Review: Bathing the Lion, Jonathan Carroll

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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
Bathing the Lion, Jonathan Carroll
Five people who live in the same New England town go to sleep one night and all share the same hyper-realistic dream. Some of these people know each other; some don’t.
When they wake the next day all of them know what has happened. All five were at one time “mechanics,” a kind of cosmic repairman whose job is to keep order in the universe and clean up the messes made both by sentient beings and the utterly fearsome yet inevitable Chaos that periodically rolls through, wreaking mayhem wherever it touches down—a kind of infinitely powerful, merciless tornado. Because the job of a mechanic is grueling and exhausting, after a certain period all of them are retired and sent to different parts of the cosmos to live out their days as "civilians." Their memories are wiped clean and new identities are created for them that fit the places they go to live out their natural lives to the end.
For the first time all retired mechanics are being brought back to duty: Chaos has a new plan, and it's not looking good for mankind

Jonathan Carroll is an award-winning American author of modern fantasy and slipstream novels.He lives in Vienna.

A book about chaos left me with a very chaotic feeling. I am not a very good multiple point of view reader and that really is a problem in this book. I ended up feeling 20 people told stories and I simply could not keep up with what exactly was happening and who was connected to who.
Between some of the lines I could understand something interesting was going on but I simply could not get a grip on the story. If you are one of those people who does love the multiple point of view books (and I know you are out there) please please read this book for me and tell me the story!!

Bathing the Lion
Author: Jonathan Carroll
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1250048265
ISBN-13: 9781250048264
St. Martin's Press: various formats
Bathing the Lion
2 stars

Wishlist Wednesday: Little Demon in the City of Light, Steven Levingston

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

When Toussaint-Augustin GouffĂ© entered 3, rue Tronson du Coudray, he expected nothing but a delightful assignation with the comely young Gabrielle Bompard. Instead, he was murdered—hanged!—by her and her companion Michel Eyraud. The body was then stuffed in a trunk and dumped on a riverbank near Lyon.

Little Demon in the title made me grin. A true crime in the most romantic city of the world with a funny title and a pretty cover... OK!

It's Monday October 20, 2014! What are you reading?

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It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.

And the week has gone again and I am not even sure what I did. I spend a lot of time in the theatre this weekend. I saw Sweeney Todd, The Normal Heart and Soldaat van Oranje. I spend a few hours cheering the people reading for Dewey's read-a-thon. So not to much reading. I did manage to finish The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness.

The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness

I am currently reading two books which is pretty weird as I am not the best multiple books at a time reader. But Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker is coming with a playlist and it is simply not always convenient to play the songs coming with the book. So I am reading Five by Ursula Archer on the side.

Who Should Sing 'Ol' Man River'?: The Lives of an American Song by Todd Decker Five by Ursula Archer

Next up is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

Review: The Cure for Dreaming, Cat Winters

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*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women

Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Cat lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.

This was an interesting read about being able to decide about your own future, your own life. Brought with a but of magic, Dracula and some very opinionated human beings this is an interesting story how a father tries to mute his daughter by hypnosis.
I really enjoyed the story of Olivia and Henri. There is a lot going on between them in different stages of the story. The choices made influence their relationship and it works out really nice. It is a book that makes you consider a lot of things but it is brought in a light way leaving it up to the reader how much he wants to dive into the subject.

The Cure for Dreaming
Author: Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet
Pages: 368
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1419712160
ISBN-13: 9781419712166
Amulet: Hardcover
The Cure for Dreaming
4 stars

Wishlist Wednesday: We Were Liars, E. Lockhart

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Wishlist Wednesday is a weeklies hosted by Pen to Paper. As I have enough wishes when it comes to books I decided to join this weekly and tell you about them. I am obviously curious about the books on your wishlist too so feel free to leave a message.

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

This book is everywhere. First raving and not so raving reviews and after on everyone's lists of best books, disappointing books, wanted books etc. I am curious about this book!
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