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The podcast will be in conjunction with my blogs here.
So just to let you know a little about the podcast. It will be mainly a book review podcast but will also be about my journey from amateur writer to world renowned bestseller :-).
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Well I' m about a third of the way through this and to be honest I'm struggling. Now, don't get me wrong, I am going to finish it, but I feel like I've fell into a river of treacle and land is 100 miles away!
The thing is, I love fantasy, and I love humour, so both together is heaven for me; except this seems a bit like Limbo. I feel like I'm stuck halfway between Heaven and Hell. The problem for me is the language Pratchett uses; it annoys me. Its almost like reading a 21st century version of the bible. The Terry Pratchett version. Lots of "But he said" and "For what purpose am I King. I will tell you..." I'm half expecting a "Verily I say unto thee..." soon. It just seems a bit disjointed.
I'm still a bit confused about the storyline too. There seems to be two or three sub plots but I'm damned if I know how they connect. Maybe I will find out later in the book. The only thing that makes sense to me at the minute is the main storyline and after 120 or so pages it is getting a bit more interesting, so I'll keep plugging away and see where it leads me. Hopefully not to Hell.
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Do The Birds Still Sing in Hell?
I can't stop raving about this book. It is simply the best book I have ever read (so far).
It tells the story of Horace 'Jim' Greasley who joins the war effort in 1939 and is captured by the Nazis and sent to a POW camp for the remainder of the war. Nothing exciting about that you may be saying to yourself; except for this, Horace Greasley escapes no fewer than 200 times to be with Rosa, a Silesian girl whom he meets whilst incarcerated.
This isn't just another war story. It is a love story, a story of comradeship, a story of loyalty and a story of sadness. Your emotions will be trampolined from joy to laughter to outright anger and to tears. You will not want to put this book down!
Some of the language used is quite coarse and so readers of a sensitive nature need to be aware. Personally, I didn't mind too much but even I was a little taken aback in parts. This, however, was wartime and was to be expected, and I thought it tied in very well with the story. Milder language, in my opinion, would have seemed out of place.
And I'm going to stick my neck out a little here (but I feel it is a safe bet). This book WILL be made into a film. Watch this space!
If you only read one book this year, make it this one. Few of you will be disappointed.
OK, so it's a little bit late (but not too much. It is only the first week in January, after all) but I have set myself a challenge for this year and that is to read a book whose title begins with each letter of the alphabet. As I read them I will cross them off my list and so, by December time I - hopefully - should be around the Y/Z mark (It should be interesting).
I will also give an out of 5 mark for each book along with a review.
Wish me luck!