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Mandafofanda Reads Lots

The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield This is a book that I will definitely be buying a copy of my own (I borrowed this one from the library). There is a definite voice and style of writing that draws you in, reminiscent of Life of Pi (another favourite of mine).

What I loved: the unfolding of the story, the mystery, the richness of the characters.

What lacked: I wasn't too connected to Margaret, the narrator.

Very interesting twist to the ending, and I found myself going back and re-reading parts to appreciate the author's hints and foreshadowing.