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  1. Queen of Philosophy

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    After watching the Swedish movie adaptation and reading that the book was more intense, I decided to give it a go. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist is, indeed, bloodier and more uncomfortable than the film . The vampire mythology and the relationship between the characters are...
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    The Three-Body Problem is one of the best sci-fi books I've ever read and it's not character-driven either; I still need to finish the trilogy! From GRRM's sci-fi collection, I only read The Nightflyers. Can't say I loved it, but it's a short read, so may be worth a read.
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    Coincidence or not, today was the first time I heard about this author when Goodreads recommended me his Seveneves and yes, I've added it to my list :D I read the blurb for Snow Crash as well but Seveneves seemed more intriguing despite the lower review score.
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    First book of 2021: Backwards to Oregon by Jae. Jae has done it again - a slow-burn romance with a pair of incredible women at the centre-stage: Luke Hamilton, a woman living as a man since she was twelve, and Nora Macauley, who worked on a brothel for three years before Luke came to her with...
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    "by a serial killer wearing a Michael Jackson mask" Uhm, that was unexpected, but I guess the choice has its merits. I've never read a novel in the slasher genre (watched a few flicks, yes, can't say they've become my favourite films or style but it was entertaining enough) but you made it seem...
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    Last book of the year: The Sting of Victory, the first chapter in the Fallen Gods series, written by S.D. Simper. Having officially joined my Goodreads list of favourite authors, Simper is incredibly talented in writing the kind of soul-deep, ethereal romance that I love. Add this to a rich dark...
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    The year is coming to an end and here is my TOP 10 of the books I read this year: 10. Pain & Pleasure: A Collection of Lyrics & Poetry by Stephanie Owen [Poetry, Romance] 9. I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid [Psychological Horror] 8. What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon [Historical...
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    I thought you'd be interested haha Sounds interesting; another one to my list!
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    For the horror fans, here is a new recommendation: To Rouse Leviathan. This is a Lovecraftian/Weird Fiction anthology by Matt Cardin, focusing on theological and artistic themes. Its philosophical personality and the "essay vibe" in some of the stories make for a heavier, sometimes tiring...
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    It's a great read! Although I might be a bit biased since I love the A Song of Ice and Fire saga haha
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    I've already added this book to my list! The "journaling" writing is perhaps similar to what George R. R. Martin did in Fire in Blood? If it is, then it will be fine for me, I liked that format!
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    I haven't read either of those, but I did play The Witcher 3 if that counts =P I would say Aurora's Angel is more inclined to romance, so I'm not sure if you'd like it. I don't remember reading other books in the genre, which is weird considering I like it xD
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    I'm on the last pages of Aurora's Angel. It's dark fantasy and ratings are quite high. I still haven't decided if I liked it as much as everybody else, but it is an interesting read!
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    I recommend the first chapter in the Threadlight series. It was self-published by Zack Argyle this year and it's one of the best fantasy books I've read in 2020. Shadows of Aggar by Chris Anne Woolf is another great story but I'm not sure if it's the "light read" you're looking for (it's not...
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    Green Room made me see Patrick Stewart in a whole different light 😬 Well, I can say it was my first "horror with a band", but it was a great experience! Oh, are you planning on publishing a book? Good luck! I'm also on the path to publish one of my own 😅
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    I follow Robert McKee's definition of Entertainment, which basically means that both a "fun, up-beat" story and "tragic, gut-wrenching" story are forms of entertainment because it's meant to "immerse you in the ceremony of story to an intellectually and emotionally satisfying end." I haven't...
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    Well, I love Funny Games! 😂 Gore and uncomfortable stuff usually doesn't bother me to the point of making me give up on a story. However, there are certain exceptions that pretty much gut me, and judging by An American Crime, Sylvia Likens's case is one of them. There's something about this girl...
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    The film I watched was actually An American Crime. I believe this is a softer version, not sure. Verity is not a perfect book but I thought the mystery was intriguing enough - and some scenes were uncofortable to read! D: Yeah, you recommended me Last Days and one of Barker's novels on that list...
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    This is the first time I come across this term - splatterpunk haha Doesn't seem like my cup of tea, but I'm actually curious to read The Girl Next Door. I've read Sylvia Likens's Wikipedia description and... there's a film with Ellen Page based on her, I think. I've watched it, and despite not...
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    Hey, folks! How's everyone doing? My second Kindle Unlimited month is ending, and since I just started another book and (probably) won't finish it before November, here's the list of titles I've read this October: The Dragonoak Trilogy by Sam Farren: Dragonoak: The Complete History of Kastelir...