Saturday, October 27, 2012

Biblio Love - The Unicorn by Iris Murdoch

Being a fan of Iris Murdoch's work, I knew that I would enjoy The Unicorn. However, I did not plan to read the book in one sitting and want more once I read the final paragraph twice. This novel goes beyond the normal criteria for Gothic storytelling, as only Iris Murdoch can do. The tale is this: Sweet and naive Marian travels to Gaze Castle to act as a governess/ educator for Hannah, the young occupant of Gaze. Yet, all is not what it appears to be, for the inhabitants of Gaze are trapped in the dark "magick" that holds them as prisoners. If you like a good British Gothic novel, read The Unicorn. You will not be disappointed.

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