September 12, 2006 by Edward Champion The Thirteenth Tale: Best Book of the Year? Uncategorized 1 Comment Diane Setterfield gets love from Frank Wilson and Kevin Holtsberry. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tumblr Reddit
Eventhough the story Diane Sutterfied narrates is wonderful and impressive, what is even more impressive is the author’s lyrical, elegant, haunting, Gothic prose. I was totally captivated by it. The last time I read such lovely prose was in Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, and before that in V. S. Naipaul’s The Enigma of Arrival. This is high praise, indeed. When you read this novel, try to slow down to enjoy its lovely prose.
Yesh Prabhu, author of “The Beech Tree”