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The Quincunx
it was amazing
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
liked it
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
it was amazing
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
The Crimson Petal and the White
it was amazing
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
Alias Grace
really liked it
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
The North Water
really liked it
Scene 1

Enter a man followed by a man

Man : Whut? Awk! (dies)

Scene 2

Enter a whale followed by several whalers

Whale : Aw shit! Ugh! No! (dies)

Scene 3

Jun 24, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
The Observations
liked it

The Modern Victorian Novel : a Scrummy dish for All the Family


cup Wilkie Collins
3 oz finely ground Sarah Waters
2 oz Crimson Petals and Whi
Oct 02, 2015
Mar 08, 2012
liked it

Here is another Modern Victorian escapade in which all the fetid pustules of scabbiness are left in – indeed, lovingly
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Death and Mr. Pickwick
it was ok
I shall now tell you all about Death and….


Mr Pick

Now, pick what… er ah yes


So, here is my review. I always do one of those. Absolutely,
May 27, 2017
May 23, 2017
Poor Things
really liked it
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
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