[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.

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Easy to digest, flowing prose
Generic, predictable story
Likable, realistic characters
Generic, predictable plot
Feels like a B horror movie
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[Novel] The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)

The Scarlet Pimpernel

Book

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.

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