Friday, June 14, 2013
The missing tale
Seeing as I am working some date magic with these posts, it has been a few weeks since I finished reading this book. I enjoyed it. More than I thought I would, and it felt like the kind of book you read with your ankles crossed by a fire, a mug of tea, and your cat hanging about. The characters are quite lovely, and there are parts of the story that seem to not move so much, but overall, a decent read. I think what will stick with me are some of the Gothic titles I haven't read yet that this work owes a few nods too (like Wilkie's Woman in White). I enjoyed how things came together in the end, but I didn't find it all that tense and mystical about the 'ghost'. Definitely interesting, but I somehow think when I reflect back on a year's worth of reading, these characters are not going to be the first ones clamoring for my attention.