Do you like a good story?

Friday, February 09, 2007



If you do read this book, The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I just finished it and I can not remember the last time I was so completely engrossed in a story.

Anita Diamont's Red Tent was good and Jodi Picoult is always good with books like The Tenth Circle, but this book by Diane Setterfield is in a class by itself.

The author has managed to write a completely satisfying story. The main characters, a reclusive and mysterious writer named Vida Winter and her biographer the bookish but haunted Margaret Lea come together in an isolated estate in the Moors to tell a story of secrets and ghosts and lost chances and love and most of all siblings. Read it. You will not be disappointed.

3 comments:

lurker said...

Hi! I just ordered it from Amazon. Will read it after I finished a Sci-Fi book. Sounds interesting!

terrye said...

It is really good.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Oh no, another one for my reading list...