Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Review: Night Film

Night Film
Night Film by Marisha Pessl

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. Very interesting. I wasn't too terribly impressed by it at first. But it was always intriguing. Then the last 100 pages, good grief it picked up, finally got scary and then ended nicely. What an interesting book. I wasn't too highly impressed with the pictures, fake FB posts, fake articles that were interspersed, but luckily there weren't very many of them.

Brief synopsis (I suck at this part) a famous horror film director's daughter is found dead of an apparent suicide. An old journalist sets out to find out why and encounters a drug dealer and waif to help him on his way. The more the delve into the daughter's life and the life of the director the weirder things get. Their lives are frequently in danger and the mystery is one that may kill them or at the very least severely injure them.

There's a lot going on here, traditional mystery, psychological thriller, dark magic and stuff. It was a really enjoyable ride though, except for those 45ish pages that I had to read so fast because they freaked me out a lot...but I really liked it. This is a book I wanted the hard copy of because of the pictures and extra stuff, but after reading the hard copy of it I think I would have been fine with the e-book version, which is kinda sad. But the hardback version is lovely.

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