Tag: thriller

Jan 29

Book Review: The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins This is the second book I’ve read that’s been described as being similar to GONE GIRL, but this one actually comes pretty close. It starts with Rachel Watson, an unemployed alcoholic who is maintaining the illusion of a normal life by continuing to commute daily to London. …

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Oct 30

Book Review: Dracula

Dracula by Bram Stoker This book is a classic for a reason. It has a lot of awesome horror and tension and adventure, with a mystery that probably would have had even more of an impact if I could have gone back in time a hundred years adn read this without knowing how the story …

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Oct 23

Book Review: Impulse

Impulse by Steven Gould I found this book considerably weaker than the previous two. Judging by the difference in the stars, I’m unusual in my opinion. What I liked about the first two books: Davy and Millie learn to use and control amazing powers while running from evil organizations of considerable resources who will stop …

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Jul 10

Book Review – The Dinner

The Dinner by Herman Koch “It was okay” is the phrase which most accurately describes how I feel about this book. It was described as Europe’s answer to GONE GIRL (a book I very much enjoyed). I was wondering how a book that was not an epistolary from the viewpoint of a missing woman could …

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May 01

Book Review – Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn This book started as a 5 and ended as a 3. I’d read Flynn’s other two books, and expected something deeply dark and nasty and twisted, with an ending even more unexpectedly nasty. It starts out with Camille, a beautiful woman whom we suspect (and later confirm) is deeply broken. …

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