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The Quincunx
4.05
If every other novel was like this it would be terrible. I'd never leave the house. I'd call my office : "sorry, can't make it today, I have 450 pages ...more
Mar 10, 1996
Oct 01, 2007
 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
3.75
If a novel of nearly 900 pages can be summarised in one phrase then Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell may, I think, be described as a stately, sly, wi ...more
May 2011
Apr 24, 2011
 
The Crimson Petal and the White
3.82
You know in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind they've invented this brilliant device for erasing specific memories and the whole plot revolves aro ...more
not set
Sep 27, 2007
 
Fingersmith
4.00
This totally wonderful novel does exactly what the title says, it fingers your myth, it steals up on your soul and breathes down its neck and a shudde ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2007
 
Alias Grace
3.94
At the very heart of certain narratives is a lacuna, to which the reader is drawn ineluctibly, as the centre of a whirlpool of meanings. It may indica ...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jun 24, 2009
 
Tom-All-Alone's
3.42
THE HANGDANGLE OF THE APPENDAGE

Here is another Modern Victorian escapade in which all the fetid pustules of scabbiness are left in – indeed, lovingly
...more
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
 
The Apple: New Crimson Petal Stories
3.57
In 2003 The Crimson Petal and the White was published to much acclaim. I read it and awarded it five plump wobbly stars. But other readers had other r ...more
not set
Sep 27, 2007
 
Poor Things
4.08
Almost the only thing that dragged me away from this rollicking novel was a school production of Oliver in which my daughter Georgia (soon to be 16, c ...more
Jul 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2011
 
The French Lieutenant's Woman
3.83
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not set
Nov 17, 2007
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