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Judgemental_Biliophile

Judgemental_Biliophile

Joined October 2019

Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die. ⚔️
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Dead Poets Society | N.H. Kleinbaum
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We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for." - John Keating, Dead Poets Society.

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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The are crimes that can be punished by the law but what about the crimes in which the guilty walks free because of the circumstances? That's what the whole book is about. Ten complete strangers gather on an island responding to the summons of an unknown individual only to find themselves being killed off in accordance to a nursery rhyme. A brilliantly riveting book with a twist so wild and abrupt that you'll never see it coming. My review 5/5.

ljuliel Really good book ! 6d
Judgemental_Biliophile @ljuliel I was absolutely blown away by this book 5d
ljuliel I‘ve read only a handful of Christie‘s books, but I can‘t imagine any of them being better than this one. I never ever figure out mystery books til they tell at the end who the Bad Guy is. I would‘ve never gotten this one either. 5d
Judgemental_Biliophile @ljuliel I know right. Even after the killer was revealed it took me sometime to believe it. It was so wild till the very end 5d
ljuliel Yes, she definitely made this book a bit like following a maze with lots of dead ends. I kept thinking as the number of people were whittled down, it‘d get easier to guess. Nope, didn‘t help me a bit 😊 5d
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I never buy books based on their cover but this one just caught me off guard with such a gorgeous cover, I just HAD to buy it. But don't worry, it's more than just a pretty face, it has a solid story inside. This book is a staple for every fantasy lover, just don't believe the reviews that claim it's the successor to GoT because it's NOT. It's nowhere near as complex as ASOIAF but other than that it holds its own pretty well. My rating 4/5.

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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"Remember, remember, the Fifth of November
Gunpowder treason and plot
I see no reason why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot"

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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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I have a habit of reading mysteries in between voluminous reads and once again Dame Christie did NOT disappoint. Seldom have I come across a book that looks to be a simple straightforward story but ends up being something that will blow your mind off. The plot is cleverly written, the characters are wonderfully fleshed out and the way the story unfolds will keep you guessing till the very end only to bring in an unexpected twist. My rating 5/5.

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Finally starting it. Got high hopes from this one.

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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I got into this just after finishing Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and I had extremely high hopes from it. It did NOT disappoint. Seldom have I read anything so dark and yet utterly beautiful and heart touching. Neil Gaiman manages to beautifully capture what the world inside the graveyard would be had they a living being amongst them. And it's not just ghosts, there's ghouls and werewolves and an ancient Cabal. A fantastic read, my rating 5/5.

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This was my first exposure to Agatha Christie and boy was I stunned by this brilliant novel. A cruel but calculated murder takes place on the Orient Express and it is up to the protagonist Hercule Poirot to figure out who did it and what could be their motive, all while being cut off from civilisation. The author keeps us playing the guessing game till the very end only to bring in the most jaw dropping plot twist. My rating 5/5.

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Set in the early 1990s, Stephen Chbosky's novel is a coming of age drama which follows an introverted teenager through his freshman year is high school. The entire novel is a series of letters that the protagonist writes to a nameless friend describing various events during his Freshman year of High school. The novel explores various YA themes which almost everyone of us can relate to at least in some aspect of the other. My rating 4/5.

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A song of ice and fire | George R. R. Martin
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The monthly bookshelf rearrangement session

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The Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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You don't need a sparkling vampire or a well dressed billionaire to make you evolve as a character and Sally Lockhart proves this throughout this book. In a mere 209 pages Pullman manages to beautifully capture a nail biting thriller, flesh out each and every character in the book to such a degree of perfection that both heroes and villains alike, seemed to jump out of the page. My rating: 4.8/5.

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These beauties arrived today

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A song of ice and fire | George R. R. Martin
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Valar Morghulis

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Mehso-so

The book is a solid read for anyone who is not familiar with Scott Snyder's run with Batman but for anyone who has will feel it's just slightly above average. I feel that the story dragged out on some parts but Batman's detective skills shine brightly in this novel. Overall enjoyable, I give it a 3.9/5.

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The Ruby in the Smoke | Philip Pullman
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Couldn't resist buying them 😅

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Got these two delivered today. Can't wait to dive into them

michellelav Perks of being a wallflower has always been one of my favorites! Enjoy 😊📖 4w
Judgemental_Biliophile @michellelav it was a really good read 😁 4w
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