December Readathon – ROSETTA by Simon Cornish @UnforgivingMuse #Bookreview

Interesting review – a brilliant book but too short? Actually says a lot for this author’s writing style. Must check this one out. –

Rosie Amber

Today we have another review from a reader taking part in my December Readathon.

December Readathon

Gordon has been reading Rosetta by Simon Cornish, Gordon blogs here http://gordonbickerstaff.blogspot.co.uk/

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Rosetta – a great mystery

‘Rosella’ by Simon Cornish is a novella in six chapters in which Graham Chandlers attends the funeral of his former boss, Alan Hargreaves, a professor of Archaeology, and meets Alan’s adopted daughter, the mysterious Rosetta. She gives inquisitive Graham old notes and journals relating to Alan’s last dig. Inspection of these raises questions about Rosetta’s adoption, and also hints at a possible conspiracy. Looking for answers leads Graham and Rosetta into a mystery, aided by Graham’s old university mate Tim (Tinkerbell) Bell.

Cornish is a very good writer, who sprinkles his writing with some entertaining observations. The premise is very intriguing, and the university backdrop to the story feels natural and authentic. The story has such great potential but…

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