Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The City in the Lake

Hmm, another book that somehow, for me, couldn't live up to the hype. Rachel Neumeier's The City in the Lake was supposed to be beautiful and lyrical with fantastic world-building, but I just found it super weird and somewhat estranging. I felt distanced from the characters, and when I tried to give a short summary of the book to my husband, all I managed was a very confused jumble of vague descriptions. There's a plot, I'm sure of it. I did quite like the depictions of the deep forest; it reminded me of Tolkien's Mirkwood Forest and the Dead Marshes both (and reminds me how much I want to have a LOTR film marathon).

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