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The Children's Home by [Lambert, Charles]

The Children's Home Kindle Edition

4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

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Charles Lambert has crafted an exquisitely strange and deliciously dark offering ... the narrative itself will haunt his readers well beyond the margins of its pages.--High Voltage Magazine

This disquieting novel is surely one of the year's most bizarre stories… Mr. Lambert's subtle prose enhances the novel's creepiness, as does his refusal to fully resolve or explain its many mysteries.---The New York Times

The Children's Home is a not-nice sort of fairy tale, where the magic doesn't sparkle prettily but boils and oozes, where the Prince has a face of tatters, where the children take grown-up revenge on their monsters. It is also, somehow, a searching, empathetic narrative about forgiveness.--Owen King, author of Double Feature: A Novel

The Children's Home may well be the most surprising, thought provoking and also baffling book I've ever read. --The Way She Reads blog

There is really nothing at all in this story that isn't strange and that's what I ended up loving about it. --In a Good Book Room

Charles Lambert is a seriously good writer.-- Beryl Bainbridge

This genre-bending debut is by turns dread-inducing and heartwarming, a masterful exploration of whether innocence can truly sprout from ignorance...a magical, mesmerizing tale about the courage it takes to confront the unknown. --Booklist, STARRED review

Charles Lambert's novel is entirely original ... highly compelling and invigorating writing.--Lonesome Reader

Charles Lambert could one day attain classic status--Maggie Gee

Beautifully written and crafted, and more compelling than many thrillers.--Daily Mail

A thoroughly original entry into the tradition of ghost stories, eschewing convention.Compulsively readable, a one-of-a-kind literary horror story.--Kirkus

The Children's Home is a haunting Gothic in the vein of Shirley Jackson, steeped with the mystery and imagination of Neil Gaiman's fairy tales. Lambert's prose is beautiful and his tale is mesmerizing.'--CementeryDance online

' ...one book that I shall re-read and re-read again.' --Postcard Reviews

About the Author

Charles Lambert is the author of many novels, short stories, and the memoir, With a Zero at its Heart, which was named one of The Guardian's Ten Best Books of the Year in 2014. In 2007, he won an O. Henry Award for his short story, "The Scent of Cinnamon." He has been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Lichfield Prize, and the Willesden Short Story Prize. He was born in Lichfield, England, and currently lives near Rome, Italy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Aardvark Bureau (22 Feb. 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AYQYDOI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #442,727 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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