Tag: mystery

Jun 11

Book Review: The Luminaries

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton This book takes place in New Zealand during the gold rush of the mid nineteenth century, a time and place I know almost nothing about. It begins when a young man stumbles to shore, frightened by a horrifying spectre he has seen on the ship. He picks the first hotel …

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Apr 23

Book Review: A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray This book had a few rough patches and a few bursts of brilliance that evened each other out. I liked this book overall, especially for the surprising feminist undertones, but it had a rough start. It starts out in India, on the day of Gemma’s 16th birthday, …

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May 15

Book Review: Rebecca

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier Sometimes when I want a palette-cleanser from some tepid books, I look through “classics I’ve never read” hoping I’ll find a gem. This is regarded as one of the best books of a greatly-admired author and I figured it would be worth a listen. It was. The first thing I …

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May 09

Book Review: In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware The author of this book also wrote The Girl in Cabin 10, which I read earlier this year and quite enjoyed. This psycho-thriller combines the well-known horror trope of a cabin in the woods, and the equally horrifying (but for a different reason) event of a bridal …

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Dec 16

Book Review: The Woman in Cabin 10

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware A lot of books try to say they’re the next Gone Girl or Girl on the Train, but this one really does have some of the elements I loved about those two books. It has a narrator who isn’t entirely reliable, but it doesn’t go as whole-hog …

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