Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday #1:

(Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly 'book event' hosted by Breaking the Spine where we post upcoming releases that we are really anticipating. This week my "can't-wait-to-read" book is NIGHT FILM by Marisha Pessl.)

(Goodreads' Summary)

On a damp October night, the body of young, beautiful Ashley Cordova is found in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. 

By all appearances her death is a suicide--but investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. Though much has been written about the dark and unsettling films of Ashley's father, Stanislas Cordova, very little is known about the man himself. As McGrath pieces together the mystery of Ashley's death, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the dark underbelly of New York City and the twisted world of Stanislas Cordova, and he begins to wonder--is he the next victim? In this novel, the dazzlingly inventive writer Marisha Pessl offers a breathtaking mystery that will hold you in suspense until the last page is turned



Night Film sounds like my kind of book, my ultimate jam. Mystery, NYC, cult films, very weird 'suicides' & more? Plus gorgeous prose? How much better can you get?

I first heard about Night Film after seeing Kara's raving tweets and then seeing her brilliant, five-star review. The cover alone, IMO, is really noir and eye-catching. But then I read a 120-page sample and am reeling by amazing it is. First off, the characters--Nora is already so lovable and hipstery, and I've already been sufficiently creeped out. Like, shivering-creepy-what-the-fuck-is-happening???

August 20th can't come soon enough. 

1 comment:

  1. Agreed. I loved Nora as well. I quite liked all the characters but I stayed away from mentioning them in my review because I didn't want to reveal ANY plot elements. LOL. Thank you for the lovely shout out here and on Twitter!