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message 1: by Ness (last edited Nov 11, 2011 12:15PM) (new)

Ness (Violet74) | 209 comments Mod
I thought I'd put the books that have taken my fancy here and, and hopefully I won't forget them. A lot of these I haven't purchased yet, some I have and are waiting in a big pile by my bed.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Well it's a classic and written by Shirley Jackson (who was a great influence on Stephen King). This is a dark tale and I do quite like the sound of it.

The Disappearing Act by Beatrice Colin
Another circus book! :) Well you can't beat an old-time circus story can you? It's also written by the same author as ...

The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite by Beatrice Colin
Which also sounds intriguing.

Florence and Giles by John Harding
I would love to get around to reading this ... wonderful old school gothic storytelling, which I guess is a genre that I keep going back to.

Little Bird by Camilla Way
I have this one already waiting for me, it's the story of a mute girl that raised herself in the wilds of French forest after being abandoned there as a small child. It explores what affect that would have on someone's development when they rejoin society after years of exclusion. I have read Camilla Way's first book The Dead of Summer and that was a fantastic read.

The Silent Land by Graham Joyce
I love Graham Joyce's books, I've read most of them and although I've got zero interest in ski-ing, this one seems like the right mix of suspense and the supernatural. This is another that's waiting for me in that big pile.

I'll add some more books later :) ...

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Ness (Violet74) | 209 comments Mod
I have just ordered The Icarus Girl by Helen Oyeyemi from Amazon after finishing White is for Witching and reading some more interviews with Helen Oyeyemi last night. This is her first book, which she furtively wrote age 18 whillst studying for her A Levels.

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Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
I looked it up after reading WifW too. I read a review of WifW and it seems like it shows early characteristics of her quite unique style.

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Ness (Violet74) | 209 comments Mod
I've read that it's a bit confusing .... not unlike WifW then ;) She does have a unique style doesn't she, writing quite poetically. Not always an easy read but never boring.

I find her quite a likable writer as a person too.

message 5: by Kirsty (last edited Jan 17, 2012 05:34AM) (new)

Kirsty (kirkel) | 1160 comments Mod
Take part in the 12+3 challenge - come on, you know you want to;)
Oh and Ness - do you fancy being a discussion leader for one of the books next month?

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Ness (Violet74) | 209 comments Mod
Oh yes I'll have to have a proper look at the challenge thing. I only just manage to read our monthly books though, so I don't know if it's worth me doing one.

I don't mind being a discussion leader for The Waiting Room but I'll see if anyone else wants to be first, as I worry that I take too long to finish a book :)

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