I bought this book during an Amazon deal a couple of months back. From the description of the novel it sounded right up my street, a twisted killer and the winding hunt to catch him.
I bought ‘Sometimes I Lie’ in my last major book haul, when Amazon had a 3 paperbacks for £10 offer on. It was the first of the 9 books purchased in that deal that I bought.
As usual I was fairly apprehensive as I’d never heard of Alice Feeney before and with her debut novel being included in a discount deal, and all the reviews featured on the cover being from other lesser known authors, I worried it’d be a cheap, tacky thriller.
My god was I wrong.
When I heard that there was going to be a TV series adaptation of what is, in my opinion one of the best books of the last century, I was both excited and apprehensive. So when the first episode finally aired in the UK at the end of last month, I was eager to get it watched and find out which emotion had been the most accurate.
When ‘La La Land’ was referred to as ‘The movie of the year’ with critics calling it ‘Perfection’ I knew it was a movie I had to see. As a life long fan of musicals both on stage and on screen, my expectations were already high, and the rave reviews and awards that showered La La Land only served to raise my expectations higher, so when the DVD was finally in my possession, would it live up to the standards it had set itself?
I bought this book a number of years ago, when I had decided to study Psychology at A Level as a result of my wanting to gain a deeper understanding of the human mind. After-all – surely a substantial understanding of the human mind could only be a good thing for my own writing and character development right?
So I was hoping this book would provide, at the very least, in depth speculation as to what could motivate someone to kill and how they fool those closest to them. Sadly, that was not what I got.
I read ‘Dear Amy’ just after Christmas, and it’s taken me a while to decide what I wanted to say about this particular novel, but I think I’m about there…
Beauty and the Beast has long since been one of my favourite stories. So when I found out that Disney were making a live action version of one of my idoloised childhood stories, with my idol and favourite actress, Emma Watson playing my favourite Disney Princess… well, lets just say I was more than a little excited.