WWW Wednesday #37 – 13 October 2021

I’ve fallen a bit behind on review writing as I’m in London for a few days with my mum and daughter as we’re heading to see Hamilton tonight.

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam A. Stevens on Taking on a World of Words.

The three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’re read next?

Rebel Ideas by Matthew Syed

Still paused.

1979 by Val McDermid

Not long started this, but it’s Val McDermid so confidence is high that I’ll enjoy this.

Billy Summers by Stephen King

My review.

Joe Hill’s The Cape by Jason Ciaramella

Eric discovered by accident that his pretend super cape actually works while he’s falling out a tree. It isn’t enough to save him though and he ends up badly injured requiring surgery that affects him for the rest of his life. He never forgets the feeling of flying though and is happy when he re-finds the cape as an adult and it works. He’s no super hero though, using the powers of the cale to get his revenge on those he feels have wronged him.

Based on a short story this is a relatively short look at Eric’s revenge journey – short and brutal as it is. There isn’t a lot of depth to understand the characters so beyond a cell or two showing Eric being bullied post-op there doesn’t seem enough to even begin to justify Eric’s revenge. This leaves him as quite an unsympathetic character. With then little time to see the other characters in the story there’s no real time to build a sense of empathy with them either.

There are better graphic shorts out there, this one doesn’t hit the mark for me.

You by Caroline Kepnes

When aspiring writer Guinevere Beck strides into the bookstore where Joe works, he is instantly smitten. But there’s more to Joe than Beck realises and much more to Beck than her perfect facade. And the obsessive relationship quickly spirals into a whirlwind of deadly consequences. Review to follow.

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

An imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is the last place Elin Warner wants to be. But she’s taken time off from her job as a detective, so when she receives an invitation out of the blue to celebrate her estranged brother’s recent engagement, she has no choice but to accept.

Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin immediately feels on edge. Though it’s beautiful, something about the hotel, recently converted from an abandoned sanatorium, makes her nervous – as does her brother, Isaac.

And when they wake the following morning to discover his fiancée Laure has vanished without a trace, Elin’s unease grows. With the storm cutting off access to and from the hotel, the longer Laure stays missing, the more the remaining guests start to panic.

But no-one has realized yet that another woman has gone missing. And she’s the only one who could have warned them just how much danger they’re all in . . .

Review to follow.

??????

No particular plans.

Have you read any of these? Do you have any recommendations for me to add to my TBR list? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.

Published by Lisa Potter

A professional communicator who loves reading for leisure and learning.

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