Notes On A Scandal
Publish date: June 5th 2003
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Literary Fiction
This is indeed a literary page-turner, as described in the cover blurb. Barbara Covett, a lonely high school history teacher on the cusp of retirement and aching for meaningful human connections, fixates on a younger, wealthy art teacher, Sheba Hart. Sheba is a wife and mother with a busy social sch...
Ok, this read was for my book (and also watch the movie) club. It started slow, and never really grabbed my attention. The premise was a bit like [b:Tampa|17225311|Tampa|Alissa Nutting|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1393784199s/17225311.jpg|23731028] and that didn't go well for me. After being pr...
I kind of hated this book when I first read it, but even then I couldn't deny that it was, of course, very well-written. Actually, I kind of (to use a phrase from HBO's GIRLS, which I never thought I would) "love-hate-read" this book. I was really interested in the premise, but I thought the execu...
The Blurb: “From the first day that the beguiling Sheba Hart joins the staff of St. George’s history teacher Barbara Covett is convinced she has found a kindred spirit. Barbara’s loyalty to her new friend is passionate and unstinting and when Sheba is discovered to be having an illicit affair w...
Personally, I prefer this translation over the much-publicized, "Oprah's Book Club" Pevear and Volokhonsky.
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