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Review of The Trickster by Muriel Gray

If only this book had been shorter, much shorter … I don't read much horror and this book hasn't helped my lack of enthusiasm for that genre. To be fair, it's is a well-written, well-characterised novel that suffers mainly from ambition. I found that there were too many characters (none of which I had any problems with individually) and too many plot threads (ditto). As a result it seemed that just when you were really getting to empathise with a character, you were sent off on a different tangent with someone else. About half-way through the book (and it's 700+ pages) this became immensely annoying and I stopped caring. There was one other flaw, I thought: a kind of inverted racism – it's the native Canadians who save the day by being in tune with the forces of nature.

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