The Book List #10

March 16, 2014

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell | Goddess by Anthony Summers

This was the second time I attempted to read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell and the second time I gave up; I felt there was little use in wasting my time reading a book I wasn't enjoying. I can't comment too much on the book since I barely put a dent in the five hundred pages and judging a book on the mere two hundred read wouldn't be fair. All I will say is, I couldn't submerge myself in the narrative style nor the characters I found within it.

I recently watched Love, Marilyn and it made me so unbelievably sad, I couldn't stop thinking about Norma Jeane Mortenson and how the Marilyn Monroe persona consumed Norma's life. So I rescued Goddess by Anthony Summers from the top shelf of my bookcase (the shelf usually reserved for unwanted books) and started reading. It's hard to know what to believe about Marilyn (Norma Jean); on one hand I saw the victim of the media, a woman who was desperate only to love and be loved, and on the other I saw an incredibly provocative woman with serious mental health issues. I feel no closer to understanding the legend of Marilyn Monroe, however, both the book and the film were incredibly captivating, as was Marilyn herself.

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  1. Id love to read Goddess :) I find Marilyn so interesting !

    BerrieBlogs| {beauty blog}

  2. Jessica3/16/2014

    I have Cloud Atlas on my shelf waiting to be read but I'm so sure I'm so excited about it now. Haha.

  3. tiggles3/17/2014

    Recently just bought Cloud Atlas for my kobo, can't wait to read it!

    Beauty Challenged

  4. Cloud Atlas has been a book that I've wanted to read for a while now but I've yet to get around to it. It's a shame to hear that you couldn't get into it, I always feel so defeated when that happens to me and normally make myself push on through, I did however for the first time last year stop reading a book before I finished it because like yourself I just couldn't get into it.

    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  5. Gee Hawkes3/17/2014

    Goddess is such a good read and I completely agree with you that it's hard to know who to believe but it's all so captivating! x


  6. Megan Thomsett3/19/2014

    I found the same with Cloud Atlas, it took me forever to get through it, I persevered with it and at the end I regretted it. If I can't get into a book after a couple of tries there is probably a reason.



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