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The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
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Jun 01, 08


London after, in the middle of, and at the beginning of WWII, in that order; I am awed by the beauty of the nonlinear storytelling of The Night Watch. It's a character-driven novel, and it was a breath of fresh air after all the plot-driven fiction I've been reading lately. There is something poignant about the way Waters works backward through time in this novel, the way the characters come intensely to life as they grow younger, as the reader sees who they are, knowing whom they will become. The love stories woven throughout are intense, bittersweet, and oh so close to home. No one paints a character portrait, with all its nuances, quite like Sarah Waters. I absolutely loved this.
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Melissa You are just so much deeper than me! I just read this too and totally couldn't figure out what the fuss was about! Have you read any of her other books?


Jenny tipping the velvet is my favorite by sarah waters. such passion! i just love how she paints characters, and i'm a sucker for the nuanced way she draws her readers in. my friends also recommend fingersmith though i haven't read it yet.


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