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I found this one to be beautifully written and it is apparent that the author has done her research.
I didn't care for the narrator "voice" used (the device of having the main character "talking" to another main character throughout), which I found very distracting.
Maybe I gave up on it too soon, but it just didn't have that sense of urgency that makes you want to keep turning the pages to see what happens.
I greatly enjoyed this book. I honestly did not expect much, when I first began reading it, but it sucked me in very slowly, delicately, like spider silk weaving around me and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Madge
"Glass, alchemy and politics. You couldn't separate them out in the 1660's"
Rebecca Stott makes the case that you couldn't separate out science and alchemy at... Read more
I'm surprised at all the negative reviews this book has garnered. I loved it. Stott writes beautifully and the characters, story line and subject matter were all interesting. Read morePublished 10 months ago by GFW
A pretty good read, with some fine and evocative writing. Ghost story about Isaac Newton, his dabbling in alchemy and relations with the secret movement of alchemists, and parallel... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stephen L. Bennett
It was well written and held my interest to the end, which is not always the case. It wasn't exactly what I expected, but a good read.Published 20 months ago by Daisy Flower
I enjoyed this book and its characters and the storyline was also interesting for me. It is a mystery and also has historical references to the area where it takes place.Published 21 months ago by Mikki Mac
I originally purchased this book because I love tales of ghosts, and historical mysteries. Another plus was the English setting, and Cambridge. Read morePublished 23 months ago by readerkat
i didnt care for it and wouldnt read it again.Found the story silly and the plot contrived..wish i hadnt bought itPublished on December 19, 2012 by M A Davis
This beautiful, Ghost story about obsession and love will touch your heart and have you jumping in your seat when the lights are off. Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by Lucinda