Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Just Finished a new book!


Well, I just finished the book, "The Road" By Cormac McCarthy, which is going to be a movie coming out soon staring Viggo Mortensen and some little kid.
Before I get into the things I liked and disliked about the book I'll give you a brief summary of what it's about. The world basically a baron waste-land that, I think, has been destroyed by natural disasters and other unfortunate events (explosions, nuclear war, dwindling resources, and blah and blah) The actual time period in which the story takes place is years after all this destruction has happened. To avoid giving away a lot of what the story is about, McCarthy paints a pretty bleak visual for the reader, the world is all "ashy" and grey. Cities are destroyed and there's basically nothing, zip, nada, ZILTCH! The main characters are never named they are called "The man" and "The Boy" They are traveling down the road (hence the name of the book) towards to coast because "The Man" believes that there could be something there still. The book consists of the trials and tribulations that they encounter along their way to the coast. Thats all I'm going to tell you! You'll have to read the book to see what sorts of "adventures" they have, haha.
Alright now I'll describe how I liked the book by dividing it into 3 parts. It went something like this,

1st part- Boring
2nd Part- Still kind boring/Getting interesting
3rd part- Better/That's it?

My overall feeling for the book was, it's very well written and it easy to read but at the same time I was bored for almost the first half of the book. Let's put it this way, I thought the cover made the book seem a little more exciting than it really was, haha.
Don't let my review stop you from reading it though, I think that Cormac McCarthy is a really, really talented writer. He's really good at making the story visual and real feeling. He also wrote "No Country For Old Men" which I didn't know until after I read this book.
Well that's pretty much all I have to say for now. If anyone has some extra free time to read, check this book out, maybe you'll like it better than I did!


Love you all,
Matthew

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Back to blogging!

Here I am, again. I'm going to give this blogging stuff another chance, seeing as how my last one was filled with sad and depressing posts, I'm going to attempt to make this one a little more interesting and happy! Sound good!?
All right lets get started,
Christmas just ended a few days ago! It was awesome to spend some great time with my family. Isabelle, Emily, and Dustin were in town for the holiday! It was so great to see them and spend some great quality time together! (except for having to see New Moon, BARRRFFFFF!)
Other new things that have happened over the past few months include being with a new girlfriend named Brittney Fraizer, who is absolutely awesome! We've been together for about 2 months and I'm having such a fun time getting to know her more and spending time with her. She also makes me laugh and smile all the time, wahoo, go me! Very exciting stuff!
I'm still working at Slim's in Bountiful as a cashier, which might not be as big as a wahoo, but it's still great. It's not the most prestigious of work places but it's filled with all my good friends and lots of laughs. What more could I ask for!?
Now on to some pretty exciting stuff (not that they other stuff wasn't exciting) this is just really fun to talk about. I just got done with Fall semester at Slcc! yaaay! I think it was my 5th semester? I cant remember...might be something I should check out...oh well. It was a great semester nonetheless, also one of the hardest. My classes included- Chemistry 1010, English 1010, American Politics 1100, and Psychology 1010. I ended up getting 2 B's and 2 A's in all at the end of the semester. I'm super satisfied with those grades! wahoo! I decided to make Psychology my major. I think it's really interesting and I enjoy probing into the minds of people, haha.
Thats pretty much it for right now! I'll be posting lots of new and exciting things in the days, weeks, and months to come!
Love you all,
Matthew