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Old November 22 2013, 07:22 PM   #2959
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Re: So What Are you Reading?: Generations

Finished The Sleep Room, by FR Tallis. Pretty decent evocation of spookiness at a remote 1950s hospital. The writing style drips with 50s British reserve, and overall comes over as having a real vibe of the TV adaptations of MR James stories - Tallis admits the writer's influence in the interview at the back, but IMO it's definitely more evocative of the landscapes portrayed in the classic BBC versions - especially the bleak opening scenes of Peter Vaughan on his bike in the TV version of A Warning To The Curious.

On the downside, the main character turns out to be an arsehole of sorts, and there's a spectacularly predictible epilogue. My advice is to read this cos it's generally wonderful, but absolutely definitely skip the epilogue letter.

Now for Stephen King's Doctor Sleep...
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