The Visitors review î 3

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The Visitors review î 3 ✓ ❮Reading❯ ➵ The Visitors ➭ Author Simon Sylvester – Insolpro.co.uk In the tradition of Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks Simon Sylvester brings an ancient myth to life with this lush atmospheric coming of age taleNobody comes to the remote Scottish island of Bancree and sev In the tradition of Neil GaTtage Flora is curious What could have brought these strangers to the island The man is seductive but radiates menace while Flo finds a kindred spirit in his daughter AilsaMeanwhile several of the men on Bancree have disappeared unnerving the community When a body washes ashore suspicion turns to the newcomers But Flo suspects something else even. ‘The island seemed so safe until people began to disappear’ the cover says That is enough to get the curiosity going The cover is also a drawcardThe island is Bancree and the story is told from the point of view of 17 year old Flora Flo who can’t wait to finish school and leave the island Her boyfriend has just left the island for university Around the same time a man and his daughter Ailsa move to the area and take up residence in the area in Dog Cottage That is unusual since people never move in but only out of the area I rather enjoyed the early part of this story and I liked the stories of selkies which were interspersed throughout The writing was atmospheric and sets the scene of this rather bleak island well Flo doesn’t fit in at school but her and Ailsa strike up a friendship even though Flo feels there is something rather strange about her new friend and her fatherI was curious to find out where the story was going and what exactly was happening Further into the novel it became violent with a fight an attempted rape and murder Use of the F word also became prevalent My interest started to wane as the book got stranger Yet I couldn’t uite put it aside either as I still wanted to see how it turned out So I kept going despite this not really being my kind of read There will probably be plenty of people out there who will enjoy this novel Though I enjoyed certain aspects at the end I was left feeling unsettled and edgy almost wishing I had never started the book at all Others may react differently though It will really depend on personal reading taste

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Though it seems impossible She asks local residents for anything they know about selkies the mythical women who can turn from seal to human and back againConvinced of her new neighbors' innocence Flo is fiercely determined to protect her friend Ailsa Can the answer to the disappearances and to the pull of her own heart lie out there beyond the wav. I bought this mistakenly thinking it was on the Booker shortlist It was actually on the Guardian's Not the Booker shortlist voted for by readers I now have a much higher opinion of Guardian readers than Booker judgesThe narrator is a teenage girl and I wondered if I'd picked up a book for adolescents Although it could very well be read by a teenage audience it is eually suitable for adults It weaves a mystery over a serial killer with Scottish folklore about selkiesI enjoyed most of the book well enough It certainly keeps you reading But the last part of the book is where it really comes into its own It's exciting emotional and beautiful And not the story I was expecting from the blurb

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The VisitorsIn the tradition of Neil Gaiman and Iain Banks Simon Sylvester brings an ancient myth to life with this lush atmospheric coming of age taleNobody comes to the remote Scottish island of Bancree and seventeen year old Flora can't wait to move to the mainland when she finishes school So when a mysterious man and his daughter move into isolated Dog Co. A wonderfully gothicdark tale with elements of mystery thriller and even magic sprinkled throughout the story The synopsis does the book justice yet doesn't at the same time to say any than what was said would be to take some of the magic away from the storyI love myths and legends of Ireland and Scotland there's just something so fascinating about reading these tales Each story is different in its own way many with life lessons and undercurrents of menace and peril Selkies is one I haven't come across much in regular fiction novels and after reading karen's review and the summary this shot to the top of my must get as soon as possiblelist When I finally had the funds to get myself a copy needless to say DIt is a steady paced book unfolding each event in its own way and content to wrap you in the story slowly and lovingly right word The writing reminded me of Susanna Kearsley and Kate Morton very atmospheric and character driven Even the setting itself is a character feeling as alive as the people who inhabit itBancree could almost be a town that time forgot in a way It has the modern conveniences but I was left with the sense that the town was waiting for a lack of a better word Waiting for what exactly not sure People were content in their lives going about their daily businessThere was also a slight air of unease when a certain citizen was around even Bancree itself seemed to disapproveIzzy's stories were a highlight for me dark and sad some of them were but there was still that 'magic' aspect to it that has you thinking about them long afterAilsa and John I loved John was a damaged man trying to keep the pieces together and Ailsa was damaged in her own way as well but going about her life the best she couldWhen something comes to light about a certain someone I was taken aback completely Looking back it makes a morbid sort of sense but at first he was the last person I would have suspected Gives me chills thinking about it now how this person spiraled downwards and no one saw it for so longThe way a certain part ended broke my heart but it was beautifully handled Mr Sylvester my hat off to youThe last couple paragraphs in the book not to overuse a word but simply beautiful and poignant I had to read them than onceIt is to the power of the writing that had me believing in the magical aspect of the story while not uite believing it as well if that makes sense There was one moment too where it seemed it almost could have gone that wayWon't say as I might accidentally spoil something It won't be for everyone but I do believe this should be given a try