Sunday, 9 December 2012

Top Ten Book Read in 2012 Part 2

Here in no particular order is part two of my tope ten reads for they year.

That Bear Ate My Pants! by Tony James Slater

I am so glad I read this book and if you read it, you will feel the same. The author tells the tale of his life as a volunteer, in an Ecuador animal rescue sanctuary and it is a blast. Mix blood, crap, a teenage bear, a fat toothless puma, plenty of rum and a country with no OH&S laws and you have the recipe for riotous fun, which leaves people giving you a wide berth on the bus as you wet your pants laughing. I would take my hat off to the author but I am afraid what the jaguar might do to it.

4 Stars

A great read from start to finish. Paul Ham has delivered yet again a book that is well researched, and tells the story from every aspect on the dropping of the A-Bombs on Japan. From the political intrigue, to the scientific quest to unlock the power of the sun, and those who were the victims of its power, this book is a well balanced look into a defining moment in history.

5 Stars

This book was so hard to put down. It tells a cautionary tale of how much we depend on technology to survive. Riveting and as scary as any Clive Barker or Stephen King book, why because this could really happen. A book that will be haunting my thoughts for a long time to come.

5 Stars

 This next book is one of those gems you find, when you pick up a book on a whim. 

The Carpet Wars by Christopher Kremmer
What an absolute gem of a book. The author takes us to one of the worlds most troubled areas, and tell us a story in two parts. The first is the history of the area, and the second is of the people who live there now, and where does the carpet come into you may ask. That is what ties it together so nicely. This is one of those rare books I was sad to finish. I wanted it to keep going and going. 

5 Stars

Alex Kershaw delivers again, with a fast paced and confronting look at the plight of the Hungarian Jews, and the efforts of one man to save as many as he could. Raoul Wallenberg is a name I had not come across before, now that I have I believe this man needs to be honoured and remembered. By making sure this man does not get lost in the mist of history, it is important to remind us of what he fought for and to ensure it never happens again. Hats off to the author for bringing this incredible story to light in such an enthralling manner. 

4.5 Stars

The Lazy Book Reviewer would love to hear about your favourite reads for the year.

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