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The Secret of Lost Things

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  • Posted May 25, 2009

    Beautiful

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hay's language is beautiful, though like others said, it is pretty advanced and a dictionary is definitely handy to have next to you. While I found her writing style lovely, I did find it incongruous for an 18-20 year old protagonist to speak in such a manner.
    Now that I think of it, my rating for this novel may simply be because of the language. It was interesting, and I couldn't stop reading, but as others have mentioned the plot sort of ambled along without achieving or revealing any coherent point. I recommend the novel, but I think it is definitely one of those books that people will either like or dislike with little middle ground.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2009

    An intriquing book

    As a former bookstore owner and a mystery fan I found this book appealed to both aspects of my life. The offbeat characters remain believable and real throughout the book. Some of the information about real people also lent to the interest I had in this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2007

    A Search for a Book

    A very intriguing novel about a search for a lost manuscript of Herman Melville. Hay has created interesting characters for the Arcade- a mis-match of oddities from an albino to a transvenstite- all with unique quirks, all with something to hide. Unfortunately for the main character, Rosemary, she is too naive to be living in that world. Her young sheltered innocence can at times be rather frustrating to the reader, who knows more than Rosemary does, and yet still has to watch her fumble through the warnings and awkward situations. Still, a rewarding novel with a happy ending that won't disappoint.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

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    Unusual characters

    Loved the characters with their group dynamic. Ending had to be but loved the journey getting there.

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    Posted January 15, 2009

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