I’m a big fan of Jo Nesbø’s books and the newest, The Son, didn’t let me down. It was not the best book ever, but it was guaranteed Nesbø and I devoured it fast, very fast. I must admid that most of the books of Nesbø are loaded with violence, but there’s something in these books that intrigue me, I’m hooked.
The Son was not a part of the succesfull Harry Hole series. It was fast paced, like all Nesbø‘s books, and exciting. It was about revenge and family, death and sorrow, falce accusations, exploitation, manipulation and much more.
The story riveted my attention and I couldn’t put the book down. I sat in the kitchen for four hours, saturday morning, silence, other family members sleeping. Just me and the book. It didn’t bother me that the book was long, still it ended too soon. It’s always like this when you read a good book, it ends too soon, no matter how many pages it has.
I think that Jo Nesbø is one of the greatest crime novel writers of this time. A new Jo Nesbø novel is something that I’ll always look forwad to. Too bad they always end so soon.
Dark Places take you to dark places, that’s for sure.
In this book, as in Gone Girl, people are sad, mean and horrible. There’s not much hope, life is an awfully dark place and no one loves you. Some people are greedy and want to take advantage of your misery. Sometimes even your parents are nasty people. The atmosphere in this book is definitely gloomy.
But there’s a little hope too. Sometimes injustice comes out in the wash and can be fixed.
But what can you do when you have been broken and confused for so many years? Can you ever be completely healthy and in peace? These questions came to my mind when I read this book. Past will always follow you, no matter what you do.
Gillian Flynn writes beautifully and tells many perspectives of the story side by side. There’s that feeling that you can almost see what’s going on, but just almost and you want to know more. That’s what makes you wanna read this book from page 1 to the end in one day.
Dark Places is not a pleasant book. I can’t say that I liked the characters. Still, I liked the book and I wanted to continue reading it. It wasn’t the greatest book of all times and it wasn’t as good as Gone Girl but it was worth reading.
Let’s wait and see how the movie turns out to be.
Last weekend was a Gillian Flynn -weekend for me. I saw Gone Girl and I read Dark Places. Now, a word or two about Gone Girl.
I read the book this year, in April (review here), so there was exceptionally little time between the book and the movie. The events of Gone Girl were still vividly in my mind, so I knew what to expect.
Gone Girl was a good movie. The manuscript was very loyal to the book. That’s a good thing because the story is so twisted that it doesn’t need any changes. The movie achieved well the atmosphere of the book and character were as they should be. Fincher succeeds to create just the right ambience and surroundings.
Ben Affleck was good (incredibly, I say this). His stiff and inexpressive way of acting suited this role perfectly. The biggest credit goes to Rosamund Pike, she was sweet, cute, perfect, cold, calculating, mad, weird and beautiful.
Gone Girl was good entertainment. The plot is surprising but as I knew what was going to happen, it didn’t surprise me. Despite the fact that I knew what was coming I enjoyed watching Gone Girl. Well above of many mediocre mystery movies I’ve seen.