Sunday, 23 September 2018

The Infinite Blacktop

The Infinite Blacktop by Sara Gran

Published- 20th September 2018
Publisher- Faber Faber
Pages- 304 pages (Paperback)


Claire DeWitt has been involved in a car accident, but it was no accidental car crash. Someone set out to kill her. Why would someone want to kill Claire DeWitt and who wants to kill her? She must set out on her mission to find out these answers. This novel is set in the 1990's and in 2011. 

When I finished reading this novel I had two big questions which were buzzing round the top of my head that I never found out the answers to. What happened to Tracey and why did 'beep' want to kill Claire? These answers were never fully explained at the end of the novel so I was left a bit disappointed. The ending felt a bit rushed and answers were never fully given. 

The action started at the beginning of the novel with the car crash and Claire leaving the scene to try to find out who killed her on her own mission. However, the action did slow down went she had to go on the run and find her own ways to survive by threatening and hurting random people and stealing things. I do believe that she should have suffered more injuries than she actually did in the car crash, as it seemed like she only suffered minor injuries. 

A lot of the middle of the novel was quite slow as not a lot happened whilst she was on the run. You found out a lot of information from her contacts helping her solve her own crime. The only action that occurred was a car chase with the attacker and a gun fight towards the end of the novel between Claire and her attacker. 

Claire's character was a bit difficult to like at times as I found her quite rude to everyone she met, she was quite annoying and very self centered. She was always annoying a lot of people so no one really liked her that much. She was a smoker and did a lot of drugs and stole money. I did want her to solve the case but I wasn't very supportive towards her especially the way she went about solving her own case. 

Overall, I gave this novel 3/5 stars. It was an intriguing novel set in the 1990's and 2011. It is a mysterious crime filled with twists, turns and drama set in the past. 

      Rating 3/5
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Saturday, 30 December 2017

Christmas Presents 2017

Heated Hairbrush, Electric Toothbrush and a tin of mints

Hedwig Cushion and Marie from Disney The Aristocats Large Cuddly Toy


Game of Thrones T-Shirt, Lynx Set and Chewbacca Bed Warmer Pillow

Beauty and the Beast Lumiere Purse, Kipling Purse, Harry Potter Hogwarts Purse, Natures Lipbalm Set, Biofresh Soap Giftset

Dog Mug and Marshmallow Set, Harry Potter Photo Frame (for Harry Potter Studio Tour Photo) and Bath Creams Giftset

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Illustrated Book and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Illustrated Book

Harry Potter Satchel Bag and Sherlock The Blind Banker Manga

Harry Potter Fleece Pyjamas

Husky Snow Scene Blanket

Memory Foam Slippers

Haul October-December 2017

Odd and True ARC by Cat Winters 

Family Don't End With Blood by Lynn S Zubernis from Ebay

Walking Dead Descent by Jay Bonansinga

Supernatural Season 9 and Grantchester Season 3

Mr Dickens and His Carol ARC by Samantha Silva

Sherlock The Great Game comic, Adam Wreck comic, Centipede comic and Shadow comic from Forbidden Planet

Doctor Who magazine, Rogue One Files and The Walking Dead magazine from Forbidden Planet

Thor Ragnarok magazine

Pink Ranger Pop Keyring and Mystery Bag Batman Keyring from Forbidden Planet

Star Wars Rebel Rising by Beth Revis from The Works, The Grownup by Gillian Flynn and Misery by Stephen King from Oxfam and Power Rangers DVD from CEX

London Has Fallen DVD and On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

Supernatural Season 12 DVD

Christmas at Woolworths by Elaine Everest, Christmas with the Bomb Girls by Daisy Styles and Coming Home to the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson

Better When He's Bold by Jay Crownover from Amazon

Fantastic Beasts Demiguise Pop Vinyl and Beauty and the Beast Belle Pop Vinyl from Amazon

Poldark Season 3 DVD

Leia Princess of Alderaan by Claudia Gray from Amazon

Wonder Woman Bluray from Sainsburys and Baby Driver Bluray from Amazon

Moon Pie from Sweets from Heaven in Lakeside

It's a Wonderful Life by Julia Williams and A Fairytale for Christmas by Chrissie Manby from The Works

I am Death and the Executioner by Chris Carter and Fear by Roald Dahl from The Works

Alex by Pierre Lemaitre and The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey from The Works

Beauty and the Beast Illustrated from Amazon

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Game Of Thrones Notebook

I purchased this notebook at Forbidden Planet in Shaftesbury Avenue for 99p. It is a beautiful notebook which I'm using to develop one of my story ideas for future use. 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Book Haul September 2017

Christmas at Carrington's and Star Wars The Weapon of a Jedi (from The Works)

Hunchback of Notre Dame and Dollhouse Season 2 (from CEX)

Dollhouse Season 1 (from CEX), The Babadook and Bugsy Malone (from Music Magpie)

The Martian Extended Edition DVD (from Amazon)

The Caller (from Amazon)

11/22/63 (from Oxfam)

Pep Talks for Writers (from the publisher)

Give It All, Own The Wind and Ride Steady (from Amazon)

Bad Girl's Don't Die (from Oxfam), Payback (from the publisher) and Tales From the Shadowhunter Academy (from Amazon)

Day Shift and Night Shift (from The Works)

The Black Moon and The Four Swans (from Amazon)

Star Wars Moving Target (from The Works) and Star Wars Before The Awakening (from Sue Ryder)

Big Little Lies (from Oxfam), Wild Cards High Stakes (from The Works) and LumberJanes (from the publisher)

Star Wars Aftermath (from Ebay)

A Stranger in the House (from the publisher)

Grantchester Series 1 (from Ebay)

Wonder Woman Warbringer (from Book Depository)

Midnight Crossroad (from Amazon)

A bookmark from the Book Depository which I coloured in

Captain Cassian Andor from Star Wars Rogue One Pop Vinyl (from Game)