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on Oct. 21, 2013 :
I have recently had a growing fascination for the Arthurian legend and didn’t know where to start with exploring the literature point of view of the tales (versus cinematic/TV). I came upon this short story and decided to first read Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shalott.” Afterwards, I dived into this short story, The Silent Isle, and was pleased to notice similarities to the famous poem, but also a creative spin on the tale in a modern setting. Throughout the short story I was highly invested in the main character’s fate and drawn in until the very last sentence!
(reviewed the day of purchase)