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Daryl Gregory

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59+ verk 3,655 medlemmar 228 recensioner 6 favoritmärkta

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Inkluderar namnen: Daryl Gregory, Darryl Gregory

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This book had so much potential, and while it achieved some of it, I felt quite let down by the writing. The idea, of a support group for people who have survived some kind of horror movie experience, is great. Maybe if I had a good knowledge of the relevant movies, I'd have spent the whole book going 'ooh, that's clever', but as it was the characters all felt thin, unrealised. There was nothing to distinguish the character voices, and with each chapter being from a different perspective, there'd be a section where I didn't know who was speaking, and I found that disorienting.

In addition, there is some uncomfortable use of language, some not so hidden bigotry that would just kind of happen. The example I can remember was describing a young woman, wearing long sleeves and long trousers, all in black, as dressed in 'goth burka', which seemed such an unnecessary and unpleasant description. Similarly, the introduction of the singular black character is off, and if it were not that it was repeated as a description, I would not necessarily remembered that point of difference, because there really wasn't much to distinguish the characters.

And I was annoyed that the two characters sacrificed to the narrative were the two women who had survived their respective experiences.

in sum: I loved the idea, but I want to read someone else's version.
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fred_mouse | 39 andra recensioner | Feb 11, 2024 |
Would have given this 5 stars were it not for my self-imposed rule. An engaging Southern gothic story set in one of my favorite places, the Smokey Mountains. Plenty of plot twists that you simply cannot predict. And, in the case of the audiobook, a reader with just the right accent. Highly recommended.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 7 andra recensioner | Jan 23, 2024 |
"Spoonbenders" by Daryl Gregory earns a solid five stars, overcoming a sluggish start that initially left me uncertain. As the narrative gained traction, however, the story transformed into a captivating tapestry of emotions. Gregory's skillful storytelling weaved together heartfelt moments, clever humor, and poignant tragedy, creating a rich and multifaceted experience.

The novel's ability to elicit both laughter and tears showcases Gregory's narrative prowess. The characters, once seemingly ordinary, evolved into a cast that felt like old friends by the final chapters. The blend of humor and tragedy provided a nuanced exploration of the human experience, making the journey through "Spoonbenders" both engaging and profoundly impactful.

In the end, "Spoonbenders" proved to be a masterfully crafted narrative that transcended its initial pacing challenges. The emotional resonance, coupled with a perfect balance of wit and poignancy, left me with a lasting appreciation for Gregory's storytelling prowess. This is a book that lingers in the heart and mind, earning its well-deserved five-star rating.
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HauntedTaco13 | 39 andra recensioner | Dec 29, 2023 |
Exercise in cuteness.
 
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postsign | 39 andra recensioner | Dec 28, 2023 |

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Verk
59
Även av
36
Medlemmar
3,655
Popularitet
#6,925
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
228
ISBN
118
Språk
10
Favoritmärkt
6

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