Book Review: Cold Calling by Haydn Wilks

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It’s time for another book review! This one actually marks a premier for me. The author approached me and provided me with a copy of his book in exchange for a review. So here we go!

Cold Calling Haydn Wilks Goodreads Cover

Cold Calling by Haydn Wilks, Goodreads Cover


The Plot:
We closely follow the life of a call center employee. His time at work, his time at home, his time out and about. But then he gets drunk and does something unbelievable…


The Rating:
Well, I had my problems with this one. Haydn Wilks names Bret Easton Ellis (among many others) as his influence and that shows. To be honest that’s not a writer I fancy at all, so I had my problems getting into the book. Just like with Ellis’ works I never find any connection with the characters, nothing relatable no matter how hard I try. And the constant listing of daily activities usually annoys me.
Wilks does the same but as his main character hasn’t much going on, it’s quicker to go through and made it more enjoyable for me.
It’s a rather short book (63 pages) so the story doesn’t have ages to unfold. I like that things are sped up but I still have my troubles grasping the characters real intentions and whatever goes through his brain.
I’m still not sure whether I like the abrupt ending, although it was a smart move.

So, if you like writers like Bret Easton Ellis, I’m 100% sure that you’ll love this book. For me it was just not quite right.

Did you read the book? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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TV Show Spotlight: Ash vs. Evil Dead

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I’ve already mentioned this show before but so far neglected to give it a proper introduction. So let me present to you: Ash vs. Evil Dead, a comedy horror show developed by Sam Raimi and based on his homonymous movie series!


What is it about?
Our good old friend Ash (played by Bruce Campbell) is living a pretty decent life when all of sudden (because he did something stupid) the Evil Dead show up again, more 30 years after their last encounter. Well, as we all know, Ash is just THE man to stop them…

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Movie Mania: The Princess and the Frog

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Today I’m letting my inner child run free. I checked out Disney’s production The Princess and the Frog, which is a 2009 animated fairy-tale-thingy.


The Plot:
Tiana is a young woman with big plans. She works her ass off to save enough money in order to open her own restaurant. But during a masquerade ball Tiana kisses a frog – hoping to turn him into a prince. However, it all goes horribly wrong and she ends up as frog… Continue reading

Book Review: The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket (A Series of Unfortunate Events #3)

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I finally got hold of the third part in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events after all the copies had been borrowed in all libraries here in Vienna! Read this little gem in one sitting πŸ˜€

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket - Goodreads Cover

The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket – Goodreads Cover


The Plot:
The Beaudelair children head for their new home. Maybe thinks are looking up with their new guardian Josephine. You may have guessed it, Violet, Klaus and Sunny are still out of luck. Josephine is afraid of everything (and I mean everything) and soon before long Count Olaf is back in the picture. And what has the Lachrymose Lake with its evil leeches to do with all of this? Continue reading

My 5 Favourite TV Shows When I Was Little

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It’s time for another good list. I want to head down memory lane and reminisce about my most beloved childhood TV shows!


# 1 – Sailor Moon:
I watched this one almost religiously. I sang along, I danced I even had some plastic thing I kept waving around like Sailor Moon.
Back in the day the entire afternoon programme consists of anime shows and I loved all of them. But Sailor Moon is most definitely my favourite. A few years ago, they showed a re-run. I was glued to the screen!


#2 – Moomins:
Is they show even known outside of Europe? It’s not even that famous in Austria. The Moomins are actually book characters invented by a Finnish writer. To be honest, I’ve never read a single one of those books, but the show was always one my favourites. They characters are so different, it’s a little weird and especially the setting is so unlike everything. A really magical show!

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Movie Mania: Django Unchained

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You all know by know that I’m a huge Quentin Tarantino fan. But I completely escaped my notice, that I had never written about Django Unchained! That’s needs to be changed right away!


The Plot:
Bounty Hunter Dr. King Schultz acquires the slave Django to help him identify some of the guys he’s looking for. In exchange for that he offers Django his freedom. However, once the job is done, they become partners. Dr. King Schultz even agrees to help Django free his wife Broomhilda who is a slave at Calvin Candie’s plantation… Continue reading