“A Gentleman in Moscow” By Amor Towles Review

A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him a doorway into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

I gotta say that I’ve had high expectations for this one, but it didn’t live up to these expectations. It means like the higher rating a book has on goodreads the lower my rating becomes for whatever mysterious reason. 

The plot itself is the overall about the Communist Russia where you aren’t allowed to speak about how fucked up Russia is but the main character got out of this trouble quit easily because he is a rich. And he spend the entire book yapping about how the world is unfair because his big apartment got taken away from him and he must live in much smaller apartment. 

The writing style is quit amazing, because it has the old timey vibe to it, but nothing more than this. It could have been much better if the author decided to not use so many words as he did in this book. It really seemed like the author was trying to put every word he knew in this book. 

The sentence structure is just insane in this one. Because it is bloated that it doesn’t even make sense sometimes. And the footnotes here are too many of them in this Novell. 

Everyone talks about how wonderful this novel is but in my opinion this novel is just a boring, stuffy and stodgy novel. 

This novel takes place in a period of 30 years. And there are times where characters disappears for year to just reappear again after like 20 years. This really annoyed me because it like deleting a part of the novel.

This book has talk a decent deal about best wines and best foods. And I don’t care for it. Of course I love food but when I’m picking a book I don’t want to read about how good expensive food and wine is. 

The main characters seemed like caricatures or a parody of a main character. And the amount of wine and other alcohol he drinks in this book is so unbelievable.

The descriptions in this one and the details are too much in this book. There will be couple of times where the author will spend one whole side describing nothing which brings something to the main story. 

The history aspect of this story is that it doesn’t make sense. Because while thousands of people have been killed during the Stalinist rule, our main character done a similar crime to people how have been murdered but he just gets the punishment to be locked in a luxury hotel and drink wine all day and do nothing.

I give this book 1 / 5

“Eclipse” By Stephenie Meyer Review

As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger. In the midst of it all, she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob – knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching, Bella has one more decision to make: life or death. But which is which?

I gotta say that this one is the weakest book in the whole series so far, keep in mind that I have still like “Breaking dawn”, “Life and Death” and “Midnight Sun” to read. Which means that I’ve have 3 books to read in this series so everything can happen. But lets get into the review.

The plot oh boy, was very very weak. Because Jake begins to feel more or more crazy as the rest of the gang in this book. Edward become even more insufferable in this book, Charlie the only rational parent in this book have lost his mind as the rest of the gang. Bella gets even more insufferable than Edward because she won’t stop yapping about how being human sucks and how being a vampire is so amazing and great.  And I gotta say Rosalie have become my favourite character because in this book we get to know why she doesn’t like Bella and why she is always so grim. I really wish that Bella was like her and less like Edward in a way.

The writing style really takes a dive in this book, so much that I needed to switch to an audiobook instead of reading the physical version of this book. I had super hard time reading this book.

The situation between Jake, Edward and Bella is just even more insufferable than Edwards and Bella together. Because when Edward was gone in the second book in the series Bella became super best friends with Jake but the moment Edward showed up she completely forgets about Jake and just throws him out of her life like trash. It’s not a fun way to treat someone even a fictional character.

And the fact that Jake calls Edward “Blood-sucker” and Edward calls Jake “Dog” and Bella just lets them offend each other in front of her really pisses me off. Because how can you let your parent and your best friend insult each other in front of you and just not say anything about it? I can’t understand that. 

The big fight which this entire book is about doesn’t happen longer than 10 pages even the rest of the boo over 400 pages is about getting ready for the fight. Whats the point of doing that? Creating a fight for 400 pages but when the fight comes don’t give it longer time than 10 pages? Can someone explain this to me?

I give this point 1 / 5

“A Spell a Day: For Health, Wealth, Love, and More” By Cassandra Eason Review

Need money? Want more amour? Whatever your hearts desire, Cassandra Eason has a spell for it. Her fun, comprehensive compendium takes you through the year, with just the right magic to help make you prosperous, lucky, loved, and full of life. With its easy-to-use instructions and engaging, accessible design, its a must for anyone hoping to make dreams come true

For the record I bought this book on Ebay very long ago, (2015) back when I was 13 years old and interested in witchcraft and supernatural stuff. But along the way something happened and I’m very skeptical person now. With that being said lets get into the review.

As you might expect this book is nothing but “spells” which will help you get rich, turn into werewolf, find love, turn into vampire and other not so clever things which can’t happen by just lighting candles and saying some words in the woods. 

I can’t say much about these so-called spells because I don’t know who people review spells but if any of you know that please let me know.

After going doing my research on Goodreads about this book I found out that most of the people who have read this book liked it but I didn’t.

The language in this book was pretty simple but some explanations were really hard to understand. It might be something to do with English being my second language but yet again I never read any spells before this book.

As I’ve said above I’m very skeptical person when it comes to everything out of the ordinary and magic is one of these things Im very skeptical towards. And this person didn’t do a good job at conniving me that magic is real.

For the most part it felt like a textbook from the Hogwarts which have been removed from the use. And it wasn’t even good enough for Hogwarts because it felt like it was trying way to hard to look like something from Hogwarts but not fitting. 

I give this book 1 / 5

“A Light Exists In Spring” By Emily Dickinson Review

Yet again a low rated poem by Emily Dickinson.

The plot was interesting in this one but the way it was written made it feel very boring.

The writing style was bad, it may have something to do with the sweet plot and old English being mixed together. The only genre which the old English fits is horror. 

But I gotta say that it was a good poem for children in pre school. 

I give this poem 1 / 5

“a bird came down the walk” By Emily Dickinson Review

This is my third poem by none other than Emily Dickinson. 

The poem of this poem was pretty bad. I found it very boring and very uninteresting. But it was fun to read it because it was short.

The writing style in this one was okay but it could have been better. 

I felt like there were something missing from this poem. So maybe that’s the reason for the low rating.

I give this poem 1 / 5

“”Hope” is the thing with feathers” By Emily Dickinson Review

So yet again we are reviewing another poem but this time it is a poem by Emily Dickinson.

It was a short poem. 

The writing style here wasn’t that great. It could have something to do with the old English in this one. 

The plot of this poem was okay but it didn’t work for me. I kind of wish that I’ve have enjoyed this one more. 

This one was my second word of Emily Dickinson. And so far I wish that I enjoyed her work more because it feels like a lots of people really love her work and I just don’t so far.

I give this poem 1 / 5

“From a Buick 8” By Stephen King Review

The state police of Troop D in rural Pennsylvania have kept a secret in Shed B out back of the barracks ever since 1979, when Troopers Ennis Rafferty and Curtis Wilcox answered a call from a gas station just down the road and came back with an abandoned Buick Roadmaster. Curt Wilcox knew old cars, and he knew immediately that this one was…wrong, just wrong. A few hours later, when Rafferty vanished, Wilcox and his fellow troopers knew the car was worse than dangerous — and that it would be better if John Q. Public never found out about it.

Wow this book was such a disappointing because I was expecting more from it because after all Stephen King wrote it. 

The plot here is so boring and so bad that I can’t even describe it. For the entire book I was wishing for it to end. There were many times throughout reading this book were I was thinking about DNF-ing it but after all I didn’t . However the plot itself had some good moments here and there which I need to give this book points for. But there weren’t much of these good moments which was sad to see with Stephen King.

The characters here felt all the same without anything making them different from the rest of the characters in this book. I think that was the first time it happened in a Stephen King book.

The writing style here wasn’t better than the rest of the story which also disappoints me. 

I personally have the Love-Hate relationship with Stephen King’s books and this one is definitely a hate book for me. I didn’t care for it at all which really speaks for itself here. 

I give this book 1 / 5

“Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone” By Eduardo Galeano Review

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.”Mirrors, Galeano’s most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history’s unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??

So this book isn’t a typical book because it is rather a collection of very short summarises of everything.

Some of these so called short stories were good, but most of them weren’t. And it kind of annoyed me that a lots of these short stories were about religion. Because I personally I’m the biggest atheist which you can imagine. 

The writing style in this book was okay but it could have been better than it actually was. But it is too late to change it now. 

One of the things which an annoyed me the most with this book was that it jumped too much around. And I hate when this happened. 

The reason why I read this book was that someone recommend it to me for whatever reason. And after reading it I don’t know why this person has recommended this book to me. Because I didn’t like anything about this book

I give this book 1 / 5

“My Struggle: Book Two: A Man in Love” By Karl Ove Knausgård Review

Having left his first wife, Karl Ove Knausgaard moves to Stockholm, Sweden, where he leads a solitary existence. He strikes up a deep friendship with another exiled Norwegian, a Nietzschean intellectual and boxing fanatic named Geir. He also tracks down Linda, whom he met at a writers’ workshop a few years earlier and who fascinated him deeply.

So this book was my first book by this author and probably the last because I truly hated this book because it was nothing for me. If this book did anything for me it was just to make me want to never get married. Because the way how the author describes his life and how he left his first wife and how he treated his second wife gave me an idea of how much of assholes some people can be. 

The writing style was the worst I’ve seen for very long which oh boy really speaks for itself. It might have something to do with me being very picky since last December.

The plot itself really sucked, Because I personally don’t care of the life of someone I never heard before. And during reading this book this plot made me dislike the author more and more.

To be honest here, I gotta admit that this book is probably the most boring book I’ve read since 2020. I really didn’t care for it and I’ve tortured myself with reading this book. And this book is a sign that I’ve should DNF books which I don’t like rather than suffer and torture myself with them.

This book really takes the price for the worst autobiography so far, which is truly a price now on days because there are dozens and dozens of autobiographies. 

This book was really a waste of time and money. And I truly wished that I’ve never read this book because I wouldn’t lose anything and I would have time to read something different instead.

I give this book 1 / 5 

“Duma Key” By Stephen King Review

A terrible construction site accident takes Edgar Freemantle’s right arm and scrambles his memory and his mind, leaving him with little but rage as he begins the ordeal of rehabilitation. A marriage that produced two lovely daughters suddenly ends, and Edgar begins to wish he hadn’t survived the injuries that could have killed him. He wants out. His psychologist, Dr. Kamen, suggests a “geographic cure,” a new life distant from the Twin Cities and the building business Edgar grew from scratch. And Kamen suggests something else.

So I’ve heard a lots of good things about this book. And since it was written by Stephen King I’ve had high exactions for this book, But this book didn’t live up to my expectations. 

The writing style was pretty okay, it wasn’t really on the level with Stephen King but it was good enough for me. 

The plot itself didn’t really feel like Stephen King, it rather felt like Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son) pretending to be Stephen King. I personally didn’t get the point of this book nor the story in it. Which really disappointed me.

The book in my opinion was also very boring and uninteresting. And I’ve should probably DNF it and not torture myself with this book as I normally do with books I don’t like. 

From the begin this book dragged me in the wrong direction than most people after going through reviews on Goodreads for this book. Which is sort of a relevant thing lately. The bigger rating a book has on Goodreads the higher chance is that I will hate the book. 

I know that this review will be very unpopular but that’s just my opinion and I won’t lie about anything on this website. Because we keep it really here.

I give this book 1 / 5