Book review: Incendiary & Fifty Shades of Grey

Incendiary by Chris Cleave

Overview (B&N.com)

A distraught woman writes a letter to Osama bin Laden after her four-year-old son and her husband are killed in a massive suicide bomb attack at a soccer match in London. In an emotionally raw voice alive with grief, compassion, and startling humor, she tries to convince Osama to abandon his terror campaign by revealing to him the desperate sadness—“I am a woman built on the wreckage of myself”—and the broken heart of a working-class life blown apart.

But the bombing is only the beginning. While security measures transform London into a virtual occupied territory, the narrator, too, finds herself under siege. At first she gains strength by fighting back, taking a civilian job with the police to aid the antiterrorist effort. But when she becomes involved with an upper-class couple, she is drawn into a psychological maelstrom of guilt, ambition, and cynicism that erodes her faith in the society she’s working to defend. And when a new bomb threat sends the city into a deadly panic (“It was a panic like the darkest dream and the more people ran out onto the streets the bigger the panic got like a monster made of human beings”) she is pushed to acts of unfathomable desperation—perhaps her only chance for survival.

This was really a heart-wrenching story. As a mother and wife you really feel for the main character.  And the way it was written, the whole story a letter to Osama Bin Laden, I have never seen before.  It really gives the book an overall feeling. If it had not been written as a letter than I think it would have not been as good as it is.

I give this book ****

* Wish I never read this book.  ** Okay read.  ***This was  a good book  ****Great book, recommend to all!

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Overview (B&N.com)

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

I have been hearing a lot about this book. Usually I do not ready the romance/erotic type books. But when a book is being talked about by everyone I become curious so I decided to download this one on my kindle.  At first I was wondering what all the hype was about, but I kept reading, and it got really good!  Maybe because my husband has been gone so long and I am all alone I found it hard to put down more than I usually have?  But either way it was a very quick read, engrossing, and I can’t wait for the other two in the trilogy to come out!

I give this book ***

* Wish I never read this book.  ** Okay read.  ***This was  a good book  ****Great book, recommend to all!

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