Evan’s ESS = 10 out of 10
Erin’s ESS = 10 out of 10
"What better way to get to know someone than through her choice and treatment of books?"
Why: Before we delve into the actual review of The Thirteenth Tale, please allow us some leniency to address an important issue blackening the world of literature. We’ve found that while you can’t judge a book by the cover, a picture IS worth a thousand words. Enter one Diane Setterfield….
We truly hate to make an example of Ms. Setterfield when she has written such a gem, but was it absolutely necessary to press your face and hair against the wall for your back of the book portrait? And what’s with the ring, and the crazy transparent brown getup? Far too many authors loose all good judgment when it comes time for the photo op. This must stop! Whether it’s an expression of deep thought or unnecessary seriousness, you’re hurting more than just yourself.
Okay, back to the review…. The Thirteenth Tale is another shining example of a story written specifically for those marvelous and enlightened people who love books. It’s beautifully written and wildly suspenseful. Even we didn’t foresee the end turning out like it did – so much so that one of us had to read it all over again. (This may not say a whole lot though, as we’re still left open mouthed every time Darth Vader reveals that he is, in fact, Luke’s father).
Editor’s Note: Please publish a second novel, Diane… please.