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review 2018-11-22 19:16
The Night Watch
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters

I´m one of those readers that needs a plot and I tend to struggle with character studies. But leave it to Sarah Waters to write a character study that has completely won me over. She slowly pulled me in into the lives of these four characters and I enjoyed every second of it.

 

I have to say, though, that some things have been left unexplained due to the structure of the novel.

 

Above all, why did Vivian stay with Reggie?

(spoiler show)

 

The story starts in the year 1947 and then Waters moves backwards in time, first to the year 1944 and then to the year 1941. Having learned the stories of these characters and what they have experienced during WWII, I would have loved to go back to the year 1947 to spend some more time with them and the new knowledge about them.

 

Read for the Epiphany tasks, a book that has the word "night" in its title.

 

 

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text 2018-11-08 19:32
Reading progress update: I've read 174 out of 512 pages.
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters

I´m still not sure what this book is actually about. There isn´t much of a plot. But I actually don´t mind because of the great characters in this novel.

I have to admit, though, that Helen´s jealousy makes me mad. I wonder what made her become such a jealous lunatic.

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text 2018-11-07 21:12
Reading progress update: I've read 1 out of 512 pages.
The Night Watch - Sarah Waters

My second to last Sarah Waters novel. I´m reading this for door 24 (Epiphany - January 6th), a book with the word "twelve" or "night" in the title.

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-11-01 07:12
Anton and prophecies
New Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko

First part is about Anton saving a prophet. 

 

Twilight has a being that nickname Tiger has come to kill the prophet so that the prophecy would not happen.

 

The theory goes, and not confirmed is that any prophecy told to human would come true. 

 

The prophet could either be killed before he or she tell anyone.

 

Anton tried to protect the boy. But with all the power of the Night Watch combined, they could not fight against the Twilight. 

So who can fight the Tiger. Anton's daughter Nadya, a Zero Enchantress, with all the power in the world. 

 

But Nadya is a child and she does not know how to fight yet. 

 

The story telling has many levels and a lot of useful, thoughtful details. Like how much is the Night Watch paid?

 

Unlimited account. 

 

Reason? Easy enough for a Higher Other to predict the future to make a profit. 

 

So money spent is only limited by the guilt of the Light Other. 

 

Other details include, could Anton live without using magic? He would get stuck in traffic. 

 

There is a witch who try to manipulate Anton and get to the prophecies. There are one that Anton got from the boy. And another one an old prophet gave him.

 

And if he knows the prophecies, and if he could not convince the Tiger that he would not tell another human, he would be killed by the Tiger.

 

Scary. 

 

Good story. Like it a lot. Looking forward to the next one. 

 

Reading this for Gothic square. My last square for this year Halloween Bingo. 

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text 2018-10-26 02:57
Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 416 pages.
New Watch - Sergei Lukyanenko

Anton met a boy on a plane that predict the plane is going to crash. He intervened and led the boy and his mother out of the plane. 

 

Another supernatural creature is at play. This create is nicknamed Tiger by one of the eye witness. 

 

He reported this to the boss and find out what to do with the boy. 

 

Very interesting read. Readable and it is more like detective police story with spells. 

 

Reading this for Gothic square. 

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