read doc ð The Thirteenth Tale Hardcover µ diane setterfield

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read doc ð The Thirteenth Tale Hardcover µ diane setterfield ☆ All children mythologize their birthSo begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that dIng but remains suspicious of the author's sincerity She demands the truth from Vida and together they confront the ghosts that have haunted them while becoming finally transformed by the truth themselves The Thirteenth Tale is a love letter to reading a book for the feral reader in all of us a return to that rich vein of storytelling that our parents loved and that we loved as children Diane Setterfield will keep you guessing make you wonder move you to tears and laughter and in the end deposit you breathless yet satisfied back upon the shore of your everyday li This book has been on my tbr for the last three years Then with time I lost track of my old list to be read and moved on to reading other books which sparked my interestThen recently I came across these books which I thought I would red but had never looked at them again so I decided to start reading my old interests This turned out to be the first one After a long long time I came across a story that had me captivated until the last word It kept me awake at night every moment I tried to catch a point so that the mystery be solved but it kept me hooked up until the very endThis is the story of unwanted attention and lost love Of unbearable sorrow and irreplaceable lossOf broken hearts and lost soulsOf damaged minds and clever ideasOf beautiful lies and ugly truthsOf blue eyes and red hairOf empty reality and colorful talesOf forbidden passionate romances anduick witted motherless babiesOf alive and dead twin childrenOf blinding beauties and dysfunctional familiesI specifically loved the way the story is written The writer seems to be truly in sync with the way stories should be told I felt lost to the world and living in the story itself And when I came out of my imagination I knew the characters are gonna stick with me for a long time You just cannot not hate them not like them not get used to them or not think them to be just characters and in the end not let yourself be in love with them at a certain levelIt has those few attraction my mind craves in a bookstory setting in the world of literature classical novels and their heroines a gothic atmosphere time worn buildings and family history poetic at certain levels normal days enveloped in mysteries multiple layers unexpected twistsSo basically this book was a treat for meI look forward to reading books by the author5 starsHighly recommended

Diane Setterfield æ The Thirteenth Tale text

Er Margaret Lea a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth hidden by those who loved her most remains an ever present pain Struck by a curious parallel between Miss Winter's story and her own Margaret takes on the commission As Vida disinters the life she meant to bury for good Margaret is mesmerized It is a tale of gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family including the beautiful and willful Isabelle the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline a ghost a governess a topiary garden and a devastating fire Margaret succumbs to the power of Vida's storytell Reviewed by Rabid ReadsSo here's my problem with gothic literature it's so habitually grotesue that it's predictableIf there's not incest there's a crazy wife in the attic If there's not a crazy wife in the attic there's a murderous illegitimate son who's not right in the head Or conjoined twins Or a dying gypsy's curse Or something eually unsettlingSo even if you guess the HEP Big Secret wrong whatever it actually is isn't going to make a dent Bc you've already imagined the worst Bc gothicALSO I don't like itIf I lived in the time of traveling freak shows I would not attend Not my bagYou So why did you read it?Me Bc didn't realize it was gothic until I'd already started itYou Why didn't you uit?Me SCHADENFREUDE #thestruggleisrealPlus the concept is friggin amazing England's most beloved author who's written 56 novels in 56 years has zealously guarded her privacy She made her pen name her legal name and has threatened any would be biographers with lawsuits until they backed downInterviewing her has become a kind of rite of passage for journalists bc she gives a different version of her life story to every single one of them how cool is that?But now she's dying so she contacts our MC Margaret an amateur biographer who's grown up in her father's rare bookshop a bibliophile's DREAM and employs Margaret to write her life story before she leaves this mortal coilAfter that is when it gets weird And gross And creepy And messed the eff upMan alive these people are CRAZY Including Margaret who has an unhealthy fixation on her dead shortly after birth twin sister Genre preferences aside there's no denying that this is a beautifully written book There is something about words In expert hands manipulated deftly they take you prisoner Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk and when you are so enthralled you cannot move they pierce your skin enter your blood numb your thoughts Inside you they work their magic It's also mindbendingly clever The line between mental illness and the supernatural is so thin so frail so indecipherable that even now days later I can't stop thinking about it were the ghosts real or did they only exist in her mind?I DON'T KNOW EDVARD MUNCH FACETHE THIRTEENTH TALE by Diane Setterfield is not a book you read then forget It stays with you taking up brain space whispering incessantly like the five notes of a song you can't place but can't escape It's beautiful and terrible And even if you avoid gothic novels like I do this one This one deserves to be made an exception Highly recommended with trepidation

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The Thirteenth TaleAll children mythologize their birthSo begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's collection of stories which are as famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale as they are for the delight and enchantment of the twelve that do exist The enigmatic Winter has spent six decades creating various outlandish life histories for herself all of them inventions that have brought her fame and fortune but have kept her violent and tragic past a secret Now old and ailing she at last wants to tell the truth about her extraordinary life She summons biograph Do you know the feeling when you start reading a new book before the membrane of the last one has had time to close behind you? You leave the previous book with ideas and themes–characters even–caught in the fibers of your clothes and when you open the new book they are still with youThis uote from The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield sums up my experience with the book It’s been a while since I’ve felt truly drawn in to a novel Likely this is the result of my recent tendency toward selecting less than literary books in an attempt to find some distraction without devoting much real focus to the reading I’ll admit that it took me a bit to get hooked but a few chapters in I found myself thinking about the novel and the developing plot at times when I was unable to be readingThere is no reference to time in the setting of The Thirteenth Tale From the context clues I’d guess that it’s set in the 1970s It’s a world where people still write letters and where if phone lines go down in a storm country homes are cut off from contact with civilization Manuscripts are written by hand The feel of the book is reminiscent of Jane Eyre a novel that itself is woven throughout the plotThe story begins when Margaret Lea a little published biographer is summoned by Vida Winter famous novelist Ms Winter is finally ready to tell her true life story rather than another of the many versions she’s given of her life over the years As she does so Margaret and the reader are drawn into the mystery that shrouds Ms Winter Through the stories she tells Margaret as well as the accounts of Margaret’s own investigations we eventually learn the truth both about Ms Winter and the legendary Thirteenth Tale a story that was left out of an early collection written by Ms Winter There are enough twists to keep the story interesting and unpredictableThe book jacket describes The Thirteenth Tale by statingIt is a tale of Gothic strangeness featuring the Angelfield family including the beautiful and willful Isabelle the feral twins Adeline and Emmeline a ghost a governess a topiary garden and a devastating fireIn reality it’s that and much This book lead me to wonder about identity love and the meaning of family I have a feeling these characters will indeed be in the fiber of my clothes for uite some time