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A Tip for the Hangman, by Allison Epstein

rmnedder's review against another edition

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

5.0

Unbelievably well written. Kit is a fantastic character, and the intrigue is so dimensional. The writing is so beautiful and prosaic… I have no words!!! This book is just phenomenal!!! 

katerina_rae's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious fast-paced

3.75

lindseygl's review against another edition

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adventurous dark funny informative tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

questionablechilli's review

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

3.25

ataraxena's review against another edition

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3.0

I'm not sure this book knew what it wanted to be. Considering the wild character that Christopher Marlowe was and that the book is about his espionage, I expected it to be more exciting and suspenseful. The end however brought it up for me from 2 to 3 stars... Not because there was an amazing twist, since even a small amount of research tells you how the story ends (I watched a four-minute video overview of Marlowe on YouTube which gave me the context I needed for the book), but because that section was written with the emotion and tension I would have expected from the previous chapters.

captaincrash's review against another edition

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adventurous dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

mompkin's review against another edition

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4.0

The strengths of this book are in the characters and their voices, because they really have unique and interesting voices. The story itself drags a bit in places, but the vividness of Marlowe as a protagonist makes up for it. The ending is pretty amazing, and I would guess even more perfect if you're familiar with Marlow's plays. Probably more of a 4.5, I waffled on the scoring of this one.

montagves's review against another edition

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5.0

my tiny elizabethan nerd heart is both very full and utterly devastated right now!

irune's review

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adventurous emotional inspiring mysterious reflective tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

jnnjnkns's review against another edition

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adventurous dark medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75