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Pinkerton's Sister by Peter Rushforth
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May 01, 2008

it was ok
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I wanted to like this book so much. It seemed like the perfect book for me, a "book for readers" is how it is marketed, a book about a woman who loves books ... It started out well enough, our heroine was quoting Jane Eyre and other classics that I love. Her neighbors actually refer to her as "the madwoman in the attic," which is one aspect I absolutely loved, (and the fact that Alice then goes on to explain how these famous "madwomen" of literary history were never actually in the "attic" to begin with, rather, they usually resided in third and fourth story rooms. Brilliant point!) However, there is absolutely no plot. At least, not one that I could find. It is the rambling thoughts and daydreams of one character. Now, I am a fan of stream-of-consciousness, but I just couldn't get into this. I am sure there are quite a few people who might find this book interesting, but I am not among them.

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Katie I am 350 pages into this book and there still isn't much of a plot...but when you get a breakthrough...when Alice's subconscious peeps takes your breath away. I can't wait to see the rest.

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