Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Thirteenth Tale

The Thirteenth Tale, written by Diane Setterfield, is an interesting novel full of intrigue. I read it recently for the Southwest Book Group. The group is usually led by our wonderful senior reference assistant, Tamera, but she went out of town and entrusted me to carry on in her absence. While the group missed her, we had a lively discussion. For those that are interested in some of the themes of the book and what kind of discussion questions could be asked, take a look at

As for me, I could not put the book down. When it first came out I thought it was dry and too wordy. This time around, I ended up at one o'clock in the morning with a flashlight trying to finish the book. Margaret and Vida Winter, the main characters, are at once compelling and creepy. I could not decide whether or not to like them even if I did like the book.

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