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
Do you read the book before you dislike my reviews?
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.
So awesome! The different settings and characters are so vivid and fun I just wanted to continue hanging out with them. Also, just as you think the guy has a handle on what's going on, a new detail flips everything and resets the investigation! Even up to the last half hour of the reading!
the interactive features don't work. the app isn't available on iTunes or Google play, so you can't see the bonus videos.
It's so good omg pls read this! recommended by Joseph Fink of Welcome to Night Vale and I'd like to that his bc this book is so good and the guy who narrates it has a voice that feels like a crisp fall morning like so beautiful!!!
I listened to this audiobook as soon as Joseph Fink recommended it on his podcast Welcome to Night Vale. I was expecting a gritty NYC film noir version of the desert world he'd created.
I was not disappointed. Night Films is the quintessential film noir mixed with subtle surrealism intertwined with the darkest dreamlike realism of the best of film noir.
The narrator captured the ambience perfectly, so much so that I'm leery of reading the book myself for fear the narrator in my head won't compare. That's a risk I'll have to take. Night Films is so huge in breadth that it demands rereading. Though the novel is finished, I'm not finished with it.
The world of Night Films encompasses some of my favorite blurred lines: sanity versus madness, magic versus wishful thinking, dreams versus waking. Real Baba Yaga shacks on chicken legs versus mythology. Where does reality begin and end? Does it?
Engrossing, thought provoking and emotionally captivating, I've fallen in love with the world of Night Films.