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The Anatomy of Ghosts

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

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    Long and slow

    After the death of his son and wife John Holdsworth closes his book store and is hired by Lady Oldershaw to catelog her late husbands library and more importantly to help her son who seems to have had a mental break down at school. John soon finds all is not as it seems at Cambrdge what with "the Holy Ghost society" and sightings of ghost. The book has a plot that draws you in but I kept finding myself lost and bored and waitting for the story to get back on track. I did something I never do in that I put this book down three times to read other books because it was just too drawn out. Lose fifty pages and this would be an excellent book. The author writes defined characters and settings with a well thought out plot with twist it just lacked a little whittling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2011

    Missed the mark

    I just finished this book and I was a little disappointed. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres, so I was excited to read this one, but it just seemed to be a little lacking in pace and conclusion. I agree with other reviewers, it starts out a bit slow and cumbersome. You don't need the cast of characters, it's self-explanatory as you read. I almost put it down a couple times, but it does pick up after a bit. I don't want to spoil the ending for anyone, but it seemed a little hastily wrapped up, especially compared to the relative detail in the rest of the book... Sort of an "and done!" ending, leaving me with the sense of wait, where's the rest of it? For story development, great. Ending? Lame. Start, a little boring. I haven't read other novels by this author, but perhaps one of them may be a better start.

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