Then, suddenly, he vanishes without a trace. Alarmed, his sister, Charlotte, sets out from their crumbling country estate determined to find him. In her first novel, Lauren Owen has created a fantastical world that is both beguiling and terrifying. Look for special features inside. Owen takes the gothic conventions of the vampire novel in a refreshing new direction. What fun.
This is elegant, witty, force-of-nature writing. This book will give you chills even on a hot day. Rowling does. Lauren Owen was born in The Quick is her first novel. She lives in Northern… More about Lauren Owen.
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This is elegant, witty, force-of-nature writing, and Lauren Owen should have a long and illustrious career ahead of her. This is a book to savor. As soon as you have breathed with relief, much worse horrors begin. Rowling does, and as with Rowling, she seems to feel particularly at home with the beyond. Her London is exquisitely detailed.
The last half is entirely bonkers and totally unexpected. Read it with the lights on. Adventure of the first order, firmly rooted in both the tropes of the genre and the skilfully rendered texture of the period. Part gothic mystery, part Victorian romance, The Quick is a novel where the glamorous and the macabre collide.
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With suspenseful rhythm and illustrious prose, Owen succeeds at crafting a fresh, enchanting portrait of Victorian London wrapped around an irresistible mystery that is at once beautiful and terrifying. A long gallery of beautifully drawn characters makes the many pages of The Quick turn as swiftly as those of a Wilkie Collins novel. Take the trip, if you dare, into a luscious Victorian London rendered by a gifted young British writer who seems weaned on equal parts Sherlock Holmes, Buffy Summers and Harry Potter.
The journey from one genre to another is satisfying and surprisingly fresh. After an all-night drinking binge, Ellen wakes up in the bed of a younger man who implies that they slept together. Prostitutes walk around and leer at passersby. Although the general violence and mayhem isn't much different from classic Westerns, this movie does not shy away from showing, for instance, the hollow space left in the head after a bullet blasts through it.
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While drinking in a tavern, Ellen witnesses a preacher named Cord Russell Crowe , who is tied down in chains because Herod wants him to return to his ways as a gunslinger and all-around bandit. Cord is nearly killed by his refusal to take part in a tournament in which gunfighters show down at appointed times until the winner is the last man alive. When Ellen saves Cord's life, she is thrown into this competition, and as she shoots her way to victory from round to round, she schemes to find a way to kill Herod and get revenge for Herod helping to execute Ellen's father when she was a little girl.
Although it's as violent as other Westerns -- and perhaps even more so at times -- there is an element of dark humor at play, both in the different gunslingers competing in the barbaric showdown competition against one another and in the way many of these gunslingers die. Families can talk about Westerns. Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners. See how we rate.
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