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By Beatrice on 04-22-08
The Dark Lantern
This book was such a great read. I empathized with the main character, and enjoyed the entire story from beginning to end. Anyone interested in reading a Victorian mystery set in London, and read with the English dialect would thoruoghly embrace this novel.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By GP on 08-15-08
Too much atmosphere, not enough plot
The ratio of descriptive detail to plot and character development is far too high for my taste. Too much about how the tea, the mutton, the toast, has gotten cold. Too many internal re-thinkings of the advantages of anthropometry over fingerprinting. Not enough plot. Not enough change in the characters. Page-turning as in "get *on* with it" rather than "what's going to happen next?". I loved Sarah Waters' "Tipping the Velvet", "Affinity", and "Fingersmith". This was excruciatingly slow and static by comparison.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful