Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling: A Novel
Publish date: 2012-07-24
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Dark Fantasy
1/1 - I'm enjoying the story except for the irritating anachronisms - I seriously doubt they knew what a 'bar' was in the 19th centuryish era this is supposed to be, maybe taproom, tavern or saloon, but not bar. There is also nothing to tell us where this is set, US or UK - I mean it could be anywh...
3.5 starsThis book had so much potential! If you saw my status updates you'll know how excited I was for it when I started reading it. However, by the third part of the book I had pretty much lost track of what was going on - and almost stopped caring because of this. The prose was beautiful, lush a...
A beautiful, lyrical Gothic novel - taking cues from Gaiman, Henry James, and the Brontes in equal measure. It's a terrific exploration of death and loss as well as a fantastic spooky English autumn tale. While the ending is a little rote and rushed, it's still all beautifully written and well wor...
Here's the thing: if this is a Victorian-ish inspired alterna-reality, then this book rocks. However, if it is meant to be a Victorian historical, with supernatural elements à la Henry James, then this book is kind of a big fail. From the start, the setting of the story is fuzzy: I just assumed it...
2.5 out of 5Confusing, weird and descriptive, I really have no idea what to make of this book. I'll have to ruminate on it before figuring out how to word my review, how to describe the sheer oddness contained in this debut novel.