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Subject: The Girl From Botany Bay - no spoilers, please
Date Posted: 10/12/2009 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2008
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I have a copy of Carolly Erickson's "The Girl From Botany Bay" but haven't started it yet. Just wondering if anyone here has read it yet and if so, what are your opinions?

Date Posted: 10/14/2009 4:53 PM ET
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It's on my TBR too, but I haven't started it yet.  If I read it soon, I'll post and let you know what I think.

Date Posted: 10/23/2009 1:45 PM ET
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Okay, I just read it.  I liked it, it's a really riveting story.  It was my first book by Erikson, and she's a solid, if not particularly inspired, writer.  She's a little too in love with a good cliché for my tastes, and puts too many thoughts in people's heads, i.e. "Mary shivered and was terrified when..." when there are pretty much zero primary sources to back this stuff up.  However, all that aside, it's  a page turner and I'm glad I read it.



Last Edited on: 10/23/09 1:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/23/2009 3:42 PM ET
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Okay! I appreciate the review Caviglia. It will be a while until I get to it but it does sound like a book I really want to read.



Last Edited on: 11/11/09 9:34 AM ET - Total times edited: 1