[Novel] The Right Hand of Evil (John Saul)

The Right Hand of Evil

John Saul’s books are just as pulp as a random horror movie — and this novel about possession is not an exception — but that very simplicity and the flow of his smooth prose seem to make me come back to him over and over again.

Easy to digest, flowing prose
Generic, predictable story
Likable, realistic characters
Generic, predictable plot
Feels like a B horror movie

[Novel] The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)

The Scarlet Pimpernel


A historical novel set during the French Revolution that introduced the concept of “a hero with a secret identity” to the realm of fiction, and it does indeed come off a bit more like a comic book rather than serious historical fiction.

Interesting, likable characters
The plot feels a bit simplistic
Enlightening on French Revolution
The story feels a bit shallow