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Soman Chainani

Forfatter af The School for Good and Evil

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Soman Chainani is a graduate of the MFA Film Program at Columbia University, and the recipient of the school's top prize, the FMI Fellowship for Writing and Directing. His short films, DAVY & STU and KALI MA, have played over 150 international film festivals, won over 30 jury and audience awards, vis mere and racked up over 1,000,000 YouTube hits. His writing awards include honors from Big Bear Lake, the Sun Valley Writer's Fellowship, and the coveted Shasha Grant, awarded by a jury of international film executives. He was also nominated for a NewNowNext Award, sponsored by MTV. Chainani graduated Harvard University summa cum laude, with a degree in English & American Literature. While at Harvard, he focused on fairy tales and wrote his thesis on why evil women make such irresistible fairy-tale villains, winning the Thomas Hoopes Prize and Briggs Prize for his work. Chainani's first novel, The School For Good And Evil, also the title of his trilogy, debuted on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been on ABA's National Indie Bestseller List, has been translated into languages across six continents, and will soon be a major motion picture from Universal Studios. His second novel in the trilogy A World Without Princes, appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List in April of 2014. He also made the list in 2015 with his title The Last Ever After. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Flying Lessons and Other Stories (2017) — Bidragyder — 571 eksemplarer
Because You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy (2017) — Bidragyder — 484 eksemplarer
Faraway: Fairy Tales for the Here and Now — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer

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Representation: Implied minor Asian character
Trigger warnings: Blood depiction, physical assault and injury, death of people, sexism, slavery mentioned
Score: Six points out of ten.
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Man, this was worse than the first book, so much so that I'm a little disheartened, the first book was alright and I hoped the second one would be a much needed improvement to the series. It wasn't. It's highly unlikely that I'll read the third and final instalment in the trilogy since it's more than 600 pages, and I don't think it's worth my time. It starts (more like continues) with the main characters Sophie and Agatha and after the events of the first book the School for Good and School for Evil don't exist anymore. Instead there are new gender segregated schools (Really? They were co-ed and now this. Come on.) called the School for Girls and the School for Boys. More flaws surfaced as I read through more of the narrative. First, I struggled to connect to any of the characters, second is the pacing, since the books I read recently were all slow paced (and sometimes that can let me explore character dynamics or other aspects of the novel but if the characters aren't that well written, what's the point of the slow pacing? I don't get it. It doesn't work here.) The second half of the story had nothing much happening and it fizzled out in the end. Shame. At least the bonus content (of which there were 50 pages) were intriguing enough for me to read and were better than all 430 pages of the book combined.… (mere)
 
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Law_Books600 | 39 andre anmeldelser | Jan 15, 2024 |
Quite amusing. At times really funny, but I am not sure I bought the characters. The good one seemed to be too sceptical to be this naive, and the bad one made a choice in the end that didn't seem in character. And despite the fact that the system was flawed, it seems to me the selection process for the good guys should have been better. I did like the discussion of good and evil in general. The problem was that there aren't too many characters to root for. The bad guys were, well, bad, and the good guys were mostly vacuous morons who care most about looks.… (mere)
 
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zjakkelien | 125 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this book. It was a prefect fairytale story. I thought it was a tad on the longer side but that was not a bad thing. I really enjoyed both main characters and how the sides of good and evil and who is that and who is not changed throughout the novel. I loved the fairytale lore that was created for this story. It was a complicated story that lost me at points but i really liked the messages and the characters of this story.
 
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lmauro123 | 125 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
I really enjoyed this book. It was a prefect fairytale story. I thought it was a tad on the longer side but that was not a bad thing. I really enjoyed both main characters and how the sides of good and evil and who is that and who is not changed throughout the novel. I loved the fairytale lore that was created for this story. It was a complicated story that lost me at points but i really liked the messages and the characters of this story.
 
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lmauro123 | 125 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |

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