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Why I dislike The Fault in Our Stars

So, I’ve been getting a lot of asks over the last few months asking why I strongly dislike TFIOS by John Green as much as I do. And for the most part, all the recent askers have been surprisingly polite, considering the more aggressive ones I’ve received in the past on the subject. Anyway, I’ve answered a bunch of them separately, but I’ve decided to condense all of my theories, opinions and arguments into one succinct post.

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I read Jo Nesbø’s The Bat

…and I liked it more than I thought I would! It was not as gory as I first believed (which is a bad thing when it comes to crime novels imo, but I’m a bit touched in the head), but surprisingly I liked Harry Hole as a character. Who knew? I usually tend to avoid characters that drink too much, but Harry is constantly battling his own inner demons - and those kind of characters just draw me right in! Especially if they manage to win sometimes. I just hope he can catch a break sometime soon, this first book didn’t convince me that he would ever find any kind of inner peace. I might be wrong? Don’t tell me.

The plot itself was nothing special: kind of predictable and at times moving a bit too slow for me. I hope these things don’t bother me as much when reading the next book(s). I didn’t guess the murderer, tho! So not too bad?

Memorable moments:

  • “I think I’ve lost a bet and I owe Otto Rechtnagel a hundred dollars.“ (lmao)
  • “You whore!“ she screamed. “Right first time,” Sandra replied drily.
  • Mikke from Finland (yes I know he was there in one page mentioned maybe twice, but I’m a Finn. We find things like these very amusing.)

Now I’m moving on to the second book, Cockroaches. Don’t spoil me, but you can tell me whether you liked it or not. Was it better/worse than the first book?

“Mystery in Red Velvet”

SPOILERY TALK BELOW

Direct episode continuity? Whaaaat?

Short recap this time. The actual plot itself was alright: predictable, but still pretty fun to step through. The classic mystery film elements were spot on, easily my favorite part of the episode. They got so on the nose about it. But what was the most interesting to me was the fact that we seem to have multiple, or even all of the mane 6, finally evolving in their situations in life. All the work of the past seasons is yielding fruit, and it will be interesting to see where that goes.

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