Publish date: January 5th 2012
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, 18th Century
This is the third book I've read off of my "Genre Novels That Should Be Classics" reading list in a quest to expand my book choices beyond my normal comfort zone. I'm not a big historical fiction reader. Sometimes it makes appearances in my Fantasy or Science Fiction picks, but I never avidly seek i...
Andrew Miller pulls the reader in with his haunting descriptions and rather interesting storyline. The protagonist, Jean-Baptiste, is tasked by his superiors to cleanse Les Innocence, an overflowing cemetery in Paris, which has a lot of sentimental attachments to it – some more obvious than others. ...
I'm usually wary of historical fiction. Generally the novels can seem a bit naff, niche-y and two dimensional. However I picked up Pure on the back of a Times review that assured me that it stood apart from the rest of the genre; that it would 'expand the mind'. This book has received a slew of ...
I finished the audiobook version, narrated by Jonathan Aris, two days ago. I had to in fact listen to the ending three times; the details were confusing - which kind of annoyed me! I do think I understand the message that was being imparted by the final scene. Anyway, what I most enjoyed about this ...
But.. what's with the elephant?