Friday, October 02, 2009

2009 book 210

Tim Wynne-Jones' The Uninvited
For ages I've thought Tim Wynne-Jones was somehow related to Diana Wynne Jones, but that's not the case at all, it turns out, which is just to say that I wasn't expecting a book quite this dark and intense. At first I wasn't sure if it was going to turn out to be more of a thriller or a character study, but thankfully it was the latter. Anyway, it's about a college student who flees to her artist father's abandoned shack in Canada after things go awry in her lovelife--only to discover someone's already living there, and he's her brother, and someone's been leaving scary gifts on his doorstep. The main plot was fairly easy to suss out, but there were a few twists and turns, and the characters are interesting enough to keep the story working. A-.

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