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Simon Vance
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Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it 2 weeks ago
Of all the ways vampires are depicted in books and movies, this classic Dracula is how I prefer them. Awful, evil, coldly predatory, both compelling and repelling their victims. The story itself is wonderfully moody and atmospheric and the characters – even the minor characters – are truly a lot of ...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 1 month ago
So, on the plus side, despite serious RL interventions progress on my card is well under way, with four squares (including the centre / free / raven square) marked "called and read"; three of these in a row -- plus reading for the remaining two squares of that row also in progress -- and several mor...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 months ago
"A Spot Of Bother" is a humane, humorous look a man slowly unravelling in retirement and the reaction of his family to his slide into mental illness. It gets us inside the heads of an older couple and their adult children, showing, with a mix of wit, acute social observation and admirable empathy, h...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 8 months ago
Series: Dr Thomas Silkstone Mystery #1 Very mild spoilers. This was a fairly intricately plotted historical fiction mystery that I quite enjoyed despite the apparently mandatory love interest along with love at first sight (at least on his part). It was also refreshing because it takes place i...
Tannat
Tannat rated it 12 months ago
Once again, this was a good full cast audiobook experience, although there are portions that drag. And although I like how competent Mina is, it's annoying to see her patronized as well. I finished this a while ago but was lazy about posting anything. I read it for the Gothic square for the 2018 H...
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