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The Book of Unholy Mischief: A Novel by Elle Newmark
The Book of Unholy Mischief: A Novel

AvidReaderDianna, January 19, 2012

THE BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF: A NOVEL was exciting and intriguing from the first page to the last. The setting was mysterious and full of lovely nooks and crannies for the plot to explore and take advantage of. The plot twisted continually, creating questions upon questions for the reader. And the wonderful information concerning food and recipes made my mouth water and intensified a desire for personally untried spices and concoctions. Likewise, the characters were colorful, some inviting, some repelling, but all so interesting and perfectly designed to support a plot which seemed not only plausable, but so captivating I couldn't put the book down. While I would not want to have lived in this setting, I loved fantasizing about how the "wisdom" of mankind might have been preserved and passed on through the ages too. If you like "history," travel, food, interesting people, plots you cannot figure out too far ahead of time, read THE BOOK OF UNHOLY MISCHIEF: A NOVEL by Elle Newmark.
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