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The Girl With Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
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Aug 22, 2011

really liked it

At first, I found this quite slow-going. Maybe I wasn't in the right mood. When I came back to it a second time, I let myself sink into the language and the beautiful descriptions of weather and landscape and the story gradually worked its magic on me.

There was something that didn't quite coalesce about the 'turning to glass' idea. It's a metaphor for something, surely? And I'm not quite sure what that something was in this story? Maybe the author didn't want to spell it out - but I think we tend to look for the 'meaning' in fairy tales.

So a beautiful read - with perhaps a vital something missing? Look forward to reading more by this author.

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