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Chalk by Paul Cornell
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Jun 09, 2017

liked it
bookshelves: british, fantasy

Hard to know what to rate this one. I think it does what it's trying to do with great effectiveness, but I'm not really interested in what it's trying to do? The story does claustrophobic, creepy and bleak, pretty well wall to wall, which I think is very true to the author's experiences, but like with Gaiman's Ocean at the End of the Lane (with which this shared a lot of elements), I'm not that invested.

I liked a lot of the struggle for significance in the face of meaningless cruelty, and the storytelling itself was delightfully creepy (for those into horror), but it was a hard read.

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Reading Progress

May 25, 2017 – Started Reading
May 25, 2017 – Shelved
June 8, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 9, 2017 – Shelved as: british
June 9, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy

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message 1: by Elaine (new)

Elaine Great review! I understood you perfectly. :)

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