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Lance Blunt has never been able to read. When a postcard offers him a job at Emberton Dictionary, he goes for an interview, hoping someone at this prestigious bastion of language can teach him. Behind the revolving doors of the Emberton Tower, Lance finds only more mysteries. Lance must confront what is hidden in the Tower and discover the cost of harnessing the power of words.
Publisher: New York : Douglas & McIntyre, 2014
ISBN: 9781553657842
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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melwyk Dec 28, 2014

With unexpected turns in the story, and plenty of odd characters (some who perhaps were trying a little too hard to be the quirky sidekick of any quest tale), Emberton was an unusual, darker 'bookish book' than many I've read.

No twee charms here; it's all daily tedium until Lance's curiosity gets him into the deep centre of the whole mess. Funny, cringe-inducing, a wee bit ponderous at times, this is still an original tale.

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