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Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Bronté
Rating: 5 out of 5
Date read: January 2011

Review:

It’s hard to sum up in words how wonderful this book really is. It’s definitely a timeless classic and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Having studied an abridged version of the book in school almost ten years ago, I have a vague idea of the plot but I was still captivated by Jane’s story.

Bronte’s language is beautiful and it is a pleasure to read her words. Even though the book was set and written well over a century ago, Jane is a wonderful heroine with spark and intelligence, who the reader comes to identify within and root for. Although the story is very much of its time, it still has the ability to enthrall an audience even now. Parts of the book could be assigned to the thriller genre.

If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend it. Especially with a new movie adaptation being released later in 2011. You won’t be disappointed.

Title: Likely to Die
Author: Linda Fairstein
Series:  ADA Alexandra Cooper Mystery #2
Rating – 4 out of 5
Date read: February 2011

Review:

I’ve read quite a few of Linda Fairstein’s ‘Alexandra Cooper’ novels now and this was definitely one of the better ones. Despite the fact that the heroine is not one of my favourite literary characters, she has the tendency of becoming too much of a Mary-Sue at times, the pace and plot of this novel definitely qualified it as a ‘page turner’. It is definitely helping that I’ve now started reading these books in chronological order!

I would definitely recommend this book, as well as Fairstein’s other Alexandra Cooper novels. While the heroine may be irritating at times, they give a fascinating insight into the legal system in New York, especially the sex crimes division.

Hi, welcome to my book blog!

I’ve wanted to set up a blog for a long time but had no idea what to write about – then it occured to me. Books.

I set up The Book Closet to review, recommend and babble on about some of my favourite books, books I’d like to read and books I’m currently reading.

~Vikki (Vix)