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Room meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, young adult writer Kevin Brooks's pulse-pounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how will you survive?I can't believe I fell for it.It was still dark when I woke up this morning.As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was.A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entireRoom meets Lord of the Flies, The Bunker Diary is award-winning, young adult writer Kevin Brooks's pulse-pounding exploration of what happens when your worst nightmare comes true - and how will you survive?I can't believe I fell for it.It was still dark when I woke up this morning.As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was.A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete.There are six little rooms along the main corridor.There are no windows. No doors. The lift is the only way in or out.What's he going to do to me?What am I going to do?If I'm right, the lift will come down in five minutes.It did. Only this time it wasn't empty . . ....

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The Bunker Diary Reviews

  • Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
    2019-03-25 13:17

    5 Words: Brutal, intense, heart-breaking, pensive, horrific.5 More Words: Addictive, amazing, shocking, unbelievable, lost-for-words.There's something about Kevin Brooks' style of writing that I just can't get enough of. I guess it's because the way the narrative flows is similar to the way my own thoughts flow. It just feels so right to read.This is an author who is not afraid to take chances and be controversial. He's not afraid to hit you hard and shock you. And The Bunker Diary just proves this all over again.I was so close to tears while reading much of this. But there is some humour too. Just when it might be getting too much there's an injection of humour to stop you from curling up in a ball and crying.This is an amazing book which will shock you and likely break your heart.The ending of this book was just... I mean... WHAT?! If you've ever read Black Rabbit Summer, then this is Raymond all over again. It is just incredible how Kevin Brooks can blow your mind all through a book and then just blow your whole being to pieces at the end.Now, I'm off on a Kevin Brooks binge. I'll probably cry a lot and I have some ARCs to catch up on, but there are another two books of his I haven't read and I've always got time to reread his other books.

  • Lindsay
    2019-04-07 17:09

    While this book was intense and heart-pounding and mind-boggling, I was kind of let down by the ending. I mean, I know not every book is going to be a HEA but this was just too much for me. It sucked the happy right out of me and now I'm depressed. While the writing was impressive, the story's ending...was not.Rating: 1 out of 5 Stars

  • Lisa
    2019-04-11 18:17

    This book was part of a Carnegie Short List package I bought for a school library, and I started reading it primarily to figure out if it was appropriate for Middle School or not (view spoiler)[ and I eventually decided that it is not - as it is too brutal(hide spoiler)]. After a couple of pages I had completely forgotten that I read it for work. I laughed, I cried, I ignored the rest of the world until I had finished it.There is a lot of violence and hopelessness in the story, and it calls to mind Sartre's vision of Hell in Huis Clos: L'enfer, c'est les autres. The people locked up in the bunker to live and die there for no purpose suffer as much from each other's company as from the omniscient evil power who put them there. But of course, being humans, they also feel love and responsibility and curiosity and compassion for each other, and that is what made the story so true to me. It is a whole micro cosmos in a bunker!Update: When I first read the book, an avid reader in Grade 6 asked if she could borrow the book, and I told her she had to wait a couple of years. She was very upset and complained about it several times to her mentor teacher. When she had finished Grade 9, I gave it to her, even though I didn't work in the library anymore, and asked her to come back to me and say what she thought, and whether she would have like her younger self to read it. It took a day or two, and she returned the book with tears in her eyes, claiming it was fantastic.Then she added:"Thank you for not letting me read it when I was 12!"Those were the days when I taught in a school library...

  • Erik
    2019-04-05 12:03

    Oh my...I am finished...I am trembling...I started this book 3 hours ago, now I am finished, I read the last page and then looked at several other blank pages after...I don´t know what to say about this book, how to characterize it. Just - It is sick and wrong and cruel in every possible way. And perfect and honest and true and exquisite in every other way. And you have to read it to fully understand what it is about. The topic is for sure not new, but masterfully executed. Yes this book was executed! No more words from me...Just - if every other Kevin Brooks is like this one, we are missing out a lot.

  • Esmeralda Verdú
    2019-03-25 17:02

    Diario del búnker es una novela juvenil diferente a todo lo que he leído antes, como también lo es su protagonista. El final me ha dejado muy asombrada, creía que había un error y que todavía quedaban páginas por leer. No puedo decir que dan la información con cuentagotas porque ni siquiera me dan las respuestas que quería, algo que ha hecho que mi opinión general sobre la historia cayera algo en picado. ¡No me puede dejar así! Necesito muchas respuestas. Si el autor nos quería dejar intrigados, lo ha conseguido sin duda. Lee la reseña completa (¡Y UNA ENTREVISTA AL AUTOR!) aquí: http://fly-like-a-butterfly.blogspot....

  • Adam Silvera
    2019-04-11 13:30

    Masterful and SUFFOCATING. This book is NOT for the happily ever after crowd. It's truly a piece of fiction that is sharp all the way through and the ending drives the knife deep into the reader. I'm not the hugest fan of epistolary novels because the tension sometimes feels far too removed considering it's past tense and you obviously know that no matter what happened the main character is alive, but I was INSANELY ANXIOUS while reading Linus's entries, and this is one of the many reasons I applaud Kevin Brooks. Heart-in-throat intensity, friends. I've never read anything like this book and thinking about just continues choking me. ANYWAY. I love this book so damn much and I love how uncomfortable it makes me to love it because this is NOT the type of story one traditionally loves.

  • Yasmine
    2019-04-17 13:11

    You know that feeling when you finish that book and you sit there motionless for a moment? This book is like that: spellbinding, thought provoking, stunning. I am finding incredibly hard to write this and talk about it coherently because I am just- I don't know. Shocked? Mesmerised I think would be more like it. What I really enjoyed about his book was that although there was a brilliant premise and plot, it was also so psychological and really made me think. I especially liked the way in which the writing changes to match what is happening to Linus; so often in first person narrated stories it bothers me that the style of writing and language doesn't change and that it's the same when the character is happy and when they are dying. What also makes this book so amazing, so clever, is the fact that throughout I was waiting for the climax of the escape back to the real world and when that didn't happen, I wasn't left feeling shortchanged or disappointed- in fact I think that in reality any alternative escape ending would have been an unbelievable anticlimax. We constantly see on the news stories about people disappearing, and so to find a book that depicts the awful reality of what often actually happens as opposed to a happy-ever-after ending is refreshingly rare, and I think this book is exquisitely horrific in that sense. Would definitely definitely recommend to my friends!

  • Josu Grilli
    2019-04-01 12:03

    Me ha gustado mucho, sinceramente. No me esperaba que la novela fuera así para nada. Lo que más destacaría es que se lee en NADA, así que si buscas una lectura rápida, este es tu libro. Quizá en un par de horas lo hayas terminado, porque no solo la historia avanza de un modo rápido, sino que el estilo del autor es algo experimental (algo que me encanta) y demuestra mediante palabras el estado del protagonista, Linus. (Puesto que la novela es un diario, tiene sentido, claro.) Así que si tenemos a un protagonista rozando la locura, no tendremos páginas repletas de letras, sino más bien, lo contrario. Páginas a medio escribir, simplemente con verbos o capítulos que son líneas en vez de páginas. No sé, estas cosas siempre me encantan. En cuanto a la historia... Me encuentro menos entusiasta. Me ha gustado la variedad de personajes y cómo son mostrados, así como su importancia en la historia. Sin embargo, las relaciones entre ellos no las he visto explotadas. Creo que la historia no ahonda demasiado en temas que podrían haber dado mucho juego en la novela. Es como que se queda muchas veces a las puertas, sin mojarse. Me ha dado pena, porque con un par de cambios en la historia sí que podría haber sido un novelón. Aun y todo, Diario del búnker es una historia que mezcla elementos de películas como Saw o del reality Gran Hermano (pero con un toque sádico), y que se lee enseguida. Es una lectura muy entretenida y con la que he disfrutado mucho.

  • Anita Vela
    2019-03-26 15:28

    Reseña completa: de búnker es el diario de Linus y se podría decir que es una mezcla entre Gran Hermano y SAW, imaginad que se puede sacar de eso: demasiada locura junto con partes un poco macabras y duras, por eso la comparación con SAW, y eso que supone que es una novela juvenil, pero puede pasar perfectamente por una historia de adultos. Sinceramente, a mí me ha parecido una historia muy original, te engancha por momentos, conforme vas leyendo quieres leer más y más… y muy diferente. Aunque, he de decir que el final me ha decepcionado bastante. Los personajes me han gustado bastante porque confunden mucho al lector, cada cual está más loco y la tensión aumenta cada día que pasa. Otra cosa que también me ha gustado es que sean tan personajes variados y diferentes entre ellos, pero, creo que hubiera sido muy interesante que hubiera diferentes puntos de vista de los demás personajes, porque solo con el punto de vista de Linus se me queda un poco coja la historia. También puede que sea una “quierosaberlotodo” y que los personajes son extraños, hubiera molado saber que piensan ellos también. Y lo que menos me ha gustado, y por eso no le doy las 5 estrellas, es el final. Como ya os he adelantado, me ha decepcionado bastante porque no te explica absolutamente nada de nada, te deja con toda la intriga en el cuerpo y se acaba la historia como si nada hubiera pasado. Jope, yo quería saber TODO, pero, con las ganas me he quedado. Ains, si es que no me gustan nada los finales así… ¡¡yo necesito explicaciones!! Aun así, merece mucho la pena leer esta historia.En resumen, Diario del búnker es una historia juvenil muy diferente al resto, es muy intrigante y muy, MUY adictiva. Si os gusta SAW, os la recomiendo mucho.

  • Beth
    2019-04-20 13:12

    Until Tatiana reviewed this, I realised I'd actually forgotten to do so myself. And, frankly, skip this one. Please. I'm saying that to protect you.The Bunker Diary made me think of my seriously unsettled view of True Art Is Angsty. The Bunker Diary is relentlessly miserable, depressing, and unforgiving. Think of the worst ending you can think of and triple it. It's well written, it's well structured, but it's not good.Yes, I have no doubt that those of you who loved it (and possibly Brooks himself) will think that that's just part of the territory when it comes to writing a book as dark and raw as this one: "You just didn't get it." But, you guys, I love dark. Really, I do. I am the audience for this book.But there is a significant difference between a type of dark that resonates, and one that doesn't. The Bunker Diary is nasty. I love horror, and nobody can deny that horror has its own propulsive power, whether or not you like it. Horror is thrilling and involving and haunting. The Bunker Diary is sort of haunting because Brooks thinks that he can cram in every possible atrocity that man does to man, and it probably won't be panned because a. he's Kevin Brooks and b. True Art Is Angsty.I concede: it's incredibly suspenseful and many of the clues (were there multiple kidnappers? was one of the 'hostages' actually an accomplice themselves?) are fascinating, so I can't give it one star. Brooks IS too good a writer for one star. But it builds to nothing. Realistically, perhaps - but the problem with this kind of realism, that sticks with nihilism at all costs, is that it has to be justified, for me at least. The darkest ending I've ever read (1984) is also my favourite, because it feels like the only (galling, frustrating, despairing, beautiful) ending the book could've had. The Bunker Diary occasionally pretends to have thematic resonance...of any kind. It doesn't, not really. The Big Brother cameras, the clues, the arc words ("You just think about that") build to nothing except gore, violence, death, violence, gore. There's no other reason for its existence, and I actually feel kind of pissed off because Brooks essentially implies there's more going on for the whole novel. He keeps teasing and teasing and teasing, and it's not the fact that it's unsolved, either. It's the fact that there seems like there was never a solution, and no answer in the first place. The Guardian review asked: "Is there less here than Brooks is implying?" Yes, there is. There's not really anything here.Seriously, I don't really care if (view spoiler)[everybody dies (hide spoiler)], but I want to be made to care for some reason. I wasn't (except for Jenny, who basically only counted because Brooks threw in every "child in distressing situation" trope he could think of.) I did also like Linus, and his backstory was incredibly interesting, but you can only get so far on a plot that's been done better (if not with any more justification per se) by short stories. Yes, it was intense, it was compelling, but it wasn't WORTHWHILE. It had nothing new to say about man's cruelty to man, abduction or even violence. This is not early-day Saw, with its violence paid off by serious questions and plot twists. This is latter-day Saw, with gratuitous violence and perhaps some pretence at intelligence or depth, but nothing more so than that. Of course Brooks can make it sound good; he's Kevin Brooks. But that doesn't make it good.Horrible, yes, but more unforgivingly - flat and pointless. Pass.

  • TheBookAddictedGirl
    2019-04-08 18:24

    4½ Out of 5“I thought he was blind. That's how he got me. I still can't believe I fell for it. I keep playing it over in my mind, hoping I'll do something different, but it always turns out the same...”“A thousand questions have streamed through my head.Where am I? Where's the blind man? Who is he? What does he want? What's he going to do to me? What am I going to do?I don't know…”Linus was living on the streets, living rough. But that doesn't mean he was rough. When he saw the blind guy struggling, he went and helped.Linus didn't see it coming. One minute, he's helping this blind man. The next, there's a cloth of chloroform over his mouth.And the next... he's here. Wherever here is. It's underground (he thinks), has no windows, no doors out, no ways out. It's inescapable. And he can't figure out what this man wants. Why the hell he's doing this to Linus. The best theory he has is that the guy found out who Linus' dad is and kidnapped him for ransom.That theory? Yeah, it goes out the window (or it would if there were one) when the others start showing up...Some books... some books are just impossible to put into words. Impossible to find the words for them. The Bunker Diary was exactly that book. It is literally everyone's worst nightmare put to paper. Someone, you don't know who, snatches you and leaves you in a windowless, doorless building. You don't know where, you don't know why and you don't know what he's going to do to you... Reading The Bunker Diary was utterly terrifying, horrible and awful. It was also utterly amazing. Stunning. It's one of those books you start reading and instantly find yourself hooked. You will read it in one go, heart-pounding, terrified, in awe, hooked. In fact I’m not even sure I can say much without giving it all away. But it was stunning. Incredible. Horrible. Amazing. You will read it and be one-hundred-per-cent hooked, start to finish. And Oh. My. God. Just… God… I have no words…The characters in this book, well, they all felt really, really real. Some I liked. Some I hated. All were totally and utterly real to me. Just off the page. I may not have known much about any of their pasts or whatever but I felt them all... I really liked Linus. He was a strong character: brave – definitely a hell of a lot braver than I would've been in his place. He was so together – so strong and calm. I loved how we slowly learned this, slowly got to know him. The way it happened slowly – like we were gaining his trust. And even then, he held things back. After all: who knows who'd be reading this diary?Jenny was really sweet. Out of all of them, she was the one who deserved it least – she was so young, so sweet, so innocent. So brave. And I loved the relationship between her and Linus – it was really sweet. Like brother and sister. And unlike all the other relationships in this book, it was pure. Y'know? Not bitter or anything. They kept one another going.I really loved Russell. I HATED Bird. Like actual, physical hate. He was so annoying and horrible and just ugh! I wasn’t a fan of Anja either. Fred was ok...And I thought the group dynamics were totally believable. I mean, they didn't all get along. You throw a whole load of various people in together, they aren't gonna get along like a house on fire. I mean, have you seen I'm A Celebrity? So there was bickering – and quite a lot of it. It was, in a totally sick way, intriguing to watch these so very different personalities interact under the intense pressure. Horrible, yes, but interesting. Especially the enemy started screwing with them. Playing games. Messing with their heads. Could you hold out – keep fighting, stay together – with a psychopath pulling at your strings? Can Linus and the others? Read and find out, my friends...As for Him, "The Man Upstairs. Mister Crazy. The Man With No Name," he was terrifying. Horrible. Despicable. I mean, who does that?! Seriously. What kinda person do you have to be? Off topic, I found it really interesting that Linus referred to him as "Him". Why? Because generally when we use a capital for 'Him' we're talking about God... *I start to ponder again*The writing was, quite frankly, stunning. I was hooked from the word go. I could hear Linus' voice in my head, I felt what he did, felt the anger and fear and desperation. I was tugged in, held there, never let go, not once. Not even left go when I'd read the last word and put the book down. Some of Brooks' words.... they just stayed. Right there in my head, lingering.Oh, and I loved the voice changed depending on what Linus was going through. That was pure genius on Brooks' part.This plot. My God! Talk about terrifying. It was suspenseful, to say the least. What made the whole story even worse was that nothing really happened. It's not like a serial killer book, where the bad guy whips out a knife and kills a whole bunch of people. No, this book was about the fear. The fear of what could happen. What new psychological torture the beep is gonna wreak on you. And I never knew what would happen next - never knew what the next sick trick would be. Just never knew. The plot: god, I never saw anything coming ever. And that ending.... Oh. My. Freaking. God. I just... God. Whoa. Man. Horrible. And so different from usual YA endings too…But what made this book stunning was the horrifying reality it had. People go missing all the time. Kidnapped. Taken. Tortured. Killed. Children. Teenagers. Adults. Rich. Poor. No one's safe. That is why it is so very terrifying – and why The Bunker Diary really, truly packed one hell of a punch. It's stunning. Hard hitting. Unputdownable.This book... Just, God. I can't, can't even... Just can't. Can't stop thinking about it. Can't get it out of my head. Can't get over it, not when my hearts still racing like this. Can't find the words. Can't do it justice. Can't. Just, can't... Sorry, I'm not being very eloquent here... It's just, some books, you can't find the words - not when it's spinning around in your head, taking over your thoughts. You just can't seem to find the words. So all I’ll say is: Yes, The Bunker Diary is terrifying and horrible and shocking and has left me speechless and possibly a little mentally scarred, but you... you just have to read it. It is incredible. In a horrible way, it is utterly and irrevocably incredible. I can't recommend it enough really.

  • Natasha Mostert
    2019-04-19 19:32

    “It’s morbid. Why piss on life before you’ve even lived it?” This is a line from the excellent spy drama ‘Page Eight’ in which Bill Nighy’s character critiques his daughter’s tortured paintings. I was reminded of this line last night when I read the truly reprehensible book “The Bunker Diary.” As an author myself, I rarely rubbish any novel, but I do have a short list of books I find beyond redemption. Brett Ellis’s “American Psycho” is one. This YA novel by Kevin Brooks is definitely another.*spoiler alert* I am clearly in the minority. Bunker Diary won the 2014 Carnegie Award – Britain’s most prestigious children’s book prize. Reviews on Amazon – some written by readers as young as eleven -- are glowing. Librarians and teachers tell about placing the books in the hands of eager pupils and congratulate themselves on being so hip, so enlightened, so in tune with the angst of the teenage mind. I am disgusted. Nihilism does not even begin to describe the tone of this tale of a teenager locked in a basement cell by a psychotic stranger along with five other dysfunctional characters who are then given the option of killing each other in order to win their freedom. It includes scenes of torture, of a dog strangled to death, drug addiction, of an old man committing suicide by cutting his wrists with the sharp edge of his glass eye – it actually sounds comical when you read it like this – but it is not. It is vile. For 270 pages we witness the stinking physical deterioration and mental collapse of the hostages before the view point character too, dies, with no hope, no insight gained on the journey, no reason. If this was a book written for an adult audience I would have called it a mildly interesting, if pointless plot and with the characters crudely drawn except for the viewpoint character who does manage to engage some empathy in the reader. As a novel written for YA readers, I am appalled. I do not have children myself but I have an 11 year old nephew and I would be desperate for him not to read this self-indulgent, gratuitous shock schlock. I get it that 21st century teenagers in the developed world have a lot to deal with and don’t live in Mayberry. But for goodness’ sakes – I grew up on a continent where children often have no shoes, let alone cell phones and computers, where basic amenities are scarce and where they have to envisage a future for themselves on a continent where there is constant war and disease. And despite all of this, they still manage to look for joy and hope.

  • Jo Reads
    2019-04-13 14:13

    E' un libro che ti distrugge lentamente, come distrugge i suoi protagonisti. Lo stile è limpido, pulito diretto, onesto... angosciante, come la storia che narra. E' un libro che non posso fare a meno di consigliare, ma devo dire onestamente, che sarebbe meglio che vi facciate un'idea di quello a cui andate incontro prima di iniziare la lettura.

  • Joost
    2019-04-06 13:15

    Bunkerdagboek, een boek dat ik nooit zal vergeten, zeker door het einde...

  • Martina
    2019-03-28 16:08

    I dont really know what to say about this book. I found it quite boring and extremely dissapointing.The start was promising. Sixteen year old Linus was taken and imprisoned in a bunker. Throughtout the novel, more people joined him. Well that's basically it, nothing more happends.There is a bit when Linus is looking back on this life and I guess this is supposed to make the reader feel sorry for him, but the whole poor little rich boy bullshit did not work for me.Except for Linus, there is no character development which makes the characters seem somewhat unreal. It also resulted in me not caring about any of them, except for Jenny, who was probably the only likable character.I absolutelly dispised the ending. Not because it was bleak and depressing,(I love bleak and depressing. I hated it because it just seemed like Brooks run out of ideas and didnt know what to write but had to end it somehow. I offered no answers, and it didnt even give any hints. (view spoiler)[ The ending is not ambiguous as some readers suggest because it is obvious that Linus dies in the end. This would have been completelly ok, if there was some revelation behind it which would give the book some meaning or depth(hide spoiler)]The only reason I gave it two stars is because Brooks really captured the feeling of isolation and claustrophobia. Other then that, the book did nothing for me.

  • Veronica Morfi
    2019-03-26 20:03

    Rating: 4/5This can't be the end. OMG!!! Full review to come...

  • Enma
    2019-04-15 19:02

    He pensado bastante al rededor de este libro y si tengo muchas cosas que decir."¿Por qué seis?No lo séAquí no hay nadie más que yo."En primer lugar, la historia es muy interesante pero se ve empobrecida por el desarrollo que tuvo a lo largo de todo el libro. "Me quedé sentado durante un rato en una oscuridad pétrea, siempre con el oído atento por si el ascensor bajaba de nuevo. No sé que esperaba, tal vez un milagro, o quizás una pesadilla. Pero no sucedió nada. Ni ascensor, ni pisadas. Ni la caballería, ni los monstruos.Nada.La casa estaba muerta como un cementerio."No tuve problemas al conectar con el personaje principal ni con la situación que se presentó sino que me constó, bastante, apreciar el desarrollo de la obra. Si bien la historia se cuenta en forma de diario ¿por qué la escritura no esta en función de esa estructura? ¿acaso cuando alguien escribe en su diario personal se toma la molestia de escribir todo con diálogos? Ademas, existe una enorme carencia de relaciones personales. Me da igual como era su vida anteriormente, Linus nunca intentó sonsacar información de los demás, investigarlos, ¿por qué los escogieron? ¿qué características tenían en común para que todos quedaran atrapados ahí? Simplemente él no trata de intuir nada, solo planea salir de ahí a lo bruto. "Tienes que creértelo... eso es. Tienes que creerte tus propias mentiras."El libro es muy decepcionante si se piensa en la estructura del mismo, existen entradas del diario que no aportan nada, parece que los escribió un drogadicto (y casualmente logró escribir sus ultimas palabras). "Vivir sin amor es difícil.Es tan difícil que nos hace llorar."Por ultimo, el libro es muy desesperanzador, algo que me deprime pero no me molesta dado que existen casos de [email protected] que nunca sabremos el cómo ni el por qué. No obstante, me molestó bastante las lineas finales, muy bobas; el autor trata de que la escritura este en función del degradamiento del personaje principal pero al meter estructura de novela se pierde la veracidad del diario. De hecho, ni si quiera me importó que no se dijera por qué terminaron ahí, no se puede saber todo, incluso esta bien puesto que no siempre obtenemos las respuestas."Todos nosotros somos iguales.Somos intercambiables."

  • ♠ Eze ♠
    2019-04-05 18:19

    Se que uno tiene que respetar las opiniones de los demas, ser un poco diplomatico. Pero que carajos estaban pensando los que calificaron de 5 estrellas a este libro? Habran leido otro? Puede que existan varios con el mismo nombre. No existe otra explicacion. No puede ser, escapa toda logica.Como pueden publicar esto? En la editorial estaban borrachos, drogados y locos?Esto, acaso tiene publico? No puedo dejar de plantearme dudas.En fin, queda desplazado "Padre Rico, Padre Pobre" como lo peor que lei en mi vida. Ahora el podio esta ocupado por esta... cosa, ni se como llamarla. Aberracion literal, tal vez.Y es tan malo que ocupa los tres primeros puestos. Mis felicitaciones al que intento escribir una novela y termino con esto como resultado.En cierto modo es esperanzador, porque todos pueden ser buenos o malos escritores, pero jamas van a ser asi de malos. Nunca a este nivel. Imposible.Lo importante es que no confien en mi, no tienen porque creer en mi palabra. Si juntan suficiente valor, leanlo y juzguenlo ustedes mismos.

  • Alice Oseman
    2019-04-18 16:10

    This book is absolute perfection. I would not change a single thing about it, especially the ending. The messages are so intricately woven and muddled in with often completely meaningless diversions that it can at times be difficult to understand what Brooks is actually attempting to communicate - but that's all part of the wonderful, intriguing mystery of this book. The reason that I couldn't give it full stars is because it's absolutely the most horrifying and unforgiving book I have ever read. It stopped me sleeping. I genuinely wish that I hadn't read it. I've read many bleak books, but this is by far the bleakest book I have ever read. Read with caution.

  • Tatiana
    2019-03-26 19:12

    So depressing and so pointless in the end. I guess I need someone to explain it to me?I wanted to accuse whoever judges Carnegie medal awarding of being morbid, but then I remembered Printz Honor for Nothing, which is only slightly less depressing, but better written. In the end, I would classify The Bunker Diary as more of a torture porn experiment (like those Saw movies) than quality literature for teens. But that's just me.

  • Siddharth Chakravarthy
    2019-03-28 18:02

    I think I've lost my ability to speak !

  • Angigames
    2019-04-02 20:16

    Claustrofobico, perfido, asfissiante, crudele… potrei andare avanti all’infinito. Sicuramente non uno YA leggero ne una lettura banale. È un viaggio nella sofferenza, nella perdita di speranza, nella disperazione più nera. Non c’è niente che i protagonisti potrebbero fare per migliorarla, ne per cambiarla. Ma di questo ci si accorge solo dopo un po’…Linus, ragazzino di strada, ma con una mente intelligente e molto più saggia rispetto anche ad alcuni suoi inquilini, è un narratore brillante ma pratico, coraggioso e di buon cuore. È lui che da adito alle speranze del lettore, è con lui che ci si confronta, che ci si immerge e che si cade alla fine nella disperazione. La speranza muore e con lei nasce la rassegnazione che porta tutto ad una tragica fine. Scrittura semplice, decisa, che fa risaltare ancora di più questa non speranza, questa situazione così assurda e crudele. Alcune scelte dell’autore però non mi sono risultate comprensibili, come il fatto di non rivelare nulla di più del rapitore. Posso accettare che abbia vinto, che non verrà mai punito, ma ho chiuso il libro con un senso di incompletezza. Il non sapere nulla di lui mi ha irritato molto. Come mi ha irritato il fatto che alcuni pensieri di Linus, alcune idee, i suoi sentimenti più profondi, siano volutamente stati omessi, e se durante la lettura, mi sono ritrovata ad essere un tutt’uno con il giovane protagonista, questo non dire mi ha portato ad un distacco brusco, a rendermi conto che fosse solo il protagonista di un libro, e questo mi ha un po’ stancanto… per tutto il resto però, il libro merita.È una storia che mette i brividi, migliore di molti Thriller in circolazione!

  • Barbara Band
    2019-03-27 16:23

    I'm not quite sure what to say about this book. I read it because it was on the Carnegie shortlist, although I have enjoyed previous novels by Kevin Brooks so this would probably have ended up on my to-read list anyway.It's basically a story about 6 people who are captured by an unknown man and put into a buried bunker where he plays mind games with them. I found it exceedingly gripping and couldn't put it down but, after I'd finished it, I began to wonder what the point of it all was? We aren't given any information about the kidnapper, who he is or what his motives are. And although there are tensions between the captives, these aren't really played out as much as they would have been had this been an adult novel because if the story had gone into more detail it would have been unsuitable for teenagers/YA. That said, I'm not convinced it's really for that audience anyway. There's only one character who is a YA and he's 16 .... will be interesting to see what my shadowing group make of it. I suspect that they'll either give up reading it part way through or love it ...

  • Anna Holland
    2019-03-27 14:04

    Me han pasado cosas muy raras mientras leía este libro; y es que hombres siniestros con porno bajo el brazo me han invitado a la radio a hablar sobre él (sobre el libro, no el porno) un martes a las 9 de la mañana en el metro. Pero en fin.Tenía grandes esperanzas puestas en este libro tan premiado y tan polémico, pero POR EL AMOR DE DIOS no es para tanto.SEÑORAS Y SEÑORES, NO ES PARA TANTO. No veo la polémica.Si, el libro está bien, la historia es interesante y el final, el merecido, porque si hubiese sido otro lo habrían estropeado del todo. Sería muy forzado.Pero es que es taaaaaaaan lento y pasan tan poscas cosas que (no apto para sensibles) estás deseando que maten a alguien aunque sea para que haya algo de acción.Es verdad que vives el secuestro desde dentro y que ese agobio que deben de sentir se transmite en todo su esplendor hasta tal punto que tienes que abrir la ventana si quieres seguir leyendo; pero ha sido tan lento y tan poco polémico (o quizás tan exagerado mi hype) que no voy a fangirlear. Y eso que fangirleo siempre. Pero hoy no. Lo siento.

  • Karin Michael
    2019-03-22 12:03

    This book was bitter-sweetly heartbreaking which left me feeling depressed a minute after I finished reading it. The sad thing is there are some sick people like that in the world who do such things and that makes me hate the world we live in.Full review to come.

  • Aviendha
    2019-04-03 13:28

    Maliyeti düşük, kadrosu az, konusu sığ gerilim filmleri vardır ya, kitap tamamen o konseptle eşdeğer. Kısa cümleler, ikili diyaloglar, boş sayfalar ve bağlantısız, sonu olmayan bir ölüm günlüğü. Neden, niçin tarzı soruların yanıtının bulunmadığı, karakterler tahlili yapmanın mümkün olmadığı bir anlatım. Reklamı başarılı, paketi kaliteli ne diyeyim.

  • Gavriella Troper-hochstein
    2019-04-12 19:18

    Uummm... Where do I even begin? What I'd like to do is just ask why anyone would ever write a book like this. And then I'd have that person committed to an asylum. Because, wow. Talk about horrific. It's not that "The Bunker Diary" isn't well written, far from it, but why any person would have a desire to read (or write) something so gruesome and appalling is beyond me. I would have given this book five stars for the beautiful poetry of the writing, had the main character not died in the end, apparently after attempting to eat his dead friend. As it is, I struggled to even give this book a rating. I suppose it's an interesting contemplation of what it is to go crazy, but any philosophical value is entirely overshadowed by the absolute horror of the fictional situation. It certainly has it's good parts, but the end feels ugly and pointless, like the author just couldn't bring himself to have a real conclusion. If you're looking for something to keep you up at night, and not in a good way, then I guess I'd recommend this book. If you are a normal, sane person, and wish to remain that way, then please avoid this at all costs.

  • Alessia D.C
    2019-04-19 17:08

    Che libro strano e particolare. Che ansia, panico, terrore che attanaglia. Le emozioni che si vivono con Bunker Diary sono tutte molto definite e devastanti, non si ha scampo. Con una narrazione potente e molto personale Brooks riesce a coinvolgere il lettore in prima persona, perché il suo protagonista parla a noi, sembra scrivere proprio per noi il suo diario. Ma è veramente un'agonia seguire quello che succede a questo ragazzo e ai suoi "compagni", trovarsi lì e non capire e non sapere proprio come succede a lui, porta il lettore all'esaurimento, ma in senso positivo, proprio perché si è completamente presi dal libro e dalla storia.Ed il finale è massacrante, uno dei più devastanti e da panico che io abbia mai letto.

  • Erwin
    2019-04-11 17:10

    A very good yal book! My young students loved it too. One of them couldn't sleep after finishing it. Made quite an impression.

  • Ariadna
    2019-03-29 16:32

    Hay veces que descubres un libro y piensas: Este libro no está hecho para mí. Entonces lo dejas de lado, pero al cabo de poco vuelves a leer el argumento de nuevo y piensas: Ostras, pues podría estar bien. A partir de aquí parece que el libro te persiga, exigiéndose tiene que lo leas, hasta que al final ya no te quedan uñas de las ganas que tienes de leer el libro. Pues si, eso exactamente ha sido el que ha pasado con Diario del búnker.Diario del búnker es el diario personal de Linus, un joven que un día se despierta en un búnker. Hay seis habitaciones vacías, cámaras por todas partes y un ascensor. Poco a poco empezarán a llegar otras personas, de diferente edad y sexo, igual de confundidos que Linus. Sólo saben una cosa: Hay un hombre que los observa en todo momento y que los pondrá a prueba... Conseguirán descubrir porque están cerrados allí? ¿Quién está detrás de este macabro juego?Claustrofóbico: Creo que es el mejor término para definir este libro. He experimentado miles de sensaciones leyéndolo: Desde frustración, a rabia, impotencia, hasta absoluta adicción. ¡Y todo ello en menos de 300 páginas!Kevin Brooks narra esta historia desde el punto de vista de Linus, en forma de diario, empleando el uso de frases muy cortas y directas. Este estilo hace que el ritmo sea muy rápido de leer, y a la vez se hace muy ameno.El misterio sobre dónde se encuentra en Linus y los otros cinco prisioneros es el tema sobre el que gira el libro, y este enigma hace que estemos en tensión casi toda la lectura. Además, toda la información que vamos descubriendo viene dada con cuentagotas, por lo que aún tenemos más ganas de leer para descubrir qué será lo próximo que descubriremos.Ha habido bastante polémica en el Reino Unido, sobre cómo este tipo de historia ha sido dirigida a un público juvenil. Una vez leído os diré que es cierto que es una historia bastante dura, pero no sufráis si sois muy sensibles a la sangre, ya que Diario del búnker no tiene escenas de tortura física ni gore (Al contrario de lo que yo pensaba, pero no, así que no hay que preocuparse), más bien lo que veremos es una tortura psicológica y el desgaste psicológico y físico de sus personajes.Entrando en los personajes, conoceremos a Linus, nuestro protagonista, un chico que se escapó de casa y que por culpa de una trampa fue cerrado en este búnker.Conoceremos a cinco personajes más, los que comparten búnker con Linus, entre estos encontramos una niña, una mujer, un drogadicto, entre otros.Estos personajes secundarios no están totalmente perfilados, es más, diría que son bastante planos, ya que aparte de su pasado poco conocemos de ellos. Me ha faltado más profundidad en estos personajes para que la historia fuera redonda, esta superficialidad en los personajes hace que flojeen muchos puntos. En mi opinión la obra aún habría sido más dura si consiguiéramos empatizar con los personajes de este libro, ya que al menos en mi ocasión no he sufrido por los secundarios.Y ahora toca hablar del final de esta obra... Es posiblemente uno de los factores más sorprendentes del libro en su conjunto. Decir que terminé este libro bien entrada la noche, incapaz de soltarlo. Y este final... Me dejó un mínimo de diez minutos en shock, formulándome mil preguntas (Y para que negarlo, buscando en internet entrevistas con el autor para encontrar alguna respuesta). Porque mi inquietud era: No me puedo quedar así. ¿Se puede saber que ha pasado? Pero no, por más que buscaba no encontré ninguna respuesta, y eso aún hizo que estuviera un par de días más con este libro en la cabeza, reflexionando sobre todo lo que acababa de leer.En general, Diario del búnker me ha gustado bastante. Es un libro bastante diferente de lo que encontramos en la literatura juvenil, más oscuro y más duro, pero la poca profundidad en sus personajes hace que no haya terminado de conectar con la historia. Es un libro que os recomendaría leer, de modo que podáis experimentar una lectura que seguro que no os dejará indiferentes.