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Small World by Tabitha King
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Mar 23, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: cover-lust, 2011, just-plain-weird, survive-this, pulpy-goodness, classics-horror, woman-in-peril, what-the-bleep, fantastical-speculative, science-fiction, epic-creep, horror
Read from April 02 to 06, 2011

I would give this book 4.5 stars just for sheer originality, overall weirdness and supreme creepiness. The book totally enthralled me at every turn and I love that I didn’t know where it was going to go, or how far. It’s been a long, long time since I’ve read anything by Tabitha King and after reading Small World, I really wish she had written more.

There’s such bite and ferocity to this story – a hell hath no fury feminine version of The Incredible Shrinking Man. It smacks of pulpy drama, and would have made an awesome Twilight Zone or Night Gallery episode. I can just hear Rod Serling now:

Our first painting submitted for your approval is a bizarre landscape cast in miniature. You won’t find this particular item of real estate advertised in any classifieds. There’s light and heat and running water, and the furnishings are luxurious - if a little small.
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04/05/2011 page 200
64.0% "I'm really enjoying this ... so twisted and weird!"

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message 1: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Your review makes me sorry I donated this book to the library sale without reading it. Maybe I'll come across another copy.

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