Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.
Nope, should I?
Lock Every Door was my personal favorite and imo his best.
If you enjoy that I'd say give them a shot but I have very strong feelings towards his first book, Final Girls, and wouldn't want that to affect your enjoyment of it haha.
Oh shit it arrived today! I’ll be reading this once I finish the current book I’m reading (The Breakdown by B.A. Paris)! I’m excited!
Been reading a lot more lately. In the past two weeks I read:
-Mechanical Failure by Joe Zieja
-Aftershocks by Marko Kloos
-The Murderbot series by Martha Wells (4 novellas)
Haven't figured out my next book yet, kind of keep starting a few different and then discover I'm not in the mood. Probably will stick with this cyberpunk anthology.
Looked up this author on goodreads, seems right up my alley. Put this, and Foresaken on my to be read list.
3rd book in the trilogy comes out at the end of next month. I love them!
Have you read Forsaken?
Not yet. I've only read the 2 4MK books that have been released.
Today is the day I begin The Fourth Monkey!
I'm listening to the audiobook now and yeah it's very good. Full voice cast, Judy Greer is the best part
Too bad the show's gonna be on Amazon
Yeah @Colby Searcy you nailed that recommendation. The Fourth Monkey was enjoyable as hell read! That was great.
Fucking bummed I have to wait a week to read The Fifth to Die to arrive ... because I need it NOW.
I warned you! Really glad you enjoyed it though!
Did you guess the ending at all?
Yeah it was great!
I was very glad to really not see much coming. The first early surprise is when I got real hooked into it. For the ending I assumed something like that was connected but definitely didn’t guess it!
I don't know why exactly but I'm drawn to J.D.'s writing style and really plan to read just about everything he puts out. It's similar for me with Anthony Horowitz at this point in his career.
J.D.'s writing is great, so easy to follow and understand, he adds a hint of humor to lighten the mood, but also knows how to sell desperation and gory scenes.
I still need to check out Horowitz ... I'll add a few to my list to look for when I make my trips to the used bookstores!
I'm going to read the newest book from Shari Lapena "Someone We Know" while waiting for the Fifth to Die to arrive. Hoping we get back to form with something like the Couple Next Door and less of Unwanted Guest.
I've only ever listened to audiobooks of Shari Lapena so maybe I didn't pick up on it as well but what didn't you like about Unwanted Guest? From what I remember it was very Agatha Christie-esque
I definitely enjoyed Unwanted Guest, but I read it like right after Couple Next Door which I loved a lot more. I enjoyed getting to know the fewer cast of characters and enjoyed the twist in that one. I guess I was a little bit more compelled by this story and drama in that.
With Unwanted Guest it was more of a slow-burner and had a pretty decently sized list of characters, but I felt like I didn't get to really invest or know any of them that well. It was such a quick and short read that I felt like once the first "murder" occurred we were already 100 pages in but I felt like I still didn't know much about most the characters. However, I liked the setting and I liked the idea of a "murder mystery" trapped inside a hotel with everyone being very suspicious. I think this was what she was going for in re-create something like an Agatha Christie novel and she definitely did okay with it.
I do remember not really caring much for the characters of Unwanted Guest for sure. When the ending and revealed happened I was just like "Oh, alright.". Didn't really hit as hard as it could've
Because my Stephen King reading for the podcast isn’t enough apparently, I started a book club for my other podcast. Excited to read this one though!
I've been interested in this book but the completionist in me says I need to listen too the entire podcast first lol
Haha, I was feeling the same way but decided to just dive into the book first because I already subscribe to too many podcasts.
EXCELLENT book. It feels just like the podcast (which is not required listening for the full experience) and has so much heart. Enjoy!!
Thanks! Haven't been able to dive in just yet, but hoping to at some point today. I think I'd be a bad book club host if I don't at least start the book on day one haha.
Anyone who digs mystery/thriller/horror/psychological/books/whatever should read I’m Thinking Of Ending Things
Really curious to see what Kaufman does with it, loved the book