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Death of a Unicorn (1984)

by Peter Dickinson

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Plot: 2 stars
Characters: 2 1/2 stars
Style: 3 stars
Pace: 2 1/2 stars

I knew the streak of amazing books had to end.
I'd picked a bunch of random paperbacks off my TBR shelf to take to work with me, and I figured I'd read this one first. There were bits I started to like, but it's far more a character study in shallow 1950s bubblebrains than anything resembling a coherent narrative. The structure on this one was strange as well, leaping forward abruptly, and getting lost in side paths. I probably would give it 2 stars, but for the fact that there was something almost voyeuristic about it all, and that curiosity kept me reading. ( )
  Jami_Leigh | Mar 31, 2013 |
Lady Margaret Millett has been brought up as the heir to Cheadle, an enormous stately home that requires large and regular infusions of cash. But for a year in her twenties, the happiest of her life, Margaret writes for a magazine, a rival to Punch, and falls in love with the owner, the mysterious B.

Thirty years later, after a visit from an old colleague, Margaret resolves to make sense of the tragic events that ended her life with B.

Not bad, but the characters are two-dimensional. ( )
  pamelad | Dec 4, 2010 |
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