shadows grey (someoneingrey) wrote in book_ghost,
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Review: The Castle of Otranto

I imagine it would have been an easier read if:

1.I'd opted to buy the book instead of take advantage of google books and it had been a more modern paragraph style.
2.I'd read it when i was supposed to have free time and not while I was supposed to be doing homework,

Other than the odd paragraphs that went on for ever, and the substitutions of 'f' for 's' on odd occasions, I really enjoyed the story. Especially the giant helmet and sword. If that didn't freak people out when it was first written, I don't know what would. The plotting men seemed a little cliché, but i'm going to give it the benefit of the doubt. I haven't read enough other period literature to know if that was a gothic invention, but i kind of doubt it.

I wish for a happier ending. But, then, I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to fiction.
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