Tuesday

April Speed Reviews


Last month, I posted my book speed reviews and they went down so well that I figured I'd do another one this month. Don't say I never treat you! As with last week, all reviews need to be kept within 140 characters. Let's go! 

A Woman of No Importance^- Oscar Wilde

Witty play mocking Victorian society but slow-paced with a weak plot. Wilde heavily borrows from ThePicture of Dorian Gray. 6/10

Full review of A Woman of No Importance.

Serial Killers- Rodney Castleden
Comprehensive, if often inaccurate, record of the key serial killers throughout history. Some issues with structure and categorising. 5/10


The Reader^- Bernard Schlink
Hard-hitting German novel about a boy who develops an unusual love affair with poignant results. Beautiful but confusing time jumps. 5/10
Full review of The Reader

Perfume^- Patrick Suskind
Beautifully written tale of a boy in 18th-century France with talent for detecting scents. Mostly well-paced and engaging. 8/10

Full review of Perfume.

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6 comments :

  1. Wow this is such a great idea for a blog post! I love the short and sweet reviews.

    -Nicole
    www.meetmeinmidtown.blogspot.com

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  2. i love a boo about serial killers but I really need it to be correct. I don't want to be shown up in a pub quiz!

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  3. I just found your blog, and considering your taste in books? I'm sticking around! Serial Killers was pretty melodramatic. I have actually not read Perfume, but I just ordered it because this is the second recommendation I've seen today.

    www.mwritesabout.com

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