Book Review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Hey guys!
It’s book review time! Today I have something a little paradox: it is the fourth part of the Millenium trilogy. A book that technically shouldn’t exist. As some of you may know, Stieg Larsson, writer of the Millenium trilogy, passed away. So The Girl in the Spider’s Web continues the story, but with a new guy holding the pen…

Goodreads Cover - The Girl in the Spider's Web

Goodreads Cover – The Girl in the Spider’s Web

 

The Plot:
The famous computer scientist Frans Balder returns home to Sweden after burning all the bridges in US. He is back to take care of his autistic son, August. Well, the perfect picture doesn’t last long. Balder is shot, August the only witness.
So, how did Lisbeth know this guy? And why is Mikael Blomkvist at the crime scene?

 

The Rating:
I had rather mixed feelings about picking this book up. Stieg Larsson’s novels had been intense, impossible to put down, simply fascinating thrillers. Would The Girl in the Spider’s Web live up to this legacy? Continue reading

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3 Times German Language was used perfectly in English Movies

Hey guys!
It’s time for another list! Today I have something very special for you. There are some movies that are actually made in English but feature also other languages. This happens rather rarely – which is shame! It really adds to the authenticity of the film!
And the actors get to show one more talent πŸ˜‰

 

Inglorious Basterds:
Quentin Tarantino is one of my all-time favourite directors. His movies have so much to offer and Inglorious Basterds in particular is a gem. This film actually features four different languages and I really appreciate it that instead of doing it all in English subtitles were used. The characters speak German, English, French and (very bad) Italian! It was really cool for me to watch it as I live in a German-speaking country and also got a chance to refresh my French lessons!

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Movie Mania: Fire Walk With Me

Hey folks!
This was definitely the year of Twin Peaks. After more than 25 years the cult TV show returned!
Well, before I went for the new season I re-watched all the old episodes and for the first time checked out Fire Walk With Me. The eerie sort of prequel to the TV show was released in 1992 and turned out to be a huge fail…

 

 

The Plot:
Somewhere in Oregon, the FBI investigates the murder of Teresa Banks, a teen-age prostitute. Agent Dale Cooper is certain: the killer will strike again.
About a year later in Twin Peaks. Laura Palmer is alive and kicking. However, her troubles already got the best of her…

 

The Rating:
David Lynch is one of my favourite directors, so I was prepared to give this movie a fair chance despite the negative reviews I had come across. Well, to be honest, it was a waste of time. Continue reading

Book Review: The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

Hey my lovely readers!
I’m continuing my journey through all of Rick Riordan’s books and recently finished The Hammer of Thor. It’s the second installment in his Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series – I hope there are many more to come!

Goodreads Cover – The Hammer of Thor

 

The Plot:
Thor misplaced his hammer. Again. Only this time it’s not that easy to be found. So Magnus Chase and his friends are sent to retrieve the hammer and save the world…

 

The Rating:
I’m sure you know it by know: I simply love Rick Riordan’s novels. After devouring the Percy Jackson books as well as the Heroes of Olympus series, I was super excited about his new topic: the Norse Gods. One of the main reasons I enjoy Riordan’s works so much is because you learn something with each page. I had always been fascinated by Greek mythology but the Norse stuff was completely new to me. As this is the second book in the series by now I have a pretty good idea of what’s going on in Asgard and I can’t wait to find out more. Continue reading

TV Show Spotlight: Sneaky Pete

Hello folks!
Today I bring you my recent discovery. I found out that Amazon Prime is free for one year if you are a student. That means I have tons of new stuff to check out! My first pick was Sneaky Pete. Is this Amazon production worth checking out?

 

What is it about?
Marius just got out of jail and is in a hell lot of trouble. What easier way is there to get away than by assuming a different identity? And Marius has the perfect one at hand: his cell mate has wonderful grandparents. He just hasn’t seen them in twenty years. So they wouldn’t notice Marius posing as Pete, right? Continue reading

Movie Mania: Fargo

Hey Guys!
Today, I have a confession to make. The iconic 1996 movie Fargo? Never seen it. Until last week! Let’s if it’s worth all the fuss!

 

 

The Plot:
Jerry desperately needs money. Well, he has the brilliant idea of having his wife kidnapped in order to get his father in law to pay a nice ransom. What could possibly go wrong with that? The answer: everything!

 

The Rating:
I have to admit, I was pretty excited to finally see this one. There are so many reviews out there, praising this movie and hey, it also won tons of accolades. So it has to be good, right? Continue reading