ChiffChaff -- Thanks. Wow, that passage is alluring! I'm off to read the description at the link you provided. Thanks so much! It must have been intriguing to listen to it!chiffchaff said:I listened to an Audible.com version of this a while back. Young author interviews famous older author, who has written lots of books but never told her own story to anyone - until now. Very well done, but also very dark. The description on Goodreads.com sets it up well, better than the one on Amazon. Here's the link:
And here's the quote from early in the book that got me hooked:
"All morning I struggled with the sensation of stray wisps of one world seeping through the cracks of another. Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes -- characters even -- caught in the fibers of your clothes, and when you open the new book, they are still with you."
Oh wow -- I love the sound of that! I'm so impatient. I wish I had time to read it as a DTB before K2 arrives on 2/25, but I should just be patient and read it as my first book on Kindle. Can't wait!robin.goodfellow said:I read it and thought it was really great. Then I gave it to my mother, who's hobby is to read the first page of a book or watch the first 10 minutes of a movie/TV show and tell us who did it.
She never saw this one coming. But she really liked it too. We both read it in less than a weekend.
I think it's left ambiguous to help set the mood of the novel -- it's very much in the style of a Gothic novel. I found it very reminiscent of Jane Eyre or Rebecca.libro said:Oh my, it must be a real mystery if you can't even tell the year! I can't wait to read it....