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Book Title: Du må aldrig ...|
The author of the book: Koethi Zan
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 539 KB
ISBN 13: 9788793079083
Edition: Forlaget Punktum
Date of issue: September 18th 2014
Read full description of the books:I'm just gonna come out and say it: For the love of all that is good and holy, can we please STOP comparing every single psychological thriller that has come out recently to Gone Girl?! It's starting to get really annoying. Especially to me since I found Gone Girl to be just okay. And considering that every book I've read that has had that particular disclaimer in it has also been just okay, I'm starting to view it as the kiss of death...just sayin'.
Here's the thing about The Never List...it starts out great...amazing even. And it leads you to believe that this book is going to be that way in every single page...but it's not. And I think that's why The Never List ended up being somewhat disappointing, because it started out so magnificent.
I guess my major gripe with The Never List was that halfway through a pretty great first half, the feeling of dread and suspense that I was supposed to feel stopped and I felt like the story was being rushed to cram every single thing in it. I was also turned off by the main characters doing really dangerous things without having the cops on speed dial...or right next to you. It just didn't mesh for me and so I started viewing some of the characters' actions as inconsistent.
Now the HUGE reveal (which I WON'T reveal here) was not that revealing. In fact, I sort of figured that reveal out right at the beginning and kept reading in hopes that the plot wasn't going to be as predictable as it was seeming to be. I hoped that my prediction would actually turn out to be a red herring and that I would be shocked at a completely unpredictable reveal that made sense.
For me, the thing that The Never List had going for it was the fact that it was a huge page-turner. Sure, it ended up being slightly cliché, the characters weren't all that developed, but none of that bothered me at the time I was reading because I was so focused in the story. I was aggravated when I had to stop reading and the only thing I could think about was getting back to the book because I had to see the way it was going to play out.
So overall, I found The Never List to be slightly disappointing. The first half was amazing, the second half was a bit on the meh side. The premise was completely intriguing, yet the execution left a lot to be desired. I will, however, read the next book that this author publishes since I feel like there's enough potential with what was in The Never List for me to believe that the author can probably write a better book.
Read information about the authorWhen Koethi Zan was born in the sleepy farming town of Opp, Alabama, the “City of Opportunity,” her mother was Valedictorian of the local public high school and her father the star of its football team. Her parents named her after the homecoming queen of Lurleen B. Wallace Junior College, perhaps hopeful that some of that glory would rub off on her.
But Koethi would never be a homecoming queen. In fact, she spent most of her youth in her room, reading, listening to Morrissey, and avoiding everything connected to high school football—not an easy task in those parts.
After graduation, Koethi put herself through Birmingham-Southern College with scholarships and a small “cow fund” courtesy of Molly, the Charolais heifer she’d received as her third birthday present. She used the money wisely, travelling to New Orleans on the weekends to hit the club scene, almost always in silver-sequined costume, surrounded by transvestites, Goth kids and her gay male entourage. Perhaps, in some roundabout way, she had fulfilled her homecoming queen destiny after all.
Then, in what may have been a misguided fit of pique, Koethi threw away her all-black daywear and her thrift-store evening gowns, and went to Yale Law School, with some vague idea of becoming a film producer. Afterwards, however, she unexpectedly found herself twenty-eight stories up in the Manhattan offices of Davis Polk & Wardwell, a prestigious white shoe law firm that represented mostly investment banks. She regularly pulled all-nighters working on secured financings and revolving credit facilities. She tended to wear demure black pantsuits, with her hair up.
It didn’t take her long to realize corporate life wasn’t for her, and Koethi spent the next fifteen years practicing entertainment law both in private practice (at Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison and, later, Schreck Rose & Dapello) and in-house business and legal affairs positions (for the film producer, Ed Pressman, and, most recently, at MTV), with a slight detour along the way to study cinema at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
As an entertainment lawyer, Koethi attended glamorous premieres and openings, international film festivals and celebrity-filled parties. She dealt with gritty production issues as varied as suicide threats, drug overdoses and sex-tape allegations. She warred with Hollywood agents and befriended reality stars.
Then, while Senior Vice President & Deputy General Counsel at MTV, she decided to fulfill a lifelong dream on the side, and in the early mornings she wrote a crime novel, The Never List.
Now, coming full circle in a way, Koethi, her husband, Stephen Metcalf, and their two daughters, live in an old farmhouse in a rural community in upstate New York. Her husband occasionally watches a football game on television. But her daughters have never even heard of homecoming queens.
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