Sunday, November 8, 2009

Living Dead in Dallas and Push

Good Morning. It's in the mid 20s and mostly cloudy but the weatherman said it's supposed to get up to almost 60 today. Balmy!

I sped through this book. It's the second in the Sookie Stackhouse series and Sookie and her vampire beau, Bill, are in Dallas to help the vampires solve a mystery. There are other things going on, too, with an interesting revelation at the end. This is a good inbetween book: light and silly but with moments of seriousness.

I had to go to Walmart on Thursday for groceries and crafting stuff and kept telling myself not to go to the book section. But, did I listen to myself? No. I only bought one book, though, since I'd just gone to the library the day before and gotten 5 books from there.

The new movie, Precious, is based on this novel Push by Sapphire. Oh. My. God. I could not stop reading it. Precious is a sixteen-year old overwieght black girl who is pregnant for the second time with her father's child. It's the mid 80s and she gets expelled from school for being pregnant. She begins attending an alternative school and her teacher helps her to change her life.

Of course there is so much more to this book including a mother who should be shot!

It's gritty, raw, painful, brutal, and hopful all at the same time.


zetor said...

'Push' sounds like a powerful novel! Am pleased my 'tupping' post was useful, sometimes I write these posts and think no-one can understand them so your comment was very welcome. I'm also amazed there is a reference in Shakespeare.
Hope you have a good week.

Literary Feline said...

I read Push earlier this month and will be posting my review tomorrow along with my thoughts about the movie. It was such a powerful book. Have you had a chance to see the movie yet, Linda?

I really enjoy Harris' series. It's fun fluff--nothing serious.

I am glad you enjoyed both books!

Dar said...

You are doing so much better than I am with the Sookie stories. I have yet to read the first one. lol. I've never heard of Push. I'll have to check it out.