Friday, February 28, 2014
Midwinterblood, by Marcus Sedgwick
It's a complicated and fascinating ghost story. While slightly marred by an epilogue that makes an attempt for a happy ending, the seven stories within this book are rich and each stands on their own. Together, they weave a compelling story that has been masterfully crafted: elements of one story reappear in another - often to shocking effect. The story is so complex and carefully designed that subtleties are undoubtedly missed on the first reading (and thus a re-reading is recommended). The originality of the story captured me and I'll be thinking about it for some time to come. I highly recommend this book if you like classic ghost stories and don't mind something that will stick in your head for days!