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Kathleen Glasgow

Teoksen Girl in Pieces tekijä

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Sisältää nimen: Kathleen Glasgow

Image credit: reading at National Book Festival By Slowking4 - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62180078


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Up All Night: 13 Stories between Sunset and Sunrise (2021) — Avustaja — 66 kappaletta

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This was really fun and the narration was fab. Hope this series gains a strong readership among the yoof!
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punkinmuffin | 20 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 30, 2024 |
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amazzuca26 | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 20, 2024 |
Good read but boring
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AdiaH | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 30, 2024 |
The Agatha's' was one of my best reads of 2023 so I pre-ordered the sequel, 'The Night In Question' in the hopes of continuing the experience that I got from reading the first book.

By the time I was twenty-five per cent through the book, I realised that I wasn't going to get the exceptional read that I was looking for.

The writing and the narration are still good. As before, the carefully crafted differentiation between the voices, thought processes and expectations of Iris and Alice make the book richer.

So why did I set it aside?

The basic premise of the book didn't grab me. Maybe it's just me but the whole spooky castle from which a 1940s movie star fell to her death felt too contrived. It put me at a distance from the young people in the present-day timeline.

I also bumped into the typical second-book problems: not enough was new and what was familiar had changed into something less exciting. In the first book, the relationship between Alice and Iris was emerging and was often at risk. In this book they're friends, (well mostly) and that took the edge off things.

I also didn't like that the idiot detective from the first book remains as stupid and intractable as ever. For me, this turned him into a comic book character.

Perhaps I've become a less patient reader this year, standing as I am in the shadow of a mountain of books that I want to read but while I'm sure that if I'd finished the book I'd have been giving it a 'perfectly satisfactory' three-star rating, I didn't want to spend the hours it was going to take to get there.
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MikeFinnFiction | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 13, 2024 |



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