This book was a fun read! I loved the horror vibe and the splashes of violence always totally caught me off guard.
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I really enjoyed this book! I liked the low-key horror vibe, and how the splashes of violence totally came out of nowhere! I thought that this really helped boost the horror factor. I thought the overall storyline was very interesting. I would absolutely love to see this book turned into a movie! If it was done well, this could definitely be one of the scariest movies I have ever watched.
The writing was well done. Though I will admit that there were many times where I just felt a little bored. I think part of this was due to the organization of the overlapping storylines. I enjoyed that we got to know each of the characters a little more during this overlapping… but some of their stories were just a bit dry.
I also picked up on a lot of repetition, which per usual, really irritated me. I think the point of the repetition was to show that the various characters had the same creepy feeling. But I definitely would have preferred a little differentiation.
I liked the characters, but I didn’t love any of them. Of course, this could potentially be because each of the characters negative personality traits were brought into focus.
I loved that the suspense was there right up until the very end. Though I was a bit bummed to have figured out the twist before it happened. Still, it was a great twist!
My Favorite Passages from Ararat
…he glanced up at the mountain and felt a whisper of dread slide up his spine. Each time it dissipated before reaching his brain, the way dreams turned to mist and vanished in the first moments of wakefulness.
He could feel that everything had changed for them. The future would begin with this moment.
Hakan stepped nearer to them – nearer to the edge. Feyiz felt the urge to move away, but he also felt the orbit, magnetic lure of the fall that awaited if he stepped too close. That was always the case with danger, he’d found. His heart felt drawn to it, even as his mind made him back away
…with a smile so wide it had ripped his cheeks almost as far back as his ears. Blood painted his jaw and throat, streaks of vivid red that stood out against the white of the falling snow.
My Final Thoughts on Ararat
I would definitely re-read this one in the future to re-experience the story! And like I said above, I would LOVE to see this as a movie!
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