Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John... show more
Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his home. Is the spirit Winnie's great-great-grandfather, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens's childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge? Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper? Or a phantasm derived from a more arcane and insidious origin? Winnie begins to investigate and finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shades—some from her family's peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past.In the spirit of A. S. Byatt's Possession, with dark echoing overtones of A Christmas Carol, Lost presents a rich fictional world that will enrapture its readers.
Publish date: September 17th 2002
Pages no: 340
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Adult Fiction
, Fairy Tales
Verloren in zerzausten Handlung: Dieses Buch hätte mich genau so verloren gemacht wenn es entweder einfach gar keine Buchstaben enthalten hätte, oder einfach nur eine beständige Wiederholung des Alphabets gewesen wäre. Ich hoffe es ist einfach eine Umkehrung der Geschichte vom Affen mit der Schrei...
IMHO it's cheating to add this to my "read" books, as I didn't finish it. As I've said elsewhere, once I'm into a book I almost never put it down. It's like a personal challenge or something. Occasionally when I'm really, really struggling, limping through a book, resentful of every page, a good ...
...that would be Lost by Gregory Maguire... not the TV show, which I still have never seen. Oi.For the record, I am an ardent fan of Mr. Maguire. I've read Wicked a few times as well as several of his other books. I love his style, his gusto, his wit.I did not, however, love Lost. It focused too lon...
Although his writing can draw you out of the story at times, I did enjoy the story as a whole. His ideas are intriguing and makes your really wonder what his final idea was when writing the story. Is it really a ghost story? Is it just a journey of the main character, Winnie, through her grief and w...
I have been trying to read this thing since Sept.BORING.I have, in the process, discovered a cure for my insomnia!