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Good read engaging... similar to a stephen king read..
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3.0 out of 5 stars Oddly compelling.......
This is the story of two sisters - Susan and Liz Marley. Susan has dropped out of school, wanders round the town barefoot, drinking, sleeping with unsuitable men and generally estranged from everyone and everything.

Liz is the sister who still wants a relationship with Susan but who is unable to deal with the person Susan has become.

The townsfolk of...
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Oddly compelling......., 16 April 2007
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Jules "policechick" (Hertforshire, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Keeper (Paperback)
This is the story of two sisters - Susan and Liz Marley. Susan has dropped out of school, wanders round the town barefoot, drinking, sleeping with unsuitable men and generally estranged from everyone and everything.

Liz is the sister who still wants a relationship with Susan but who is unable to deal with the person Susan has become.

The townsfolk of Bedford believe that Susan is responsible for it's gradual demise, unemployment and generally failing environemnt as well as for their own individual bad experiences and unhappy lives. Whilst they tolerate Liz they believe she may also have inhertited Susan's made bad genes.

When Susan dies in a freak accident, the story really begins. Whilst she had an impact on their lives when she was alive, Susan really begins to infect the minds of the townspeople now she is dead and they see her in their dreams which in turn become real.

And this is where it all gets a bit strange..... you need to really suspend your beliefs to follow the story which mixes some real events with many many dream/nightmare experiences involving Susan and various characters. The story does eventually build to a climax but it's certainly a weird story.

Oddly, whilst I thought it was a bit strange in the beginning and I was almost put off, I kept going with this book and rather enjoyed it. It is certainly a brave first novel and full marks to Sarah Langan for such an imaginative and unconventional book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Uncompelling, 3 May 2008
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SonicQuack (Essex, UK) - See all my reviews
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The Keeper is horror in the vein of Straub, where a community succumbs to a threat from a malevolent entity. The supernatural is well hidden, hinted at more that directly portrayed in an effort to maintain some suspense. Although the approach is fresh, the lack of any likeable characters creates a lacklustre story. There is a score of characters and only the two central protagonists offer any positive attributes, however with so many characters the key players receive little time, except to propel the story. The Keeper is short enough to be a simple time-killer but it's lack of emotional hold means you'll have soon forgotten it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 2 Feb. 2015
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Good read engaging... similar to a stephen king read..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 July 2014
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Good boook
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