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The Drowning Girl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Dear Publisher's

    What's the point of making a sample available for readers if it's only going to be flooded with nothing but front matter? I won't be buying this ebook. $10 is an awful big leap of faith to take on an author whose writing style is unknown to me.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Second Edition

    This is not a review of this book, but a review of Barnes and Nobles lack of description of their product.

    I bought this book under the impression that it would be a first edition. It was a recent book. When I received the book, I found out that it was not a first edition. I am highly disappointed, and I feel that Barnes and Noble should be giving a complete and accurate description of all their products. Every other online bookseller does this, especially those dealing in used books.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

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    Excellent book, has the same spooky atmosphere as "The Red Tree".

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    Masterful blend of horror, fantasy, and psychological suspense.

    Masterful blend of horror, fantasy, and psychological suspense. Imp is a schizophrenic woman who may have (or may not have) encountered a strange female figure, who could be the manifestation of her unconscious, an undine, a sea monster, or a were-beast. Sound too vague for you? Don't be scared off by my less than stellar reviewing skills. This author has given Imp a distinctive narrative voice, and Kiernan, whose other works have been praised by Neil Gaiman, possesses the chops to deliver on the scary end. What's new here is a surprising sympathy in her portrayal of a person with mental illness.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2013

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    Interesting read; great images, main character's mental illness

    Interesting read; great images, main character's mental illness well written, although it sometimes made the reading a bit of a slog.  

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 15, 2014

    Synopsis: In The Drowning Girl a young schizophrenic woman, Imp,

    Synopsis: In The Drowning Girl a young schizophrenic woman, Imp, tells the story of her meetings with Eva Canning - a ghost? a mermaid? a werewolf? a normal, disturbed young woman? As Imp's mind roils in schizophrenic fantasy, the readers are left wondering how much of the story is reality and how much is fantasy. 




    My thoughts: I'm having a hard time coming up with viable thoughts about this book. I just don't know what to think! I was interested throughout; I always cared about Imp - and about her girlfriend Abalyn - but I never knew quite what to think. Which, I suppose, is the point of the book? Kiernan did a fantastic job of spiraling Imp's writing in and out of control, and the pacing of the spirals was quite amazing. This is a skilled bit of writing. Likewise, Jackson was a superb narrator for this role. Her inflections were perfect for hinting at whether Imp was "in control" or "out of control" when certain passages were read. I would recommend this book to people who enjoy open-ended stories, especially those stories with an aura of unreality. 

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    Posted December 20, 2012

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