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4.0 out of 5 stars A Haunting but Impressive Read, 16 Dec. 2004
This review is from: The Onion Girl (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
I read this novel having already read most of Charles De Lint's earlier works set in the imaginary city of Newford. This novel is well-written, although given that I'd managed to work out what was going to happen fairly early, I found the back-and-forth rhythm of the book a tad annoying. Given that I knew and was fond of the central character from the earlier books, this was a difficult read when you find out what dark history made her who she is. Saying that, all bar a small section of the book was completely new material, and it helped to flesh out a number of other characters well. The ending also surprised me a little. I'm glad I read it, but having read it once I'd find it difficult to read again. I think you'll get more out of the book if you've read at least one of the Newford novel or story collections before this, but even without that this is a powerful story.
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