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text 2018-05-06 09:59
Tell me what you think!

Comment below your thoughts on Stalking Jack the Ripper please if you've read it!

It's one of the five books I've recently ordered and I just want to know some opinions on it. I have read what it's about on google and it sounded very interesting! 

 

-Sarah :) 

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review 2018-04-28 18:20
GIVE ME EVERYTHING YOU HAVE: ON BEING STALKED by James Lasdun
Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked - James Lasdun
  This is his side of being stalked by a former student via the internet. He is detached as he tells the stalking tale. It maddened me. Why didn't he change his e-mail address? Why didn't he go to the local police first? I didn't care about the stalking part. It was unresolved by the end of the book.

What made the book worth reading was when he left the stalking part behind and told stories of his father, of Jerusalem, his train ride, and history of places and people he met. I got lost in those stories. His writing was excellent.
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review 2018-03-03 21:46
So Much More Than Expected
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

Surprisingly good.
Audio- excellent narration
I went into this book with a slightly negative view. I'm not a fan of the bodice ripper type reads, the whole time period is a meh for me. I was wrong, okay I said it. This book had intriguing characters, a twisted mystery that threw me off till the very end. I was totally surprised. If you enjoy a good mystery or even if you don't give this one a try you may love it like I did.

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review 2018-03-02 05:12
A feminist forensic pathology trainee takes on Jack the Ripper
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

Enjoyable historical fiction read with elements of mystery/thriller/horror depending on how you feel about all the dead bodies, and a strong teen romance bent. Good attention paid to historical detail in the world-building, but a very modern teen voice and attitude, so if you're a stickler for period-appropriate tone, that might bug you. I wouldn't have minded a touch more paranormal/fantasy, and, having just started in on the sequel, I'm enjoying the character dynamics noticeably more as they become more established, so if this first one doesn't grab you, you might want to hang in there for book 2. Pretty good unexpected twists in the wrap up too - fun when the book marketing itself sets you up for it.

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review 2018-01-27 01:06
Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Stalking Jack the Ripper - Kerri Maniscalco

This book hit on a lot of my favourite themes - Victorian London, a woman willing to risk her reputation to pursue a career she is passionate about, historical fiction and of course, a re-imagining of one of the most well-known unsolved murders of all time.

 

  • What I liked about this book:  the author included real photographs from the period at the beginning of many chapters.  Victorian-era London came alive thanks to these pictures and the vivid descriptions woven throughout the story.  The re-imagining of the Jack The Ripper murders was also very creative.

 

What made me go "meh" in this book:  while I found the main character, Audrey Rose interesting, I would have liked to see her character a bit more developed and given more depth. She was supposed to be a strong young woman who was fighting for her right to be considered an intellectual equal with men but then in some scenes, she practically faded into the wallpaper she was so submissive.

 

This book is definitely targeted to a younger audience (aka not me) with the romance falling more under the heading of "cute" rather than "steamy" - which is a good thing as Audrey Rose is only 17.

 

It's a quick and entertaining read but I don't feel compelled to pick up the next book in the series.  Not to say that I won't one day but it didn't leave me wanting more.

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