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The Observations - Jane Harris
The Observations
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670037735 (0670037737)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 406
Edition language: English
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4.0 The Observations, by Jane Harris
I picked up The Observations, by Jane Harris, because I adored Gillespie and I. I love unreliable narrators, because I get so much more story to pick apart. But reading Gillespie and I didn't prepare me for The Observations. I finished the book and realized I had been lied to—in the best ways possib...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 The Observations
Great fun. I love it when an author plays with a distinctive narrative voice, and this certainly qualifies. (There's also a brief section with another voice, the other female protagonist, who is the one doing the "observations" of her maid Bessy). Bessy actually made me laugh out loud several times,...
Overloaded Bookshelf
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3.0 The Observations
I enjoyed this, but I couldn't help feeling I was missing something. It was marketed as the next "Fingersmith", which it plainly isn't, being much more about the humour than the intrigue. I wasn't convinced by some of the dialogue either, it seemed a bit too modern for the time in which it was set. ...
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I really enjoyed "The Observations" the narrator Bessy a young Irish girl forced into prostitution by her mother runs away and is taken in by the "Missus" Arabella Reid and becomes her maid. The two form a rather bizarre friendship with Bessy obsessively attached to the Missus, understandably consid...
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NO SPOILERS!!!On completions:This is primarily a crime/mystery novel. Usually when I read fictional crime novels I cannot but loose interest b/c I KNOW this is all just one big story; there is no reality to it. Well, not with this book. I found it thoroughly entertaining. A light, fun read. As I poi...
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