The Paper Doll Museum

The Paper Doll Museum Retired divorced and addicted to eggplant Taylor Blake is seeing things That aren t there Determined to forestall the inevitable trip to a locked facility she skillfully hides the fact that her lif

  • Title: The Paper Doll Museum
  • Author: Abigail Padgett
  • ISBN: 9781480234161
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Retired, divorced and addicted to eggplant, Taylor Blake is seeing things That aren t there Determined to forestall the inevitable trip to a locked facility, she skillfully hides the fact that her life has become a horror movie Then, at a club dance, an octogenarian stalker in a Tom Mix costume invites her to The Paper Doll Museum.There Taylor s fears are banished in aRetired, divorced and addicted to eggplant, Taylor Blake is seeing things That aren t there Determined to forestall the inevitable trip to a locked facility, she skillfully hides the fact that her life has become a horror movie Then, at a club dance, an octogenarian stalker in a Tom Mix costume invites her to The Paper Doll Museum.There Taylor s fears are banished in a reality beyond imagining She isn t crazy she s a Revenant, one of the few who have regained the magical perceptions of childhood But the magic is accompanied by childhood s dark side as well There really is something hiding in the dark There always was Fortunately, Taylor Blake can kick ass.

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    1. Oh the pressure. I’m already feeling guilty that I won’t do justice to this book in my review. I really loved it. I think I enjoyed it as much as I did the books in this author’s Bo Bradley series, and that says a lot coming from me. (All those books and this one might even be eligible for my favorites shelf.) I enjoyed this novel from the beginning, but liked it more & more & more as it went on. I am experiencing my all too familiar writer’s block, so this review is probably goi [...]

    2. An intriguing start to what is more fantasy than mystery. However, sixty percent of the way into the story, the author repeated phrases needlessly and to my complete annoyance. The ending was sad in a socially acceptable way although the entire plot works against this.Some phrases were lovely: a sound like rice spilling on stone.

    3. Abigail Padgett is a gifted and talented writer. Her Bo Bradley series is absolutely stellar and one that I have gone back to read and enjoy time and again. But even as a devoted fan, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical about a Magical Mystery. Then shortly after meeting Taylor Blake, I was captivated not simply by the story but conceptually by what was being created. Earlier in her life, Taylor met her Grandmother for the first and only time. Grandma's advice? "Hide inside life for as long as [...]

    4. I’ve picked up a couple of Abigail Padgett’s Bo Bradley novels at my public library, but I first became really aware of her in the Boomer Lit group on . I’m glad I did, because I found “The Paper Doll Museum” totally enthralling.From the start, something in Ms. Padgett’s narrative evoked Edgar Allan Poe for me, even before I learned that her heroine, retired English teacher Taylor Blake, is an expert on Poe. Taylor's life has become as fantastic as one of Poe's tales. She has been ex [...]

    5. Another wonderful book by Abigail PadgettThe Paper Doll Museum has all the elements you expect from a book by this author, beautiful writing, a tight suspenseful plot, a wry sense of humor, a cast of quirky supporting characters, and a protagonist who is like no other you have ever encountered. Taylor Blake, retired English teacher and hip grandmother, like so many of those of us who are baby boomers, is trying to reconcile her internal image, which is stuck somewhere back in her twenties and th [...]

    6. A great story. Paranormal with a different slant. I was dubious for the first 3 chapters but thanks to the good reviews, I persevered and was rewarded with an interesting story. There were many threads in it, as there are in real life, and it did all woven together. The main character, Taylor, was lovely. She was quite long winded but then some people just are. I loved that the characters were over 60 too. The ghoul idea was a little strange and I am still unsure that it worked. I just didn't qu [...]

    7. I stumbled on this book somewhat accidentally. I've read other books by this author.This one is different from her other books, in that she incorporates magical elements. It really works! The conceit is that certain people can see a side of reality that is invisible to the rest of us.Padgett has a wonderful talent with descriptions of people and places. The action takes place in San Diego and Boston -- so if you are familiar with either of those places, you'll get some nice looks at places you k [...]

    8. I enjoyed this book. I wouldn't buy this for the cover (I nearly passed it over), but the title caught my eye and the synopsis sounded interesting. I was happy overall, and I ended up liking the characters and the story very much. I appreciated reading a book where the main characters are my own age (around 50), however I believe this book would also be enjoyed by younger readers (and by younger, I mean late teens or 20's on up).I need to check out this author's other books.

    9. Very enjoyable reading; with just a touch of scare now and then. It is carefully written, in a style befitting the narrator. A bit long-winded at times, but that's not always a bad thing, I liked that the book was a long read. I felt that the Revenant theme was left a bit unclear, but there is enough other stuff going on, I was particularly taken with the storyline of Taylor's grandson. I do hope there will be more books in this series.

    10. Taylor, a retired teacher, thinks she's going crazy when she starts seeing things. Ordinary situations trigger childhood memories that land her in a parallel world. But danger is out there!This is a weird concept, yet so well crafted, you will believe every word. It's fast and fun with no loose ends. Couldn't stop reading!

    11. EngrossingI am not usually a reader of this genre but this was a terrific story with characters that stay with you. Can't wait for the next in the series. I think I also liked the over-50 set as heroes! I would recommend this to readers of Sara Addison Alan.

    12. Weirdly excellentThis book is beautifully written, complicated, odd, scary, and I strangely bonded with the main character. It is a bit slow in places but so compelling and fascinating, I couldn't stop reading.

    13. It was a little hard to get into the book at first. I felt the author was all over the place in the beginning. But once I got into it, I really enjoyed it!

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