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Edward Carey

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Only thirty years old, Edward Carey has already achieved success as a playwright & as an illustrator. (Bowker Author Biography)

Inkluderar namnen: Edward Carey, Edward Careym

Foto taget av: Author Edward Carey at the 2018 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=74340401

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Verk av Edward Carey

Little (2018) 546 exemplar
Observatory Mansions (2000) 543 exemplar
Heap House (2013) 307 exemplar
Foulsham (2014) 111 exemplar
The Swallowed Man (2018) 108 exemplar
Lungdon (2015) 78 exemplar
Edith Holler: A Novel (2023) 37 exemplar
Fish House (2020) 8 exemplar

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Rules for Visiting (2019) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor370 exemplar
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 276 exemplar

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Representation: N/A
Trigger warnings: Death of a child, implied Hoarding Disorder, near-death experiences, murder of a person
Score: Six points out of ten.
This review can also be found on The StoryGraph.

10 years ago, this would've been hot off the press. 10 years later, it didn't age well.

First off, as with the last book I read, I couldn't find any representation. Not one. I'm assuming representation mattered less 10 years ago than now in 2023. I understand why this is the case though, since it's set in Britain in the 1800s, specifically 1875. That doesn't excuse the fact that I struggled to get through this to the point where I forced myself to finish it; if I didn't, I would've DNF'd this. There's too many flaws. It starts with the main character, Clod Iremonger, or Clod for short, and he lives in this Victorian mansion called Heap House, but here's the catch: objects are alive. (Yes. Really. It's weird, but this is a fantasy novel.) Unfortunately, from there on, the book was incredibly slow and tedious to read, and it didn't help that I didn't connect to any of the characters. They weren't well written anyway, even if one of them, e.g., Tummis, died, I was apathetic (that's the word!) for him. The multiple POVs of the main characters, Clod, and Lucy Pennant, or Lucy for short, made this book more intriguing, but not by a lot, the ending did; it was more action-packed, as the heaps came to life, invaded the house, afterward the novel cuts to a new POV, and that's the end. Wow. I'm not disheartened that the library I borrowed this book from does not have the following two books in the trilogy, since I won't continue it.… (mer)
 
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Law_Books600 | 15 andra recensioner | Jan 2, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this story ~ It's both inventive and intriguing! I haven't read a story like this before, it took me by surprise countless times throughout the book. From the first moment I was instantly taken in and hooked by the storyline. The twists and turns along the way had me on the corner of my seat!
There are so many characters and they all play an important role, and I can't wait to read the next book and find out what happens next!
 
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Dylvi | 15 andra recensioner | Nov 19, 2023 |
spooky fiction, set in 1901 Norwich, Norfolk, England. written during the COVID 19 pandemic.
November2023 bingo challenge; recommended on youtube, character is a writer

Carey's peculiar brand of old-timey horror (sometimes gory but not in a realistic way) wins again, set in a fabulously ramshackle old theater.
½
 
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reader1009 | Nov 16, 2023 |
What a journey that was. I was enamored on page 1... I like solitude, quirky people, apparently shabby old buildings, and I wanted to be a statue when I was a small child. Then things got bleak and a little grotesque, and I loved the story in a different way. Compellingly honest investigation of memory and grief and engagement.
 
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Kiramke | 12 andra recensioner | Jun 27, 2023 |

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Verk
10
Även av
3
Medlemmar
1,884
Popularitet
#13,656
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
62
ISBN
143
Språk
14
Favoritmärkt
7

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