So much fun! This is the novella that the show is based on, so there are some differences, but just like Eve, I'm beyond intrigued with Villanelle. Their cat and mouse relationship isn't featured much in this story, but I'm hopeful that the second one will.
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A really good cat-and-mouse thriller. If you‘ve watched the TV series, the book is just different enough to keep the reader/listener guessing. There‘s lots of blood, lots of dark humour and a little bit of sexy time. You‘ll want to dive into book 2 straight away ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Having been addicted to and delighted by the two TV adaptations of this trilogy, heading for the original books was too tempting. Another dose of Villanelle, see? This book has a number of “Ah, I see how they used that on TV moments!” But overall it‘s different enough to hit the spot. I never fully bought into Eve‘s obsession with the assassin on TV but her character is more rounded, plausible here. I won‘t oversell this book but it worked for me.
I have this proud beauty downloaded to my phone and will be devouring it with both of my favourite ears. If I ever met Villanelle I am sure we would be bezzie friends and that she would only rarely kill me in a gruesome fashion.
I wasn‘t going to read this but it was on super sale and I know I‘m going to suffer withdrawal after the finale tonight. I appreciated learning about Villanelle‘s history but this is definitely one of those rare instances where the adaptation is better than the source material. It was entertaining and fun but it lacks the depth, richness, and humor of the series. 3🌟
I have a terrible migraine so had to cancel a lot of my day. 🤕 I'm currently in bed watching Killing Eve. It's so good! #queerbooks
Love Killing Eve and I really enjoyed the book it's based on as well! The show is quirkier and has richer supporting characters; the book is focused very heavily on Villanelle and Eve (and moreso on the former) and Villanelle's backstory isn't a mystery. There are enough similarities that it's fun to see what inspired the plot lines on the show but enough differences that I wasn't bored or feeling like one was a lesser copy of the other.
Stoney joined me for #bookandbubbles tonight; he loves bath time! I'm obsessed with Killing Eve, so I'm checking out the book it's based on. Any other fans of the show? The book is a fun spy thriller so far, although the show seems to have taken the wit and quirkiness to another level.
Last time I had this book in front of my window the snow was all gone and it was open and in the 60s. I just want to start planting and turn off my heat. Is that too much for a girl to ask of mid-April weather. Finished the book today, pretty short. Prefer the show, the humor and quirkiness of the characters is not present in the novel. That said I am on to “No Tomorrow”.
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Absolutely gorgeous weather outside, but it is that awkward time of the year where it is 66 today. You want to get your patio set out, but then you are threatened with snow for some of the upcoming week. So I am stuck reading by an open window. Excited that season 2 is starting tonight, thought I would try the books since I enjoyed the show.
Picked this up last night before bed. Bad idea! Didn't want to put it down and go to sleep! 😁
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Eh. A rare case of finding the TV show/movie better. The writing is well-paced & I really enjoy its sparseness. But the warmth & humor of the show were missed. Villanelle *only* has sex and kills people which got repetitive at first, and then wearying by the end. And the book doesn‘t have a conclusion, which I loathe.
😂😂 Killing Eve is that very rare exception where the adaptation is better than the book. Sandrah Oh is great as Eve Polastri. She really brings to life a character that is a bit one dimensional & cliche in the books. Jodie Comer is fantastic as the psychopathic assassin.
As inspiration for BBC show “Killing Eve”, this story features some strong female characters, but for me it didn‘t have much more going for it. I didn‘t find it particularly gripping or engaging and I don‘t think I‘ll be picking up the sequel. Dare I say it, the TV show was much better in my eyes!
My full review is up on my blog now 📚
This is a fast paced thriller, which reminded me of Robert Ludlum‘s books, with the espionage and world travel, but with strong female characters that are at times relatable, such as when Eve cuts herself shaving and has to attend a meeting with a stinging armpit.
Some great writing, with murders, blood, gore and some heart rending moments. I just couldn‘t put it down. Brilliant stuff and I‘m looking forward to the next one.
“To date, his tally is two judges and four senior magistrates, all killed by car bombs, and an investigative journalist, who was gunned down last month outside her apartment. The journalist was pregnant at the time of her death. The child did not survive.‘”....just started this and pretty good start...
For those of you leaving under a rock, there is an addictively awesome television series based on this amazing awesome book series. This is one of the rare occasions where the TV show took liberties that make sense. I am excited the next installment both literary and cinematic.
Ordinarily, I prefer the book version to the film/television version of most any story. This is the rare exception. Killing Eve is so artfully made, I‘d recommend that you skip the book in favor of the Series.
Picked up some goodies at the library!!!