18 Dec

This is the story about Scott McGrath, a journalist investigating the death of Ashley Cordova, the daughter of a prominent reclusive horror film director, Stanislas Cordova, a man whom some say does not even exist. This is the story about the readers’ interaction with that investigation. And, it is the story about Cordova, a Brando-esque character who is the ‘……product of the author’s imagination…. not to be construed as real …’ (?)

Random House 2013 Softcover 590 pages Psychological thriller-fiction

Random House 2013
Softcover 590 pages
Psychological thriller-fiction

Pessl’s first novel, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, reviewed here was bold, and written in the author’s genius. This second endeavor, always in my own opinion of course, has far surpassed that brilliance. “Sometimes you read a book so special”, as Marcus Zusac wrote: “that you want to carry it around with you for months after you’ve finished just to stay near it.” This is one of those.

Peppered with visual imagery, Night Film is a dark, chilling and twisted thriller. Psychologically disturbing in a clandestine underground sort of way that if you are in the slightest bit skittish, you probably don’t want to find yourself in the company of this book.


One Response to “NIGHT FILM”

  1. Lady Fancifull December 29, 2014 at 8:59 p12 #

    Ha ha! You, my friend, just like I, have been well-Pessl’d! The bad news is she takes almost as long between her books as Donna Tartt. I think a 5 year wait is in order for book 3!

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