Monday, March 26, 2007

The Thirteenth Tale

Th Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

This is an exceptional story. The writing is wonderful with prose so good you can feel yourself there. There is always that something extra in a story that is so well written.
This story is about a biographer finally writing the true story of a profilic and beloved author, Vida Winter. Winter had given out numerous accounts of herself in the past but never the 'real deal'. This story unfolds chapter after enchanting chapter with a little bit more revealed each time. I must admit I never saw the ending coming and still have trouble believing something like this could happen. The book interweaves twins throughout. Setterfield writes about the powerful connections of twins. Sometimes overdoing it a bit. This is the only minor flaw in a story so captivating.



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