The Ice Queen
Publish date: November 3rd 2005
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Fairy Tales
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Magical Realism
Evident by the amount of time it took for me to complete this book, The Ice Queen was hardly readable. The key to keeping a reader is ensuring that the general audience can relate and sympathize with the protagonist. The nameless woman who makes a wish at the age of eight years old was irreparably a...
This book ripped my heart out then threw it against the wall only to pick it up, stomp and kick at it with steel toed boots. In the misery, the bleakness and the dark hole that became my chest there was a light weak but bright. The author was able to keep me focused on that little light, it wasn'...
Audiobook.Oh my gosh! First of all I've liked the narrator/actress [a:Nancy Travis|1205829|Nancy Travis|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1379015694p2/1205829.jpg] on TV and in the few movies I've seen her one but I have never realized what a great actress she is. The bitterness, hurt, ...
3.5 starsA haunting story filled with magic realism and heartache about a woman forced to come to terms with herself and her past. Kudos for making this about a death-obsessed librarian. A quality read.
This was not a long book and it was not particularly poorly written, but it just wasn't compelling enough to move me forward in a reasonable fashion. I can emphasize with the main character (I too find most people tedious and keep myself aloof, I am good at being useful without having friends), but...