Behind Her Eyes

I finished reading Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough. There is a show on Netflix that is based on the book. Yes, I watched it.

Warning: there is some violence and a big twist at the end of both the show and book.

In this book, a woman named Louise meets a man named David at a bar. Louise was supposed to have met her friend at the bar, but her friend didn’t show and she knocks into David. They talk and laugh. When they start to leave, he kisses Louise. The next day Louise goes into work and sees the man from the bar and his wife. David is her new boss. They end up having an affair. Louise has terrible night terrors and she sleepwalks. Louise takes her son to school the next day and knocks into David’s wife Adele. Adele and Louise end up become friends. They go to the gym together and Adele gives Louise a e-cigarette. Louise doesn’t tell David about the friendship. Later the lies catch up with Adele and Louise and things gets ugly.

 There were some differences between the two, but I’m going to tell what they are because it would spoil the twist.  I loved the book and the show. Now I’m going to read The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien.

N0S4A2 (book)

I finally finished N0S4A2 by Joe Hill yesterday. Yes, there was a show that is based on the book. It was on AMC. There were some differences between book and show.  There is supposedly a second season coming out next year.

Warning: there is some violence and some disturbing parts. Warning 2: there is a sad, but good ending.

In this book, a girl named Vic is given a bike for her birthday. She rides it fast and discovers a covered bridge appears. She crosses that bridge and ends up finding stuff that was lost. She thinks she is crazy. So she uses the bridge to find someone who can tell her what is wrong with her. She meets another girl named Maggie. Maggie tells her some people are creative and they can make thoughts into reality. Vic’s bridge is her thought made into reality. Her bike is her knife. Maggie’s knife is scrabble tiles. Maggie tells her about Charlie Manx. Charlie is a “man” who had been kidnapping kids. Charlie is actually a psychic vampire who sucks the life force (or innocence) out of the kids and makes them into vampires. He also takes them to his thought of reality he calls Christmasland. He says he takes the unhappiness away and it’s always Christmas in Christmasland.  Maggie tells Vic isn’t ready to fight Manx yet.

Later Vic decides to try to fight Manx, but sorta fails. He “dies.” But someone fixes up his car which is his knife and it brings him back to life. Vic refuses to believe he is “alive.” Her son is taken by Manx and they finally fight and she wins.

I sorta liked this book. There were some parts I didn’t like. I didn’t like how sad the ending was. Now I’m going to listen to A House Like a Lotus by Madeleine L’Engle. It is last Polly O’Keefe book.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

I finished reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo. It is part of young adult book series of DC Comic heroes. There is Catwoman book too that I will read later. This book is not part of the new Wonder Woman movie. It is totally different.

Big Warning: there is a little bit of violence.

This book also is in modern times with some of the myth of Wonder Woman in it. In this book, Diana is a teenager. She lives on a isolated island where people of the outside world doesn’t know about it. Diana was running in a race, but she sees a shipwreck happening near the boundary of the island. She hears a voice and goes to rescue that person. She saves a girl named Alia. She brings her on the island. This is a violation of the island and almost everyone on the island gets sick which is unusual for Amazons. Diana wants to make it right so she sees the oracle which tells her that Alia is a warbringer. The oracle tells Diana to take Alia to Greece to a spring and she will no longer be a warbringer. Diana tries to, but Alia’s brother has other plans. He wants to bring war to everywhere.

At first I didn’t like the book, but the book grew on me with each page and I ending up loving the book. Now I’m listening to A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle. It is the second book of the A Wrinkle in Time book series.

Pet Sematary (1989)

I watched Pet Sematary, the 1989 version, on Sunday. It is based on the book by Stephen King. I watched it with my mother. I taped it when it was on AMC. It has Stephen King, Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby, Brad Greenquist, Michael Lombard, Miko Hughes, Blaze Berdahl, Susan Blommaert, and Mary Louise Wilson in it.

Warning: there are some gross parts and some violence.

Quick Summary: A man named Louis Creed moves to Maine with his daughter, her cat, his son, and his wife. They met Jud Crandall who takes them to Pet Sematary. He also takes Louis beyond Pet Sematary to let him bury his daughter’s cat. The cat comes back to life. Louis then uses that secret burial twice to bury his son and wife to bring them back to life too.

There are a few differences:
1. In the book, Jud Crandall has a wife and she dies naturally. Her name is Norma. Missy Dandridge doesn’t hang herself in the book.
2. Rachel’s rental car does break down, but she drives it the rest of the way when a truck driver helps her with the cables.
3. Louis doesn’t find Rachel hanging in the book. She is on the floor like Jud is.
4. Jud is in the kitchen with a butcher knife.
5. Louis stabs Gage twice, one in the lower back and one in the neck.

I asked my mother if she would do the same. She said she would be scared to do it knowing the person come back as a monster. I wouldn’t do it. I did like this movie. I am going to see the sequel on Thursday.

Pet Sematary

I finished reading Pet Semetary by Stephen King. There is three movies based on this book. The third movie is a remake which recently came out.

Warning: there are some gross parts and some violence.

In this book, A man named Louis Creed who is a doctor. He, his wife, his two kids, and his daughter cat moves to Maine from Chicago. He move into a house which has a busy street. (I wouldn’t have moved there if I had kids.) They met Jud Crandall who lives across the street. They discover a path leading to somewhere in their backyard. Elle, Louis’ daughter asks Jud about it. Jud later leads them down that path to a pet cemetery (Pet Sematary). Much later Louis’ wife and kids go to Chicago for Thanksgiving. While there, Church (Winston Churchill), the cat, gets killed. Jud offers to lead Louis down the path beyond Pet Sematary to another secret burial ground. Louis buries the cat there without any thought. Church comes back to life! But in a very bad way. He doesn’t tell Ellie. Later on Louis’ son gets killed by a truck (the power got him is what I think too). Louis does the unthinkable. He digs up the body and buries his son beyond Pet Sematary. His son does come back, but much worse than Church. Gage, Louis’ son, kills Jud and his mother. Louis goes crazy and tries to bury his wife in that burial ground. She does come back to life!

I did like this book. Now I’m reading Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King.

BirdBox (movie)

I had already seen BirdBox with my mother, but I can’t remember the people in the movie. So I watched it again. It has Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Jacki Weaver, Danielle Macdonald, Tom Hollander, BD Wong, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Vivien Lyra Blair, and Julian Edwards in it.

Warning: there is some intense parts and some violence.

Quick Summary: It is about a creature that kills people (making them commit suicide) when they see it.

There are many differences between the book and movie:
1. Tom is not black in the book.
2. Malorie’s sister dies in a bathroom in the book.
3. Malorie’s sister’s name is Shannon in the book.
4. There are seven people in the “safe house:” Malorie, Don, Felix, Olympia, Jules, Cheryl, and Gary (who comes later in the book).
5. Tom and Jules goes out to get food and guide dogs in the book.
6. Don opens the blinds in the book, and Tom dies earlier in the book.
7. The owner of the “safe house” does die before Malorie gets there in the book.

Even there are many differences , it’s still an awesome movie.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (movie)

I watched The House with a Clock with in Its Walls. It is loosely based on the book by John Bellairs. My mother bought me the movie because supposedly there would be references to the show Supernatural. (there were only three references that people have seen.) It has Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Colleen Camp, Sunny Suljic, and Lorenza Izzo in it.

Warning: there is some scary scenes and a little bit of violence.

Quick Summary: A boy named Lewis comes to live with his uncle. His uncle lives in a magical mansion. The previous owner was a bad warlock. That bad warlock hidden a clock in the walls of the mansion. Lewis helps his uncle find the clock before the clock counts down to doomsday.

There are some differences between the book and movie:
1. Lewis isn’t skinny in the book.
2. Lewis finds the necromancy book on his own in the book.
3. Lewis copies from necromancy book. He doesn’t bring it to the cemetery.
4. Lewis and Tarby look at graves before bringing back the dead in the book.
5. Issac’s wife is the one they bring back from the dead in the book.
6. Mrs. Zimmerman fights Issac’s wife alone in the book.
7. They don’t have the key in the book.
8. Lewis was the one who finds Issac’s papers about the clock in the book.
9. Lewis doesn’t ask his uncle how to be a magician.

Even though there were many differences, I did like the movie. Jack Black was perfect for the role of Jonathan. Next Monday I’m watching Murder Most Foul.

Memoirs of A Geisha (movie)

I did watch Memoirs of A Geisha last Friday. It is based on the book by Arthur Golden. Lily, my black cat, gives the movie one paw up. She watched some of it before falling asleep. The movie has Suzuka Ohgo, Li Gong, Tsai Chin, Kaori Momoi, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Ken Watanabe, Randall Duk Kim, Kôji Yakusho, and Ziyi Zhang.

There are some small differences between the movie and book. One Nobu has one arm in the book, and in the movie, he has two arms. Nobu was the one who goes to the fabric dying house to find her in the book. In the movie was the Chairman. They didn’t get in a hot tub in the book. And Hatsumomo doesn’t cause a fire in the book. She also reads Sayuri’s diary in the book.

Even though these differences, it was a great movie. Next week I’m watching Resident Evil: Degeneration.

You can get this movie at Amazon.com.

Thirteen Reasons Why

I finished listening to Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. I wanted to read/listen to the book before watching the new show on Netflix. I will be watching the first episode on Friday. I have heard

I have heard alot about this book, but I thought it wasn’t the book for me. But since they are making a tv show about it, I decided to read it. This book is great and it really affected me. I was bullied in school. I think her experience was worse than mine. (I know it’s a fictional book.) I did have suicidal thoughts, but I never attempted on it because of my best friend. I wouldn’t want to leave her behind. This book is very sad, but all I can say is wow. Thirteen Reasons Why is about a teenage boy named Clay Jensen who gets a package in the mail of cassette tapes. The package has no return address. Curious, he listens to one. The tapes are made by a girl named Hannah Baker. She had committed suicide and the tapes were her reasons why. Clay was in love with her. After listening to the book, I wonder what happens next. I just looked up and Netflix is going to make another season of the show. I’m now listening to The Alexandra Link by Steve Berry.

Thirteen Reasons Why is about a teenage boy named Clay Jensen who gets a package in the mail of cassette tapes. The package has no return address. Curious, he listens to one. The tapes are made by a girl named Hannah Baker. She had committed suicide and the tapes were her reasons why. Clay was in love with her. After listening to the book, I wonder what happens next. I just looked up and Netflix is going to make another season of the show. I’m now listening to The Alexandra Link by Steve Berry.

After listening to the book, I wonder what happens next. I just looked up and Netflix is going to make another season of the show.

I’m now listening to The Alexandra Link by Steve Berry.

You can get Thirteen Reasons Why at Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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The Shack (book)

Yesterday I finished reading The Shack by William Paul Young. It is a Christian book. It is fiction but reads like a true story. I did see the movie a few months ago. I had said I will give my theory when I finished the book. I’ll tell it below.

The movie and book are about a man named Mackenzie Allen Philips. His daughter, Missy, becomes missing on an outing at a lake. He gets a note from God asking him to go the shack where it happened. He does and he meets God who appears to him as a black woman and then as an older man. He also meets Wisdom, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus. God opens his mind and Mack becomes a new person. Later he finds out he had a car wreck.

There were some differences between the movie and book:1. in the book, it was the second week that Missy is taken. It seemed in the movie that she was taken a few days after they go there. The ending was different. The man who took Missy gets arrested in the book. Her body is laid to rest and the other kids were found.

My theory is that God used that car wreck so Mack wouldn’t take his revenge on the man who took Missy. Instead, God wanted him to make peace with what happened.

Now I’m reading Echo 3: The Dialectic of Agony by Kent Wayne.

You can get this book at Wordery.com, Kobo.com, and Downpour.com.
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