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Boomerang book: I chucked it but it came back ...,
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This review is from: Some Kind of Fairy Tale (Hardcover)
This book earned a double first from me. A few weeks back it became the first book that annoyed me so much I chucked it across the room. It then became the first book that, having once given up, I gave a second chance.
Glad I did. 4 out of 5 stars. (It lost a star for putting a mark in the living room wall).
Seriously, why did I chuck it? A couple of annoying factual errors. Some grating clichés and (the straw that broke the camels back) a scene (in the "real" world) that I found so ludicrous the book went sailing across the room before I knew it. But I was compelled to return. Thereupon, the story became quite unputdownable.
A refreshing take on folklore. I am so close to giving back that fifth star ...