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extry points given to me, by me, for choosing a book that has been in my house for more than a year. Ni se transmite lo extraordinario que es su encuentro ni se específica claramente cómo es posible que algo tan increíble haya ocurrido. Iris es simplemente una excusa para que Geillis pueda darnos su testimonio. Hay datos que se repiten, desapego emocional en la narración y falta de profundidad en los personajes. En más de una ocasión, me dio la sensación de que la autora daba por hecho que teníamos que saber ciertos detalles de antemano. La familia de Geillis apenas es mencionada y el papel de sus agresores es difuso. Queda claro cómo fue el ataque que sufrió, el cual es totalmente injustificable, pero se da a entender que fue algo que se gestó con anterioridad a raíz de una serie de sucesos. Me hubiera gustado saber mejor el trasfondo de lo que sucedió y cómo esos malnacidos consiguieron que nadie condenara sus actos.

Miedo, superstición, fanatismo, un paseo por el lado oscuro y retorcido de las personas. Son muy cabrones algunos. La bruja va aparte. Spielbergian in the way Olde Heuvelt shows supernatural goings-on in the midst of everyday life... It’s a fabulous, unforgettable conceit and Olde Heuvelt makes the most of it.” ―The GuardianMi problema fue el estilo narrativo del autor no lo encontré cómodo para sumergirme en toda la trama, el pueblo y los personajes. Sobretodo las repeticiones. Por ello ha sido un mitad sí, mitad no. In between all those edge of the seat moments though is quiet comtemplation, observations of human nature that dig into those dark recesses of humanity, to that part of all of us where we are still children hiding from the boogey man. This is proper old school horror where often what you don’t see is far worse than what you do – it reminded me of King when he’s right on it, messing with your head and getting you jumping at shadows. Hex had that in spades, it grabs you and does not let go, is paced to perfection, written beautifully and basically just scares the crap out of you.

Jenni Fagan has published three fiction novels, five books of poetry and had scripts produced for stage and screen. Although, I was never able to fully sink into this one, I still decided to round up to 4-stars due to the author's fabulous creativity. Kelly, Alan (March 2, 2016). "HELL'S SHELVES: Thomas Olde Heuvelt on HEX". Rue Morgue . Retrieved 2016-10-30.

Los diálogos se me hacían poco naturales en algunas partes, se me han hecho artificiales. También se han querido meter muchas situaciones a modo de ejemplo en alguno de los discursos de Iris que hacen que sientas que la historia no es más que una excusa y queda un poco forzado. No me ha gustado mucho el estilo, pero si esto son cosas que a ti no te importan te animo a leer el libro.

This is the second in the (so far) very impressive Darkland Tales series from Polygon, for which modern Scottish authors offer retelling of the country’s history and legend. When some of the teenagers become frustrated with living under such strict regulations, they start acting out towards the ghost. Their cruel actions ultimately cause all hell to break loose. Joana wrote: "Does anybody know about another book like this one? With an hilarious/snarky main character, a hot romance and nice action?Directed by National Theatre artistic director Rufus Norris, Hex has a book by Tanya Ronder, music by Jim Fortune and lyrics by Rufus Norris. The musical’s original concept is by Katrina Lindsay and Rufus Norris. The greats of fiction Stephen King and George R. R. Martin lead the fanfare for HEX, so be assured that Thomas Olde Heuvelt’s debut English novel is both terrifying and unputdownable in equal measure. Thomas Olde Heuvelt (1983) is the international bestselling author of HEX. The much-praised novel was published in over twenty-five countries around the world and is currently in development for TV by Gary Dauberman. Olde Heuvelt, whose last name in Dutch dialect means “Old Hill,” was the first ever translated author to win a Hugo Award for his short story "The Day the World Turned Upside Down".

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