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The Quick

By Lauren Owen

The Quick
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  • Published in USA  Jun 2014,
    544 pages.

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  • Madeline (Florida)


    The Quick
    I really enjoyed the beginning of the book - the Gothic mysterious quality to the story, and the relationship between James and Charlotte. As the story went on, however, it became unwieldy with too many characters, and the length of the book slowed the pace way down. The suspense and horror I wanted to find, to feel, were missing, lost in the sheer number of pages.
  • Maggie A (New Jersey)


    Victorian Suspense
    The Quick is a suspenseful, fast-paced Victorian Gothic novel. The story, which incorporates elements of fantasy and the macabre, is rich in period detail. I much appreciated the literary quality of the writing. This novel has a large cast of characters, my favorite of whom was a female tightrope walker! Shifting points of view and the use of different narrative voices throw the reader off-balance at times, but the momentum of the plot never falters. There is a fair amount of violence, but not too much gore. One of my favorite things about the book is that the plot encompasses three different love stories, all intriguingly unconventional.
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