Lindsey Barraclough

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Erschienen am 10.07.2012
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Rezension zu "Long Lankin" von Lindsey Barraclough

Haunting and creepy
misspidervor einem Jahr

I remember how I just had to have this book when it was published, so I purchased and shelved it immediately. But somehow I never got around to actually reading it until now - I guess it's accusing glare finally worked on me...

The story is quite fascinating: while it starts very slow and gets even slower throughout the story,it never failed to hold my attention nor was it boring to me. Of course, sometimes I thought 'hurry up', because I wanted to know what would happen next. But somehow this painfully reduced pace only added to the tension. The claustrophobic stuffy feeling of the house - due to its always closed doors and windows - added a numbing quality that further enhanced the foreboding feeling of some inevitable evil to happen. At the end, my patience was rewarded with a very creepy (and also creeping) story about the legend - or maybe not - of an evil creature called Long Lankin, who comes to take little children away.

I really loved Cora's character, her suspicious curiosity and ever-present frustration at being left out of some important secret by the adults, especially her weirdly acting and a bit frightening auntie Ida. However, I did have some problems with her younger sister Mimi, which seemed to say don't want/don't like to all and everything. This could have been used as a clever way of showing that she somehow sensed the danger she was in, but without further explanation it only served to irritate me.

All in all, a haunting story with a high level of creepiness, though its snail pace may put off especially its younger readers. I already ordered the sequel...

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Rezension zu "Long Lankin" von Lindsey Barraclough

Slow but creepy
misspidervor 3 Jahren

I remember how I just had to have this book when it was published, so I purchased and shelved it immediately. But somehow I never got around to actually reading it until now - I guess it's accusing glare finally worked on me...

The story is quite fascinating: while it starts very slow and gets even slower throughout the story,it never failed to hold my attention nor was it boring to me. Of course, sometimes I thought 'hurry up', because I wanted to know what would happen next. But somehow this painfully reduced pace only added to the tension. The claustrophobic stuffy feeling of the house - due to its always closed doors and windows - added a numbing quality that further enhanced the foreboding feeling of some inevitable evil to happen. At the end, my patience was rewarded with a very creepy (and also creeping) story about the legend - or maybe not - of an evil creature called Long Lankin, who comes to take little children away.

I really loved Cora's character, her suspicious curiosity and ever-present frustration at being left out of some important secret by the adults, especially her weirdly acting and a bit frightening auntie Ida. However, I did have some problems with her younger sister Mimi, which seemed to say don't want/don't like to all and everything. This could have been used as a clever way of showing that she somehow sensed the danger she was in, but without further explanation it only served to irritate me.

All in all, a haunting story with a high level of creepiness, though its snail pace may put off especially its younger readers. I already ordered the sequel...

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