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A Foot in the Grave by Joan Aiken
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Feb 06, 2008

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bookshelves: read-pre-12-07, work-related, from-library, fiction, children-or-ya
Read in January, 2007

This collection of creepy stories is actually based around a series of paintings Jan Pienkowski created, which is a really cool idea. It's frequently kind of obvious, though, that the paintings were conceived first -- the stories fit with them, but not in the same way that they would if they had been painted as illustrations. I'm not sure if that's really a fault or not, but it's occasionally distracting. The stories are alternately funny and frightening, but overall it's not really Aiken's best work, I don't think.

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