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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Jul 27, 2009

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Waters is much improved as a writer (no blatant Mary Sue here - first time!). But the plot is slow and jumpy, the descriptions masquerade as plot, and what plot, anyway? I'm perfectly all right with good character-driven stories and I'm perfectly all right with good ambiguity, but this book is 566 pages long. After that sort of long-winded nervy anticipation, I expect some conclusion - or a really riveting conclusion. Waters just isn't good enough to deliver.
Also? Shades of The Haunting of Hill House, almost certainly unintentional, but I just hate petty theft. Even the unintentional sort.
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07/27/2009 page 100
21.46% "... reminding me a little too much of The Haunting Of Hill House. Or maybe I just don't trust Sarah Waters as far as I can throw her."

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