Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice

This is obviously a classic, what else can I say about it? It has award winning written all over it, and I don’t just mean that literally.

Here’s the summary from

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force-a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.

It’s a must read for vampire literature fanatics, no other novel could be compared to this compelling tale of Louis, Claudia and Lestat. It’s a definite must read if you still have not read it; it will take you to places you never thought of going to, and experience lavishly an adventure of a lifetime.

Call me overrated, but that was what I have been through as I read this book. This book deserves 5 cookies for the magnificent craftsmanship of Anne Rice.

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Something to Share

DID YOU KNOW that most of the successful businessmen in the world do not technically have a high IQ? Instead, they possess a high level of EMOTIONAL QUOTIENT in which they use to, not only keep their business together, but also their employees happy, encouraged and successfull as they are.

Think about it, a good and honest tap on someone’s shoulder could make them a better person, and what better way to enjoy their triumph is to be happy for them and not jealous of what they have achieved.

With that, let me share to you what I learned this morning.

I have learned that people compliment you for two things, and it’s just either they’re secured enough to encourage you, or they’re simply jealous of what you have and who you are. Another thing is, being frank would not make you a better person, unless you do it the right way, and the right way is to be objective enough to not hurt a person’s feelings.

You can never say that you’re objective if your heart and mind are filled with nothing but jealousy towards the person. You will just be simply judging, if not ironically complimenting his or her flaws.

So now, I think a hundred times whenever a person encourages or compliments me. And I think you should do the same.

Ask yourself:

Do they do it simply because they’re truthfully happy for me, and wanted me to improve what I already have and/or who I already am?

Or is it the other way around? which is to just gain something from me in return, and/or take advantage of what I can do, only to pass it on as something they did themselves to make them feel secured.

Just some thought to ponder on. :) Happy Sunday to everyone!

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The Godfather by Mario Puzo

Definitely one of the greatest and well known franchise. I honestly don’t know where to start in this review of The Godfather. I just feel that the novel is too awesome and legendary to be critiqued.

The movie was excellent, if that word tops ‘great’. But the book is even better! The book gave so much importance to each of the important characters in every chapter, thus making the situation or event even more easier to understand. Add to that the various point of views of the characters whenever the Don sends for them to do him service. Most of the time, the characters were frightened of doing a service that would put their lives at stake, but later on remembering the great service that the Don had done for them, thus ending up doing whatever it takes to repay him.

Every turn of the page is filled with information you definitely don’t want to miss at all, or you end up confused. It’s not a boring book, seriously, and just like the movie, you would have to keep your eyes open for surprises. Apart from that, the novel would make you go ga-ga over itself, and keep your emotions at bay on certain circumstances, like for instance, Sonny’s death, although it came quite fast and ignored by the Corleone’s, still lingers even at the end of the novel. The death of the Don, is another thing that would make you really remorseful and, at the same time, scornful about.

Mario Puzo is truly an entertaining author who have written, probably the greatest, masterpiece of the 20th and 21st Century. Forgive me for saying, but this is truly better than Pulp Fiction, and thus it deserves all the honors it has garnered. I would shoot myself to death if I don’t give this book Five Cookies.

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