Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. Diane Setterfield has been published in over forty countries. The one thing that stood out in the story was it's quotes. But every single time she sees her reflection?
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Then Margaret finds the library: It is definitely a great book.
El cuento número trece
They didn't play some huge damn role. Without adding things after things in it. The writing flows smoothly and hypnotically, drawing you into the tale much as Vida Winter's books were said to draw the reader into her invented worlds. Margaret, who loves books cueento more than people, is asked to write the biography of the worlds' most famous author, Vida Winter. Fantastic story, incredible characters; nunero one that I will read several times over.
You know what first came to my mind when I finished reading the book?
For nearly sixty years I have eavesdropped with impunity on the lives of people who do not exist. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts.
There were forced numeor of layers like the 'Thirteenth Tale' and Ambrose and a totally dysfunctional Emmeline family tree.
Description When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales.
The kind of stuffy, pretentious writing style that seems like it's trying to imitate the writing style found in classic literature "look at all these big words I know!
El cuento número trece by Diane Setterfield (2 star ratings)
The letter is from Vida Winter, a famous novelist who has notoriously never told the truth about herself in all her many interviews, so that there are dozens of unreliable accounts. There was a description by Ms Lea so beautiful that on hearing it I inscribed it in my heart. Prisons and brothels have opened their doors to me; galleons and camel trains have transported me across sea and sand; centuries and continents have fallen away at my bidding.
I still don't understand how Miss Winter 'knew' she was a twin and would understand her from the essay she wrote. They can comfort you. The ending, too, left me unsatisfied, because the element it introduced was too "thin" it might have been guessed, but the hints leading to it were so sparse that it almost looked like a deus ex machina no matter what. Perfect, how elusive this word is. Denn sie ist selbst ein Zwilling, nur dass ihre Zwillingsschwester kurz nach der Geburt starb. Yet, it was rather a complicated affair, my relationship towards this book, as much as it pained me at times and was a painful struggle to read, the possibility of not finishing it never registered for me.
I feel like other readers that have commented, if the main character passed one more mirror and spent two or three pages lamenting on her twin and their twinness, I was going to toss the book!
There was little to no use of telephones until the later quarter of the book, most communication seems to be done in person or via post.
The reader has an impression that it was overstuffed with furniture and heavy material, even upon the walls. It plunges deep into you and suddenly you realize it's morning and the whole night has been a breathless, palpitating Joy. I also enjoyed that this was essentially a book about books and book lovers.
El cuento número trece by Diane Setterfield (3 star ratings)
Margaret Lea is an introverted young woman, living and working in her father's antiquarian bookshop. And the protagonist, Margaret! However, halfway through the book the story changes quite radically and we exp Cuent book has left me with some ambivalent feelings!
Margaret Lea, cyento bookish introvert who is hired by mega author Vida Winter to chronicle her life story, is unlikable and hard to relate to. Several of the characters were extremely unlikable. Endings like this are to be found more commonly in tree novels than new ones, so I read old novels.
I just wanted it over and yet it kept going and going. I kept reading to learn the big secret. But then she comes close to losing her cool when the crazy baby burner starts ripping pages out of precious classic novels to use as fuel for the fire.