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Hello Darkness by Anthony McGowan
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it was amazing
bookshelves: ya

It is very rare for me to give five stars. I give four stars to books I consider to be excellent so to get five a book has to have something beyond being a well-written story.

"Hello Darkness" scored in every area. It is extremely well-written but beyond that, the plot is imaginative and leads the reader along a strange, twisted path. Characters are strangely ambivalent, reflecting back a particular aspect depending on how, where and when they are viewed. There is ambiguity around the presence of some characters; if a book could be said to be haunted, this one has ghosts. I read the book almost in one sitting and will re-read it in a few weeks as I am certain that some parts of it are waiting in the wings for their moment to shine a light on a different interpretation of events. This is the first book I have read by this author and it will not be the last.
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Reading Progress

September 19, 2013 – Started Reading
September 19, 2013 – Shelved
September 19, 2013 – Finished Reading
September 23, 2013 – Shelved as: ya

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message 1: by Tony (new)

Tony Mcgowan Thanks, Julia - I really appreciate that.


Julia Phillips It was a fantastic book - I'm so glad Joe Craig recommended it to me.


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