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The Other (New York Review Books Classics)

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Muir, John Kenneth (2007). Horror Films of the 1970s. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p.220. ISBN 978-0-786-49156-8. The Other Passenger is a twisty and unpredictable thrill ride. Jamie is scared of the underground so travels to his job in a cafe on the Thames riverboat with his new friend Kit. On the 27th December, Jamie is met from the boat by 2 police officers asking questions about Kit - he gone missing and Jamie was the last person to see him, making him prime subject number one. From this point we Jamie's story from a year ago when he first met Kit and his girlfriend Melia. The Jamie, (approaching 50) is living an affluent lifestyle with his partner of 10 years- Clare, and Kit (early 20’s and very much in debt) are an unlikely pair-introduced by their wives, who work together in real estate.

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To me this book didn’t feel like it had much of a plot at all, just vibes. Everything felt very surface-level. It also isn’t a very long book, so being at the 40% mark and still not having a single viable plot point in sight for me was a bit disappointing. A bit about me: I live in a South London neighbourhood not unlike the one in my books, with my husband, teenage daughter, and a fox-red Labrador called Bertie who is the apple of my eye. Books, TV and long walks are my passions - oh, and drinking wine in the sun with family and friends. My favourite authors include Tom Wolfe, Patricia Highsmith, Barbara Vine and Agatha Christie.NYRB Classics presents the landmark psychological horror novel about 13-year-old twins living in a bucolic New England town—one good and the other very, very evil. This story is told from different timelines and multiple points of view, all expressed by the female characters, Suzi, Elle, Nora, and Eleanor, that this story revolved around. Hearing from all these different characters could get a bit confusing. But maybe that was the intent of the author, to keep us on our proverbial toes. However, there were times I wanted to shake these women and say, “Really, what is wrong with you.” When Nora moves into the only house nearby, Suzi is delighted to have a friend. So much so that she’s almost tempted to tell Nora her terrible secret. But there’s more to Nora than meets the eye. It’s impossible—does she already know what Suzi did?

The Other” is a forgotten classic of American Why 1972’s “The Other” is a forgotten classic of American

It's also a grumpy/sunshine romance, in the most hilarious ways sometimes. I loved Pax - adorably weird and happy, completely indifferent and oblivious to what the world thought of him. His chemistry with Sal was perfect in every scene! As with What You Did, come to think of it, the men are the least well drawn, but hey I'm fine with that. Turnabout is fair play? They satisfy fun/expected character tropes, though if anything could count as a quibble with the book, it would be that. There was one specific male character I would have liked a tad less distance from, though I think perhaps the air of mystery was to contribute to dramatic tension? Well, here's an adorable book I didn't know I needed. Emotional moments, friendship, and the occasional pumpkin! I admit if you're looking for a more Halloween element, no spoilers, you may be surprised by this. It's more of a cozy read either way, hauntings aside. Also though I loved the friendships they may have more of a romantic angle than friendship; and I was totally okay with this since it was so adorable.

Unnecessary and pointless repetition of EVERYTHING Sal eats or drinks being hotter than Hell. Why? What's the point?

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