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Book review: Lauren Oliver’s “Pandemonium”

When I first set out to read Lauren Oliver’s “Delirium” books, I had only meant to give myself some background since it’s just plain embarrassing to interview an author whose work you aren’t familiar with. If it weren’t for the interview, I don’t think I would have picked it on my own.

Of course, that was no longer the case by the time I was done with “Delirium”. Like I said in my review, Lauren Oliver had me hooked when she finally got the ball rolling with the story, and I couldn’t wait to find out what she had in store for me in “Pandemonium”.

But will these high expectations end up spoiling “Pandemonium” for me? Or will the book live up to it and more?

Spoiler: It did.

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Book review: Lauren Oliver’s “Delirium”

I’d initially meant to put up my reviews of “Delirium” and “Pandemonium” before putting up the transcript of my Lauren Oliver interview, but there was just so many things on my plate that I thought it would be easier to just transcribe interviews rather than have to compose my thoughts on these two books — or my thoughts on anything for that matter.

It’s only now that my head has caught up with my body in terms of taking a vacation that I feel ready to take a shot at “Delirium”, at the very least. I mean, not that they’re groundbreaking thoughts or anything. Basically this is just a long excuse as to why I have not been updating as often as I would like.

ANYWAY. “Delirium”. What did I think of it?

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Ronreads interview: Lauren Oliver – Part 2

Yes, I know, the updates have been sparse, but it’s mostly because I’m on vacation in Singapore and I thought I’d give myself a few days with which to lounge around and basically vegetate.

It didn’t actually happen — I still ended up doing work stuff even here — but it’s all good. Now that I don’t actually feel any pressure, I’ve relaxed enough to type up my interview with Lauren Oliver and put it up for you guys.

I was a little worried going into this interview as most of the questions I had prepared earlier had gotten asked during the meet and greet with fans at Powerbooks. I had to think up of new question right quick, and was really worried that Lauren would think they’re redundant and pointless.

Thankfully, Lauren didn’t think they were — or she was being extremely polite, ahahahaha — and I got to get out of this interview with my dignity intact. Enjoy the conversation under the cut, which includes: LGBT characters, Manolo Blahniks, and how Lauren Oliver is a pro-non-virgin.

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Ronreads interview: Lauren Oliver – Part 1

The crowd at Lauren Oliver’s book signing.

She’s touring Australia now, but for a few days last week, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver was in the country stumping for her latest book, “Pandemonium”, the sequel to “Delirium”.

While her visit was short and sweet, Lauren Oliver was still able to squeeze in some time for an interview with yours truly, other media outlets, as well as with Ms. Xandra Ramos Padilla of National Book Store.

While I had my own time to interview Lauren, I also attended her interview with Ms. Xandra Ramos Padilla. For those who weren’t able to make it that day, I’m posting the full transcript of that interview under the cut. Tomorrow, I’ll put up the complete transcript of the interview I did with her.

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