The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Category Archives: Book

All The Light We Cannot See: A Dark Read (SPOILERS)

All The Light We Cannot See was beautiful, but devastating. The best part of All The Light We Cannot See was the writing.  Author Anthony Doerr gave so much shape and life to … Continue reading

June 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Looking for Alaska and for Answers to Life’s Most Difficult Questions (SPOILERS)

The Writing I would argue that Looking for Alaska is Josh Green’s best work (out of what I’ve read so far).  His writing is absolutely beautiful and filled with imagery. … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Slow Churned Chocolat

Before traveling to Europe, I decided to prepare myself by reading a book that takes place on the enchanting continent.  I was glancing on my mother’s bookshelf when I found the deliciously … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Girl on the Rollercoaster

“The Girl on the Train” had a slow start.  The first few chapters were introductory and focused on setting the scene and characters.  It took a while before the plot … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Cuckoo’s Calling: Murder Without the Mystery (SPOILERS)

I am a huge “Harry Potter” fan, so I decided to check out some of J. K. Rowling’s other works.  First stop: “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” which is written under the … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paper Towns: Not Your Average Mystery

“Paper Towns” was an exciting read.  It kept drawing me in, and I couldn’t put the book down.  I’ve never read a book so quickly before (excluding Harry Potter).  It … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment


I don’t think I could have read “The Help” at a better time.  With all the news lately, I found so many parallels between the book and events of today. … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Gone Girl: A Beautifully Chilling Work of Fiction (SPOILERS)

After reading many great reviews and in anticipation for the upcoming film, I decided to read “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.  It was definitely worth the ride. On the surface, “Gone … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Pelican Brief Just Wasn’t Brief Enough (SPOILERS)

My friend kept asking me to read “The Pelican Brief,” and I have finally gotten around to doing so. John Grisham has a very unique way of story telling, something … Continue reading

September 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Maze Runner Series: The Finish Line (SPOILERS)

Over the past few months, I have read the entire Maze Runner series by James Dashner.  My goal was to finish the first book before the movie came out, but I … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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