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The Owl Service by Alan Garner
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Jun 13, 10

Read from May 31 to June 13, 2010

For me, this was a very odd book. Very "British" and full of Welsh Mythology. It is a book that i suspect college students have to decipher, very deep, deeper than I intended to absorb. The story is about three young adults, two of them are stepbrother stepsister, and the third is the son of their housekeeper. They are on Holiday in the Welsh countryside where an ancient curse is ready to rear it's ugly head again.

It was a difficult read, with tons of Welsh/British sayings that practically needed a glossary in the back (of which there was none, of course!)

The ending was slightly satisfying - I had worried that it was the type of book where everyone would just walk away and there would be no resolution - but it didn't go that way, which was nice.

All in all, I probably would not recommend this one, unless you are very interested in Welsh Mythology and love deciphering Brit-speak.

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