A Stupid Question

Have you ever been the person in the room digging deep for the courage to ask a question? One you know you will feel stupid for asking but having no other choice..

Have you ever been the person in the room digging deep for the courage to ask a question? One you know you will feel stupid for asking but having no other choice..

I have a crystal clear memory of one of these moments, it should have been forgettable and insignificant but instead a five minute ordeal seems to have greatly contributed to my personality.
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Book Review; Inhuman Resources- Pierre Lemaitre

Friends, I’m going to do things a little differently in my review today…

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Inhuman Resources – Pierre Lemaitre

Page Count 400

Publication date: Sept 2018/ Publisher Quercus Books. MacLehose Press

Synopsis:
Alain Delambre is a 57-year-old former HR executive, drained by four years of hopeless unemployment.
All he is offered are small, demoralizing jobs. He has reached his very lowest ebb, and can see no way out.
So when a major company finally invites him to an interview, Alain Delambre is ready to do anything, borrow money, shame his wife and his daughters and even participate in the ultimate recruitment test: a role-playing game that involves hostage-taking.
Alain Delambre commits body and soul in this struggle to regain his dignity.
But if he suddenly realised that the dice had been loaded against him from the start, his fury would be limitless.
And what began as a role-play game could quickly become a bloodbath.

*****

I received an eARC of Inhuman Resources via Netgalley a while ago, I requested this title based on my enjoyment of Lemaitre’s detective series – Alex/Irene/Camille. I diligently made notes throughout reading and was sure to be posting my review on time to schedule.
I didn’t.
Even now, months later, I can’t bring myself to properly discuss what I consider to be an absolute train wreck of a novel. Instead I will leave you with my bullet points, make of them what you will! Continue reading “Book Review; Inhuman Resources- Pierre Lemaitre”

Why Crime Novels Make the Worst Film Adaptations

Love the book, hate the film.

The market has been saturated with crime based television series for a long time now, from Criminal Minds to SVU. Does anyone even know how many different CSI spin offs exist today? I know I don’t. But when it comes to movies they never live up to the standards I’ve learned to expect from long running series.
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Top 3 Annoying Relationship Tropes

We all have our own preferences when it comes to tropes in fiction. Predictable plot developments are somewhat annoying for me in any genre, but I always find tropes pertaining to character relationships are the worst.

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Mini Review – Caraval- Stephanie Garber

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems . . .

Page Count 416/ POV First person

Publication date Jan 18/ Publisher Hodder & Stoughton

Price £4.99/ Purchased From: Amazon Kindle (10/08/18)


Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems . . .
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