It took me quite a bit to get into this book, but now I am halfway through and I cannot put it down!
Well... I really want to see the movie but I know I need to read the book first. Hopefully I like both!
So I started and finished this book today. It kept my interest but I was disappointed in the ending. But it's off my TBR shelf, time to move onto something else.... I will probably watch the movie just to see how it compares....
Finished my planned audio read for #24b4monday yesterday but still had a bunch of painting to do so started this and got sucked right in. A bit predictable, if you are a fan of these “Gone Girl” type thrillers but predictable can be quite enjoyable sometimes.
A twisted domestic suspense novel that I enjoyed for the first 3rd, despite some juicy, yet unpalatable plot points, but it ended up devolving into a repetitive & disappointing work with quite a few noticeable plot holes. Stephanie changed from a neurotic mommy blogger with ugly secrets to a bumbling, people-pleasing idiot, & I found Emily's motives & control over people unbelievable. I still really want to see the movie! 2.5⭐️s
I‘m torn- the first half was sufficiently twisty, even if I figured there was some shenanigans (what good murder mystery doesn‘t have SOME shenanigans?)- but the ending felt so flat that I was disappointed. I had an audio book version, so it was at least it passed by quickly and enjoyably.
Normally I‘m all for getting a book with the original cover, but the color scheme on this is so aesthetically pleasing. Also, I‘m trying really hard not to flip through to the end because I‘m SO curious about what‘s going to happen! #asimplefavor #fiction #suspense
A #twofer post to get me caught up.
There is a #BizarreLoveTriangle in this book when widowed mommy blogger Stephanie makes a new friend Emily & then falls for Emily‘s husband Sean after she goes missing. (There‘s also another crazy ick-ish triangle from Stephanie‘s past too.) All three characters do things in this book that are more than #GroundsForDivorce 🖤 I liked the movie much more than the book due to the casting/acting.
So happy to be at the beach and in less than 24 hours I‘ve already read one book. My mom loaned me this one a few months ago and I felt it would be a great beach read. It definitely was! It was a page turner and kept me guessing. There was a lot going on and the writing wasn‘t the best, but since I didn‘t want to put it down and it kept me guessing, I am giving it 4 ⭐️‘s.
I put this book aside several times and finally finished it today because I rarely DNF. I‘m fine reading books with flawed characters that you don‘t necessarily root for, so this wasn‘t the reason I couldn‘t get invested in this book. Overall the plot was just not that interesting to me and this is a book I‘m happy to shelve.
The book is NOT a pick from me... I only said so-so based on the unlikable characters and (unnecessary) twists left and right.
I love Anna Kendrick, and she definitely made Stephanie more bearable. Blake Lively was hilarious and much funnier than in the book. They shined in these roles.
The movie was different from the book, and I actually liked the ending better!
Anyone else read and see the movie?
Just awful.....meh, bleugh.....
Was supposed to be my #booktomovie - got 79 pages in and just couldn‘t carry on. I really don‘t care what happens to any of the characters.
1. A Simple Favor, The Dirt and Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging
2. Mango Dragonfruit refresher or Ice Cold GingerAle
3. I already returned it so I do t know 😢 It was Sharp Objects though.
I saw the movie trailer (but not the movie) before reading the book, and let me tell you, I totally did not expect the book to go the way it did. That being said, I really enjoyed it. It‘s not the kind of book I normal read, but I was pulled right in and finished it in a single sitting. All the little reveals made it feel like I was becoming best friends with the characters as they slowly divulged all their secrets.
This one fell pretty flat for me guys. I did read the book in about 3 days, but I didn‘t care at all for the characters (except maybe the husbands believe it or not ). The writing was just not good and the plot development felt forced. Both of these women are awful and not in a deliciously fun devilish kinda way 🙄. I am gonna check out the movie to see if it‘s the rare time it‘s better than the book.
Read the book a while ago. Tonight I'm finally getting to sit down and watch the movie!! Hopefully it's as good as the book. I loved the book! 😊😊
Stephanie is Emily‘s best friend so when Emily asks Stephanie to pick up her son after school, of course she helps her out. Now Emily is missing and Stephanie is working with Sean, Emily‘s husband, to find out where she could be.
When a dead body is found matching Emily‘s DNA, wearing her ring, Stephanie and her son move in with Sean to help out.
But what if... Emily‘s back?
Not a fan of the writing style and no real likable characters.
Today‘s Prompt: BELIEVE
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A SIMPLE FAVOR is an excellent psychological thriller that kept me guessing and wondering what really was going on in the lives of the characters.
The characters were authentic, but it was difficult to “believe” someone could act that way and think of ways to hurt others.
Banale. Personaggi totalmente privi di spessore. Una narrazione che zoppica dal principio alla fine. Onestamente mi stupisce che un editore abbia avuto il coraggio di pubblicare questa schifezza, che non brilla ne per originalità ne per qualità della scrittura in se per se. Orrendo
Watching the movie (so far the book was better) but I am LOVING this, especially because Anna Kendrick has done the impossible and made Stephanie less irritating. I‘ll read tomorrow, tonight, I movie!
I saw movie before reading a book, how often and when do you do that?
I've done two so far....Bird Box and this one :)
Well, I really liked the movie, but the book was so different!! Emily was a much more devious character but then so were Stephanie and Sean too! It was an uncomfortable read at times, I think I‘m not used to seeing the bad guy‘s motives laid out so clearly, and did she even have a motive really? Other than being a bad person and restless? I think this was a ‘pick‘ not a ‘PICK‘ for me.
I read this before watching the movie... and for once, I have to say that I liked the movie better. The book felt too much like someone who wanted to put a new spin on "Gone Girl." I know they say there is no such thing as a truly original idea anymore, but something about the book just irked me. I did read it all in one sitting, and it was gripping, but there were way too many things that felt incredibly "off."
Starting this one at lunch... hoping to read it quick because I have the movie to watch too. Not cheating, I will read it all, but I love Anna Kendrick, so like to watch whatever she does!! Plus it does sound like a pretty intriguing story...
This might sound stupid , but I‘m posting this to myself today. This afternoon , I have an appointment with a new Specialist for my illness that worries me most. I know I talk about being tough , but even Tough People get scared. It‘d be great if you guys could post a lot this afternoon about ANY SUBJECT . I‘ll flip through Litsy while waiting.Talk about books , pets, food, jokes, walks, scenery , ice fishing .Bigfoot. Anything to occupy my mind.
I read A Simple Favor over the summer before the movie was released. I thought the book was an easy, fun read that I finished one day at the pool. I was already on board. But then I watched the movie this past weekend... while very different than the book, it‘s one of the few times I can honestly say I prefer the movies to the book... but also still LOVE the book.
Like a lot of people I became aware of this book because of the trailers for the movie featuring the beautiful Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. When I first started reading I was super intrigued because it was not as I predicted, then when the POV changed it went downhill. This book had so much potential to be mind-blowing!!
This was suspenseful but not super great. The main characters were annoying but I did like the premise!
I don't understand all the hate that this book gets on Litsy, I actually enjoyed it. I did find the characters a bit unlikable, but the story held my interest more than other books with unlikable characters.
I am, however, now confused by the movie, since there were random things in it that weren't in the book that made the story more outlandish.