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Dipsodeb Books: Books you regret reading once (119* d) RE: BS: Books you regret reading once 06 Dec 05

Going off on a diffrent tangent. I once read a book called Double god. It was meant to be a horror but I didn't find it so... it was fantastic and I really regret only reading it once. Got it from the library had to return it, went back a couple of weeks later to get it back out again and they had put it in the books for sale section. They had deleted it from the computer so I haven't got a clue who it's by and now can't find it anywhere despite trawling the net and second hand shops. It has become an obsession to trace this book.

It's written by a man that much I remember. Begining of story has gone from memory but he has a young blind daughter and he takes her to live on a boat. she has been blind since birth and has no concept of the sky at night and to teach her about stars and constellations he collects shells from the shore and glues them to the walls in a map of the sky.

The daughter dies in a tragic acident and he leaves the boat to live in a house on the estuary and becomes a recluse, he is eventually befriended by a young boy who visits him. The bizarre part of the story is that the house is in such a position that when the tide comes in the sea flows into the ground floor of the house and leaves the debris of fishes and weed and allsorts of weird stuff which they forage in every time the tide goes out.

If anyone knows anything about this book please let me know. Sorry about the sketchy synopsis it was about 5yrs ago!

Ergo I wish I had never read it just once.


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