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Daughters of the Lake
Wendy Webb
Progress: 41/317 pages
The House of the Seven Gables (Oxford World's Classics)
Michael Davitt Bell, Nathaniel Hawthorne
Progress: 132/360 pages
The Lingering
SJI Holliday
Progress: 25/276 pages
The People in the Trees
Hanya Yanagihara
Progress: 26/350 pages
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Macmillan Collector's Library)
Victor Hugo, John Grant
Progress: 155/586 pages
The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World
Catherine Nixey
Progress: 89/352 pages
The Shadow Of The Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Progress: 228/506 pages
Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court
Nicola Tallis
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I Feel Stupid

— feeling beat brick
Gnomon - Nick Harkaway

This book definately belongs on the same shelf as Vellum, Splinter and Fairyland for me. The shelf should be titled 'Books I Just Don't Get'. I don't think of myself as being particularly dumb but this one went WAY over my head!. I can follow the very basic plot of the book but the meat of the story was just strange. Never mind. I would like to try another of the author's books but that probably won't be anytime soon.

 

A week later...

Right, so, I've revised my rating for the book because I have had time to think about it and understand what it was that bothered me. I understood the plot and the coming-together at the end, in other words, the basic storyline, which was really good. What I didn't get was the significance of the individuals' stories inside of Diana Hunter's head. I understood the overall significance of the individual characters themselves as part of the whole but their stories threw me. Maybe, I will reread it one day, now that I know what to expect and it will make more sense to me.