Official Review: Goodnight Irene by James Scott Byrnside

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Re: Official Review: Goodnight Irene by James Scott Byrnside

Post by Helen_Combe » 13 May 2018, 16:09

gen_g wrote:
13 May 2018, 10:39
Excellent review – I loved that you stylised your review in a style reminiscent of a gripping court case, which is an excellent follow-up from the genre of the very book you reviewed. I enjoyed your detailed summaries and insight, and my interest is definitely piqued. Great work.
Thank you very much :D
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Post by teacherjh » 13 May 2018, 21:10

I love a good mystery.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 14 May 2018, 00:47

teacherjh wrote:
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I love a good mystery.
So do I :)
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Post by Ginnamassa19 » 14 May 2018, 09:00

Thank you for your review, I think it was really detailed and well-organised! :) I love Agatha Christie, and this book seems like a good read from your description. I'm tempted to pick it up!

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Post by 420waystoreachthesun » 14 May 2018, 09:04

You said agatha christie and I was hooked! Thank you for writing this review.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 14 May 2018, 09:06

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Thank you for your review, I think it was really detailed and well-organised! :) I love Agatha Christie, and this book seems like a good read from your description. I'm tempted to pick it up!
I hope you do and I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for commenting.
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Post by Helen_Combe » 14 May 2018, 09:07

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You said agatha christie and I was hooked! Thank you for writing this review.
You’re welcome, thank you for posting.
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Post by cpru68 » 14 May 2018, 17:02

Well, this was a super fun review to read! I love Agatha and all her works, so I might have to check this one out. It sounds like the author did a great job because any book that makes you think when you are not reading it, that is a sign that you are captivated by the storyline. Thank you for this fun review.
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Post by Helen_Combe » 14 May 2018, 23:05

cpru68 wrote:
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Well, this was a super fun review to read! I love Agatha and all her works, so I might have to check this one out. It sounds like the author did a great job because any book that makes you think when you are not reading it, that is a sign that you are captivated by the storyline. Thank you for this fun review.
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Post by OrlaCarty » 15 May 2018, 06:55

I absolutely love the angle you took with this review, it's so creative and also really makes me want to read the book! Well done :)

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Post by Dragonfly6 » 16 May 2018, 01:45

I loved this review! It was creatively structured and I enjoyed how you drew the parallel to Agatha Christie and her mysteries. I want to read this book not only to challenge my vocabulary but also to give my mind a good exercise.

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Post by Helen_Combe » 16 May 2018, 10:56

OrlaCarty wrote:
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I absolutely love the angle you took with this review, it's so creative and also really makes me want to read the book! Well done :)
Thank you very much.
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Post by Helen_Combe » 16 May 2018, 10:59

Dragonfly6 wrote:
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I loved this review! It was creatively structured and I enjoyed how you drew the parallel to Agatha Christie and her mysteries. I want to read this book not only to challenge my vocabulary but also to give my mind a good exercise.
Thank you, I hope you enjoy the mental workout.
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Post by SamSim » 16 May 2018, 11:16

I was genuinely entertained and delighted by this review. I love the format of presenting evidence. Thank you for including mention of new words learned while reading the book. I haven't yet seen that in a review and it's a great idea. I am definitely adding this to my list of books I want to read, assuming it's half as diverting and engaging as this thorough review. Thanks!
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Post by Helen_Combe » 16 May 2018, 11:58

SamSim wrote:
16 May 2018, 11:16
I was genuinely entertained and delighted by this review. I love the format of presenting evidence. Thank you for including mention of new words learned while reading the book. I haven't yet seen that in a review and it's a great idea. I am definitely adding this to my list of books I want to read, assuming it's half as diverting and engaging as this thorough review. Thanks!
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