Thursday, April 08, 2010

2010 book 93

Wendy Webb's The Tale of Halcyon Crane
This book has a great premise--a woman, who believes her mother died when she was a child, discovers her father actually kidnapped her away in an effort to keep her safe, and s the woman goes to her mother's home and everything is supposed to be all ghosty and Gothic--and was getting great reviews on Amazon, but it was fairly disappointing. For one thing, it needed another round through the editing machine--the writing was clumsy at parts and there was a lot of awkward dialogue, and there were some weird typos in the Kindle edition. And while the story itself was mostly strong, the conclusions were easy to guess and the mysticism wasn't really well-done. Sigh. B-.

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