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The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris
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Mar 28, 2012

it was ok

I was disappointed in this one. I thought it needed better editing; the prose was wooden, the characters not terribly lifelike, and the wording obnoxiously antiquated. Yes, the book is set in the 1780's, but it was written for a modern audience. Authors like P. C. Doherty or Anne Perry manage to make the past come alive in all its awful color and smell with vivid prose that doesn't detract from their communication with the reader. The mystery was okay without being gripping. I'll probably try the next book in the series, but if it's as lackluster as this one, I'll quit there.
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