– Some wonderful and notable pieces of work that have found a comfortable space in the Tinker’s heart. –

Historical Fiction: Sounds insanely boring… because most people tend to overlook the word fiction. 

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

rating didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
status Read from April 12 to 16, 2012
format Hardcover
review Ingenious writing. A story so compelling that it didn’t fail to bring tears to my eyes. Every page holds words of great importance. This book is absolutely wonderful for ardent historical fiction/fantasy readers. One of the best books I have read by far.The simple, sincere language of the book is what grasped my attention. The cleverly thought out structure and the unique way of writing was very enjoyable. The story is narrated by Death who seemingly turns out to grow on the reader throughout the novel. His sarcastic humor and descriptions of humans to his in depth moments when human emotions seem to grow on him, really make readers go on a roller coaster ride filled with adventure, love, memories and sadness.With the setting being in Germany, during the beginnings of World War II, Liesel Meminger’s life story will never be forgotten. Only because, you tend to feel that you are her. You suddenly feel everything she had felt during the span of her life – her family, her friends, her country – all through the eyes of a 10 year old girl.

 It took me four days to read this, only because I had school. If not, I wouldn’t be surprised if I had finished in half the time. This book will get you hooked because every moment is as important and as compelling as its last.

This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Opel

review of ISBN 9781442403154
rating didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
status Read from January 05 to 18, 2012
format Hardcover
review A beautifully written tale of the apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein – the very creator of his own monster. Full of angst, adventure, horror and most importantly the touching connection and the immense affection Victor possessed towards his older twin brother, Konrad – despite their typical sibling rivalry, having being Konrad ‘always’ the ‘perfect’ one of the twins. And yet, when Konrad, falls ill, the arrogant Victor prepares to sacrifice it all for him.A tale that portrayed all the ups and downs of never-ending conflict that whirred and revolved uncontrollably within the mind and soul of a unique young man who was destined to create something that will eventually tear the very fabric of nature itself.

All in all, a novel which had an ending that was able the shatter the very core of my being and yet want me begging for more.

It was shocking, and terrifying at the same time. It was sad and yet stupendously brilliant. It just made the novel… complete, in a way. There will be sequel. Definitely a sequel. How could there not be sequel?! This book deserves a sequel. Its too perfect to be left on its own. I’m really looking forward to read more works of Kenneth Oppel.


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