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3.0 out of 5 stars A little too clever?, 31 Dec 2012
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Martin Fielding (Findon, West Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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As a lover of Henry James and especially his supernatural material, I thought I would love this, but I found the structure, which alternates between the present and the past, confusing. It is also not clear whether (the present) narrator is reliable which is a device from which The Turn of the Screw benefits but which I just found annoying in this instance (assuming it was intentional). The plus point - and why I have given this three stars - is that it brought to my attention for the first time the unfinished James story The Beautiful Child, the brilliant first 16 pages of which are reproduced here. Unfortunately by comparison it made the rest of the book seem even less well crafted.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Reading matter, 10 Mar 2013
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The first time I couldn't finish a book and it was only a small one! I kept waiting for things that were obviously not going to happen
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The Beautiful Child by Emma Tennant (Paperback - 31 Oct 2012)
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