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The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield
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Iris Murdoch, Mary Kinzie
The Aspern Papers (Dover Thrift Editions) - Henry James A slow developing short story that builds up mild suspense right up to the very end. I enjoyed it, and although my reading of short stories is rather limited, I have to say that this was the perfect vehicle for the narrative. It begins very loosely threaded, making you somewhat wonder what the heck is going on, almost to the point of irritation. For the length of the story, though, it doesn't carry on too long. Soon, things develop and it becomes a bit of a waiting game- back and forth- will she do it? Will he get what he wants? Frustration building to find out, and finally...finally!! Ahhh!! Good use of a couple of hours.