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Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin
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Mar 17, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: ghosts
Read on March 17, 2012

I am so tired of lame characters.

Really, really tired.

This book would have been awesome if the author had taken the time to actually develop her characters. As it was, I had no clear picture of anyone (except Aunt Clara, and that's just because she's a massive cliché) and so didn't particularly care who lived, who died, or who went mad. It was all the same. Jennie was boring. Quinn was - what, tripolar? Will was a weak plot device, and what was even the POINT of Jennie's twin Toby?

The plot was scattered, too. There were a lot of random additions - Toby, Mavis, Nate, the dry descriptions of 1800s photography - that didn't mesh with the main plot. And don't even get me started on the whimper of an ending. All in all, one of the weaker ghost stories I've read.

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