Lost: A Novel

by Gregory Maguire | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0060988649 Global Overview for this book
Registered by noez of La Mirada, California USA on 1/1/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by noez from La Mirada, California USA on Monday, January 1, 2007
From the back cover:
“Winifred Rudge, a bemused writer struggling to get beyond the runaway success of her mass-market astrology book, travels to London to jump-start her new novel about a woman who is being haunted by the ghost of Jack the Ripper. Upon her arrival, she finds that her stepcousin and old friend John Comestor has disappeared, and a ghostly presence seems to have taken over his home. Is the spirit Winnie’s great-great-grandfather, who, family legend claims, was Charles Dickens’s childhood inspiration for Ebenezer Scrooge? Could it be the ghostly remains of Jack the Ripper? Or a phantasm derived from a more arcane and insidious origin? Winnie begins to investigate and finds herself the unwilling audience for a drama of specters and shades---some from her family’s peculiar history and some from her own unvanquished past.
In the spirit of A.S. Byatt’s Possession, with dark echoing overtones of A Christmas Carol, Lost presents a rich fictional world that will enrapture its readers.”

The book starts out fairly well and it pulls you right in. However, it loses it’s momentum and the story starts to fall apart and get long winded. The plot lines do not come to an end and it leaves you feeling bored. Sadly, this is not the best of Maguire’s work. It’s ok, but not great.

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