The Miniaturist

I'm not lost!
by Jessie Burton | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781447250937 Global Overview for this book
Registered by mcsar of Richmond, British Columbia Canada on 9/14/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by mcsar from Richmond, British Columbia Canada on Friday, September 14, 2018
A brilliant debut novel set in late 17th century Amsterdam. I loved the writing, characters and the plot. Haunting, mesmerizing and magical.


Wishlist tag for GoryDetails.

Journal Entry 2 by mcsar at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Friday, October 05, 2018

Released 5 mos ago (10/5/2018 UTC) at Wishlist tag game, RABCK -- Controlled Releases

CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:

Going to GoryDetails as a wishlist tag. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, October 13, 2018
The book arrived safely today; many thanks! (Love the bookplate, too!) I've always been fond of miniatures, from dollhouses to gaming dioramas to the marvelous crime-scene miniatures in The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, and put this novel on my wishlist because I wanted to see how a 17th-century interpretation would play out. [The novel inspired a 2017 mini-series.]

Later: Lovely, lyrical prose, that really put me into the setting and into the main character's life - even when that was uncomfortable. I loved that she gradually learned to cope with her new life, distant or outright malicious husband and sister-in-law, and strange customs, foods, and business practices. (At times it felt like a tutorial in period Dutch trading {wry grin}.) I adored the descriptions of the miniature house and furnishings, though as the details got more personal and the miniaturist remained enigmantic, it felt stalker-ish.

As for the main plot, with the increasing tribulations of Nella's husband weighing down the entire household, it was quite a downer - with threads of hope for the surviving characters, if only they can escape from this highly restrictive society!

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Greeley Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Released 4 mos ago (11/15/2018 UTC) at Greeley Park in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I plan to leave this book, bagged against the elements, near the Stone House in Greeley Park; hope the finder enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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*** Released for the 2018 Movie release challenge. ***

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