Gripping from the first page, this immense novel is an intoxicating and deeply satisfying read. Faber's most ambitious fictional creation yet, it is sure to affirm his position as one of the most talented and brilliant writers working in the UK. Sugar, an alluring, nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for ...
Gripping from the first page, this immense novel is an intoxicating and deeply satisfying read. Faber's most ambitious fictional creation yet, it is sure to affirm his position as one of the most talented and brilliant writers working in the UK. Sugar, an alluring, nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life. Her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realised characters. At the heart of this panoramic, multi-layered narrative is the compelling struggle of a young woman to lift her body and soul out of the gutter. The Crimson Petal and the White is a big, juicy, must-read of a novel that will delight, enthral, provoke and entertain young and old, male and female.
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This novel will not dissappoint. It may open your eyes, cause you to gasp or even teach you a thing or two.Spiced with much Victorian "sauce" but not-at-all smutty or sleezy. It is intelligently written, for a reader who appreciates atmosphere and attention to detail. The characters are interesting, deceptive, strong, weak, troubled and ambitious and you will most definately want to hear more about them long after you've read the final page!!
Jul 9, 2009
This book left me wanting MORE!
This wonderful story is so fast paced and informative and interesting I really couldn't put it down. Not for the timid, though, it leaves absolutely nothing to the reader's imagination. It is non-stop action and truly an incredible look into Victorian London's morals and lack of same. I enjoyed every page and have ordered The Apple to see what happens to these vivid characters later on. What delicious fun this was to read.
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