K. L. Stone

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (30 of 33)
Location: England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,600,459 - Total Helpful Votes: 30 of 33
The Safe House by Nicci French
The Safe House by Nicci French
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plot over Character, 15 Jun 2002
This is a plot driven work that concerns itself less with character development than it does with moving the plot forward. Having said that, the plot is extremely tightly wound and constructed with admirable skill and exactitude. It is a fantastic story with shocking twists, but don't expect to climb into the characters' skins at all.
A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore
A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Read, 15 Jun 2002
The is a well contructed love story told in a graceful and captivating style. The author has been quite brave, yet obviously careful, in her portrayal of an intense sibling relationship turned too far inward to escape the youthful urges of sexuality. The individual's sense of seclusion during harsh and powerful winters is expertly conveyed. However, if your sense of morality is easily threatened, read something else; because, this is a complicated work that teases out taboos in a way in which the reader will never forget.
Island by Jane Rogers
Island by Jane Rogers
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Having just enjoyed a fantastic discussion of this novel in a reading group, I would recommend this work highly to other groups. The main character is a complex, troubled young woman, inciting lively disagreement between readers. Many were horrified by her behavior, while others sypathised with her troubled life. Either way, the obssesive attempts to murder her mother were deliciously shocking to each of us.