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Raphael Montes

Autor(a) de Perfect Days: A Novel

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About the Author

Raphael Montes was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1990. He is a lawyer and a writer. His short stories have appeared in Playboy and Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. His debut novel, Suicides, was published in 2010 and was a finalist for the Sao Paolo Literature Prize. His English debut, Perfect mostrar mais Days, was published in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Includes the name: Raphael Montes III

Obras por Raphael Montes

Associated Works

Rio Noir (2016) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares


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Horrific, if you like that sort of thing. Which I do.
autumndragyn | 18 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
Dias Perfeitos é um romance best-seller de terror e suspense escrito pelo carioca Raphael Montes e publicado no dia 18 de março de 2014. Trata-se de uma história de amor obsessivo, protagonizada por Téo, um personagem com fortes indícios de psicopatia.
JKAQUINO | 18 outras críticas | Apr 13, 2022 |
This was a crazy ride! There were so many twists to it. It opens with Teo, a med student, talking about his obsession for a corpse used in one of his classes. She, presumably, is his first “love.” He then meets Clarice, a live girl who gives him a drunken kiss. He decides to kidnap her to “help” her finish her screenplay called Perfect Days. He imagines they will have perfect days together and she will fall in love with him. Then comes marriage in his fantasy. From that moment on it’s just absolute insanity. At one point, I didn’t know who was captive and who was torturing who. You need to read it to find out how that occurred and if anyone survives. I will say the ending had me hyperventilating a little with how crazy it could go.
To be honest, the only character I really liked was the dog and maybe Clarice’s father. I normally don’t enjoy a book where I dislike so many characters. In this one, though, I was caught up in the craziness of everything. The author either has an amazing imagination or is in need of therapy. If you are looking for a crazy thriller, try this one.
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Wulfwyn907 | 18 outras críticas | Jan 30, 2022 |
This was just a whole bunch of meh.

I first learned of this book through a promotional video. It did its job and intrigued me. In case you're wondering, I believe the three pages in question from the video are pages 196-198 of the hardcover version, which to be honest, I didn't find all that shocking, but they're the only three pages that could possibly elicit that kind of a response.

If you liked [b:Gone Girl|19288043|Gone Girl|Gillian Flynn|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1397056917s/19288043.jpg|13306276], or even the movie Boxing Helena, you might enjoy this.


Depends on whether you can excuse the mostly plotless plot, or the oceans of tell, don't show (that I'm not sure whether to blame on the author or the translator). The entire book is stuffed to the brim with He did this. He did that. He knew this. He felt that. He said this. He understood that. I found myself craving some actual action, some specific dialogue, or for the plot to finally advance.

I will say, it did pick up some steam around the halfway point, when finally...something happened. But, then the author must have realized he was getting into some actual thriller writing and quickly shut that shit down again, right about at the point where the promotional video chose to showcase those three pages.

So, don't fall for the video. For a thriller, this is one of the more toothless ones I've read.
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TobinElliott | 18 outras críticas | Sep 3, 2021 |


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