Publish date: 2012
Publisher: Virago Press
Pages no: 548
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
It’s hard to review this historical thriller without spoilers, because much of the fun is in the twists and turns of the plot as the various characters and their machinations are revealed. It’s well-done, too. I wasn’t able to correctly guess any of them, at least until the very end. But this is not...
To call Fingersmith a lesbian love story is a disservice on many levels. Never mind that the novel is full of titillation (pun intended): there is hot lesbian reasonably graphic passion; a disturbing lesbian gang rape scene; hate-fueled love rants; and plenty of murder. But this is far more than a...
It´s impossible to say something about the story of Fingersmith without spoiling it and a lot of my enjoyment in reading this book came from not knowing anything about the story. So let me just say that there are a lot of awesome twist and turns throughout the book, which kept me on the edge of my s...
This starts off kind of slow, and a little too much telling over showing as Susan kicks off this story of intrigue and thievery. To be honest, if I hadn't seen the mini-series years ago and already known about the twist, I would have been impatient through the first part of this. This is a book abou...
Much more psychological suspense than romance, but damn if Sarah Waters doesn't tell a good tale. Bonus - you learn about how smutty reads were distributed in the nineteenth century. Thank you internet.
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