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Hector Und Die Geheimnisse Der Liebe (2000)

by François Lelord(Favorite Author)
3.47 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: I have to admit that I'm disappointed after reading this novel. For some reason, I felt so disconnected to the story as well as the characters. I remembered being so excited to read it but upon doing so, I just felt that the story was a little nonsensical. I'm not sure why I felt that way. There wasn't any lesson learnt in this book for me. Despite a couple of suspense and unexpected turns of events, it didn't excite me. Instead it seemed kind of predictable. Even if it didn't I felt as though I couldn't be bothered with what is going to happen. Also, I hated Hector and Clara being apart from each other. I was dismayed that Clara screwed up. I'm not sure why I don't like Vayla. She seems like a nice person and all but I just don't think she is the one for Hector, casting a... moreside their language barrier and cultural differences. I felt that Hector's relationship with Vayla was a forced one. It was like Hector convinced himself that he is in love with Vayla. There wasn't much proof of that "love". I didn't vibe it at all. The supporting characters were rather strange and I simply don't get why is there a need for Hector to come and get that professor when Gunther can just order men like Jean-Marcel to do that kind of job. The plot seems weak to me. It just felt really uninteresting and tedious to read. I wish the author changed the story. There are so much room for improvements to be made. I prefer the first book because I felt so connected to the story. I had a high expectation that the second book would be better but unfortunately, it didn't turn out that way.
review 2: Hector on his quest on searching for the answer for the question "What is love? What exactly are LOVE? how do we decide we are in love? what does love brings?" This is my second book on Hector. I was so amazed by the previous ones, I thought that the second book could beat the previous. However, I'm slightly disappointed. Not that this book isn't great, it's just it was mediocre. I could see that the author was trying to spice it up a little bit this time. There a twist when Hector was asked to search for Professor Cormorant and at the same time, he was forced to think about his own love life. It is interesting. However, I like it better when Hector is neutral (as in the first book, where he decides where he wanted to go, talking to people when he wanted it, and plan his own journey). I feel like Hector is more free that way. And this time we could see Hector act like any other normal human, being mad, jealous, sad and such. I still like to keep imagining Hector as one calm dude. So this book is just mediocre to me. Wanted to give 2 and a half though but boleh la amek 3 bintang. less
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This is a quite, light little series. It's translated from French and is a little bit quirky.
I wasn't completely engaged throughout but there was an awesome twist near the end.
Excellent like the previous book. Cannot wait to read the sequel.
Not nearly as good as the first book in the series
Adorable and incredibly insightful!
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