Top 5 Tuesday: Top 5 books under 300 pages

Hey, guys!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, I share my top 5 books with less than 300 pages!

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

A friend recommended the Netflix adaptation to me recently but I decided to check the book out first. Annihilation was such a chilling, fascinating and unsettling read.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

I wrote an in-depth review on this one, so I’ll just say that this was one of the most atmospheric things I’ve read in a long time! Go ahead and give it a go!

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Book vs. Movie: The Road

Hello, my lovely readers!
I recently shared my thoughts on Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road. Well, I stumbled upon the adaptation on Netflix. So let’s see what’s more captivating – book or movie?

The Plot:

In a post-apocalyptic America, a man and son keep walking. There’s nothing but ash and desolation surrounding them. No animals, no food, no shelter. They are heading for the coast, not even knowing what they will find there…

Book vs. Movie:

So let’s kick it off with some thoughts on the novel. The only word that adequately describes this novel is haunting.

There’s not much of an explanation what caused the terrible circumstances the father and son are now facing which makes the story even darker. While reading I had an uneasy feeling that I could never quite shake. The plot is somewhat repetitive with actually works perfectly with the overall theme of depression and no hope.

It took me a bit to get used to McCarthy’s writing style and to get into the story in general. But then I was hooked. I am still not the biggest fan of this writer’s style, but the story is captivating. It’s a rather short book, so nothing is lost in case you really don’t enjoy the story.
Let’s move on to the film!

The Road is a very well-made adaptation. I’m not 100% over the moon, but I was impressed with how well the story was translated to the screen.¬†

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Book Review: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Hey guys!
It’s book review time. I saw today’s novel in the Goodreads list of a friend and it sounded so fascinating, I just had to check it out! So let’s talk about The Road by Cormac McCarthy…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Cover from Goodreads)

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Cover from Goodreads)

 

The Plot:
In a post-apocalyptic America a man and son keep walking. There’s nothing but ash and desolation surrounding them. No animals, no food, no shelter. They are heading for the coast, not even knowing what they will find there…

 

The Rating:
The only word that adequately describes this novel is haunting. There’s not much of an explanation what caused the terrible circumstances the father and son are now facing which makes the story even darker. While reading I had an uneasy feeling that I could never quite shake. The plot is somewhat repetitive with actually works perfectly with the overall theme of depression and no hope. It took me a bit to get used to McCarthy’s writing style and to get into the story in general. But then I was hooked. I am still not the biggest fan of this writer’s style, but the story is captivating. It’s a rather short book, so nothing is lost in case you really don’t enjoy the story.¬† Continue reading