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The Fifty Year Sword - Mark Z. Danielewski
The Fifty Year Sword
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In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the... show more
In this story set in East Texas, a local seamstress named Chintana finds herself responsible for five orphans who are not only captivated by a storyteller’s tale of vengeance but by the long black box he sets before them. As midnight approaches, the box is opened, a fateful dare is made, and the children as well as Chintana come face to face with the consequences of a malice retold and now foretold.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907721 (0307907724)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it
4.0 The Fifty Year Sword: Or, a modern Grimm's fairytale
If you enter into this book expecting a novel, or something as intricate as House of Leaves, you are going to be disappointed. The size of the book is deceptive until you open it and see the sparing amount of text per page, and how 50% of the pages are reserved for art. I think this, more than anyth...
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
5.0 Wish I could give it more than five stars
Danielewski always impresses me, but I wasn’t going to buy this in hardcover until I saw it signed at the Brookline Booksmith. Yes, please! I’m so happy I got it, because I haven’t seen a paperback yet and it is amazing. I was hesitant to spend so much money on it, because while I love House of...
crstarlette
crstarlette rated it
Artful, interesting, spooky.
Lisa Likes Books
Lisa Likes Books rated it
2.0 The Fifty Year Sword
2.5 starsSo, a lot of the time while I was reading this I wasn't even following. I like the idea of the sword (I don't want to go into detail for fear of spoiling), but I feel like the execution of the story needed a little more--or a lot more--work. I have no doubt in my mind this would be a good s...
Book Candy
Book Candy rated it
4.0 The Fifty Year Sword
I really enjoyed this. Not only is it fun to read, the author does what he does best with his unique writing style. This reads like poetry and is mixed with the back of cross stitching making it literary art. I can see why many people would be frustrated reading this, but knowing ahead of time the u...
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