Rosie’s Book Review Team #RBRT ROSETTA by Simon Cornish @UnforgivingMuse

My review of Simon Cornish’s ‘Rosetta’ #RBRT

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Today’s team book review comes from Alison, she blogs at alisonwilliamswriting.wordpress.com

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Alison chose to read and review Rosetta by Simon Cornish

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Rosetta by Simon Cornish

This is a novella that is packed full of potential. The author can write and write really well, and the idea behind the story is intriguing.

When his former professor dies, Dr Graham Chandlers is asked to read a eulogy at the funeral. He is shocked when the professor’s adopted daughter, the enigmatic Rosetta of the title, performs an ancient ritual over the coffin in a language that only a handful of experts would understand.

Chandlers becomes intrigued by the events that led to the adoption of Rosetta and by what happened on the professor’s final dig. His investigations lead him to develop feeling for Rosetta, and also to uncover the mystery surrounding her and the dig.

The writing is beautifully crafted at times but…

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2 comments

  1. Interesting! I quite like the idea of novellas, but often find them unsatisfying, I think for the reasons you describe here. Hope the writer does decide to expand this story, sounds as though it would be worth it!

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