The Watchmaker of Filigree Street is one of those books where it’s hard to put my thoughts into words.
I love anything to do with Japan, so the fact that one of the characters is Japanese- though the use of “Chinaman” confused me a great deal throughout the book- made the book all the more appealing.
Keita (rhymes with later) Mori (pronounced Morey) became one of my favourite characters along with Thaniel and Grace, though I’ll admit I liked Thaniel more so than Grace despite the fact I think her character is a very smart, independent, intellectual, strong-willed young woman.
There is a sort of time travel element to this book, in the sense that some of the chapters are set a few years back, which didn’t throw me off as much as I thought it would.
Lastly, is that there were one or two things not too near the end (won’t say what they are as it may spoil it for those wishing to read it) that I didn’t quite understand until later, though Pulley wrote them very well so it wasn’t obvious what was going to happen in the end, but it’s like you’re gently guided to realising, or figuring it out.
Stay true to yourself, and don’t ever let anyone deter you from the course you wish to take.
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