Bellatrix Le Strange (god_of_biscuits) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
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#16 - 29

Between one or two lazy weekends and a lot of bank holidays I've been able to get so much reading done! Finally! :)

#16. "Batman- Gotham Noir"
Loved the art in this but I have to say I got a little bored with it near the end. Although James Gordon has always been a favourite of mine, I don't think the story was enough to hold up a hard-boiled Noir style.

#17 + 18. "Before they are Hanged" and "The Last Argument of Kings" by Joe Abercrombie
I absolutely loved the conclusion of this 3 part series. In particular I think Superior Glokta is relentlessly brilliant as a witty and acerbic character. Although he is by no means the only good thing about the series. I feel its sometimes hard to do something new with Fantasy novels but this doesn't disappoint. Highly recommended.

#19. "The Illusionist" by Anita Mason.
The premise of this book drew me in but it didn't deliver. Enjoyed very little about it and finished it because I hate leaving a book half

#20. "Half of a yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Absolutely amazing book. set during the Nigerian Civil war in the 60's, a conflict I confess I knew nothing about. Not surprisingly it has some appauling events but I loved the characters, especially the main narrator Ugwu, a houseboy. It kept me gripped throughout, HIGHLY recommended.

#21. "True Grit" by Charles Portis
I've have seen and loved both movie adaptations of this novel and only wish that I had read it when I was younger before I saw them. Seeing the movie doesn't take away from the brilliance of this book, I can't wait to read in again soon. I have heard Mattie Ross described as "more Ahab's little sister than Huck Finn's equal". Absolutely Brilliant character. Fantastic read.

#22 - 29. "The Walking Dead" Volumes 6-14
I've really enjoyed this series but feel that it has a lot of highs and lows. Some characters/stories I loved and others I found a little tedious and predictable. That said, its been consistently good enough for me to read this much! :)

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