Friday, August 14, 2015

The Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai (Book Review)

The Hundred-Year HouseThe Hundred-Year House by Rebecca Makkai
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“This is a place where people aren’t so much haunted by their pasts as they are unknowingly hurtled toward specific and inexorable destinations.”

This book is not so much a ghost story as it is the story of the spirit of a place, told in an inventive way that hooked me. Reading it is like opening a series of Russian nesting dolls, moving backward through layers of time to find the secrets of Laurelfield and those whose lives have been caught up in the beautiful country manor house. I enjoyed the characters and the prose is absolutely wonderful. I’m always happy to discover a fabulous new author.

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  1. You, my dear coz, are a toad and a destroyer. Do you know how many books your reviews have forced me into when I DON'T HAVE THE TIME to read them. Hurumph!

  2. Ha! That's what other people's reviews do to me! But I can't stop...can't stop...