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    Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    Tell Me What You See by Zoran Drvenkar
    On a snowy winter evening, Alissa and her friend make their annual visit to the cemetery where Alissa's father is buried. But in the dark and in the snow, Alissa misses a step and tumbles into an underground crypt where she is drawn to a young boy's casket. A plant is growing from the casket, from the chest of the dead boy. Before escaping the crypt, Alissa is compelled to take the plant and eat it on the way home. It takes root in her and soon she is having visions, seeing people who aren't there, resurrecting dead kittens, and attracting her ex-boyfriend-turned-stalker.
    This eerie German import is a great read, quite unlike spooky books with vampires, zombies, and other creatures of the night. It's told in the voices of all the main characters, with some chapters overlapping, and seems to highlight the uncanny. Fabulous for those who like a bit of chill in their reading.
    Y FICTION Drvenkar

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