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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
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Sep 28, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-thriller
Read in September, 2007

I really liked this book. I loved how the narrator was a big book fan! I thought the mystery part was really great and I liked the format it was written in. I wish I would have finished in time for Nestie discussion because I think it would have been a great one to discuss! My only complaint was in the middle of the book it started to move a little slow for me. It did pick up again but for a while I thought it drug a little. Oh and also I loved how the chapters had actually titles - I love when authors do that!

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Diane Setterfield
“I have always been a reader; I have read at every stage of my life, and there has never been a time when reading was not my greatest joy. And yet I cannot pretend that the reading I have done in my adult years matches in its impact on my soul the reading I did as a child. I still believe in stories. I still forget myself when I am in the middle of a good book. Yet it is not the same. Books are, for me, it must be said, the most important thing; what I cannot forget is that there was a time when they were at once more banal and more essential than that. When I was a child, books were everything. And so there is in me, always, a nostalgic yearning for the lost pleasure of books. It is not a yearning that one ever expects to be fulfilled.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

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