Six high school students, some of them friends, some former friends, are locked in a hotel dinner hall with a syringe, a bomb, and one hour to escape. But to escape, they have to kill one of them, or they all die.
I love how the couple grows--of course, it's all cliche, he being a reserved, brooding man, and she a friendly, bubbly woman. But there's something about the two of them together that had me reading the book all day long. And of course, there's drama. And the drama really spiced things up a bit.
I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
It was too contrived. What could have been a promising book fell flat both in character portrayal and in plot.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.
Title: Quartet in AutumnAuthor: Barbara PymPublisher: Pan MacmillanPublication Date: 1977Genre: Fiction, British LiteratureRating: 3/5 stars Quartet in Autumn follows four coworkers in their 60s, near or at retirement: Marcia, Letty, Norman, and Edwin. They work at a nondescript office, doing work that doesn't seem important or perhaps, even necessary. Marcia and Letty have retired and … Continue reading Book Review: Quartet in Autumn – Barbara Pym
I expected a bit more Viking and less Asgard and Giants and Dwarves. Instead, I found a tale as deep and explosive as Hekla the volcano erupting and destroying a mountain and valley.
Is this a haunted house book, or are its inhabitants the ones who haunt themselves? It's hard to tell.
The Library of Lost and Found is a sort of coming-of-age story, but for a woman in her 40's.