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City of Bones, Cassandra Clare

Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural & Paranormal, Teen & Young Adult

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder― much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing―not even a smear of blood―to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy? 

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace’s world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know… 

The City of Bones is a novel I pondered reading for a long time; I was hesitant to read this book – just like I was reluctant to read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl – because this book had amassed a hype that was enormous. I was worried that this book would disappoint me and not live up to my expectations because this is a real possibility with ‘media frenzy books.’ However! Upon finishing the City of Bones, all I could think was “wow, now this is an incredible fantasy read!”. I loved this incredible book and it most certainly exceeded my expectations. Unlike some books, this novel was worth the hype, and so I am so proud to write that I am one of the many legions of fans of Cassandra Clare and a proud Shadowhunter! I am in awe of Clare and the beautiful world which she has created so if you like I was, are hesitant to read this book then take a chance because you will not be disappointed! For those of you that do not know I am going to write a brief synopsis of the book for you lovely readers.

City of Bones tells the tale of an ordinary teenage girl named Clary Fray (can we please appreciate how beautiful this name is?!) who suddenly has a Sight to see things that others cannot. Clary is a special woman who has been blessed – some would say cursed – with an ability to see Demons, Vampires, Werewolves, Warlocks and much more demonic creatures. Clary is a young woman who has been thrust into a world that is beyond her wildest imagination. She at first does not know what part she has to play in this mystical parallel world, but when her mother is attacked and kidnapped, Clary is forced to remember a past as well as secrets that have previously been hidden from her. This is a very brief synopsis of this extraordinary tale, but if you are a reader who loves to know more about stories, then please read further to learn more about the plot of this story!

Our novel begins with our fifteen-year-old protagonist Clary Fray as she goes to the Pandemonium Club with her best friend, Simon Lewis. Inside the club, she sees a blue-haired boy and a black haired girl sneak into a storeroom, pursued by two other boys. One of these boys is armed with what appears to be a knife and thinking something terrible is about to happen, she soon sends Simon for help. Clary, however, is an impulsive character and she can’t wait, so she follows the mysterious group into the storeroom. Once inside this storeroom, she witnesses the blue-haired ‘boy’ being attacked and then murdered, but when she observes him being killed, he seems to vanish from the room. Clary soon gets caught looking, and she is told by one of the people in the room that “demons return to their home dimensions when they die.”
Simon soon enters the storeroom with the clubs bouncer in tow, and for some unknown reason, Simon, as well as the bouncer cannot see anybody, and when Clary realizes this, she mumbles an apology and soon leaves confused and shook up.

When Clary returns home she does so to the scolding of her mother, Jocelyn. Clary shrugs this off, but the next day Jocelyn announces to Clary that they are moving away from New York City to the country for the summer where Jocelyn’s best friend, Luke, has a home. Clary is furious and upset by this unexpected move and soon confides in Simon that she is angry as well as confused by the fact that she knows nothing about her mother or her entire family, she describes how her life is almost like a mystery and that she is sick of it.

Simon consoles Clary, and soon they go to a poetry reading. However, when Clary arrives she happens to see one of the boys who were at the club – who we later find out is called Jace. Clary confronts Jace angrily but after calming down, Jace tells Clary all about demon-hunters called Shadowhunters or Nephilim. Jace has a bold claim, and this is that Clary is not a mundane (ordinary human). This is a lot to take in for Clary but to make matters worse, she gets a call from Jocelyn who is in a frantic panic who tells Clary not to come home and to let Luke know that ‘he’ has found her. Then the phone call ends abruptly and ignoring her mother’s wishes; she races home to help her mother only to find her house in disarray with her mother gone. To make matters even worse, Clary is attacked by a demon but soon kills him thanks to the use of Jace’s sensor. After this traumatic event, Jace whisks Clary off to the ‘Institute’; the local headquarters of Shadowhunters.

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At this point in my review, I think I should stop discussing the plot because I am getting carried away… this is what this novel does to you, it takes over and makes you want to talk about this book non stop! What I will tell you book lovers is that the rest of this novel becomes a thrilling adventure in which Clary must find her mother, find the mysterious Mortal Cup and discover her true self.

Personally, I do not read much Young Adult, why? I do not know but what I do know now is that I need to read more of it! If YA novels are like this, then I am missing out because this book is brilliant! I never understood the love of YA before I read it but now I understand perfectly; they make for enjoyable, light, lovely reads that readers can pick up and quickly get lost in so I will definitely be reading more Young Adult books!

It has been a long time since I have read a fantasy novel and I have to admit that I have missed the genre dearly! I absolutely loved being in this magical world full of mysterious, sometimes terrifying creatures and enchanting people. Oh, and who can forget that I loved being in a book full of incredible Shadowhunters! All of this made this fantasy read perfectly; I was I pure heaven as I read this book as the author allowed me to imagine all the wondrous things perfectly!

Cassandra Clare’s is a magnificent writer whose words were captivating as well as addictive. I was surprised by how well developed this story was, it may be a YA novel but it has mature themes. These incredible themes combined with Clare’s intelligent and savvy writing, combined again with excellent action sequences meant that I was kept on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!

The characters in this novel were superb, and it would be a crime not to write about the host of diverse, and brilliantly created characters the reader comes across in this book. Each character in this spell-binding novel had something unique and special about them, and I found this to be mesmerizing. The characters the reader comes across in this book are ambitious, and I was thrilled with this. I am thrilled that the characters are ambitious because the story is ambitious, Clare is an author who loves to take risks… this is wonderful because it shows she is brave and unafraid.

I found the protagonist of the story, Clary Fray to be an adorable, sweet girl but do not let this fool you as she is a young woman who can pack a punch! She is a character who keeps developing and evolving throughout; there were times when I was shocked by her changes of attitude. For example, Clary can in one moment be a sweet and innocent woman only to be quick-tempered, and fiery in the next and I have to say, I found myself applauding her fierceness! It was delightful to read a novel in which a strong female protagonist is prominent, plus, she is a redhead like me so how can I not love her!

The other main character in this story is Jace, Jace is a character who surprised me and delighted me. I had heard many things about Jace before I read this novel and what I heard was not great. I thought that he was going to be a jerk, but I was delighted when I found out that he was not like this at all! He is a fun character who brought some much-needed humor to the novel. Besides, he and Simon were the perfect comedy duo, and they had me laughing frequently.

Overall, the City of Bones is an enchanting fantasy novel which is full of action, adventure and sprinkles of humor. The imagery in this book is quite simply stunning, and as you read the descriptions of this mind-bending world, your brain will visualize every part because the writing is so beautiful. I adored every part of this novel, the story, the plot, the world, the characters, everything! If you have a taste for fantasy, then I would recommend this book because it is brilliant! This wonderful book gets Four Stars from me.

As always thank you so much for reading book lovers! Comment below all those wonderful thoughts of yours and let me know whether you have read the novel or if you would like to! Also, for the people who have read the novel could you please tell me whether it is worth continuing the series? I have heard that it is not so great from this point onward’s so please let me know fellow book lovers!

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon USA! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for the Amazon U.K. website. I have also attached some more links about this wonderful book! Thank you so much again for reading book lovers, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this book!   


Amazon U.K. / Goodreads / Book Depository / Publisher; Walker

Mini Movie Review

The movie adaption of this incredible book is a brilliant movie, however! I do not believe it lived up to the book. I adored the casting and thought the set design and costumes were beautiful, but for me, the directors left out too many parts of the original story. What did you think of the movie book lovers? I would love to know! Thank you so much again for reading!

Thank you so much again for reading book lovers! 

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ivorypaloma

I thought the movie did a good job casting Jace even if it kind of failed the book. It is a good book though. One of these days I’ll read the rest of the series.

ambisauce

Goodness, I relate so much to your hesitance when it came to reading this book. I felt the same way about it for so long! It was one of those overly popular books that everyone loved and I was so terrified it was going to end up overhyped. Ended up listening to most of the book on audible (finishing up with the physical copy) and loved it so much.

Also, love triangles infuriate me. so much. I just don’t get why so many authors find them necessary when a lot of the time they just aren’t.

ambisauce
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Just give me a slow burn romance or a book where the main character has the same love interest the whole story (unless that love interest sucks, then they can find a new person). I’ll even deal with instalove if it’s not overly cheesy or obnoxious.

ambisauce
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I love books like that. When a book centers on one couple and goes through their relationship progression as the series progresses it just makes my heart so happy. On the other hand, books where there’s the constant flip flop between love interests and the main character doesn’t pick between one until either the very end or close to it irk me so much.

ambisauce
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Natural progression in novels is amazing because it feels like real life that way. Well, almost like it lol

ambisauce
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I have yet to find a book with a love triangle that I truly enjoy. Every once in a blue moon I might think that I’ve found one or gotten close to it but at the end of the day love triangles still irk me especially those insanely unnecessary ones. Ugh, they’re the worst lol

ambisauce
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Love triangles just feel so unnecessary to me. Just put two people together and be done with it.

ambisauce
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Not yet, the Mortal Instruments series is one of the ones that I’ve made more progress through than some others but I still end up getting through series very slowly. I’m not exactly a binge reader and there are so many books that I want to get through that it’s just sort of hard to stick to any one thing and breeze through it. Hopefully, I’ll make more progress with the series soon though.

ambisauce
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I read the first book in the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas and wasn’t really a fan. I’ve also read the Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer (except for the last book and novella) and ended up really loving them. I’ve also read the first two novels in the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo and enjoyed them a lot. Outside of that though I tend to be very behind when it comes to what’s popular.

Briana R.

And all of the spin-off books make it so you can live in this world basically forever! Definitely nerdy fangirled over this series!

Briana R.
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I’ve only read one but I really liked it! It’s the clockwork spinoff I think?

Briana R.
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Oh heck yes I did ❤️

Briana R.
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I think it was one of my favorite endings. It was so unexpected!

Briana R.
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes, yes I did lol

Briana R.
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I didn’t watch the movies 🙈, I didn’t like the actors in the previews so I decided to not go out of my way to see it

Briana R.
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Hey! I have been pretty hit and miss lately but my latest obsession is Leigh Bardugo! I love love love her writing!

Loonyloonyvish

P.S. sorry for that longish comment but I couldn’t help writing all that I wrote. And please don’t mind the spelling mistakes because I was too lazy to check it before I posted it.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

No, its fine. It made reading easier.

Loonyloonyvish

Hello! It’s been a while since I read the book so your review really refreshed my memory. And I don’t think there is any shane in reading YA at your age because you are an adult, and still you’re young. I mean, you are just into adulthood which makes Young Adult a completely normal genre for you to read if we take its meaning literally. I really love the format of your reviews. The other reviews that I have read on various blogs are full of embellishments. There are even cliparts of the number of stars that the reviewers awarded… Read more »

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I think we can read them as long as we consider ourselves young. Then it doesn’t matter if you reach fifty and are still reading it, does it?
But I prefer reading children’s books because I want to be like Peter Pan.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Wow! No one read books to me but I was told a lot of stories. I still read fairy tales and yes Alice in Wonderland too. I don’t know how old they are but do make them read Harry Potter and you should read it too. Anyway, Happy Reading!

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes they are. I especially love the editions with those classic illustrations.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Loonyloonyvish

Oh. The medium of education in our schools was British English so the spellings in American English confuse me a lot and I start doubting whether I have even learnt to spell 😳.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Hah! I am not alone then😄

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Nice talking to you. Looking forward to many such conversations.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Same here. And I will defenitely comment ( I love commenting, sometimes more than writing my own post😉).

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I wouldn’t want you to stop reading further because of me but yes there are many books much better than these.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

It was lovely talking to you. I am not on twitter but I have an instagram account and I go by the same username.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Heehee, I have already started following you😉

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Hehe I noticed ; )

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Loonyloonyvish

The other reviews are meant to cater to a large audience but when you write in your own personal way, we can relate to your writing. This makes the reviews on your blog a lot more interrsting.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Thanks and I look forward to reading new posts from you 😊.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Loonyloonyvish

Well, there are so many people I know who are fans of the Mortal Instruments and who keep on prodding me to read on. So it seemed like a crime when I decided not to continue further. But it’s a good thing I didn’t buy them.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

High five!

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Hi! I had been wondering why I wasn’t getting any messages from you. I haven’t read many books though I bought some at a bookfair. Most of them are children’s books. Have you read any of Neil Gaiman’s works? I bought the first book of the song of ice and fire, also called Game of Thrones. I was waiting for my examinations to get over before I get into it. There’s another book: My sister’s keeper by Jody Picoult. It’s about a girl who sues her parents for right to her body because the sole purpose of giving birth to… Read more »

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

It is alright. I like to chat with you too. Even I’ve taken a lot of time to reply so that makes us even.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Me too!

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I only just started reading Gaiman but wish I had begun earlier. Coraline’s on my reading list. I have been reading his essays and speeches mostly. But I could recommend Neverwhere (an instant favourite) and American gods.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes and it might happen that his children’s books might not be enjoyed much by me now. That makes me sad.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

He writes about writing, reading, sci-fi authors he has met, music and other areas which interest him.
The view from the cheap seats is

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

The view from the cheap seats is a collection of his essays. Check it out.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

It is about a guy who helps a girl out of goodwill but is rendered invisible to this world because the girl he helped didn’t actually belong to this world. They venture on a quest to find the girl’s parents’ murderers and to find a key to send the guy back to his own world. The girl comes from below the ground and the diferent underground stations in London actually are different places.
The description was quite bland, I know, but then I never do reviews for that same reason.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

No. I didn’t even know such a show exists.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

But I won’t know whether you might like them. Seeing the speed at which you finish your books, though, you could give it a try.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I am reading some non fiction at the moment so Game of Thrones will have to wait. I got myself the illustrated edition and it is so beautiful! But pretty fat too. Each book’s on an average about 800 pages long and the font is not too big. So it’ll be a long time before I will be able to read all the books in the series. I don’t want to watch the show before I read the books. Hopefully by the time I am finished, Martin will have come out with the final books. Have you read them? Or… Read more »

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Oh it is one of the most beautiful books ever! It has about 80 pages of illustrations and each chapter starts with a picture in greyscale. It has such intricate drawings and they are more accurate than the show, so the kids are actually shown as kids.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Hopefully a year would be enough for me to finish the series what with the other books I have to read.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Is that so? I already know who all will be dead by the end of the series (credits go to my over enthusiastic friend) but O would still like to read first. One of my reasons for doing so is imagining the characters and places first and then comparing them with the movie/show. Since I already know how rach character looks and because I have an illustrated edition, even that’s not possible. But still…

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I have a lot many books waiting and since it has been recently acquired, I won’t be reading before a month or so.
Anyway, since we last chatted, I have read a few more books. I finished Night Circus (truly magical and I recommend you to read it), Book Thief and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. I loved all three. Have you read any of them?

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Both are perfect. They revolve around the theme of death. The first involves a challenge that requires either of the participants to fie before the victor is declared but they fall in love anyway. Sort of like Hunger games in that respect, though much more beautiful and magical.

Loonyloonyvish
Reply to  Aimee Ann

The book thief is about the second world war. Hitler has got many books destroyed during his rule and in these conditions, Leisel teaches herself to read with the help of her father (a truly adorable figure), steals illegal books that have Jews as the protagonists and goes so far as to hide a Jew in the basement. She even goes on to write a book of her own. The first three quarters indicate it to be a happy novel. There is trouble, sure, and people don’t get enough to eat and Leisel hates Hitler, but it is all about… Read more »

Sharmishtha Basu

Loved the movie. The lead actress is brilliant

Kindra M. Austin

I have a daughter (she’s 19 now) who turned me onto some pretty good YA. If you haven’t read Code Name: Verity, give it a whirl. I’d be interested to know what you think of it. I think it’s brilliant.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

It takes place in WWII Germany. A captured young woman is forced to talk about her life–her job, friendships, personal losses. It’s structured perfectly. And so, so moving.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

You’re welcome! 🙂

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I read most of the first book. I saw the movie, hated the movie, and so the movie ruined the book for me.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I agree. Directors and screen writers often take too many creative liberties which destroy the story. I didn’t like actors in the film either.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I adore Shailene Woodley. But I liked her better in The Fault in Our Stars. I don’t know who Four is, be hot as fuuuhh

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I love The Fault in Our Stars. John Greene is a great writer. I also love Looking for Alaska.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

There was one other I read, and I hated it. An Abundance of Katherines. Or something like that.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I hear it is. I hope it’s better than Paper Towns.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I did not enjoy it lol

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Nah, just because a person is good looking doesn’t mean they act for shit.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

When people stop paying the price of a movie ticket. Or never. LOL

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

🙂

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes, I do. The link is on my WordPress page

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Oh, you couldn’t find the instagram camera? It’s kindra_m_austin

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

😀

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I read Divergent and liked it a lot. I thought the film was decent.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes, she’s the one who turned me onto the books.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I love love. Lol

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Absolutely! My daughter and I are avid readers.

Kindra M. Austin
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes, she is an only child. I do have step-son, and step-daughter. I hate using the word “step.”

livingstrugglingsustaining

I absolutely adored this book and while I’m at it let me just tell you that your reviews are sooooo accurate!!!! Love your blog!

livingstrugglingsustaining
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I’m currently reading The Gaze by Elif Shafak and it is just heartbreakingly beautiful!!!

livingstrugglingsustaining
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Have you read 40 rules of love? It’s been written by the same writer and it so correctly captures how judmental society can be to those who are out of ordinary i.e obese or very short etc. You have to read it to fall in love with it!

jacquelineobyikocha

I haven’t read this book and this is the second review that I’m reading about it. Hmm! Maybe it’s time to give it a read. My list just keeps growing.

jacquelineobyikocha
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I am in-between books and just finished reading Slightly Tempted by Mary Balogh. I wanted something sweet and romantic and not hard on the mind 🙂

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse

Great review although it’s not a book I’ll likely read.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Of course! I enjoy the way you review. 🙂

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

🙂

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I read many genres, but I have no patience for YA at the moment. I am more of a mystery reader. James Patterson is my favorite author.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

My go-to author! 🙂

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I don’t like doing recommendations, but I always recommend his Alex Cross series… we’re 22 series in, though.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes, but if you want to follow the saga of Alex Cross and his lovable crazy family, then you’ll have to start with Along Came a Spider.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Let me know how it go whenever you read it 🙂

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I tried reading Lee Child, but I couldn’t get into Jack Reacher. I only watched the movie because of Tom Cruise.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Haha! This is too true. However, if I read the book, I won’t watch the movie and if I watch the movie I won’t read the book. I made an exception for The Help. I read it, loved it, thought they should make a movie, they made one, I watched it, I liked it. As for Jack Reacher, I tried reading it way before they said TC was JR, but I couldn’t get into it.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Exactly! ^^

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I think it was worth a read, but I don’t like doing recommendations. I’ll tell you to read it if you ever come across it, but don’t go looking for it.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Okay, I think I might have confused you a bit. I thought you were talking of The Help… I apologize for the confusion.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

It’s the same thing I do with James Patterson (although I am guilty of running to the store whenever there is a new Alex Cross book!)

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

This is where I drew the line. When they said there was an Alex Cross movie with Tyler Perry in it, I automatically decide to skip it because Tyler does not embody Cross. I’m glad I didn’t watch it now.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes! And this is why I love TC. The man can take any role and morph into the character just as he did with Lestat or Stacee Jaxx. 😛 I must say that I am enjoying our chats! 🙂

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

No, it flopped big time at the box office, but TC as supporting actor stole the show. I remember people who were not fans of his before left the movie all in awe of his Stacee Jaxx performance. No, you’re not boring me at all for I am certain you can tell that I love TC as much as I love books. 😛

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Hey Man was comic gold! If they had only focus this film on Stacee instead of the babies, this movie would’ve done better.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

I second this! I remember thinking that they should clone TC just to have him in every movie when I first saw him in Rain Man. And I admire him for the fact that he loves his fans. He shows up an hour or two early at premiers just to sign autographs and take pictures with them. He’s a cool cat.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

He’s a Southern gentleman. LoL! I’ve come across a fan’s account of how he waited in the rain at the Oblivion premiere for Tom to sign some pics. The bodyguards told the man that Tom will sign just one, but Tom waved it off and signed all 5 pictures for the man. Little things like this makes me smile because we tend to forget that these celebrities are humans just like us. Reason why I don’t idolize them.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes, he really did and I thought it was nice. He’s mostly nice to the extras on his set besides his colleagues. Mannerism is something I’ve always admired and he’s full of manners and class.

Eccentric Muse
Eccentric Muse
Reply to  Aimee Ann

Yes! We must be! ^^

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Me too! 🙂 🙂

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Let me just put it this way: Tom Cruise is yet to disappoint me with any movie of his. If I have to pick my top 4 faves right now it’ll be Knight & Day; MI: Ghost Protocol; Vanilla Sky and Jack Reacher Never Go Back.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Oh yes! I love love LOVED the heck out of Oblivion and Edge of Tomorrow! They brought back pleasant memories of War of the Worlds and Minority Report. I confess that I haven’t watched the entirety of Eyes Wide Shut because I cannot take Kidman seriously. But I liked her alongside him in Far & Away. I’ll try to watch the entirety of EWS one day.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Haha! Yes, Doug Liman (the director) had referred to it as a ‘sequel that’s a prequel’. This movie was wonderful because TC was not afraid to portray a coward and let a woman be the strong leader as it was the case in Rogue Nation.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Right! 🙂

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

I read this one when I was around tenish or so. I can’t remember, perhaps younger, but I remember liking HG Wells. However, reading for me started with the Bible and my favorite French author Alexandre Dumas.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

The movie is an utmost favorite of mine. I watch it whenever it comes on. ^^

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Dumas was the writer behind The Three Musketeers & The Count of Mount Cristo.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

No, don’t be hard on yourself. I mean, in all fairness, Alexandre Dumas is not a likely name that would randomly pop up when someone mention the classics.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

I’m trying to reread some of the classics, but so many books, so little time!

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Most definitely!

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

I’ll get to it soon. I wasn’t even paying attention the first few times I attempted to watch because I was just too content to watch Dr. Bill stroll around. Far and Away was good. I recently re-watched it and I still laughed at the parts I deemed funny back then.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

Of course! I might have to watch it when I go on vacation as this weekend I have much to catch up on. You’re going to laugh at their Irish accents though! It was cute and funny at the same time. 😛

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

That’s cool! Yes, there are some Irish people in there, but you’re going to laugh at TC’s and Kidman’s Irish accents. 😛

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

How rude of me! What about you? Any favorite movies of his?

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

I consider him to the last greatest actor alive. When he hangs up his harness I can’t see anyone else walking in his action boots.

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Reply to  Aimee Ann

He embodies western. My father swears by him.