The Evil Seed

by Joanne Harris | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552775045 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingPlum-crazywing of Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on 5/22/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingPlum-crazywing from Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, May 22, 2016
When Alice Farrel meets Joe's new girlfriend she is disturbed by the girl's placid nature, not realizing that this is just one side of her persona. Is the lust for power which was true of Rosemary Ashley 40 years before, the same hunger she sees in Ginny?

Journal Entry 2 by wingPlum-crazywing at Brighouse, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Monday, May 30, 2016
Having really enjoyed other books by Joanne Harris, I'm sad to say I was disappointed in this, though to be fair, I'm not a fan of vampire novels (unless they're a bit tongue-in-cheek). For me it lacked credibility from the off, not due to the vampire element, no it was the fact that Alice's ex-boyfriend rings her after three years & asks her to put up his new girlfriend .....never mind the fact that Alice agrees - what?!!! I just really struggled to accept that scenario & so I guess the book was never going to engross me after that.
I wasn't enamoured with any of the characters. Ginny's little gang was straight out of "The Lost Boys", from their outfits down to the vampire child, not very original IMHO.

I see in her introduction that Harris says her publishers were wanting the next Anne Rice (one is MORE than enough thank you) well, I for one am glad she didn't continue in this vein...haha......

Journal Entry 3 by wingPlum-crazywing at Yorkshire Day Exchange , By Post -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 01, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (8/2/2016 UTC) at Yorkshire Day Exchange , By Post -- Controlled Releases

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HAPPY YORKSHIRE DAY!

Journal Entry 4 by Zoooz at Portishead, Bristol United Kingdom on Friday, August 05, 2016
Thank you for the Yorkshire day parcel Plum Crazy.
It was very thoughtful of you. I look forward to reading this book :)

Journal Entry 5 by Zoooz at Yorkshire Day Exchange, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom on Thursday, October 13, 2016
I generally like Joanne Harris' work, particularly "Blue Eyed Boy" and "Chocolat." This was a fairly average book by her standards. I must admit a lot of the books that I've read about vampires have been a bit clichéd.

"Caution - May contain vampires.

It's never easy to face the fact that a man you once loved passionately has found the girl of his dreams, as Alice discovers when Joe introduces her to his new girlfriend. Then Alice finds an old diary and reads about two men and the mysterious woman who bewitched them both, buried in Grantchester churchyard half a century ago.

As the stories seem to intertwine, Alice comes to realize that her instinctive hatred of Joe's new girlfriend may not just be due to jealousy, as she is plunged into a nightmare world of obsession, revenge, seduction - and blood."

Will be releasing for Halloween Book Exchange

Journal Entry 6 by Zoooz at -- By post or by hand --, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, October 13, 2016

Released 2 yrs ago (10/13/2016 UTC) at -- By post or by hand --, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Posting tomorrow for book exchange celebrating Halloween!

Happy Halloween fellow Book Crosser :)

Journal Entry 7 by KaleLewin at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, October 17, 2016
Received with some treats as part of the Halloween book exchange

Journal Entry 8 by KaleLewin at Oxford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 02, 2016
Not really my kind of book, I didn't get beyond the first few pages.


Released 2 yrs ago (12/2/2016 UTC) at International RABCK Sweepstakes, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- United Kingdom

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A wish list book for the winner of the International RABCK Sweepstake

Journal Entry 10 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Monday, December 12, 2016
Thank you sooo much!
A well read book... though I'm afraid that none of you has liked it so far...
Well, it has finally left the UK, and is here safe with me; looking forward to reading it and giving my opinion.
Thanks for the lovely Xmas card and BC labels... you have been brilliant! :)

Journal Entry 11 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Sunday, September 10, 2017
Currently reading it, as I intend to send it to the winner (or decoy?) of the latest edition of the Supernatural Sweeps.

Journal Entry 12 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Thursday, October 12, 2017
Well, I must agree with Plum: the initial premise just feels wrong, and from then on, eveything goes downhill.
A pity, because the idea of intertwined stories (Rosemary in the past, Ginny in the present) was good... But come on, you agree to have your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend under your roof, and even when she starts behaving strangely and bringing weird friends into your house, you just put up with it? No way...
I found the ending confusing, maybe because I had just lost interest by that point.
Having said this: it is well written, and qualifies as the first effort by a writer who afterwards became better in her craft... The same happened to me with "Sleep, Pale Sister": a good initial idea, getting muddled along the way... Maybe trying to take on too much?
Thanks for sharing; it will soon be on its way to its next reader... :)

Journal Entry 13 by wingBookworm-ladywing at Madrid, Madrid Spain on Friday, October 13, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (10/13/2017 UTC) at Madrid, Madrid Spain

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Sent today to the decoy (now I know!) of the Supernatural Sweeps.
Sorry for the delay, as I wanted to read it first.
There is a little extra gift, as Halloween is approaching.
Enjoy!! :)

Journal Entry 14 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Thursday, November 09, 2017
Received along with the halloween garland

Journal Entry 15 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Reserved for the birthday group (dark-draco)

Journal Entry 16 by wingLamillawing at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus on Thursday, January 04, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (1/4/2018 UTC) at Минск / Minsk, Minsk Belarus

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Journal Entry 17 by wingdark-dracowing at Ledbury, Herefordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 11, 2018
Thank you so much for my wonderful birthday package - another book to cross of my wishlist :)

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