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Book Reviews: The Devouring Gray + Island Of The Sequined Love Nun

The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

This deliciously good novel is about a mysterious small town with a secret. There is no realm of reason and the town has a darkness at its core. The inhabitants are locked in an invisible prison of fear and insecurity. People have a grim and wonderful determination. There are dreadful revelations, greviously immoral people, a whiner, trust issues, powers, an elusive past and people react badly when the subtleties of their world are challenged. This seems to be the start of a series and I wish to read more. This was excellent and pleasingly wicked.

Best Lines:

“He was the reason his whole family left town.”

“Nobody would ever stay here if they had a choice.”

“That place where nightmares dwell.”

“Useless, futile stand against the inevitable.”

“Something bad is coming for us.”

“Of course, there's a creepy attic,”

“The ugliness that lurked within the families who supposedly protected them.”

Island Of The Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore

This 1997 novel is sexist and racist and it was all cold patronizing distain not a comedy.

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