2018/06/22

2018/06/20

BOOK REVIEW:
I'LL BE GONE IN THE DARK BY MICHELLE MCNAMARA

Title: I'll Be Gone In The Dark
Author: Michelle McNamara
Published: 2018
Language: English
Pages: 328
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
In this true crime book, Michelle McNamara takes a look at the Golden State Killer, who was a serial rapist and murderer who terrorised California in the 70's and 80's.


Review:
This was brutal, gruesome and absolutely terrifying, but immensely fascinating.

My favorite part about this book is that you can truly feel the authors passion for true crime and this case in particular. She's not only an excellent writer, but her devotion immediately pulls you in.

It's unfortunate that she was not able to finish this book herself as she sadly passed away before she could and you can in certain ways tell that it's unfinished. It's slightly scattered and sometimes it's hard to keep track of the different people and time periods, but still, it's such a good book.

If you're a true crime enthusiast like me, you're going to love this. The case is vicious and graphic but also captivating, and McNamara brings all the threads together like the wonderful and intelligent sleuth she was.
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2018/06/19

THINGS I LIKE NO. 13

I've loved watches from Daniel Wellington for years and the one I'm using the most right now is the Classic Sheffield in silver.

I don't really know what to say about this except that I love it because it's such a classic style and it goes with everything.
The leather has also worn really well by the way, even though I've worn it almost to death!

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2018/06/16

BOOK REVIEW:
IDAHO BY EMILY RUSKOVICH

Title: Idaho
Author: Emil Ruskovich
Published: 320
Language: English
Pages: 320
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
On a hot summer day in August, a family drives to a mountain to collect wood, but then something unimaginably horrifying happens that haunts the family for years to come.


Review:
This was an interesting piece of fiction to read, but I'm a bit on the fence with how I feel about it.

You can't really argue with the fact that the writing in this is for the most part absolutely stunning, and to me, it's the strongest aspect of this book. I think the author is really good at conjuring up places, atmosphere and emotions, and it's what makes this book special.

On the other hand, the story is slow and scattered. Sometimes that works, but for me, I don't think it did in this one. There were whole chapters I had to force myself through because I didn't really see the point, whereas other parts I sped through. The whole thing is not quite as fluid as it should be and when there isn't really a whole lot of plot going on, it's hard to become immersed in the story.

I also think the end leaves something to be desired, so that was a bit of a letdown. I think if you're looking for a mystery novel (which I've seen it marketed as) this probably isn't going to be what you want. If you like slow, meandering novels where it's all about the characters and you don't mind books that don't give you closure, I think you might like this. It might be worth the read just for the writing.
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