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Posted October 25, 2011
Gothic Pennsylvania Murder Mystery
I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of this book.
In The Boy Who Shoots Crows, we meet Charlotte Dunleavy, who, among other things, is a painter, a heartbroken woman who inspires this tragic story of a lost boy, a lost sheriff, and a lost innocence. But the real artist is author Randall Silvis.
He paints upon the canvas of our psyches, compelling us take a closer peek inside his work, inviting us to step deeper and see beyond the surface so they we might imagine ourselves walking amidst Charlotte's woods and their achingly beautiful despair. Then he asks if we are brave enough to blink away the darkness and search for the light of truth.
The clues are there in this tale of a gothic Pennsylvania, but following them to the end is not for the faint of heart because the details will haunt you, persuading you to revisit them, tempting you to remember them as you prefer instead of the way they are, rousing that last bit of hope that you didn't know the truth from that very first page.
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Posted December 31, 2011
Interesting but difficult to read
This book is well written, but the story is not well constructed.The main character, Charlotte, is maudlin beyond words. The plot is illuded to from the very beginnig of the book, but it takes over 250 pages to make any sense of this story. However well written the prose is, this does not make up for a dragging story line. I don't recommend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 22, 2011
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