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message 1: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Apr 21, 2009 08:05PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments _The Thirteenth Tale_ by Diane Setterfield

This book was a page-turner for me. I looked forward to reading it each day. The author is a master at setting up an atmosphere of suspense and mystery. Some folks at our library group's discussion thought that certain parts of the story seemed contrived, but that didn't bother me. Instead, the contrived parts made it more interesting. As another person said (quoting Samuel Taylor Coleridge), we read fiction with "that willing suspension of disbelief".

I've categorized this book on my Goodreads bookshelves as follows:
a-story-within-a-story, compelling, fiction, loved-it, mystery, selection-of-library-bk-group, suspense

The above can be seen at my Goodreads review. The link is: ====>
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


message 2: by Jackie (new)

Jackie (thelastwolf) | 4050 comments Oh, I love a story within a story, I feel like I'm getting a bonus prize or something.
You review is getting me very interested.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

I have this in my stacks, you have peeked my curiosity Joy. Thanks. :)


message 4: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Jackie and Pontalba, I hope you will enjoy the _The Thirteenth Tale_.
Please let us know what you thought of it.
There were mixed reviews at the Goodreads page: ====>
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40...

Randi couldn't get into it.
Cindy found it engrossing and didn't want it to end.
I'm with Cindy on this one. :)


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