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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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In the Woods by Tana French
In the Woods

Kelly Woodall, August 4, 2012

I didn't expect much from this book upon first opening it, as a fellow worker had said she had tried to read it but just "couldn't get into it." Imagine my surprise, then, when, even before the close of the first paragraph, I was hooked. I quite literally couldn't put this book down. The story was extraordinarily well-written, with the mystery well-planned--there were no jumps of logic which would have lessened the flow of the story or the enjoyment for the reader. The characters were developed to a surprising and impressive degree, and this was not limited to just the main characters, Rob and Cassie; one paragraph was able to provide such a glimpse into the character of Detective Ryan's superior that I could picture him completely, eccentricities and all, seeing in just a few sentences how he had been for his entire life--a highly amusing moment! Perhaps my favorite aspect of this novel, however, was the link to the folklore of Detective Ryan's native Ireland--there was just the slightest hint of Irish mysticism. Detective Ryan, scientifically trained and highly educated, is still overcome by the almost-supernatural events that take place when he revisits the woods in the night, and try as he does to interpret what he sees--or rather, what is hidden just beyond his view, but coming ever closer-- he cannot explain it. This novel left me delighted to have found such a talented author, and I was saddened only that it had to end; luckily for me, however, I didn't have to wait long to get my hands on the sequel...
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