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The Owl Service by Alan Garner
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Mar 10, 2010

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bookshelves: childrens, fantasy
Read in December, 2007

Three children in the Welsh valleys are doomed to relive a legend and must discover the secret of the dinner service with the owl motif to stop it.

For most of the way through this book, I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. When I got to the end, I decided that I didn't. The writing style is odd, with things sometimes changing from one paragraph to the next with the reader being left to fill in the blanks. While this is often an effective device, I don't think it worked in this case in the contexts that were given. None of the protagonists were particularly sympathetic, and I didn't care hugely what happened to them by the end.
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