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Added by Darth Brutus on 20 Oct 2019 12:14
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Books Read in 2019

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Les Misérables - Victor Hugo
31.12.

Massive frigging epoch. Hugo's style makes it feel even bigger and more epic than it really is.
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31.12.

Dark and haunting growing up story with some nice use of symbolism.
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
29.12.

About time I got this thing done. The story of a French lower class man, who manages to rise in social hierarchy only to face the harsh reality of the wealthy and the noble.

Great novel, but the old aristocratic world it depicts didn't really resonate with me.
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4.11.

YESSSS!!!!

Totally worth it. Even if it is clearly a bit rushed at certain parts, has few minor plot holes etc.

Overall, the original trilogy is much better.
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1.11.

I really didn't like this second part of the story. It's nearly 1000 pages long lame and boring soap opera, where nothing really happens. There's no adventure, nothing. Knowing the author, this was just a prequel to the real deal which will eventually blow me away just like last time.
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29.10.

Good, but not great. Starts too slowly, but only begins to shine once it hits the middle part.

Honestly, I didn't like how they killed off my favorite character. It came out of nowhere, so damn fast I'm still not even sure how it actually happened even though I read the exact lines more than few times to get the point. That's bullshit.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 0
Evil under the Sun - Agatha Christie
27.10.

One of the lesser Poirots, but not as abysmal as The Big Four, which I absolutely hated.
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People who added this item 55 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
27.10.

Classic Christie. This must have been at second or third time I read this thing.
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 0
19.10.

I don't know about this one. It's hailed as some sort of modern masterpiece of hard science fiction, but I was nearly bored to death reading it.

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19.10.

You can already tell I love me some old-school horror romanticism. This book has been on my list for years, I even have the original English version around, but only recently found some motivation to actually read it. It's great homoerotic vampire story, even if way too emo at times.

The film version managed to cut the forced melancholy and sugary crying. It's one of those rare instances when a film version manages to surpass the original.
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People who added this item 62 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 0
Let The Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist
16.10.

A very different vampire story from Sweden. Enjoyed it quite a bit, even though the book felt a bit too lengthy and at times too slow. Otherwise great.

Read this alongside The Causal Angel by Hannu Rajuniemi, which doesn't appear to be on this site. Great book also, but not as good as this. A little bit too messy and hard to read since it's been too damn long time since I read the two previous entries of the trilogy.

(3/5)
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13.10.

The mother and father of all historical epochs. Just read it.
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12.10.

I have never liked John Irving, and after reading this novel I still don't like John Irving.
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Since I kicked my nasty life-sucking smartphone addiction and started reading good old books once again, so I think it's just appropriate to also start listing those darn things just for fun.

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