"Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor." Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim? Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created... show more
"Sometimes I whisper it over to myself: Murderess. Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt along the floor." Grace Marks. Female fiend? Femme fatale? Or weak and unwilling victim?
Around the true story of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the 1840s, Margaret Atwood has created an extraordinarily potent tale of sexuality, cruelty and mystery.
Publish date: 1997
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
This had really brilliant parts. And a lot of boring stuff. All written very well, but it was a very long read. And it felt that way. What also didn't help was the different layers of the story, Grace's own story would have been fascinating enough without Dr. Jordan's life story etc. - it nearly...
"Sometimes at night I whisper it over to myself: Murderess, Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt across the floor. Murderer is merely brutal. It’s like a hammer, or a lump of metal. I would rather be a murderess than a murderer, if those are the only choices." Alias Grace is Margaret Atwoo...
Shitty authors often fill their books with useless details. It’s a sure sign the book is bad, but it’s understandable. If you have no idea what works, just throw everything in and hope something sticks. The problem with this shotgun approach in novels is that novels are whole pieces, and so it’s har...
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood is a wild, dark, romp of a book. In this crazy world, Stan and Charmaine are down on their luck. They have done everything they should and followed every rule, but Stan lost his job and they ran out of money. So now they find themselves forced to sleep in their...
In November of 1843, 16 year-old Grace Marks* was convicted of assisting in the murder of her employer and his housekeeper in the small town of Richmond Hills, in what would one day become Ontario. The case made a splash in the papers at the time and Grace continued to generate interest well into th...
Share this Book