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What are you reading-Wednesday

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Hello, sweet peas!

English-M is back again. 😀 I’m having fun with this. Honestly. Rhianna and Marissa and Kendall sure made something great. 😉 Also, I just heard from my boss that I’ll acutally get the bank holiday! Whoop! Whoop! I never get bank holidays. I’m usually the one person who sits alone at the office while the rest of the whole flipping company gets the day off. So I’m in a good mood. Okay. Focus, M, focus. I’m obviously still reading “The Hobbit” but I don’t want to show you that again but something else.

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Invisible by Ursula Poznanski and Arno Strobel

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1 – Why did you decide to pick up this book – cover or content?

Ursula Poznanski is one of my go-to authors. It’s not only because she is a kick-ass Austrian writer and we need more of them. I love her thrillers and honestly I still haven’t read any crime novel that’s better than “Fünf” since it was published in 2012. Seriously. People, if you want a great thriller then you have to read “Fünf”. The book even got translated. So obviously it’s called “Five” and the author’s name is “Ursula Archer” for English speaking people. Read it. Do it now.

Well, anyway. “Invisible” is a totally different book which is written not only by Miss Poznanski (or Archer) but also by German novelist Arno Strobel. It’s the second book in a new series. It’s a case where random people are killed in the most brutal way. The murderers are easily caught but their motives are weird and unclear. They’ve never met their victims before and they cannot explain what made them do it or why they hated those strangers so much all of a sudden….

2 – Who is your favorite character so far, and why?

I like both main characters. They are totally different but that’s part of the charm. One’s a germaphobe and rule stickler, one’s so reckless I just wanna wear protective gear when there are any scenes with her in a car (or her doing anything tbh) and there’s a dynamic in this book that even make the boring parts fun.  I like how those two seem to have formed an honest bond since the first book and struck up a sincere friendship. They both have real character flaws that make me cringe every now and then but I don’t know. I like them even though I want to shake them every once in a while.

3 – Will you finish this one?

Definitely. I always pretty much fly through Miss Poznanski’s books.

4 – Finish the sentence:  This book reminds me of… (other books, movies, tv shows…)

Well, it has some TV-show qualities but still. There is no forensic work and it’s more focused on the actual running around and questioning people so maybe more of Law & order? Ha, the characters even have a little bit of Goren and Eames. So, I’ll go with that.

5 – What type of read is this one? (slow but interesting, cannot put it down…)

It’s a fast read. It’s interesting and engaging and the perfect read for in between whenever I need a break from “The Hobbit” which is also great but still a slow read. It also makes me wonder how much of what’s in the book could be possible in real life. The first book in the series sure made me question peoples’ morales on the internet or when they think they are anonymous. This one makes me think about manipulation and cyberbullying and stuff. It’s creepy and intelligent and thrilling. I’m so curious how this series progresses.

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So, what are you reading? Tell me all about it. 😀

 

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