Elizabeth George The Mysterious Disappearance of the Reluctant Book Fairy (Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For)


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Jane Shore was the sickly, most easily overlooked daughter of a brood of eight boisterous children. But Jane's tendency to fall ill and her natural penchant for devouring stories in her sickbed reveal a most extraordinary ability: the power to fully immerse herself in a book - in mind and soul if not in body. By tethering her wrist to a suitable anchor in the real world and with the recitation of several key words, Jane can spend hour after hour in whatever literary plot has stolen her fancy. But such a power is an enticing thing, and that which tempts the desires of the masses is sure to bring overwhelming fame to its bearer. Where can someone so well known escape for peace and solitude? A DEATH SENTENCE STORY: original shorts about deadly books from the world's best crime writers.
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    The Mysterious Disappearance of the Reluctant Book Fairy (Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For)


    01. October 2015 um 17:48

    Already as a child Jane Shore was hardly noticed which did not bother her too much since it gave her the chance to disappear in the plots of her books. She did not just contemplate the story, Jane had the ability to really get into the books she read, just some kind of anchor in the real world was needed to bring her back. One day, she demonstrated her ability to a friend which was never forgotten. Many years later, this mysterious gift was needed again and set in motion a mass movement of book travelling. A wonderful fairy tale which plays with literature’s world. The hints to all those classics like “The Wizard of Oz” or “Pride and Prejudice” trigger memories in the readers and create the wish to also disappear within a beloved novel. Elizabeth George, rather known for her crime novels, succeeded in creating a story which is neither classic fairy tale nor fantasy and can easily be enjoyed also by readers who prefer a more realistic setup within a novel. The protagonists are loveable and dear which makes it easy to follow them. What I liked best were many superb phrases which oscillate between irony and carefree naivety and match perfectly with the characters. A quick read which can be enjoyed just in between two serious and arduous novels.

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