Reread 2021: It seems like re-reading this every two years is becoming a tradition... anyway this gets better each and every time This is truly my perfect book. I'm eternally jealous I didn't write it. I'm such a sucker for the emotionally distant genius. And, on top of that, we have a heist, we have scheming, we have the most complex and compelling characters, and it's all wrapped up by a tight plot with unique stakes and a brutally vivid world. Ketterdam remains one of my f
Omnes vulnerant; ultima necat. All hours wound; the last one kills. 4.5 stars I've been in a reading slump since mid-March and this was exactly what I needed to get me out of it. Was this a completely perfect thriller? By all means, no. But did it leave me glued to the pages as hours ticked by and darkness consumed the world around me? Most certainly, yes. This was my first read by Riley Sager, and I'm hungry for more. I found his writing to be simple, yet effective, and incr
I really appreciate what's at the heart of this story, the message it carries. I can't say I particularly enjoyed reading it, as I found it to be slow, but I truly don't think that is the fault of the book itself, it's just the nature of the story. So, i won't be rating this book, as I feel like that would only serve as an injustice. Overall, this is an incredibly important story, just one that I personally found it difficult to get through.
~ Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for sending me an early copy in exchange for an honest review ~
dnf @ 80%
the disappointment i feel is palpable. i wanted to love this so badly, hence why i read so far into it. and while the concept is really cool and i love the mc, i felt no emotional connection to the story.
i felt like the entire book was just discussing opposing views on ethics and philosophy, and while these ideas were interesting, instead of being woven