Being lead on for so long.
The narrator was good.
Stupidity, plus, going through the property, Booooring. If you got to meet some of the characters the story revolved around "Somewhere" along the way it might have been more tolerable. You were just lead on a wild goose chase to "nowhere."
A grown man hanging with two kids was dumb. A guy wasting his time trying to redeem himself for What??? An ex-wife that had no purpose in the story, and a daughter who, as well, served no purpose. I'd think he was a bad father too.
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
Putting books on the back burner.
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.
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 stumbled into this book almost by accident, while looking for something to listen over a long car trip. I knew it wasn't serious literature, but I wasn't expecting this. It is a novel with such an inept, cliché ridden prose, that it is difficult to understand how it made it beyond the very first editorial culling process. I do not exaggerate when I tell you that a student in a first year creative writing course could produce similar. if not better, results. Save your money and look elsewhere.
I found this overblown and frustrating. The end went on and on in a way that felt like a lot of filler for a long time, then purposefully obscure. Was there a point? Clever paradigm shifting...ok, but to what end? Did it reveal anything about anyone, advance the characters' situations? The author muddled up the supernatural and the natural, successfully did a number on the reader, and then...hid. I found this book hard to get into at first; the set up unlikely and stretching credulity; by the middle I was interested and involved, but the last 20% was a waste of time and made me regret the hours I spent on it.
When I read a good book I feel changed, elevated, intrigued or challenged in some way. After this one, I felt duped.
The narrator is exceptional. I loved how the author took us through logical to magical and back. Great anxiety points, excellent character development, really nice storytelling. Will be finding more from this author and definitely from this narrator.