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The White Forest by Adam McOmber
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did not like it
bookshelves: gothic, historical-fiction, literature

More akin to a New Weird, a Fey fantasy or even Urban fantasy than to a real Gothic novel. Twee descriptions and prissy characters do not add up to a faux Victoria novel. The characters are much too modern to ever feel like you're experiencing the past. Constant and irritating digressions dull what very little pace there is. I was very much looking forward to a Gothic novel, and I did not find one here. It's billed as a scarey read. It's not. It's boring from start to finish.
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Reading Progress

September 10, 2012 – Shelved
September 15, 2012 – Started Reading
September 18, 2012 – Shelved as: gothic
September 18, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
September 18, 2012 – Shelved as: literature
October 4, 2012 –
page 35
11.55%
October 8, 2012 –
page 125
41.25%
October 8, 2012 –
page 177
58.42% "Twee faux-Victoriana poorly written prose by a 20 year old."
October 9, 2012 –
page 250
82.51%
October 10, 2012 – Finished Reading

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