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This review is from: The Evil Seed (Paperback)
Harris's foreword states that her publisher and her fans clamoured for the re-release of this book, but for the life of me I can't understand why she allowed it! She herself admits the writing style is somewhat undeveloped - over-blown might be a better description... I haven't come across such floridly turgid prose in a long time (thank goodness). Although the plot itself was interesting enough to keep me plodding on the bitter end, it was a actually with a sigh of relief that I reached the last page! Such a total contrast to her more well-known books (which I've enjoyed), in both storyline and literary style, but not in a good way. Sorry Joanne!
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Initial post: 26 May 2011, 15:43:17 BST
Dean Moriarty says:
I imagine she allowed it because some people are interested in a writer's evolution, and because she isn't arrogant enough to refuse when so many people wanted to read her early work. Oh yes. And because some of us loved it. It's clearly a pastiche of the Gothic novel, and if it seems overwritten to you, that's probably because you haven't read any of the actual Gothic novels it is based on.
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