Nov 4, 2010

Review - The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith

In a previous post I explained how I got my hands on a copy of The Marbury Lens. Missed that post? Go HERE then come back and keep reading.

Anywho, I got all caught up in the giveaway that I realized I never posted my review of the book. So here we are. This review will be a little unconventional. I went back and read my original review on Good Reads and thought, "What" That's it? Lame" So here I am trying to write a longer review. Problem? Words come to mind - easily come to mind, but they don't seem to want to form complete sentences. Instead of fighting it (and sitting here all night struggling), my review will be a list of words that come to mind when I think of.... The Marbury Lens. *insert Twilight Zone music*

creepy
unsettling
gory
disturbing
original
suspenseful
sick
unpredictable
dark
heavy
twisted
gray
suffering
control
fascinating
mysterious
horrific
thick
sadistic
nightmarish
freaky
scary
amazing
morbid
numb

Get my point? It's a book that you won't be able to put down. When I did, my mind would race and try to think of what was going to happen next. I shouldn't have wasted my time....I couldn't predict a thing! This story stuck with me for days. I literally felt like I needed to take a shower. The Marbury Lens was beyond twisted. If you can't tell by now, I loved it! I can't even compare it to another book. It was absolutely disturbing in a fantastic way! I hope this book reels some older boys who "hate" to read. I hope this book will find it's way to you too.

Want to read an interview with the brilliant Andrew Smith? Want to win a brand new, SIGNED, hardcover copy? Head over HERE.

Happy Reading!

4 comments:

  1. Great review. I love books where I have no idea what is going to happen next :)

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  2. I saw the cover of this book and was intrigued. Now I'm really going to have to read it--I love those books that stick with you! Great review!

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  3. Hi Jen,
    I'd add:
    struggle for sanity
    deep love for friends
    sacrifice
    ghosts

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  4. @hellskitchen - spot on! Hope you loved it like I did!

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