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message 1: by Markus (new)

Markus I like your attentive review, Leonard. The books could easily be up my lane.


message 2: by 7jane (new)

7jane I read it in all-three volume, it definitely is weird *and* will get even weirder from here ;)


Jen from Quebec :0) Yup- this review confirms that this book is exactly what I was HOPING it would be, you know? Thanks. --Jen from Quebec :0)


message 4: by Leonard (last edited Mar 06, 2018 04:37AM) (new)

Leonard Gaya Thank you all for your kind words. Looking forward to reading your own take on this book.


message 5: by Stephen (new)

Stephen You'll find the Garland movie has the same surreal, creepy vibe, but does not follow the book--its story is quite different. I enjoyed it anyway.


message 6: by Leonard (new)

Leonard Gaya Thanks Stephen. Hopefully I’ll be able to watch it next week when it launches on Netflix around here.


message 7: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Interested to hear your thoughts.


message 8: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Great review. I had the same reaction to the film. I like Garland's work. An interesting eye. I just finished the Southern Reach series and was rather disappointed but the third book Acceptance. My reviews of 2 and 3 are posted.


message 9: by Tim (new)

Tim "both engrossing and frustrating" is, I think, the most succinct review -- it's the blurb I would put on the cover (and I gave it 4 stars).


message 10: by Leonard (new)

Leonard Gaya Haha! Not sure it would sell that well though...


message 11: by William (new)

William Thank you for the review!

This was truly brilliant, horror in slow motion, and the movie was quite wonderful (but very different from the action of the book)


message 12: by Leonard (new)

Leonard Gaya Thanks again! To me, it's the sort of horror that isn't so much terrifying as it is disturbing. A pity the movie hasn't had more prominence, I guess.


message 13: by William (new)

William The creeping down into the lighthouse and the experiences and living words felt very much like Edgar Allen Poe to me. Awesome!


message 14: by Leonard (new)

Leonard Gaya Indeed. Lovecraft also comes to mind, obviously.


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