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Coral Glynn by Peter Cameron
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Apr 06, 2012

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Read from April 02 to 06, 2012

I found myself editing this book as I read, but only slightly. For example, I wish it had begun with this, which comes on p. 2: "Hart House was several miles outside of Harrington, in Leicestershire. It stood upon a slight rise in the water meadows beside the river Tarle, near the edge of the Sap Green Forest." Between the Tarle and the Sap Green Forest. You know there's a good story there.

As it is, the novel begins adequately, plainly, almost, like Coral Glynn herself. Then, without warning, a few vivid, startling revelations and an even more startling moments in the Sap Green Forest. I was thrilled when I thought the plot was taking a turn for the gothic.

But it was not to be. The sinister drama suggested in the first half just sort of fizzles out.

The ending was a disappointment & knocked it down a star for me, but Cameron's a wonderful writer and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the book.

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