A review by bandherbooks
Night Film, by Marisha Pessl


Night Film really reminded me of a supernatural "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." A disgraced, middle-aged journalist finds himself drawn back into the story that lost him his credibility in the first place, and finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into a creepy mystery that he needs the help of some younger folks to figure out. Despite this plot similarity I still found myself captivated with trying to figure out why this myseterious filmmaker's daughter died. I found the figure of Cordova, a director with an under-group cult following to be the most intriguing aspect of this tale. I wasn't so enchanted by Ashley (the daughter) as the rest of the character's seemed to be, and the ending really made me want to throw the book across the room. Spooky times though! Didn't expect the supernatural turn this book took either.