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biffblack rated a title Oct 19 2020

Carny

DVD - 2009
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biffblack made a comment Feb 28 2020
"In fairness, this 1944 novel has a fantastic opening chapter. It's gripping, suspenseful, and rife with atmospheric details that build a sense of horror and dread. The second chapter proceeds well enough, but the third bores -- it's mostly descrip..." Permalink
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biffblack rated a title Feb 28 2020
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Feb 16 2020
"A Scottish Victorian fairy tale, full of Christian metaphysics and period morality, but very charming, fanciful, and poetic. Much of the subject matter -- extreme poverty, alcoholism, domestic abuse, and death -- is very serious, making the book m..." Permalink
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biffblack made a comment Feb 16 2020
"Ruth Sanderson's ugly, overbearing illustrations do not serve the story at all. They upstage it." Permalink
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