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Hard to explain this one. Liked: the sinister mood it evoked. It reminded me of the film "Don't Look Now", and not just with the red-cloaked figure of evil lurking about in the shadows. It carefully built a really sustained mood of spookiness.
But the characters were very hard to like; I had almost no sympathy for any of them, least of all for the main character....but I am also not sure I was really meant to have any sympathy for her.
The story focuses in part on lab animals who are sacrificed for medical research, and it really felt like the characters in this novel all got sacrificed for some greater purpose...but I am not sure what that purpose was.
This novel got me thinking, and I am still thinking about it. But...if you like your spooky stories straightforward and not too cerebral, stay away from this one.
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The woman reading the book gave it an air of mystery and intrigue--her voice echoed the lyrical prose of the author and gave it the correct amount of suspense. Sadly, the story itself, was a jumble of ideas, genres, characters, and perspective. I kept listening, due mainly because I could sense and imagine where the book could have gone. There was such wonderful potential for this book--an ending that could have left me surprised and energized, but failed. I thrill to the prospect of finding a new story from an author new to me. When I read a book that leaves me wanting to immediately order every book by that author, I am in book reader heaven. This book, for me, did not do that.
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