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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-12-12 06:33
Is Leon really a killer?
The Nightwalker - Jaime Lee Searle,Sebastian Fitzek

The whole premise of the book is on Leon questioning himself, on his own action. Leon is a sleepwalker and he is afraid he has done something terrible in his sleep.

 

The setting up part is okay. With Leon running around and trying to find clue about himself. The not so good part is who is playing with Leon and why.

 

 

Leon thought he killed his wife. For the longest time, I know something is wrong with his wife Natalie. Leon seems to be doing what most guy do, work and try to build a life for himself. 

 

The nasty bits is on who is playing with Leon's life. Most scientists, even psychologists are not that nasty. The story is not the normal level of nastiness. This is unethical and Nazi wartime scientists type of human experiment level of nastiness. Too much to make it believable. It only shows the writer mistrust of scientists and not much else. Maybe it is just a plot device, but it failed big time. 

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The rest of the story is kind of okay. A 4 stars read. 

 

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text 2017-07-04 11:20
AchtNacht: Thriller - Sebastian Fitzek

Yay, I've actually read a German book this month already. I don't know why I shy away from reading them, as after reading the first few pages slowly and deliberately I forget I'm reading German and just enjoy the book like I would any other. Next stop, Dostoevsky? Maybe I'll finish Orange is the New Black first. (coward!)

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text 2017-07-02 12:40
My June 2017
The Sleeping Prince - Tödlicher Fluch - A. M. Grünewald,Melinda Salisbury
Der Näher: Thriller (Martin Abel 3) - Rainer Löffler
Girl on the Train: Der Roman zum Kinofilm - Paula Hawkins,Christoph Göhler
This Impossible Light - Lily Myers
Exodus of Magic (The Mysterium Chronicles Book 1) (English Edition) - Simone Pond
Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 (Alias (2001-2003)) - Michael Gaydos,David Mack,Brian Michael Bendis,Bill Sienkiewicz
Der Augenjäger - Sebastian Fitzek
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - Kelly Sue DeConnick,David López
The Sleeping Prince - Tödlicher Fluch - 5 stars
Der Näher - 4 stars
Girl on the Train - 5 stars
This Impossible Light - 5 stars
Exodus of Magic - 5 stars
Jessica Jones: Alias Vol. 1 - 4 stars
Der Augenjäger - 5 stars
Captain Marvel Vol. 1: Higher, Further, Faster, More - 4 stars

 

Favorite book(s) of the month: every single one of them

 

Books started this month but haven't finished yet: Artificial Sweethearts, The Book of Whispers

 

This has been the greatest reading month I had so far. 8 books finished, and I love all of them. This rarely happens, so I'm gonna hold on to that amazing feeling for the rest of the year.

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text 2017-07-02 10:59
Challenge Update
Orange Is the new black : My time in a women's prison - Piper Kerman
Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
AchtNacht: Thriller - Sebastian Fitzek

So, as I'm not very good at sticking to my guns I thought I would try something different this month. When it comes to classics, non-fiction and German books I am always daunted by the prospect of reading them, although there are so many that I want to read. The trouble is I always think that they are going to be hard work which mostly they aren't, at least not when you get into them. As I always find the first few pages slow going I quite often get distracted by contemporary fiction. I'm generally a mood reader and it is easy to distract me. So I have decided to plan my 'set' genres and leave my just-for-fun open. I don't know it if will work but I have chosen 'Orange is the New Black' as my non-fiction, which I started last month; Crime and Punishment as my classic, the pretty cover lured me in; and AchtNacht for my German book, the new thriller from Sebastian Fitzek. So far so good, I've made inroads into all but Crime and Punishment and I am liking them so far. We'll see what happens.

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text 2017-07-02 09:48
Reading progress update: I've read 103 out of 262 pages.
AchtNacht: Thriller - Sebastian Fitzek

Based on the film The Purge I thought the premise for this book sounded interesting so why not treat myself, I thought, I'm worth it! So far I'm not disappointed. Ben lives in Berlin. He is a 39 year old ex band member who is amicably estranged from his wife and has a daughter lying in hospital in a coma after a suicide attempt. While walking home one night he sees his face on a larger than life screen but just doesn't know what is going on. So he gets out his phone and discovers that he has become the most wanted man in Germany for the next twelve hours. He is one of the targets of a 'government approved' game called the AchtNacht (the 8 night - so called because it starts on the 8th. August at 8.08pm) in which his name has been drawn from a countrywide lottery. He has been declared an outlaw and anyone can capture, maim or kill him for the next twelve hours without legal consequences. No one in their right mind believes the game to be legit, unfortunately there seem to be plenty of people not in their right minds and the 10 million Euro reward isn't helping. 

 

The start is a bit slow but it has picked up pace and I'm enjoying it more than the last one of his I read. 

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