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Teresa P’s last login was Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Thank you for your reply. You saw essentially the same things I saw when I read the book. Not only do I continue to ponder it, I think I will have to read it again to see if some alliance could have formed between the doctor and the house when he visited it first as a child. On this reading I will be more alert to it. Sarah Waters did weave this book skillfully. I think people who are accustomed to reading Stephen King type literature would just miss the more subtle hints of Sarah Waters. I have enjoyed hearing your views about the book, and hope that we can discuss other books.
I just finished The Little Stranger and your review was the only review I agreed with. Now I would like to read it over to verify what I thought I saw. Did you think the doctor was the poltergeist? I was a little suspicious after the brother went to the sanitarium, and then my suspicions came back when the sister was killed in such a horrifying way and he could remember her eyes when she recognized his disembodied spirit in the hall.
Actually it is not a new book, but a new syndicated column that he writes daily. I can't find my recent newsletter from him, but in there it says where you can find it. It is probably at the Guardian.com or the Scotsman.com. Go to those sites to find out. I haven't read the column yet, but it is like the 44 Scotland St. books which were first a series in the paper in Scotland.
At the moment I am reading " The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society " by Mary Ann Shaffer .
I bought it because the title intrigued me ,it is a lovely gem of a book.It is a correspondence between a woman living in London and a collection of eccentric characters who have just survived the german occupation.
One to recommend to the book club