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In The Night Wood Paperback – 23 October 2019
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- Publisher : Voyager GB (23 October 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0008329192
- ISBN-13 : 978-0008329198
- Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.42 x 19.8 cm
- Customer Reviews:
‘Every story is a ghost story, Bailey tells us. But not every ghost story is as haunting as this one. Nor as luminously written, literate, absorbing, transporting, and all-around excellent. I couldn’t put it down’
Karen Joy Fowler, bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
‘A resonant tale of literary obsession and a story of old myths rising violently to the surface of an otherwise rational world’
‘In the Night Wood is a wonder: literary, intriguingly supernatural, and all too human. A must read for anyone who as a child wanted to find a magic wardrobe to explore or a rabbit hole to fall down only to realize as an adult that those whimsical childhood adventures have a darker side’
Molly Tanzer, author of Creatures of Will and Temper
‘A literary puzzle box that deftly mixes the scary, nasty folktales of the 19th century and Daphne du Maurier’s classic Don’t Look Now’
Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World
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The American perspective is jarring and exactly the kind of over-romantic Olde-English faux gothicism I usually try to avoid like the plague. As a Northener, I would say that despite being set in North Yorkshire, almost nothing of the English Northern character or landscapes is captured whatsoever, bar a couple of adequately observed descriptions of the moors. And by the way, Haworth is nowhere near York, it's in the Pennines. A waste of a perfectly good title and my shillings and pence.
A 'Punchy' way of writing at times, a sudden confirmation of what you are thinking as a reader, Loved that, a real experience of reading. Now.. flip it, a real challenge at times with some sentences, mostly needed as regards to the setting of the story, but still a delight to read.
The story is intriguing, interesting and sad. Frustrating at times to learn what had happened to Lissa, took ages, but...worth the wait, really fabulous writing. I found myself reading really fast, getting pulled in completely to the scene.
The characters feel aliitle distant, but good enough for the story line.
The only fault, hence four stars, not five, was the distance as a reader from Erin. Part if story is Erin's pain, difficult to read as a Mum, but I would loved her to have a 'voice' in this story. Her state of mind left her too far to connect with. Missing this was frustrating.
Loved the ending, could not have been better, could visualise it very clearly, wonderfull writing yet again.
Thank you Dale, a treasure on my bookshelf, will recommend to friends.