Books I Love
This is one of my recent favourites. What can I say about this gem? It's a gorgeous mix of simple and complex. And Wrobel's protagonist, Rose Gold, is adorable, frustrating and so real she might as well have been sat next to me on the sofa.
A superb debut all round.
The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber, is my favorite book of all time.
His characters are as alive as his portrayal of Victorian London and the atmosphere is palpable. Faber draws you in and doesn't let you go until the very last word, and even then, it's with the eternal regret that you'll never get to read the book for the first time again.
Yes, this is another novel set in Victorian England. What can I say, I love a despicable Victorian. And there's a good few of those in Sarah Waters' Fingersmith. Like all Waters' novels, it's beautifully written with full-bodied characters and rich settings. The twists will have you spitting your coffee in your lap.
Do you love a good mystery or thriller? Are you one of those people who hasn't read The Girl on the Trian by Paula Hawkins yet?
Then what are you still doing here?
Go read it!
This book prized me open and stole a little piece of my heart. The story is ancient but the issues of the heart it recounts so vividly are timeless. This retelling of ancient myth is a lesson in how to make the classics relevant. Thank you, Madeline.