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Thursday, February 27, 2014

return to an old favorite...

The Lake of Dead Languages

The Lake of Dead Languages

By: Carol Goodman

Genre: Adult fiction

Pages: 432

Published: 2005

Read: February

4.5 out of 5

This is the second time reading this novel. I still love Goodman, but I lowered my rating by ½ a star. This is due to the fact that throughout the many years since originally reading it I have discovered many great novels – also many not-so-great ones.  I love the literary quality of her novels, however after the redundancy of the private school setting with prestigious and unique courses of study – it can become overkill.  She has recently written her first young adult novel and continues to maintain her superb writing style. Her novels are always full of twists, turns, and surprise revelations and then some not so surprising ones.  I have read every one of her novels, even those written under Juliet Dark, and hope to see her return to the  gothic/suspense genre and leave the fantasy style behind. 

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