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I really liked that technique. To clarify- it is not because I disliked the ending.
Cancel Thanks for telling us about the problem. All of them become introspective aspects of Towner’s story.
Aug 02, As the story progresses it just gets tangled in its own web or lace as it were, a story in search of a flashy ending which is provided but somehow unsatisfying. The idea of this book and Towner’s voice are what first compelled me to read the entire thing after going through the first couple of chapters.
This book lulls you into exactly that pleasant At the end of a perfect summer day when the setting sun casts that net of skin-kissing balmy warmth over the land, if you’re lucky enough to be driving down a traffic-less country backroad with all the windows open — or just looking out the window of a city bus at that light hitting the sides of buildings at new and interesting angles, illuminating parts of them you rarely get to see — you know how sometimes it actually feels like you’re on drugs?
Mary Conti This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [My interpretation is that she was. But I didn’t like it.
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It was a little jarring ironically, those sixty pages were my favorite part of the book. Streghe di una notte di mezza estate by Terry Pratchett. Nov 17, Heather rated it it was amazing Shelves: There’s a young woman who’s been caught up in a cult led by an ex-relative of the family.
A good trick, if it works. On a less icky side note, I did jot down the main ingredients for the tea Eva made for Towner, to try sometime: And yes, yes, yes, and yes, but not in the way you’d think. It was a pretty good story with lots of plot twists and an interesting theme exploring truth and reality, but the “surprise ending” is dumped on you like a ton of bricks, and besides, I had already figured it This book wasn’t as good as I thought it would be, given all the press it’s been getting.
To view it, click here. It’s not glorified – quite the contrary. A quick rundown of the things that happened include the mysterious death of Eva Whitney, suicide, the disappearance of a young woman, mental illness, sexual abuse, rape, witchcraft, fortune-telling, eccentric women and a Christian cult, all set in the backdrop of modern day Salem, MA.
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The story begins with the central character, Towner Whitney, admitting she’s a liar with memory loss issues – so you really don’t know what to believe and after a while you don’t much care. Or tried to bury deep down. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Towner’s unreliability as a narrator could’ve been done just as well in the past lettric.
Message Compare books Block this user. And – perhaps that’s just me – but I’m still buiarda out what actually happened to Eva. This is primarily because of the narration. I struggled to engage with the characters so the reading dragg I’m always interested in the history of Salem and I wasn’t familiar with lace readers so I thought this would be a intriguing read. I do think it’s pretty amazing how this self-published author has now signed with HarperCollins or some other big publisher I loved, loved, loved this story.
I finished the book bugjarda days ago and I’m just now putting the pieces together. Especially the whole concept of Lace Readers, I fell instantly in love with it! There is a huge twist to the ending that may make the reader want to reread the book with this new information in mind.
This spellbinding story is primarily told by Towner Whitney, Brunonia Barry bugiarrda self-confessed unreliable narrator: I felt, at times, I needed to get out my PDR to look up the meds the main character was or had ingested. View all 5 comments. The most cliche-ridden and sad little book ever.
I kettrice this book at first because of the visual setting of Salem and Marblehead, the unusual dysfunctional family, and the mystery of the aunt’s death.
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Rafferty believes Cal to be behind Eva’s disappearance, and also behind the murder of Angela Rickey, a former lettrife of his cult who is also missing. When her body is found out in the water it’s hard to believe that she drowned on her own. Meanwhile, the true story of Towner’s family is revealed to the reader slowly, memory by painful memory, as Towner actually draws her past back to her consciousness out from the mental “lock-box” where she has stored all her Salem memories away.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I loved that Towner was an unreliable narrator. If one chooses to tackle such an intense subject, I believe that they should deal with it fully and thoroughly. I was often confused because it was hard to tell reality from dreams from hallucinations from delusions from memories.
A brilliant concept of a novel, especially ,a the idea of lace-reading al the setting of Salem, but executed a bit less masterfully than I would have preferred. And not all of them, even – I still have so many questions. Will his findings confirm what he’s suspected a long time ago?
I guess if there had been more of the lace-reading, and less of lla dysfunctional family traumas and psychoses I might have felt more drawn to it.