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Old 27-08-2010, 11:15   #1
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The Small Hand

Anyone going to buy the new Susan hill out Sptember 2nd?

I don't know what it is but come autumn I just love some scary books, particularly those authors who write in a similar style to M.R.James (haunting tales, not bloody or gory), like Susan Hill.

I love the woman in black and her whole style of writing, and thought I might get the man in the picture and possibly the small hand once I read the reviews.

Anyone else read more of her books?
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Old 27-08-2010, 12:12   #2
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I've read all of Susan Hill's ghost stories and her novel I'm The King of The Castle (which is also as chilling in its own right) and they are all excellent.

The Mist in The Mirror wasn't, overall, as satisfying as The Woman in Black but there are some truly memorable, scary scenes to give you the chills.

The Man in The Picture shares a similar theme to The Woman in Black and is very effective. I cannot recommend them highly enough and I look forward to The Small Hand which I am having sent to me next week. I'm sure that I will not be disappointed by them.

If you love M.R. James, as I do, then Susan Hill is the writer currently holding the torch for this kind of genre which is all but lost today. We need a good old fashioned ghost story to keep as with a sense of unease on cold winter nights!
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Old 30-08-2010, 08:08   #3
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Is it a Jeremy Beadle biography?

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My copy of The Small Hand arrived today. Really looking forward to this.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:20   #6
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If you could give a review when you've finished that would be great, as it would be from someone who appreciated her work and maybe has a better understanding.
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Will do but I'm getting married next week and time is short. You may get a chance to read it before I do. Read the first couple of chapters and it appears that this is her first modern day ghost story.
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Managed to finish this last night. I was a little disappointed to be honest. Her previous ghost stories have managed to chill me and give me the shivers but there was not one scene in this novel that managed to achieve anything that has gone before in her previous ghost stories. It's a good, little mystery on it's own and maybe I was expecting too much. Not overly satisified by the outcome though.
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Thanks The3rdMan, I'm sure many of us Susan Hill fans appreciate the review, I think I'll wait for a library copy and save a few pounds for some Kindle goodies.

Congratulations on the Nuptials, and I hope it stayed fine for you.
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This book and The Man in The Picture now available for Kindle.
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Kindle Daily deal today The Small Hand at 99p

Worth a go if you like creepy stories or Susan Hill.
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