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The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
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Oct 14, 09

it was amazing
bookshelves: mystery
Read in October, 2009

I can't understand why I'd never heard of this book until it was recently recommended to me! It deserves the label "Classic." Each time I thought I knew what had happened or in which direction I thought the plot was moving I would turn another page and have to throw out (or severely revise) all my previous conclusions.

The novel begins, "This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve." Not the most compelling start, but I found my thoughts continually returning to that line, wondering if it referred to this particular Woman or that particular Man.

The story unfolds piece by piece as each character tells of the events that transpired from his or her own point of view. Together their collective narrative reveals the Truth about the Woman in White and how her life influenced the eventual outcome of others' lives.

A cautionary note: Be aware that as you read you will likely find yourself exclaiming aloud, "No!" or "Whew!" or "No! Don't do that!"

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Reading Progress

10/01/2009 page 40
10/06/2009 page 195
30.71% "ooh...so intriguing!"
10/07/2009 page 340
53.54% "no! That CAN"T happen, but it just did. Must read more!"
10/10/2009 page 482
75.91% "Am I going to lose it before I reach the end? Aargh! Want to read!"
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Cheryl Boyd Now if you thought The Woman in White was good, you must read The Moonstone!

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