Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Books of Elsewhere


I just finished The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows by Jacqueline West. It was a good fall read, a creepy, old house, and instead of the run of mill ghosts, Jacqueline West spiced things up a bit by having paintings come to life. I liked her description of the characters inside the paintings, of what it would be like to interact with someone who's made of paint. I also have to admit, it's tough to have an entire novel all in one setting, namely taking place in one house. But somehow, West was able to accomplish this without letting the reader get disinterested in the story. Tons of interesting things going on from attic to basement in that house. And the banter of the cats was great. An interesting combination of characters.

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