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Diary of a Film, by Niven Govinden

naionrecs's review

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4.0

Una novela pequeña y sutil con personajes interesantes, muy contemplativa e inmersiva.

rilu's review

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emotional inspiring lighthearted reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

hool's review

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

kirsty_taylor's review

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challenging emotional hopeful inspiring reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

wordsandnocturnes's review

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reflective slow-paced

2.0

The format of this book where dialogue is passed off without quotation marks and with no paragraphs to discern one moment from the next made it tough to get through. It made the book read like an absolute and dense block of text (which is what all books are, but in other words, it would feel like a solid cube that is hard to budge from the spot it firmly settles at). 

Even so, if we push this aside, Diary of a Film is a quiet, still sort of book. Of course, events and situations happen, but this book pushes and encourages us to look inwards towards the action that happens inside. It pushes us to consider the thoughts and the ideas one could have without detracting from the outward events. The relationships between people, the relationships between creation and self... these ideas and experiences from the narrator implores us to take these points and spot them in ourselves and in the world around us. 

The slow pace and format can be extremely off-putting. I didn't particularly enjoy it, and it isn't a book for everyone as it can be difficult to focus on the actual content of this book, especially if you have a mind that wanders as easily as mine does.
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