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review 2018-10-18 04:54
Not Really a Review: Endless Night
Endless Night (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

Endless Night

by Agatha Christie
audio book narrated by Hugh Fraser

 

 

When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie, it seems that all his dreams have come true at once.  But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse, and evil begins to stir in paradise.  As Michael soon learns: Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen.



Well... I certainly did not see that ending coming.  Though in hindsight, I am not so surprised, despite the fact that I'm not very well-versed in Agatha Christie novels.  This is only the third of hers I've read, and I'm not quite sure what to make of this one in particular.

Did I like it?  Did I not like it?  I don't know anymore.  That ending more than made up for the drag that was the beginning... and yet, I still haven't quite recovered yet.

Also, when I'd updated about the marriage between Mike and Ellie not ending well... this was NOT what I had been thinking would happen.

I am going to need to mull this one over, but more than likely, I won't come up with anything more to say.

Well played, Dame Agatha.  Well played.

Also, on a side note, Hugh Fraser is a wonderful narrator.  I will definitely be keeping him on my radar.

 

 



 

Halloween Bingo 2018
(any book that relates to bad luck, superstitions, including (but not limited to) black cats, ravens or crows, or the unlucky 13, either in the title, series, book cover or page count)

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2018/10/not-really-review-endless-night.html
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text 2018-10-03 05:00
Random Book Update: Endless Night
Endless Night (Audio) - Agatha Christie,Hugh Fraser

Endless Night

by Agatha Christie
audio book narrated by Hugh Fraser

Progress:  106 of 374 minutes (28%)



I know this isn't the focus of this book, but Michael is coming off kind of a jerk-hole.  Or maybe just irrationally jealous of someone he's never met before, which still makes his dramatics a bit childish.  I don't see this marriage ending well.

On the other hand, I'm quite interested in this mysterious Greta character.

Now if the story will start picking up, I'm sure we'll get somewhere--I'm sure this is still in the set-up of the book and it seems to be taking some time.

But Gypsy Acre here we come!  Is it really cursed?  O.O

 

 

Halloween Bingo 2018
(any book that relates to bad luck, superstitions, including (but not limited to) black cats, ravens or crows, or the unlucky number 13, either in the title, series, book cover or page number)

 

 

Source: anicheungbookabyss.blogspot.com/2018/10/random-book-update-endless-night.html
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review 2018-03-08 00:00
City of Endless Night
City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston Wow, I'm only giving 3 stars to a Pendergast novel. Why? It did not strike me as the best work of my favorite authors. There was a little preaching by Pendergast at the conclusion and did we really need that Epilogue regarding Constance? It started off with a bang with all the beheadings, but the ending and the 'killer' were unsatisfying. I've been reading these guys since Relic, and that's when it was released, not afterward. While Relic was made into a movie, changing the museum from New York to Chicago ruined having any of the other books made into movies. It became a good stand alone movie (that I watch every now and then) but there was no continuation. As I'm not a Gideon fan, I hope Douglas & Lincoln go back to Pendergast fresh next time. Maybe tell us about how he got into the FBI. However -PLEASE! No political stories. I'd stay far away from any such novels mixing politics and the FBI.
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review 2018-02-19 00:00
City of Endless Night
City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston,... City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston,Lincoln Child Well I enjoyed it but not as much as some of the earlier stories. Some parts of the book just couldn't quite hold my attention and I found myself doing other things. The last quarter of the book, the hunter vs the hunted, had the most action and was my favorite part of the book.
I was really looking forward to seeing Constance and Aloysius's relationship play out but alas that storyline was only alotted about one page so that was kind of a let down. Now I have to "patiently" wait for the next book....

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review 2017-10-22 22:59
Mini-Review: Tales of the Djinn: The City of Endless Night
Tales of the Djinn: The City of Endless Night (Volume 4) - Emma Holly

The City of Endless Night is the fourth book in Emma Holly's Tales of the Djinn paranormal romance series. It was great: sexy, fun, interesting world-building, with more of a slow-burn for the romance between Georgie, Connor, and Iksander. Georgie and Connor became a couple in the last book, with Iksander longing for (lusting for?) Georgie from afar. I thought the development of their relationship from a couple to a throuple worked well. 

 

It took unexpected turns, which I enjoyed. There were also a few nods to current politics: notably, comments on fake news and crowd size, among others. These were subtle, but each time I saw one I cheered. 

 

I adore Emma Holly. Reading her stories, even new ones, are total comfort-reading. While this book has a complete story, I think it would be most enjoyable if read at least after book three. Looking forward to the next one in the series. :)

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