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Harvest Festival by Karl Drinkwater
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really liked it

This is a great sci-fi horror novella that I read in one sitting. Without giving any details away, I enjoyed the way it built on an old idea, and added its own twist. I particularly liked the way the characters developed, in particular the father - a reluctant hero. His observations about his changing relationship with various members of his close family were the best parts of the book for me. The sentences are (on the whole), short and punchy, which ads to the tension, and, having grown up in Wales, I liked the setting. As the twist at the end starts looming, I was hoping that the author wasn't going to 'go there'. He did. As a reader, I'm glad; as a father/ husband, I wish he hadn't. It was a little heavy on the description in places, and the punctuation was occasionally confusing, but otherwise it was well worth an hour of my time. Recommended. I will be looking at more by this author.
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July 21, 2016 – Started Reading
July 21, 2016 – Shelved
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