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It moved very slowly and the characters were uninteresting to me.
On the one hand, the writing and word play are creative and Mr. Kiesbye has an interesting idea, the result just wasn't all that great.
Typically I don't like to put down a book before I finish it, but this one I put down at least four times, unable to continue.
Basically, this book boils down to superstitious, suspicious, abusive, lustful people destroying each other's lives in cruel, selfish ways in a small town in post-WWII Germany. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joel E. Mitchell
I DIDN'TLIKE THIS NOVEL AT ALL SINCE IT WAS TOO WEIRD AND CREEPY. I COULDN'T CONNECT WITH ANY CHARACTERS AND FOUND IT DEPRESSING. Read morePublished 3 months ago by virginia j. king
I agree with previous reviewers that the characters in this book are almost uniformly unlikeable, but I thought the book was interesting, probably because it kept surprising me... Read morePublished 3 months ago by LW
This is a very disconnected, attempting-to-be (and not succeeding) atmospheric bit of writing. I'm really not sure what is going on, but none of it is remotely pleasant or... Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. O'Connor
Pretty twisted started reading it and couldnt put it down....the things that happened to those kids and the lose of their( innocents )....Published 6 months ago by margie
Or maybe the opposite. This book is rivetting. It spins a story of the everyday cruelty and indifference of little country towns, those towns that are now less than what they used... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Cédric P.
"Ladybug ladybug fly away home, your house is on fire and your children all gone" goes a popular nursery rhyme about the ladybug, or ladybird as its' called other places. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Stacy Helton
This book is a downright psychological kick to the head. The writing is exquisite and it feels crafted like stained glass, not a word wasted while making a setting of a town and... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ben
I requested my father get this for me for Christmas. I'm a sucker for anything remotely creepy or horrifying and I was beyond thrilled by this book. Read morePublished 15 months ago by S. Mack