“Through a Glass, Darkly” By Donna Leon Review

It is a luminous spring day in Venice, as Commissario Brunetti and Inspettore Vianello come to the rescue of Vianello’s friend Marco Ribetti, who has been arrested while protesting against chemical pollution of the Venetian lagoon, only to be faced by the fury of Marco’s father-in-law, owner of a glass factory on the island of Murano.

This book is the 15th book in the Commissario Brunetti Series which is sort of a guilty pleasure of mine because every book in this series is a 2 star book but I still love the series and Ill continue to read it as long as Donna Leon will continue to write to new books to this series. 

The characters in this book are pretty basic and to be honest I don’t care for any of the side characters other than the family of the main character. The reason behind this is because every character here seems so boring and it is hard to tell characters apart. In a way every character in this book feels like they were just meant to fill up the space in a way.

Character Development in this whole series doesn’t in a way. Because if you compare this book with the first book in this series then the main character and every other character in this book is just the same.

The writing style in this book is pretty basic and feels like it was written more for teens rather than for adults. It feels like that because of the very easy language used in it.

This book is good when you want to shut down your brain completely after a long day. Because this book doesn’t need any brain power and the less brain power you use on this book the more you will enjoy it. 

The crime in this book didn’t happen until the second half of this book and to be fully honest the entire crime mystery part of this book had just like 10 pages and the rest of this book was just about the main characters’s side job.

This book has no thrill or suspense and it is so fucking slow. But for whatever reason I still had fun with this book and I’ve enjoyed it.

There is no twist at the end because we sort of see what will happen at the end like 50 pages before the ending. Which pretty much kills the twist at the end. But also the ending just leaves us with a cliff-hanger which annoyed me in a way. 

I Give This Book 2 / 5

"Blaze" by Richard Bachman AKA Stephen King Review

1Once upon a time, a fellow named Richard Bachman wrote Blaze on an Olivetti typewriter, then turned the machine over to Stephen King, who used it to write Carrie. Bachman died in 1985 (“cancer of the pseudonym”), but this last gripping Bachman novel resurfaced after being hidden away for decades an unforgettable crime story tinged with sadness and suspense. Clayton Blaisdell, Jr., was always a small-time delinquent. None too bright either, thanks to the beatings he got as a kid. Then Blaze met George Rackley, a seasoned pro with a hundred cons and one big idea. The kidnapping should go off without a hitch, with George as the brains behind their dangerous scheme. But there’s only one problem: by the time the deal goes down, Blaze’s partner in crime is dead. Or is he?

Stephen King has ones again shown us that he is one of the greatest authors of all times. It’s kind of mind of how good this book is.

The whole story in this book is just wow. It’s so unique and amazing. Yes it is far from the typical Stephen King novels, but it doesn’t make it any less good. Many die-hard Stephen King fans skip this book and its more or less pointless and stupid. Because this book is good, and you will be surprised how good it is when you give it a shot.

The characters in this are very few of them. And the main character is a giant and a bit slow thinker, but overall he is likeable and pretty good as a main character. There are times when you will feel sad for him

Of course the main character does many stupid things but these things makes even more a likeable character. He does bad things but in his mind he thinks he is doing what he does for the best. His entire life was sort of linked to bad events and throughout his whole life he had only 2 really friends.

There were times while reading when it feels like you are reading something similar to “You” by Caroline Kepnes. This pretty much describes the writing style and how good it is. The writing style in this book is through the roof.

The ending was amazing but if you loved this character throughout the story as I did you will feel sad while reading the ending. Yes it is a sad ending but it is an ending we deserve to end a such good book. The last like 20 – 30 pages you will know that FBI will get some stuff done. But however you will not expect that ending which we got.

Details and descriptions in this book are pretty good. And it almost feels like you are watching a movie because details and descriptions are so good that it makes it as an movie before your eyes. But there are a lot of things which are overused couple times in this book, but these things are very small in the end.

I think that it is important to say that the main character cant sort of deal with the his friend (George), so more or less he is like acting like he didn’t die, and he is sort of hearing his voice in his head and pretending like George is still around and sort of bossing him around. The whole idea behind it is sort of mind blowing and cool. But I guess that some people will not like it. Because of the thing that the main character is imagining George, for some parts of this book you will not know hats happening. Because George will appear and disappear out of nowhere.

I give this book 4,5 / 5