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The Quincunx
4.07
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
3.81
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
 
Fingersmith
4.02
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
3.87
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
4.00
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
4.01
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

Ente
...more
Jun 24, 2017
Jun 20, 2017
 
The Observations
3.61
liked it

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

Ingredients

cup Wilkie Collins
3 oz finely ground Sarah Waters
2 oz Crimson Petals and Whi
...more
Oct 02, 2015
Mar 08, 2012
 
Tom-All-Alone's
3.41
liked it
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
 
Death and Mr. Pickwick
3.65
it was ok
I shall now tell you all about Death and….


Mmmmhmmmm



Mr Pick

Now, pick what… er ah yes


….wick.

So, here is my review. I always do one of those. Absolutely,
...more
May 27, 2017
May 23, 2017
 
Poor Things
4.06
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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