Sunday, August 19, 2007

Add two more books to my repertoire

I just finished two books...The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir by Bill Bryson and The Last Days: A Novel by Scott Westerfeld.

I really liked both books but they were quite different. The Thunderbolt Kid was laugh out loud funny at times. It's about Bill Bryson's experiences growing up in Iowa circa 1950's. He uses real experiences that happened to him then he stretches and exaggerates quite a bit at times. I think anyone can relate to the situations he gets into while growing up or at least appreciate them!

The Last Days is a sequel to Peeps by Westerfeld. It's another installment of peeps, parasite positives, helping save the earth from evil. The setting is present day New York City. The characters are teenagers who experience some of the same problems as all teenagers but then it goes a step further as these teens help save the human race. If your read Peeps and liked it, I guarantee you'll like The Last Days.

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