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I'm a slow reader but I love books. I hope to read more every year. 30 Books this year!

Currently reading

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
Galatians for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading
Timothy Keller
Life In A West German Town
Robin Sawers
Shepherding a Child's Heart
Tedd Tripp
Concise Theology
J.I. Packer
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
C.S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes
Proverbs: The Tree of Life
Graeme Goldsworthy, Paul Barnett
Stirrings Of The Soul: Evangelicals And The New Spirituality
Michael Raiter
The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection
Arthur Conan Doyle

The Wilful Eye (Tales from the Tower)

The Wilful Eye (Tales from the Tower) - Catastrophic Disruption of the Head by Margo Lanagan...

To be honest I didn't really enjoy this story very much. It was very dark and the main character is very disturbed and unlikable/unrelateable. The descriptions of rape and violence made me quite uncomfortable and the disjointed way the story was written while clever, I found slightly boring. Once read though, and after reading Margo's explanation of what she was doing with old fairy tale, I gained a greater appreciation for the message behind the story, though I don't know if it comes across on it's own without explanation. I'm not against the idea of offering insight into the mind of an antagonist, but more often than not I think it makes for a not very pleasant read.
Two Stars