Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review: The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

tl;dr-version of the review: Life sucks and then you die!
Christmas 2014 and I thought I could read something more significant as usual, like something deep.
This has been made into the movie and the Blu-ray is waiting to be seen in my cupboard, which I plan to do before the end of this year after reading the book.
Due to a good deal and because I wanted to try it, I bought the book both in the ebook-Kindle-version and in audio-version, hoping Whispersync will work good.
First surprise, Whispersync does not work between iTunes and Kindle. Ok, not totally unexpected.
Actually while the books could certainly be described as deep, it is also kind of uplifting and funny, despite the gloom matter.
Did not make it, took a break from reading the book and so did not see the film (added January 03d, 2015).
Five books, then I pulled myself together and finished it.
Actually the surprise was, everyone dies (no, this is no spoiler, you knew that right from the beginning, life it is, not the book).
A few twists and a book-story within the book.
So, funny little book, which might make some people cry, due to the subject matter, but actually: so what? That's life for you, only for some the time period till dying is shorter and more painful.
If you like this, I suggest reading Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, these books are very similar, especially when you consider the underlying themes and not the obvious surface.
Solid 5star, I hope the Movie is as good. Highly recommended.

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