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What Moves the Dead, by T. Kingfisher

trappednerve's review

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dark mysterious tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

wispwill's review

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emotional informative mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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motherofpythons's review

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mysterious reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

2.5

rommipullo's review against another edition

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5.0

4.5 stars. This was deliciously creepy and I loved every second of it.

rachelsreads92's review

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5.0

I don’t frequently read novellas, but I think I need to start. I have a hard time appreciating thick books. I am of the opinion that a book doesn’t need to be chonky to have excellent world building. What Moves the Dead is an excellent example of a small book with a big imagination. I adore T. Kingfisher’s writing. Every time I pick up one of her books I laugh way more than I expect to, even when she does horror (super well BTW). My only negative take away is that it resolved a bit too quickly, but I think that’s just the nature of novellas. The retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher was masterful. Excuse me while I go binge Kingfisher’s backlist.

Plot - 5
Writing and Editing - 5
Character Development - 5
Personal Bias - 5
Final Score - 5

reviewsbylola's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

mantissabolt's review

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2.0

Meh. Not my cup of tea. Usually, love T Kingfisher, but I am not a fan of horror and zombies.The writing is good, the ideas are good, but not for me.

lindseydcrandall's review

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4.0

this book really said don’t do mushrooms kids❌❌

lavendergraypup's review

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dark funny mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

hexenjunge's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

A beautiful yet haunting read.
It’s dark and mysterious but for my taste it could have gone even darker.
Nonetheless a beautiful novella and a must read if you like a bit of horror but are not in the mood for deep complicated human relationships.
I loved Hobs! Truly the best horse out there.