Book review: Me before you (A review I didn’t want to write)

Honestly: I heard many different things about this book. My friend told me that it was so good and I had seen movie posters of it. Well, I was traveling through Korea the other month and had some Won over and found the book at the airport book store. I got it: Me before you by Jojo Moyes

Here is what the book is about, without spoilers:

Lou is out of a job and desperately needs to be employed again. She is willing to do anything. Her family needs her share of income. So Lou takes the job offer of a caregiver for 35 year old former successful company boss William Traynor who is bound to a wheel chair after a being hit by a motor bike. He has secluded himself and is rather unfriendly to anyone around him. Lou takes it upon herself to make him see that he can still enjoy life.

My opinion (still no spoilers) :

So you guys, I was so addicted to the book. I couldn't put it down. It's real and it's captivating and it addresses issues in life you might even find a bit shocking. But it's true and honest a great read but be warned: it will move you to tears

Why I didn't want to write this review (spoilers from here):

The end was so hard to swallow for me and I couldn't agree with Will's decision to go through with Dignitas. I'm sure many of you guys felt the same, while reading. He found love, he found joy and it was still not enough. I also think, how Lou stated it in the book, that he is selfish. He is hurting a woman that truly loves him and doesn't want to loose him. But I understand his feelings of emptiness and that he could be who he wanted to with Lou and that he couldn't bear it. You might have noticed that he never confessed his love to her, even though he admitted that he cared for her and that that was the reason he couldn't tie her to him. It is a well written, honest and at times hard to read book. I gotta be truthful, I didn't like the ending. It made me sad and my thoughts were lingering long on this book and that's why I didn't want to review it. Because love didn't have a chance in the end. Depression and hurt won, even though there was a chance for his life to change and be better. When our life gets tough, do we just give up just because it's not what we expected it to be?

Star Wars Rogue One at Rycom Movie theater

Gonna be honest, the movie ticket prizes in Japan are pretty savage. 1700¥ for a ticket. No matter what time or movie. If you want to enjoy 3D it’s even more, 1900¥. But seriously: it was worth it seeing the new Star Wars movie!! It was great! Go check it out, if you are contemplating on going. I looked for an eigakan (jpn for movie theater) that played it in English with Japanese subs so I would be able to understand everything and Rycom mall had a showing at night. Didn’t regret spending the money! 

Is Batman vs Superman worth it? Review without Spoilers!!!!

   
 I went yesterday. I spent 1700¥ on a movie ticket and 450¥ on snacks at the movies. And what I got was a Dawn of Justice folder and a 2 1/2 hour movie that let everybody down so far who was anticipating it.

Why did I go? Because I wanted to see it for myself! I have been deceived by the public opinion so often I am sick of just believing the stuff on the net or even what my friends told me about how they liked or disliked certain movies. Example: Everyone was raving about Antman and I thought it was so boring. 

And now hands down, without spoilers: it was not a terrible movie. Yes, it was no Captain America: Winter Soldier but it was also no Daredevil.

The movie especially targets DC Fans and since I have seen a few DC based shows like Smallville, Arrow, Flash and the such, I recognized many characters but for someone who has not read the comics, the connections might be hard to grasp. 

To be honest, at times I wasn’t sure what was going on. I thought that it might be because my native language is not English and there were only Japaneae subtitles. But I don’t think that was the problem. The movie moves fast and there is hardly time for character or conflict development. Batman and Superman don’t even interact for the better part of the movie. 

The Ben Affleck issue

That poor man has had probably his hardest year in a long time, since people were outraged he got the role as Bruce Wayne. I personally don’t like his acting but I have to say he convinces in this movie. He plays an older Bruce Wayne who has already fought for 20 some years as Batman. And I liked the scenes where he was just Bruce Wayne. He looks kinda chunky in his Batman suit, but I heard that that intended to let him look bulky to match Superman.

All in all, I don’t regret going. I was getting sick of people telling me it wasn’t a good movie. It was not the best movie they could have made: but not the worst either. 

If you are a fan and have seen all the previous movies, go and watch it: see for yourself. If you are very picky with your movies, I would suggest you wait to rent it or catch it on a plane some time.

Book: The Dreamworld of a Shopaholic 

 
After finding the second book of this series for 50¥ at a recycle store I got the first book on iBooks, too! I thought  the second book was fun but I gotta say, I love the first book of the series: The Dreamworld of a Shopaholic 

The story: Book 1 introduces you to Rebecca Bloomwood who works for the financial paper Sucessful Savings but rather reluctantly does her job. It is a greater joy for her to go shopping and to spend her money on nice clothes make-up and things she actually doesn’t really need. She is supposed to be pro with money but has maneuvered herself into a rather tight position with her bank. She has depts, constant calls from her bank manager and spins a world of excuses to avoid the dept collectors. More over she comes in contact with handsome PR Company boss Luke Brandon who soon becomes her direst enemy when one of her articles attacks one of his clients. 

The writing style is so refreshing and funny, I haven’t read an entertaining novel like that in a while. I am so much into Fantasy recently that I forget how fun other types of novels are.

Reading… Reading

 
As you can see it is way to late to start my new book The Giver, the book series my friend let me borrow. It is the quartet, all 4 books in 700 pages of The giver, written by Lois Lowry. I’m excited! 

Leo and his Oscar 

  
No more Leo-wants-an-Oscar-joke. I’m sure you guys have heard he won his first one after being nominated 6 times. The Revenant brought him to his goal: An Oscar for Best Actor.

Congratulations, Leo! You deserve it!

Star Wars VI in Japan


Japan is usually behind on releasing American movies but not with Star Wars. I went the other night and watched it with my friends. It was in English with Japanese subs. I really liked the movie! It was simple but it was good.

SPOILERS FROM HERE! 

So many speculate who Rey really is and I gotta agree with those that go away from what was obviously hinted in the movie. I don’t think she is Luke’s daughter. It think there is some kind of twist in the next movie. I feel like Po (the pilot) could be Luke’s son. He is the best pilot in the resistance (like Anakin and Luke) and he owns a droid (like Anakin and Luke). And he didn’t die when the plane crashed. When he reappeared I was like: hey, wait a second, he didn’t die in the crash and is still in the movie?
Back to Rey: She could be Kailo Ren’s twin sister. Han and Lea do have twins in another version of Star Wars (I think it was a comic) and Twins run in the family. What do you guys think? 

A friend of mine said it’s basically clear, who Finn is. Lando’s son. I don’t know Lando’s story well and I am so so about it.

Have you seen the movie? Do you like it? 

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