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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Nov 02, 09

bookshelves: 2009, britain, fiction, mystery, booker-books, ghost-stories
Read in November, 2009

I was too busy wanting this book to be something that it wasn't, that when I realized my frustration at the narrator was Water's intent and plot strategy, I couldn't get passed my disappointment to fully enjoy what she created.

I have read similar books, which I won't mention here for fear of ruining them with the comparison, but this too may have played into my reading/opinion/frustration at The Little Stranger.

I wouldn't go out of my way to recommend this book, but if you want to read a slightly chilling tale on a cold, gray, day you could do worse. But you would do better to think of this as a depressing tale told of England following WWII, with a touch of the paranormal.
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letterbyletter Well said, Amanda. I also closed the last page feeling disappointed with the book.


Mark Good review and I wholeheartedly agree with you. As a ghost story it inimpressed


Jennifer Couldn't agree more


Sharon Reeves I agree the ending was disappointing, and I did feel let down.


Denise Dougherty Just finished this book - which was my first by this author. The ending was what earned my 2 1/2 stars. The suspense built led me only to a deflated end. Most disappointing. Was the doctor the link or was he not? Ultimately, I didn't care at the end.


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