The Well Educated Mind Reading Group

Private reading group discussions
 
HomePortalFAQSearchRegisterMemberlistUsergroupsLog in

Share | 
 

 The Thirteenth Tale

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Kelley
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 890
Age : 37
Localisation : Delta, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: The Thirteenth Tale   Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:46 pm

This book was chosen in the top ten novels of the year so far by Amazon.com. Quote from the cover

"My gripe is not with lovers of the truth, but with truth herself. What succor, what consolation is there in truth, compared to a story? What good is truth at midnight, in the dar, when the wind is roaring like a bear in the chimney? What you need are the plump comforts of a story. The soothing, rocking safety of a lie." -Vida Winter
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://welleducatedmind.editboard.com
Kelley
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 890
Age : 37
Localisation : Delta, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:58 am

I am just a couple of chapters in to this one, and I can barely put it down. I feel a connection to the protaganist, based on her love of reading and her endless curiosity.
study
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://welleducatedmind.editboard.com
Karen

avatar

Number of posts : 365
Localisation : Cortez, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:01 pm

i was really drawn to the herione as well. working in a ook shop would be a reat job. I thought the author did a good job seeting the scene and easing the herione into the role of biographer. she also gave me several interestig loose ends so I wanted to continue reading!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kelley
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 890
Age : 37
Localisation : Delta, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   Mon Sep 24, 2007 8:56 am

I just finished reading the Beginnings section...I can't put it down.!
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://welleducatedmind.editboard.com
Karen

avatar

Number of posts : 365
Localisation : Cortez, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:53 pm

how are you doing with this book? I was not suprised that Aurelious was the child of one of the twins, were you? i also guessed that the grandmotherly woman that was seen in the woods was also the woman who was given the child the night of the fire. The author let us play with the idea that there was another sibling/relative when the governess saw two of them playing together and then saw one in a catatonic state at the doctors. For a while I was waiting to see what would force the non damaged twin to pop out of her weirdness and become 'normal'.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kelley
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 890
Age : 37
Localisation : Delta, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:13 am

I also kept wondering what made the agressive twin all of a sudden kind. Looking back there were a lot more hints to the truth than I realized at the time, The way she played with we, she, I...etc. I wasn't surprised to find out that Aurelius was one of the twins, but he did seem pretty normal for the imbred state he came from.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://welleducatedmind.editboard.com
Karen

avatar

Number of posts : 365
Localisation : Cortez, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   Sun Sep 30, 2007 2:29 pm

Did you think that the twins were their uncles daughters?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Kelley
Admin
avatar

Number of posts : 890
Age : 37
Localisation : Delta, Colorado
Registration date : 2006-11-20

PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:20 pm

ABSOLUTELY
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://welleducatedmind.editboard.com
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: The Thirteenth Tale   

Back to top Go down
 
The Thirteenth Tale
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» A tale of 2 Me110's
» The Fairy Tale Bonsai Style
» Favorite Story or Tale
» A sad cat tale
» Angel of Music, by Carrie Hernandez

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Well Educated Mind Reading Group :: Reader's Choice :: The Thirteenth Tale-
Jump to: