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Let's Talk About Books

An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading. 

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House of Small Shadows
Adam Nevill
Progress: 183/320 pages
Coldbrook
Tim Lebbon
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In cold blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
Truman Capote
The Haunting of Hill House
Shirley Jackson, Laura Miller
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The Ritual - Movie

So if you remember my review, The Ritual was one of my favorite books of 2017. The movie adaptation was released this weekend and all I can say is I highly recommend it. In fact, it's honestly one of the best book adaptations I've ever seen. It's not 100% accurate, but it captures what made the book so wonderful. There are a lot of differences, especially in the third act of the movie, but it's all within the same spirit, if that makes sense. 

 

In fact, my big critique was that the book didn't meld the Blair Witch and Deliverance parts as well as it could have. The movie does, in my opinion. So there's a benefit to that. 

 

Biggest critique is that they're showing Modur, which was always kept very secret in the book. However, I love their interpretation and it doesn't bother me as much as it normally would have. 

 

Here's the trailer for those who are interested: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsZkHrIFJxQ