ka-tet find themselves back on the southeasterly path of the Beam. Here, in the borderlands that lie between Mid-World and End-World, Roland and his friends are approached by a frightened band of representatives from the nearby town of Calla Bryn Sturgis. In less than a month, the Calla will be attacked by the Wolves-those masked riders that gallop out of Thunderclap once a generation to steal the town’s children. The Calla folken need the kind of help that only gunslingers can give, and if the tet agrees to help, the town’s priest-Father Callahan, once of ‘Salem’s Lot, Maine-promises to give them Black Thirteen, the most potent and treacherous of Maerlyn’s magic balls. He used it to enter Mid-World, and now it sleeps fitfully beneath the floorboards of his church. Meanwhile, in the New York of 1977, the Sombra Corporation plots to destroy the lot at Second Avenue and Forty-Sixth Street. How can Roland and his friends both save the rose and fight the Wolves? Only by using the magic of Black Thirteen, but how can anyone trust this sinister and treacherous object which is, in actuality, the eye of the Crimson King himself? Time is running out on all levels of the Tower, but unless our ka-tet can defeat the minions of Thunderclap both in our world and in Mid-World, they will never reach that great lynchpin of the time/space continuum which, even now, begins to totter . . .

After this book, I lost the plot. The story turned into this craziness that I only figure it out when I start Book 6.

14) The Dark Tower : Wizard and Glass Book 4

Author : Stephen King

Date (I read) : Mar – April 2004

Length : 896 Pages

ISBN : 978-0340829783

Location : Collected

Pace of story : Fast

Theme : Horror, love, frienship, adventure

Setting : –

POV : –

Rating : 3 stars

Synopsis : Wizard and Glass, the fourth episode in King’s white-hot Dark Tower series, is a sci-fi/fantasy novel that contains a post-apocalyptic Western love story twice as long. It begins with the series’ star, world-weary Roland, and his world-hopping posse (an ex-junkie, a child, a plucky woman in a wheelchair, and a talking dog-like pet named Oy the Bumbler) trapped aboard a runaway train. The train is a psychotic multiple personality that intends to commit suicide with them at 800 m.p.h.–unless Roland and pals can outwit it in a riddling contest. It’s a great race, for the mind and pulse. Films should be this good. Then comes a 567- page flashback about Roland at age 14. It’s a well-marbled but meaty tale. Roland and two teenage friends must rescue his first love from the dirty old drooling mayor of a post-apocalyptic cowboy town, thwart a civil war by blowing up oil tanks, and seize an all-seeing crystal ball from Rhea, a vampire witch. The love scenes are startlingly prominent and earthier than most romance novels (they kiss until blood trickles from her lip).

The love story of Roland and Susan are one of the most greatest. But I did not understand what happened in the end with the glass.


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