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The Shadows by Jacqueline West
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Feb 02, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook

Rarely do I, as a male, identify with female characters. However, in the case of Olive I was able to lose myself in the story completely. Elements of Roald Dahl, Neil Gaiman, and a touch of Madeleine L'Engle combine flawlessly to create a story that is both fascinating and engrossing. However, it is truly unfair to compare West to other authors without highlighting the fact that while her style and prose are reminiscent of the aforementioned others it is still unique and refreshing. Her worldbuilding and character development are done with the panache of a poet. Truly a delight to read.
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Started Reading
December 12, 2009 – Finished Reading
February 2, 2010 – Shelved
July 3, 2012 – Shelved as: audiobook

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Oh I'd Rather Not Put In My First Name I love Madeline L'Engle and Roald Dahl, so, naturally, I picked this up!


Oh I'd Rather Not Put In My First Name And it's awesome, too...


Samantha I know right


Willow I came her for this. I just started it today and definitely felt the Coraline vibe but it still manages to be new and different. I'm loving it so far.


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