I Just Finished... The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
I Just Finished.. is a regular(ish) column by Jim which will appear shortly after a novel passes under his gaze. Which, given that there's always at least one book on the go, shouldn't be too infrequent. These are not reviews, though there might be some tonal clues as to awesomeness or awfulness (humble opinions are, of course, my own).
The Ontological Geek
I Just Finished… The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton
In this novel set in 17th century Holland, symbols and miniatures abound, but do they gesture at an underlying magical reality?