I talked myself out of waiting for the paperback, and I do not regret it one iota. Is it more than a bit fluffy? Yep. Does everything tie up all too neatly? Yep. Did it make my heart all warm and fuzzy and nostalgic. Yep. So much fun! Towanda!
From the very start this is a very compelling read. The gothic, creepy vibe full of decay and mystery is simply fantastic. I've read a lot of horror, but nothing else quite like this. Once the weird factor jumped the rails it landed in a class all its own, confronting colonialism and eugenics in a very twisty way that works very well. There is some great characterization here, too. I enjoyed this immensely, even as it got all too strange.