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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
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Jan 02, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: own-a-copy, 2014-books
Read from July 18 to 29, 2014

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A debut novel by Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale is something I have decided to read banking only on the raves I’ve read from my bookish friends who truly loved it. I can easily give it 5 stars for its prose alone. Beautifully haunting (or haunting and beautiful?), the narrative is the very first thing that I noticed when I started reading.

Most reviews I’ve read (after I was done reading, because I avoid reviews before reading a book as much as possible) refer to this book as gothic and very much Bronte-sque. I haven’t read (actually, it’s more of not finished) any book by Emily Bronte, but I still appreciated the way the narrative was written despite the lack of reference.

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07/17/2014 marked as: currently-reading
07/29/2014 marked as: read

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