The Girls by Emma Cline - it's a pretty good engrossing read

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tripfiction Sun 14-Aug-16 16:41:07

Virtually every list of top Summer reads this year seems to includes this novel. So it was time to read it! Putting to one side the early pages (where I almost stopped reading), which were redolent of the new creative writing style - overstuffed prose with similes and adjectives - it morphs into a slow burning read, with menace looming. A drop-out cult in the late 1960s and how it gradually pulls people in. Where does it all end? Intelligent and thoughtful.

BennyTheBall Sun 21-Aug-16 10:05:45

I really enjoyed it and rather liked her writing style, possibly as I had just read something badly written.

Fizzywinegum Sun 28-Aug-16 18:17:04

I really enjoyed this as well. I thought it was very well written and self assured especially for a debut novel. Looking forward to reading any of her future books.

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