2016/09/28

BOOK REVIEW:
MRS DALLWAY BY VIRGINIA WOOLF

Title: Mrs Dalloway
Author: Virginia Woolf
Published: 1925
Language: English
Pages: 233
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
One summer day in June in 1923, the elegant Clarissa Dalloway is preparing for a party and remembering those she once loved.


Review:
I have a hard time putting into words what I think about this book, but I shall try. In short terms, I thought it was fantastic.

I've previously read one other fiction book by Woolf, but this time I felt like I finally got it. I feel like I understood her style and the way it's built. It's a continuous stream of movement, very fluid, but beautiful. It gives you a real sense of being on top looking down at London and the characters moving around in it.

I thought the themes were fantastic and the characters great. It did take me a while to be fully immersed in it, but when I got into it, I thought it was gorgeous. There are some parts in it that blew me away.

I would definitely recommend this, but I think it's worth to keep in mind that it is written in the style of stream of consciousness and it doesn't really have much structure (there are no chapters, just long paragraphs), which I think can catch some people off guard if you're unfamiliar with Woolfs style.

I think this is a book that will stay with me for a long time, and it might be a five star read when it's simmered a bit with me.

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2016/09/27

DO YOU HAVE ANY Q'S?

Just a quick note! I'm thinking of doing a Q&A, so I would love it if you could leave a comment here if you have something you want me to answer, book related or otherwise! I'll try to answer everything <3

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2016/09/26

BOOK REVIEW:
CAREER OF EVIL BY ROBERT GALBRAITH

Title: Career of Evil
Author: Robert Galbraith (pseudonym for J. K. Rowling)
Published: 2015
Language: English
Pages: 494
Rating: 4/5

This is the third book in the Cormorran Strike series. You can read my review of the second book, The Silkworm, here.


Summary:
A package is delivered to Robin Ellacot and Cormorran Strikes office - one containing a human leg. The leg obviously meant for him, Strike has four people in mind that could've sent it, and while the police are off chasing others leads, Robin and Cormorran try to solve the case.


Review:
Ah, what a wonderful experience it was to return to this series, this book being a good and solid mystery novel.

I love the writing in this - it depicts a fascinating and more down-to-earth London than I often see elsewhere. The characters are true to form and fascinating. I especially enjoyed the development of Robin and seeing her grow over the course of this book. I also really enjoyed reading from the viewpoint of the murderer - I always love that, it brings an even more creepy vibe to it all.

I do have to admit that I have enjoyed the previous two books even more, as I felt this book was more enjoyable when it came to the characters rather than the mystery. Because of that character development, it's also a bit on the slower side.

All in all, definitely a good book if you're into getting to know the characters better, though perhaps not as fantastic if you're there solely for the murder and mystery. Personally, I can't wait for Rowling to write another one.
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