The Night Watch
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners-three women and a young man with a past-whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect... show more
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners-three women and a young man with a past-whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly in the shadow of a grand historical event.
Publish date: 2006-09-27
Publisher: Riverhead Trade
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, World War II
This was my first novel by Waters, and it won’t be my last. Waters' writing immerses you into the time where the novel is set, her attention to detail draws you into the story in a way that only a skillful writer can. I loved the character development of this book, and I enjoyed reflecting upon how ...
Rating: 4/5 Summary: Helen, Viv, Duncan, and Kay survive through the horrors of London torn apart by World War II as their lives connect and diverge. (You’d think there was more to the plot but no, not really).Review: Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was built with an interesting structure where the...
I think "Tipping the Velvet" spoiled Waters' follow-up work for me. Or perhaps it's that Waters captures the Victorian era the best, because "Fingersmith" was fantastic, too. (I generally review books on how well I like the story, which is not necessarily the same thing as whether the writing is goo...
My first read book this year is a re-read. I hve to say that although I like the story, I don't really like any of the character. Not Kay, Helen, Julia, Fraser, Duncan nor Reggie (despise him). The one I like most is probably Vivien, though she's rather a door matt. The backward timeline does rather...
Could not finsh. This book was sooo incredibly slow! Did not move at all and the introduction to the characters was absolutely pitiful, in that there was really nothing to attach me to them