Today’s team review is from Barb, she blogs here http://barbtaub.com/
Barb has been reading A Shiny Coin For Carol Prentice by Mark Barry
My Review: 5 out of 5 stars for A Shiny Coin for Carol Prentice by Mark Barry
According to Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Narcissus was a youth of such surpassing beauty that he spurned admirers, including the infatuated nymph Echo. His only love was given to his beautiful face, causing the heartbroken Echo to fade away until only her voice was left. But the impossibility of his reflection ever returning his passion eventually led to Narcissus’ destruction, and he wasted away as well.
Carol admits that she may well be an unreliable narrator—”I was probably lying to myself, even then.” But even so, her descriptions of everything from her fabulous vintage/goth outfits to the English spring weather help to set the scene. “For late spring, it was cool, and rainy, an unbroken, ironed graphite…
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