Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"Treat Her Right" Book Review

Treat Her Right by Lori Foster reminded me of the Marla Singer-Narrator Jack relationship of Fight Club.  In Treat Her Right, single –dad Zack is an average all-American man who becomes captivated by his kooky neighbor Wynn.  Wynn is arrogant in a beautiful way—she lets her emotions get the best of her.   She’s large and has messy hair, but Zack can’t help his attraction toward her.  It sort of repulses him that he finds her beautiful.  It’s almost like how in Fight Club how Jack can’t help but dwell on Marla Singer.  Both Jack and Zack become fixated by women they want to dislike. 
This story was funny and a quick read.
5 out of 5 stars

"Big Driver" Novella Review

Stephen King's Big Driver is a story about the determination of a simple woman.  The main character, Tess, encounters trouble while taking a shortcut and survived.  She now seeks revenge and her need redemption leads Tess to her inner woman- a woman she held deep within herself.  King knows how to grow and twist a plot and Big Driver is a perfect example of his genius.  This novella is featured in King's Full Dark No Stars-- a wonderful collection of novellas that are beautifully written.  I give Big Driver 5 out of 5 stars.