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2023 Reading Goal

36% complete! Dragna has read 11 of 30 books.

Mr. Mercedes (2014) 4 stars

In a mega-stakes, high-suspense race against time, three of the most unlikely and winning heroes …

What a ride.

4 stars

I hate myself a little for that title.

Every time I read a King novel, I'm somehow freshly reminded at how good he is at writing characters. Each one is incredibly unique, and frankly I don't know how he continues to do it despite his astoundingly prolific career that's now several decades long.

Mr. Mercedes is a departure from my normal King read. I usually pick out a classic horror every October to read, but my step-mother-in-law (I know, it's the best I can come up with), said I absolutely had to read this series. Without any spoilers I can confidently say that she has a severely, and wonderfully, twisted mind. This is roughly the equivalent of a an incredibly well down Netflix adaptation of a true crime story.

There are no bumps or jumps in the night, no creepy crawlies, or murderous clowns. The accuracy and...probability of this story …

The bat (2012, Random House Canada) 4 stars

Before Harry took on the neo-Nazi gangs of Oslo, before he met Rakel, before The …

Flawed Translation

2 stars

I’d love to say the main reason I didn’t like this book was the translation, which was absolutely horrendous, but the story itself was extremely dated in ways that were quite uncomfortable to read through.

Primarily though the translation was what kept me out of sync. There were moments where it genuinely felt like I was reading through a thesaurus. Not necessarily a bad thing, but it did not fit the tone or voice of the story at all.

Loveless (Paperback, German language, 2022, Loewe Verlag GmbH) 4 stars

Das Buch ist bei deiner Buchhandlung vor Ort und bei vielen Online-Buchshops erhältlich! Warten auf …

An Important Book

4 stars

Content warning Some minor story spoilers here, fair warning.