I love to read. I don’t really know anyone my age who reads anymore. Don’t get me wrong I am a serial TV watcher, but nothing beats a book. Everything you read is of your own imagination. How you imagine the characters and the settings is all seen how you interpret it. Sometimes movies ruin books by having an actor/actress who doesn’t look a thing like how they were described. I only read in my spare time, like on the train to or from work. Sometimes I like to hide my book under my desk and read at work. Secret reader. I find it quite patronising, when I see someone I know, or someone at works makes a statement like ‘you read?’ no need to sound so bloody shocked. Is it really that surprising?
I used to like reading books about love, affairs and of course my favourite… sex. But now I’m more into crime mystery. A good book for me has to be full of suspense, nitty gritty details are always a plus, but my favourite thing is the twist. I love a good twist. The thing with crime mystery is that the whole time I’m reading I genuinely think I could be a detective. I’m wrong with my guesses of ‘who done it’ about 70% of the time, so I’d be a shit detective at that!
My all time favourite author is Harlan Coben, he specialises in crime mystery. I like his style of writing, and although his books have lots of twists he writes it well, as to not confuse the reader. Confusion can definitely be found quite often in this genre of books. Personally I believe ‘The Woods’ is his best piece of work, and would recommend it to anyone.
I have recently finished reading ‘American Psycho’ which I thoroughly enjoyed. It was so gory and detailed. I love it when a book has detailed vile deaths that you can imagine so well it seems like you’re watching it on the big screen. It was a great book, and the storyline was good too. Broker by day, serial killer psychopath by night. Oh the thrills of it.
Any recommendations are welcome.
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