The Book of Human Skin
Publish date: April 5th 2010
Pages no: 500
Edition language: English
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, 18th Century
I'm a massive fan of Michelle Lovric and this novel is her best to date. In Minguillo Fasan and Sor Loreta she has created two convincingly twisted and manipulative characters, pitting them against (the slightly too good to be true) Marcella and Santo, against the backdrop of Venice (naturally) and ...
The Book Of Human Skin is an epic, sensationalist and gripping tale of sibling rivalry taken to the extreme. Born in 18th century Venice, Minguillo Fasan has already dispatched of his older sister by the time his younger sister, Marcella, is born. What follows is the account of his attempts to rui...
There are people who are disease and, it is purely our indulgence that makes a plaque out of them. It was the way the story was told – 5 different narrators- that grabbed my attention and made my mind to purchase this book at Tesco. Interesting story and characters. Great historical fiction. Also wi...
It's a brilliantly written and conceived book - a story told by the various protagonists, from their points of view, in their voices. And the story is a wonderful yarn of old-fashioned evil pitted against old-fashioned good, but in such a way that it never deteriorates into bombastics or sentimental...
Difficult to put out of my mindMichelle Lovric has obviously put a huge effort into the research that she weaves into a carpet upon which the story can walk and play. This story is shocking, yet, in places, amusing. Without giving too much away, I can tell you that any reader would agree that the co...