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Marisha Pessl
Marisha Pessl's bestselling debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Pessl grew up in... show more

Marisha Pessl's bestselling debut novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, won the John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize (now the Center for Fiction's Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize), and was selected as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Pessl grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and currently resides in New York City.
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 2 months ago
Sovereign. Deadly. Almost perfect. This book was the creepy puzzle-box of a novel that I have been hunting for over the years. This is what I wanted out of books like House of Leaves (and ultimately didn't get). This book hits that wonderful sweet spot where you're never quite certain whether or n...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it 4 months ago
What was that? I went into this novel thinking that I was going to read something mysterious and creepy but it was nothing like that, this novel was different. I found myself chuckling at times, puzzled and analytical at others and even shocked as I followed the fate of these young college students....
Just a book blog
Just a book blog rated it 8 months ago
The body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova has been found in an abandoned warehouse. It appears as though she has committed suicide. But investigative journalist Scott McGrath believes this is not true. Ashley's father is Stanislas Cordova, an enigma. He's a film director whose dark, unsettling wor...
Leigha's Little Library
Leigha's Little Library rated it 10 months ago
Night Film gripped me. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the book, reading the book in large chunks, taking breaks and taking my time, because of dark and disturbing content, and also to just think. This book made me think a lot. The story isn't what I would call scary, but thrilling or suspe...
Moonlit Pages
Moonlit Pages rated it 1 year ago
I wanted to love this book. Everyone loves this book. But I didn't love this book. It was just okay.I found it interesting at the beginning, but it began to drag on and on until I eventually lost interest in the mystery, because I just wanted it to be over. I didn't DNF it because I had just enough ...
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