Tuesday, 26 February 2008

The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield

Another melodrama, and I found it irresistable and was unable to put it down. This was a book I read into the night. A brilliantly written story of loss, seperation, madness. A gothic style novel par excellence. Creepy houses, well drawn characters that play on your mind,a sense of mystery that makes you read on and on. Oh and incest, twins and death!

Jane Eyre is one of my favourite novels, as is Wuthering Heights and this is a modern novel that approaches so closely to the calibre of writting of these masters, it is sure to become a modern classic.

A great book for a reading group and an absolute gem that I will read and re-read for many years to come!

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