Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Canongate Books
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Media Tie In
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Southern Gothic
While the setting is not one to which I would typically be drawn – a Depression-era North Carolina lumber camp – Ron Rash’s characters, boldly drawn and irresistibly ruthless, are what make Serena truly worth reading. It begins when the title character, Serena, arrives in Waynesville, North Carolin...
Serena is a man killer. Literally. She eats babies and cute puppies for lunch....and has no redeeming qualities as a character. Normally, that would make me put down a book in a heartbeat because I don't like my characters to act without a conscience. Instead I'm in love with anti-heroes-- the ki...
Simply one of the best books I have ever read. True master of language and character.
This book is very well written. Serena is a chilling character and I can't wait to see Jennifer Lawrence play her on the big screen.
Also posted on my book blog, Rinn Reads.It isn't often that I buy a book brand new these days. I'm saving up so I can afford to go and do my Masters - problematic when I have a book buying habit. So normally I get them second-hand.However, every so often, I encounter a book that just really stands o...