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The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield I bought this book from a bargain books rack mainly because the casting for the BBC movie is A++ (Olivia Colman, Vanessa Redgrave, SOPHIE TURNER). I really didn't expect it to be such an enjoyable read. It does miss the mark a bit, to be something truly special. It's good, but it never really goes over the edge into great territory despite it's potential. There are just so many missed opportunities that'll keep it in the "light reads you can probably find at any given airport/drugstore/walmart" category. Taking it for what it is - a fun, light, contemporary gothic mystery - it's a quite good book. It piqued my interest in Setterfield's upcoming novel, making it my first (largely premature) christmas gift wishlist entry.

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