Book review: Night Film by Marisha Pessl


Night FilmNight Film by Marisha Pessl

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the story of Scott McGrath, an investigative journalist, who tries to discover the reason for the disappearance of a cult-horror-film Stanislas Cordova, who hasn’t been seen for more than 30 years.

His investigation starts with the suicide of Ashley Cordova who was found dead in an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan.

As the narrative develops, the author tries to intricate the drama in the Cordova’s dark horror world.

But why this book is not so astonished as expected?

First at all, it is excessively long; a good mystery book must be concise in order to keep the suspense of the plot itself. many recent author are tending to ignore this first basic rule. I wonder why.

Sometimes the immoderate use of several genres of fiction, such as roman noir, suspense, horror, makes the plot lose its track even if the narrative is fast-paced in some way.

Since this is the second novel written by this author, perhaps she will improve her style in her next book.

A very nice and interesting review may be found here.

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