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The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson #bookreview

Posted on 19th March 2012 in #bookreview/ Andrew Davidson/ the gargoyle

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

This is an astounding book.

I wouldn’t have bought this book, it was bought for me, and I’m so glad it was. I really need to get out of my comfort zone with books, I tend to go for crime dramas time after time so I love it when someone plonks something new in front of me; especially when the book then turns out to be as good as this one.

There is a scene where one of the main characters is burnt in an accident, it is incredibly descriptive, captivating yet revolting. A terrifying and believable insight into how horrific it must be.

The story seems to weave between fantasy and fiction but in a very engaging way. I can’t even begin to do it justice in this review. I can’t peg it in a genre, I can just say that I loved it.

I loved the madness and passion of the female character, her story on its own was fabulous and a wonderful concept. I yearned to have her drive when I read it.

I made me cry, cringe and keep on reading. Lovely book, very long, a bit odd at times but absolutely steeped in romance.

As ever, I’m not telling you the story; you need to read the book and discover it for yourself 😉

Books That Made Me Cry #Meme #theboxoftissuesaward

Posted on 6th November 2010 in book review/ books that made me cry/ five people you meet in heaven/ meme/ mitch albom/ one day/ the box of tissues award/ the gargoyle/ tony parsons/ tuesdays with morrie

I bring you “The Box of Tissues Award”.  Has anyone done this already?

I’m sure I’ll have it pointed out to me very soon that they have. In the meantime I’ll plead ignorance and plough ahead.

The rules of my #meme are as follows:

• Fess up to 5 books that have made you cry

• Thank the nice person who gave you ‘The Box of Tissues Award’

• Link back to me

• Nominate 5 new people to pass the award onto


FIVE BOOKS THAT HAVE MADE ME CRY

1. One Day – by David Nicholls

Although, yes, I did just rant about this book in my review of it…. It did make me cry.

2. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – by Mitch Albom

Tiny little book. I bought my copy in New York because I loved the rough unfinished edges on the pages. I didn’t know anything about it, just liked the feel of the thing. When I read it I was blown away by how much it affected me.

3. Tuesdays With Morrie – by Mitch Albom

I bought Tuesdays With Morrie because I was so touched by The Five People You Meet In Heaven. It is another tiny little book which rips through your defences and leaves you blubbing – I read most pages with a running internal monologue of ‘I will not cry, I will not cry’ I failed miserably. I won’t let my OH read this book as I think it would destroy him. Funnily enough his boss said the same thing to him the other day.

4. Everything ever written by Tony Parsons

I haven’t read anything by Mr Parsons for ages, but I just love the way he writes and how he seems to know all of my inner secrets.

5. The Gargoyle – by Andrew Davidson

Lovely book, very long, a bit odd at times but steeped in romance.

I hope that the following fellow bloggers will accept the #meme and tell me the 5 books that made them cry:

@himupnorth

@metajugglamum

@thejellymmonster

@singledadsdiary

@livingwithkids

@Kateab

Yes I know that is 6 people, I’m playing the odds! And if twitter ever lets me rejoin the party then I’ll be able to let you all know that you’ve been tagged too!

Taking a risk on @livingwithkids as I’m sure she’ll be quick to tell me this meme already exists!

If @singledadsdiary is feeling particularly lovely please could he paintbucket my image thing and let me have the coding so that I can look as though I know what I’m doing? 😉

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