Comments: 7
Darth Pedant 1 year ago
I really like Morton, but her prose does tend toward purplish, and this book is probably my least favorite of hers so far. I didn't actively dislike it. It was just kind of meh.
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Uh-oh. That does not sound encouraging. I think it may also be the pace that may become a problem for me: I just spent the last hour reading about Edie arriving at the castle, and it seems she's only just stepped inside.
Darth Pedant 1 year ago
Yeah, I had the same issue with the pace, especially at the beginning. It was one of those times when I found myself thinking I'd rather be reading the book within the book, because that Mud Man story sounded way more interesting. But I felt the same way reading The Thirteenth Tale, so I don't know. Your mileage may vary.
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Does the pace / story pick up?
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Oh, and also, Edie's mom doesn't turn out to be some long-lost relative of the Blythes, does she?
Darth Pedant 1 year ago
It's been seven or eight years since I read it, so I'm a bit fuzzy on the details, but if memory serves it just kind of plods along until the end when everything sort of happens at once. It's really not Morton's best work. And I don't remember Edie's mom being related to the Blythes. As far as I can recall, she was just randomly billeted at their castle during the Blitz or something. Luck of the draw.
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Ah, ok, thank you! I'll space this out then and plod along with the reading, too, saving up the audiobook for when I'm doing household chores. I'll find another book to read in parallel.