Tag: Small

Duncan Ralston – Every Part of the Animal | Review

Title: Every Part of the Animal

Author: Duncan Ralston

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 152

Rating 4/5



This is basically a well-crafted thriller novella from an indie writer friend of mine who recently impressed with me another thriller called The Method. Here, we basically follow the goings on in a small town when a social media influencer comes to town and has a run in with a crazy, overprotective mum who reminds me of Margaret White.

I don’t have the best luck with thrillers and quite often I find them to be disappointing. This one just worked for me, and I think a lot of that was down to the length. Ralston didn’t try to drag it out, and he actually packed a hell of a lot of characterisation and worldbuilding into the pages that he did have. It’s hard-hitting, for sure.



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Agatha Christie – Murder is Easy | Review

Title: Murder is Easy

Author: Agatha Christie

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 192

Rating: 3/5

I usually enjoy reading Agatha Christie, but this one just fell short of the mark for me. Perhaps that was because there was no sign of either Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple, but I think the truth is just that it failed to grab my interest from the start and so I ended up just reading it to finish it, rather than because I was invested in the story. Half of the time I had no idea what was going on.

It probably also didn’t help that my edition was quite old, with small print that made it difficult to read. The writing itself was okay, and there was at least one good character that I did enjoy, but I thought this was far from Christie at her best and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you’re a big fan of hers.

I gave it a 3/5 because Christie at her worst is better than most at their best. But I like my Christie books to be 4* or above.

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