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2021-11-26

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Mistborn really hooks you in with mystery and likable characters, and offers a inspiring journey into the awful world of the final empire. Also, thankfully, it wasn’t as young-adult as I expected it to be. The magic system is pretty cool and Sanderson leaves just enough questions unanswered for the reader to want more from the second entry in the series.

That said, the ending is a bit of let down but that doesn’t take away the enjoyment. Story becomes rather contrived after a point and the antagonist who could have been fantastic, turns into a one dimensional villain; I love the subversion but that cost was too high.

Also, I hadn’t noticed this in Wheel of Time but Sanderson has a way of over-explaining actions lol. It really isn’t at a point of being problematic, just noticeable.

2021-08-06

Finally picked up another book after four whole months and I am so glad that it was Mort.

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Mort is incredibly easy to digest and with just the right amount of absurdism and logic. Though I was expecting things to be a bit more absurd thanks to all the hype couple of people made for it.

Both the plots were very entertaining: Mort's naivete dooming the entire reality and Death's existential crisis. But I do wish we got more of Death; Fingers crossed for the upcoming books.

2021-01-07

I was expecting the book to be pretty weird given the necromancy but I couldn't have asked for a better start that left me confused.

The plot of Gideon the Ninth is decent; It's the characters and the delivery that make you like the story. Muir handles the unconventional fantasy really well and thankfully doesn't make things grotesque for the sake of it; Just the right amount of dark.

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2021-01-01

For a good part, I can't say I relate to Nora, but there is a lot I can appreciate about the book, and I don't mean just the magical realism. But yes, the idea of the midnight library and its execution is quite well done. Also, Haig spends just the perfect amount of time in each life and utilizes them well to demonstrate various life points; Never sounding preachy. While I don't think it was the best end as things end a bit too well IMO, but overall The Midnight Library was a great experience.

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2020-12-21

No Longer Human provides a great depiction of a young man driven to ruin and isolation thanks to a severe case of anxiety, depression, and alcohol and drug abuse. There is also a nonchalant flow to the writing that makes it very natural and real. Also, given that the book is small, Dazai does a fantastic job conveying emotions as there were points where I felt quite uncomfortable to go on.

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