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Booky101
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The Thirteenth Tale

I read the Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, recently and thought it was boring through many parts of it. I enjoyed the mystery behind it and the questions it made you ask yourself but the book itself really did not capture my attention. I found myself daydreaming about other thing in the midst of reading it. Please give me your input on this book.
"I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind" - Wuthering Heights
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Choisya
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Registered: ‎10-26-2006
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Re: The Thirteenth Tale

This was one of the first books discussed when BNBC took over from BNU in early 2007. Here is a link to that discussion, which you may find interesting:-

http://bookclubs.barnesandnoble.com/bn/board?board.id=ThirteenthTale






Booky101 wrote:
I read the Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, recently and thought it was boring through many parts of it. I enjoyed the mystery behind it and the questions it made you ask yourself but the book itself really did not capture my attention. I found myself daydreaming about other thing in the midst of reading it. Please give me your input on this book.


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Popper19
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Re: The Thirteenth Tale

Choisya - Thanks for the link. I read The Thirteenth after everyone was recommending it in The Monsters at Templeton discussion, but I never knew how to find the B&N discussion. Thanks Again.
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dhaupt
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Registered: ‎10-19-2006
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Re: The Thirteenth Tale

I reviewed this book for Simon and Schuster before it was published and I loved it. I think it was a perfect example of literary fiction. The characters really came alive for me and I wanted to learn the secret so bad I almost went to the end to find out (but I didn't). It was really well written and I think an exceptional debut novel by Diane Setterfield. I would give it 5 stars for a great read and would recommend it to anyone. Debbie Haupt
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Crystal8i8
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Re: The Thirteenth Tale

I loved it too.  I found myself trying to savor it (which didn't work very long.)  But it was great, a mystery and a book for book lovers. :smileyhappy:
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