BiteSize Recommends (2) – Movies

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The House (2016) – Short Review

Author: Simon Lelic
Find it on Goodreads. Read it thanks to NetGalley.

I read this book in one day. I wouldn’t say it’s one of my favorites, but it was certainly very good and interesting. The unusual way it is written (I can’t describe it better than a past double first-person testimony until the middle and then afterwards a present double first-person) could have gone totally against the narrative, but actually, I enjoyed it. Continue reading “The House (2016) – Short Review”

The Butterfly Garden (2016) Short Review

Author: Dot Hutchison
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I’ve read The Butterfly Garden in exactly 9 hours. While the book only features 288 pages, they were so beautifully created, thought about, timed and written that this story became one of my favorites fast enough.

The storyline alone is terribly interesting. I’ve read a great deal about serial killers, cults, captives, FBI, investigations and all, but I was still incredibly intrigued by Hutchison’s creativity. Continue reading “The Butterfly Garden (2016) Short Review”

Nocturnal Animals (2016) Short Review

Directed by: Tom Ford
Written byTom Ford (based on a novel by Austin Wright)
CastAmy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon

This movie is an 2017’s Oscars nominee for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role”.

Okay, let me start by saying I absolutely loved this movie. Its thrilling, unnerving, sad, beautiful and eerie atmosphere got me hypnotized, and I never wanted it to end. That said, I could of course point out a few problems, but they would never get in the way of my thorough recommendation to check this amazing thriller out. Continue reading “Nocturnal Animals (2016) Short Review”

Twisted Crimes (2017) Short Review

Author: Michael Hambling

This book got me a little confused in the beginning: I slowly realized there was a gangster side to this murder story, but in reality this is a gangster story with murder. It’s well written, though the characters translate as a great deal of shallow to me. This may be because there’s too many of them or because Continue reading “Twisted Crimes (2017) Short Review”