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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book Club: The End Of Mr Y By Scarlett Thomas

My August Book Club read was The End Of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas

It was my book pick this month and I picked this book because a fellow blogger recommended it to me

This book is the story about Ariel a PhD student who is researching Thomas Lumas and finds a book written by Lumas that is said to be cursed because it contains the recipe to get into the Troposphere where you can read minds and go into the past and future.

If I'm honest, this book was a head case! There was so much scientific jargon it was a headache to read. There was a bit of sex and humour thrown in for good measure and the main character Ariel was actually quite likable. But the story just didn't grab me. I felt like I was doing homework and thinking and figuring everything out in what is meant to be my leisurely reading time.

I would recommend this book to young adults and science nuts. I give this book 2 stars.

Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

You can view a fun website on the book here

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  1. That really annoys me when a story doesn't grab me.

  2. Ha ha, i actually have two science degrees but reading anything cerebral just doesn't do it for me either!! I like to relax, not so much as to think!! Love Posie


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