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The Burn Palace: A Novel

The Burn Palace: A Novel

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by Stephen Dobyns

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"One of the best of the best...You can't ask for more than this book gives. I loved it." – Stephen King

“An exquisitely unexpected, delightfully believable exploration of what normal looks like when it goes through the (evil) looking glass.” —Oprah.com

The sleepy community of Brewster, Rhode Island, is just like any other small American

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The Burn Palace 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book because I saw a blurb from Stephen King praising it. While the story was good, and I liked the main characters, I saw the conclusion coming long before the end of the book and it wasn't as well-written as I would have liked. I'm not sure where the comparisons to Stephen King's work are coming from, this novel wasn't nearly as inventive, well-written, or compelling as one of King's. I did enjoy reading "The Burn Palace" but it wasn't great.
cstmoi9322 More than 1 year ago
This book was really disappointing to me. I struggled through it but really did not enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over rated
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Andrew_of_Dunedin More than 1 year ago
I've read rave reviews on this book, including one from no less an expert in writing than Stephen King.  I wish I could agree with them, but I neither liked nor hated this book.  It just sort of “was”. Mystery and horror combine as unexplained deaths occur in Brewster, Rhode Island.  Along with sightings of a few unnaturally large – and organized – wolves.  To say much more would risk providing the spoilers which I absolutely hate to discover in a review. Why didn't this book grab me?  Perhaps it was because found I never actually grew attached to the characters of Brewster – I neither hated nor loved them; they just “were”.  In addition, I was disappointed in the resolution (again, I cannot detail without major spoilers).   As such, the only thing I can say is that out of all of the books I read in 2014 – this was one of them. RATING: 3 stars,. DISCLOSURE: This book was provided free of charge by the publisher without obligation.  I'm sure they will appreciate an unbiased posted review, but probably wish I was more enthralled with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any that come here are toon in it and never come out...
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