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Lindsey Barraclough

Forfatter af Long Lankin

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Long Lankin (2011) 331 eksemplarer
The Mark of Cain (2014) 41 eksemplarer

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This is the best dark fiction I have read so far this year.

While I was reading it, I compared it to the Stephen King novel, It, as both books had a very similar theme. I thought that this book was better.

Why? Because it was strictly British with no boomercentric pop culture references; even though these two novels are set in the same time period. Also, we don't delve into the details of the characters lives and learn a lot of personal things that have nothing to do with the story.

The monster is better. I really loved the Beowulf reference during the final battle with Long Lankin.

I am just a sucker for a novel with a moldering old manor house, a Domesday Book family with a curse and an ancient monster out of legend. You just can't get much better than that.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a traditional, creepy ghost story.

Pet Lover's Advisory: SPOILER!
A good dog dies a brave death in this story. The death is not a gratuitous manipulation of the reader's emotions, but integral to the story. Not bloody, gory, disgusting, but he does die......so be warned!
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Equestrienne | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jan 5, 2021 |
Couldn't get into it.
 
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Tip44 | 25 andre anmeldelser | Jun 30, 2020 |
Great debut. Not overly scary, but creepy.
 
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sishpa | 25 andre anmeldelser | Apr 25, 2020 |
Way too slow paced for my taste. Much of the dialogue is completely unnecessary and irrelevant to the plot. I really, really wanted to like this story because books based on legends are intriguing to me and contain that creepy goodness, but it just didn't do anything for me. :(
 
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amyghilton | 25 andre anmeldelser | May 11, 2018 |

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