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Edith Pattou

Autor(a) de East

9 Works 3,675 Membros 123 Críticas 7 Favorited

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Obras por Edith Pattou

East (2003) 2,318 exemplares
Mrs. Spitzer's Garden (2001) 549 exemplares
West (2018) 204 exemplares
Ghosting (2014) 57 exemplares
Fainting Goats (2009) 2 exemplares
Északfi (2016) 1 exemplar

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Entirely fun and engaging. While fairly typical for a fairy tale retelling, I cannot help myself, I love them. I do think all the main characters of every one I've read are the same, with a spunky, driven female lead and a quiet, mysterious man (or bear or whatever). I did get bogged down in the middle, the journey through the arctic was tedious, but the story overall was good.
 
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mslibrarynerd | 58 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
Beauty and the Beast but make it Scandinavian.

The premise was good (and, well, that’s the Beauty and the Beast part, honestly), but the method was…not. It dragged. It was a slog. And I think it wouldn’t have felt so overly-long if the characters had been given any amount of personality. I mean, any at all. They feel like cardboard people flatly carrying out the action of the plot, which, in itself, had no real zest to it, plodding along with a ‘this happened and then this and then this’ vibe. No tension, no surprising elements, no depth to be found anywhere. Blech.… (mais)
 
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electrascaife | 58 outras críticas | Dec 6, 2023 |
Classic fairy tale "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" is transplanted to 16th-century Europe for a story about cartography, weaving, and trolls.

East is filtered through multiple voices: some of these perspectives make sense (the heroine, the bear, the troll queen); some of them are less explicable (Rose's father and brother, who do little of note). The book does a nice job of grounding fairy-tale archetypes and conventions into a realistic setting, but it doesn't do anything particularly innovative or radical with the material. I craved pulpier thrills, but East tends more to the mellow and low-key.… (mais)
 
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proustbot | 58 outras críticas | Jun 19, 2023 |
It's been a long time since I read East, and I worried that would be a barrier to reading the sequel. Not so! Pattou's mesmerizing storytelling captures the reader and brings us up to speed even as the next adventure unfolds. I found the multiple viewpoints very effective, and the section that deals with the sweating sickness was an eerie reflection on our current times. Excellent.

advanced reader's copy provided by Edelweiss.
 
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jennybeast | 4 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2022 |

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Stephen T. Johnson Cover artist
Sarah Coleman Calligraphy
Cathy Riggs Designer
Vaughn Andrews Cover designer

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Obras
9
Membros
3,675
Popularidade
#6,887
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
123
ISBN
63
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
7

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