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Catriona Ward

Forfatter af The Last House on Needless Street

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Værker af Catriona Ward

The Last House on Needless Street (2021) 1,270 eksemplarer
Sundial (2022) 396 eksemplarer
Little Eve (2018) 281 eksemplarer
The Girl From Rawblood (2015) 231 eksemplarer
Looking Glass Sound (2023) 166 eksemplarer

Associated Works

Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales (2020) — Bidragyder — 188 eksemplarer
Wonderland (2019) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve (2020) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
After Sundown (Fiction Without Frontiers) (2020) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre (2018) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Dark and Stormy Nights (2020) — Bidragyder — 2 eksemplarer

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Oh wow, I read this one because it was recommended to me and I was told that it had lots of plot twists, which I love! And it really did. I kept thinking I knew what was going on only to have things change up on me again. Great read for this time of the year. And I really loved the note from the author at the end. Wont talk about it in any specificity though because it’s spoilery.
rianainthestacks | 73 andre anmeldelser | Nov 5, 2023 |
I had a really hard time with this book. It jumped around so much, I found I was lost a lot of the time. At the end of the book, I thought to myself, "what did I just read?!" I was engrossed in it at first, but then right away there was a climax in the action, and I thought it was done. Unfortunately, it dragged on longer. I just couldn't get into it after that. I would write a synopsis of it, but I can't. I really have no idea how to. I'm just glad I'm done with it.
tami317 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Nov 1, 2023 |
I picked this for my work's book club. I was happy with it from the first line, because the main character, Ted, throws out quite a bit for you to ponder:

Today is the anniversary of Little Girl With Popsicle. It happened by the lake, eleven years ago—she was there, and then she wasn’t. So it’s already a bad day when I discover that there is a Murderer among us.

Writers are often advised to start in the middle of the action of the story, not the beginning of the story. This isn't only to hook readers--it's just good storytelling. What I love about this first line is that it starts you off in the middle of the character's mind, which is reassuring because it shows you right away that the author wrote a character who is fully his/her own person.

I see that there is something stapled to the telephone pole. I go to look, because it is usually a missing cat. Cats can seem very capable and independent, but they do need our help.

While I liked the first half of the book more, I was interested all the way through. I can't comment much on the story itself, but it has multiple narrators, including a cat, a strange childish/naive man, and a woman set on finding out what happened to her missing sister, who disappeared when they were children.

The ending didn't quite hit home for me. It wasn't bad, but it was as strange as the rest of the book. It seemed to me that there were clues hidden in the text that would make someone question some of the reality of the ending, as well as what some of the supposedly final answers are. I don't usually reread books, but this one is highly rereadable...I halfway listened to the audiobook with my boyfriend after reading and a lot of stuff was connecting. The narrator is amazing, by the way, and does the best female voices I've heard from a man. The audio narration elevates this from an above-average read to a 5-star experience.
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bannedforaday | 73 andre anmeldelser | Oct 22, 2023 |
I don't quite know what I think of this.

I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it. I don't think I understood enough of it, it's definitely disconcerting.
Danielle.Desrochers | 73 andre anmeldelser | Oct 10, 2023 |



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