it's so timely, and an interesting look at a side of the internet that I'm sure we'd all rather ignore.
Seeing many perspectives of the same story was valuable, and the author tries to take away some of the sensationalism.
It's definitely an upsetting book, and I personally looked in the mirror at my own classism and ability to write off certain crimes as "just the way things are."
There are no answers in this book. The author doesn't attempt to make any guesses as to the killer, nor does he try to reconstruct any of the homicides, so if you're looking for that kind of book, you're in the wrong place. If you're looking to learn about the victims, about the line of work they were in, and about how the internet is inextricably linked to the sex industry, this book is really well-written.
Ultimately the story of a rich girl who became a slightly less rich woman.
I simplify. She's delightful. A lot of anecdotes are delightful, and there is some insight into her life. But oh BOY are there a fair share of stories that are pure privilege. But worth a read if you're a lover of shopping, or if you're in the retail field yourself.
I should have been doing other things instead of listening to this book almost without stop. I don't even care. I couldn't turn it off. It's thrilling and crazy and unstoppable. You will be left stuttering, desperately looking for someone else who's read it so that you can yell in each other's faces about how gross you feel.
You'll love it. Just read it.
If you are a woman, or enjoy stories of women making smart decisions or knowing things at all, then you will hate this book as much as I did. All characters must pivot around our hero, Dr. Robert Langdon as if he is the sun. Our narrator is sure to mention that every time his female companion Sienna has an idea, it is only a few seconds AFTER Robert had the same idea.
Robert Langdon is so clearly a character that Dan Brown identifies as himself. Listen to this book and count how many times somebody notices how attractive Langdon is. SO MANY times. He's smart and handsome and physically strong and knowns tiny minutia that just happens to come very much in handy.
The book will infuriate you, because while the characters are limp and the plot is absolutely ludicrous, you also want to know what happens next. So I finished it. So my advice? Don't start it.
This story is phenomenal, and if you're in for the challenge of 40 hours (the book's over 1000 pages, I think) then it is absolutely fabulous. Length is really my only complaint. Fantastic talent in narrators, compelling story, and lots of moments where you think hard about your own views on your childhood.
I personally don't think I've given King nearly enough credit for being the talented author he is. I've loved both of the audiobooks I've listened to thus far (seriously, listen to Carrie. super short and SUPER good.)
The character of Mrs Danvers is one of the most iconic characters I've read in fiction. Any of her monologues are totally riveting.
She does icy WASP-iness like no one else, and her little variations her inflection give every character something special. She's great.
Yes. yes yes yes. Took me 4 days total. It's moody and tense, and I never knew when was a good time to stop listening.
Thrilling. Twisted. Detailed.
Very "In Cold Blood." From an audiobook perspective, the same guy narrates it, but it's also just a very classic true-crime.
Every character has a voice. He's amazing at what he does. Flat when he should be, animated when the story calls for it. Great at making a moment important.
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