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Fingersmith by Sarah Waters
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Reread December 2016 after seeing THE HANDMAIDEN.


A superbly written novel, full of great twists and turns. You may be able to guess some of what's going on, but the author will still surprise you with daring prose and unexpected red herrings. If you've never read the author before (as I had not) I'd recommend not reading ANY reviews about the book, not even the Amazon general description. The book jacket and this http://orangeprizeproject.blogspot.co... should whet your appetite enough. Trust in the author to do the rest.
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“We have a name for your disease. We call it a hyper-aesthetic one. You have been encouraged to over-indulge yourself in literature; and have inflamed your organs of fancy.”
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“There is no patience so terrible as that of the deranged.”
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“..this feeling haunts and inhabits me, like a sickness. it covers me, like skin.”
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message 1: by Shannon (new)

Shannon I just saw there's an adaptation of this that showed at Cannes this year, but it's set in 1930s Korea. Looks super interesting to me, especially since you loved this book!

Melissa I'm so excited for the movie since it's Park Chan-Wook. Now I want to read the book.

Jenn "Awww Yeaaahhh" How was The Handmaiden?

message 4: by Liz (new) - rated it 4 stars

Liz Thank you so much for the heads-up about avoiding reviews etc! I am just about to read this for my book club and you've stopped me in my tracks!

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