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Then Came Darkness by D.H. Schleicher
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it was amazing

I loved this beautifully written and gripping novel. It captivatingly combines nostalgia and beauty with a mounting dread and creeping darkness. A perfect setting (1936 dustbowl America), beautifully drawn characters (especially the children) and a compelling plot all combine for a wonderful read. It reminded me, by turns, of Stand By Me, The Luminaries, Treasure Island, The Sisters Brothers, Once Upon A Time in the West and the works of Steinbeck, Faulkner and Henry James. And yet it was completely original, very much its own story. Well plotted and paced, this is an assured, mature novel that fans of American literature, or just readers looking for a great new book, should certainly check out.
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Reading Progress

July 19, 2020 – Shelved
July 19, 2020 – Shelved as: to-read
September 9, 2020 – Started Reading
September 15, 2020 –
September 26, 2020 – Finished Reading

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