Beautifully written, amazing story and characters that I actually cried a bit for...
You never know just quite what the truth will turn out to be.
Great! Reminds me a bit of David Duchovny.
Hopper. He's got a lot more going on than he lets on.
I'm only 3hrs in and this is painful to listen to. Monotone delivery. Moves so slowly. . . . and the author's need to have list after list after list is irritating. I don't think I can make it through this book. Giving it 1 more hour. . . .
monotone delivery. puts you to sleep.
Which one would I keep? not sure. Did not feel a connection to any of them
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CNN had a feature on Marisha Pessl and her new book, "Night Film." I thought that I would give it a try. I'm not into murder mysteries, but I always try to expand my library. I'm not too sure of what I think about this author and her recent endeavor at writing a detective murder novel.
I understand that Pessl is using social media to tell other parts of Night Film, but the audiobook is somewhat hard to listen to. The reader is not to blame in this case. I thought Jake Weber's performance was okay, but the book and its narration in the third person and combine with the dialogue between the characters makes it to be tiring to read. It is very awkward to listen and to follow the plot line.
The book is too long to listen to. I don't really understand why it is 23 hours or 624 pages to tell us some creepy story about a cult film and a murder.
In 1999, there was a movie called "8mm" with Nicolas Cage. After I saw that movie, I was sick to my stomach because of the nature of the material. I don't feel sick for this book that I did with that movie, but Night Film is not rewarding to listening because it is not edited right.
I should watch more Book TV on C-SPAN2 because CNN really hyped up the segment of this new and upcoming author. Most modern authors doesn't know how to use the delete key. They really don't know how to edit their work. Each chapter becomes another run on sentence.
In Night Film, there are numerous chapters that doesn't needs to be heard or read.
I enjoyed this book but doubt that I would buy it again. It did have a lot of twists and turns that all came together at the end. I didn't have a problem finding stopping points to temporarily put it down. The narrator did a decent job. If you like a good mystery that is a cross of creepy, mystical, police search and dysfunctional families, this book id for you,and worth a credit.
Ears picking up the slack so my eyes can work.
Audible removed the longish and glowing review I posted just after reading this book. *sigh* I’ll just say take a chance and read this sucker. I’m glad i did. It’s not quite “amazing,” but it’s impressive. Pessl does a great job. Jake Weber’s narration is perfect casting.
The book started out to be a really intriguing mystery story but by 2/3 of the way through, I wasn't sure I could finish it. It veered strongly off into the supernatural which is a genre I don't care for. And, the descriptions of the surroundings, which normally I like to have in detail, just became a grinding bore. I'm in the 3rd section now but I don't really care how it ends....I just want it to be over. I'm not sure I will finish it.
I liked this sound of this story, and was able to bear through the first half. But I found it melodramatic, overwritten, conscious, and a bit immature. It was a bit of an eye-roller for me. When I realized there was a part three, I gave up on it-- 18 hours of writing reminiscent of a melodramatic teenager was enough, and I wasn't even curious enough to find out how it ends. Oh well.
Narration was fine, though I found it a bit breathy and (third time's a charm!): melodramatic.
It's almost two books -- a really terrific mystery with interesting plot twists and characters and an incredibly tedious philosophical novel on the meaning of life and truth. I mean "show, don't tell" is one of the first writing lessons, isn't it? If it had just stopped at the obvious end point instead of going on for another six hours, I may have given it five stars, though.