Tight Lipped Tuesday #18

Saying not very much again on a Tuesday.

I don’t usually do book reviews, and I’m not going to do one now, reading is such a personal thing and books other people have loved, I’ve not liked at all (The Da Vinci Code anyone?).

However, I’ve just finished this well written debut novel and really enjoyed it.

So, if you fancy a bit of a thriller set in gritty Victorian London against a backdrop of the Great Exhibition of 1851 and the emergence of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, I’d recommend it.

Just saying.

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  1. #1 by KerryCan on September 10, 2019 - 13:16

    Hmmm . . . I have liked other books set in the art world so I will make note! And I loathed DaVinci Code . . .

    • #2 by tialys on September 10, 2019 - 13:29

      I knew I (plus Mr. Tialys) weren’t the only ones.
      I can’t bear bad writing no matter how gripping the plot.

  2. #3 by nanacathy2 on September 10, 2019 - 13:40

    Galloped through the Da Vinci code, no time to notice the bad writing! I enjoyed it.

    • #4 by tialys on September 10, 2019 - 13:49

      Well, you’re certainly not alone.
      I think you’d enjoy this one too.

  3. #5 by katechiconi on September 10, 2019 - 15:00

    Righto… reserved at my local library. Nice to find a book recommendation they do actually have on the shelves!

    • #6 by tialys on September 10, 2019 - 16:24

      Ooh good. I hope you enjoy it.

  4. #7 by Laurie Graves on September 10, 2019 - 15:02

    Just requested “The Doll Factory” from our interlibrary loan system. Look forward to reading it. Fun to get book suggestions from blogging friends.

    • #8 by tialys on September 10, 2019 - 16:25

      Hopefully you’ll like it as much as I did.

  5. #10 by sew2pro on September 10, 2019 - 22:25

    I trust your recommendations! On reading list!

    • #11 by tialys on September 10, 2019 - 22:58

      Well, I enjoyed ‘The Sealwoman’s Gift’ which was on your recommendation so I hope I can reciprocate.

      By the way – did you ever get to see ‘The Little Stranger’? You wrote about it on your blog the day before the cinema release but I only fairly recently saw it on Sky. I thought it was very faithful to the book and actually made some things clearer to me. I found the Doctor much creepier in the film than I imagined him in the book but then that might be because I find that particular actor slightly creepy.

  6. #12 by kathyreeves on September 11, 2019 - 04:36

    Can one ever have too many suggestions for books? DEFINITELY NOT! I’ll be hunting for this one.

    • #13 by tialys on September 11, 2019 - 09:44

      I can read a bit in French but not well enough to grasp all the nuances that make a book so good to read so, unfortunately, I don’t make use of the local library. I wait for specials on Kindle books or trawl the charity stalls (often run by the British community) at markets for the hard copies.
      If you find it in your preferred hunting ground I hope you enjoy it.

  7. #14 by CurlsnSkirls on September 11, 2019 - 05:10

    Do not have delighted memories of Da V.C., and this is actually in a local library. 😮 Will give it a go once I get it in hand. Thank you!

    • #15 by tialys on September 11, 2019 - 09:38

      Well, at least if you’re not impressed it won’t have cost you anything 😉

  8. #17 by claire93 on September 11, 2019 - 11:04

    I had a “look Inside” on amazon, and I don’t think this would be my cup of tea but I do love reading book reviews and adding new titles/authors to my list of books to look out for. I’ve currently got 4 books from local Library, and a load from vide-grenier to plough through.

    • #18 by tialys on September 11, 2019 - 12:08

      Well, it won’t be for everybody – although I thought the title might appeal to you!! It’s very dark with some distressing scenes but you can almost smell the streets of Victorian London – if that’s your thing. 🤣

      • #19 by claire93 on September 11, 2019 - 15:32

        title was up my street, I mean, hey, there’s the word “doll” lol . . . if it’s been translated into French and I can find it in my local Library, I’ll probably give it a go. But won’t be putting it on my wish list for xmas.

  9. #20 by Kim on September 11, 2019 - 12:41

    Reserved at my library. Will report back in due course 😀

    • #21 by tialys on September 11, 2019 - 13:01

      Ooh good. Lots of you have reserved it and, as with every book, I’m sure there’ll be mixed responses to it but I look forward to hearing whether it hit the spot for you or not.

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