I have to admit that throughout almost all of Fingersmith the main random thoughts sweeping across the desolate land of my mind were along the lines of WTF WHAT WHAT DID JUST HAPPEN This is an intricate, ambitious, original, jaw dropping, gut punching, heart wrenching plot for which I will NOT give you a synopsis First, because I wouldn t know where to start from and second because it s better for you if you know NOTHING about it Then you ll have my same random thoughts, as stated above I ll just give you a few fundamental points you need to know it s set in Victorian England, it s about thieves, an elaborate scam and it is not for people who don t tolerate gratuitous cruelty, mind games and deceptions in their books. Actually, I d say its main theme is just that DECEPTION This is not what I would usually pick up books that keep continuously o Pigeons and pearls Perceptions and palpability I d explain in detail, but that would spoil all the fun Instead, as elliptically as I can, I ll hint at their relevance with vague allusions Sue was an orphan in Victorian London, raised among thieves Despite the fact that in the hierarchy of larceny her lot were neverthan petite bourgeoisie, Sue s existence was not as Dickensian as it might have been Baby farmer Mrs Sucksby seemed to take a particular shine to Sue, andor less raised her as her own Then came a fateful day when Sue was 17 A gentleman of their acquaintance called on them with an intricate plan Mr Rivers, known to them simply as Gentleman, outlined his scheme to bilk a young lady the same age as Sue out of her inheritance Maud, the young target, lived in a declining but still functioning country estate with La Veille De Ses Dix Huit Ans, Sue Trinder, L Orpheline De Lant Street, Le Quartier Des Voleurs Et Des Receleurs, Se Voit Proposer Par Un L Gant, Surnomm Gentleman, D Escroquer Une Riche H Riti Re Orpheline Elle Aussi, Cette Derni Re Est Lev E Dans Un Lugubre Manoir Par Son Oncle, Collectionneur De Livres D Un Genre Tout Particulier Envelopp E Par Une Atmosph Re Satur E De Myst Re Et De Å Fingersmith ✓ Download by Â Sarah Waters Passions Souterraines, Sue Devra D Jouer Les Complots Les Plus D Licieusement Cruels, Afin De Devenir, Avec Le Concours De La Belle Demoiselle De Briar, Une L Gende Parmi Les Cercles Interlopes De La Bibliophilie Rotique H Riti Re Moderne De Dickens, Mais Aussi De Sapho Et Des Libertins, Sarah Waters Nous Offre Une Vision Clandestine De L Angleterre Victorienne, Un Envers Du D Cor O Les H Ro Nes, De Mariages Secrets En Amours Interdites, Ne Se Conduisent Jamais Comme On L Attendrait Un Roman D Cadent Et Virtuose This is a Victorian murder mystery with a lesbian romance You will probably love it, but even if you don t, it s highly unlikely you will have read anything else quite like it. Wow What a remarkably compelling and atmospheric gothic tale , A real treat for lovers of this genre or for readers who enjoy well written historical fiction with vivid and interesting characters and an errie sense of time and place This is what 5 Stars books are made of for me I loved this book and can t believe I hadn t read this one until now but boy was it worth waiting for Such a page turner and those twists and turns really kept me on my toes from start to finish I picked this one up by chance in a second hand book shop while on an outing one Saturday and what a great find it was just the engrossing read I needed after a bunch of 2 and 3 star books Set in London 1862, Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth gr It seems that Fingersmith is one of those books that people want to read but are not doing it for some reason I say this because I have 30 friends that added the title on their TBR shelf I was also one of them as I ve bought the paperback two years ago and I only convinced myself to read it now I do not regret finally taking the plunge and I recommend my friends to go ahead and do the same because it is worth it If the size is a deterrent than I can tell you that it does not feel like a 500 pages door stopper Fingersmith is a novel that is strongly based on its plot so I will not say too much about it here Susan Tinder is an orphan raised by Ms Sucksby in Victorian London house of schemers and thieves One of the regular visitors to the house, Gentleman, makes Sue an offer she cannot refuse She is asked to help him relieve a young woman, Maud, of her for ç Fingersmith ç A tricky book to review, partly because it didn t live up to my possibly unfairly high hopes and partly because I m trying to write shorter, punchier reviews, but this was almost 600 pages long I have failedGreat ExpectationsWaters is an award winning historical novelist, who specialises in the Victorian period and lesbian protagonists This book was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Orange Prize and her PhD thesis even covers a key subject of this book. I was expecting something like the wondrous sensuality of Michel Faber s The Crimson Petal and the White, in terms of atmosphere, writing and to some extent, content another dirty Dickens Unfortunately, it fell short It s not a bad book, but nowhere near as rich or enjoya Holy Crackers What a read I felt like Alice falling down the Rabbit Hole This story hastwists and turns than a shopping cart caught in the wind in a Walmart parking lot When you commit to this one, please know that it is heavy lifting at almost 600 pages Some parts are easily predictable, while other parts leave you smarting from the surprise attack. Many others have done an excellent job in relaying the plot design here I won t go into that aside from saying that Sarah Waters has an exceptional talent of sculpting her characters befitting of the Dickens era right down to the crisp dialog I was intrigued from the start It s like throwing out the time old question of, Who are you, REALLY Be prepared for some crazy zapped answers to that one We have a name for your disease We call it a
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 shudder of pleasure is felt to the ends of all your extremities, your brain will wobble, your hair will vibrate strongly, and your eyebrows will be thrust up and down like energetic trampolining children as the intricate clockmaker plot fastens your eyes ravenously to every page draw the curtains, do not charge the mobile phone, tell your friends you have gone to Tibet for three weeks, or Saskatchewan if that s less likely to make them worry If there s an earthquake or a revolution you won t notice In that way this book is close kin to The Quincunx and The Crimson Petal and the White I want to be buried with all these three novels So, you may know it s a Modern Victorian novel, which is a mini genre I love wantof, This novel, for me all pastiche, pasteboard and mirrors, really irritated me principally because I could have read two good novels in the time it took me to wade through it For a start it s way too long It s not like Waters is serving up any profound insights into human nature or casting her eye over a wide panorama of human life It s essentially a novel that traffics in pastiche plagiarism and is built on two startling plot twists and as such tailor made for the screen Waters overwrites every single scene, always telling us far too much, always throwing yetwood on the fire which has the effect of continually tipping the emotional register close to melodrama Whenever a character is in the grip of an emotion it s like an entire orchestra strikes up operatic music The dialogue is often ham Victorian slapstick even the BBC couldn t rectify this Sh
About The Author
Sarah Waters is a British novelist She is best known for her first novel, Tipping the Velvet, as well the novels that followed, including Affinity, Fingersmith, and The Night Watch.Waters attended university, earning degrees in English literature Before writing novels Waters worked as an academic, earning a doctorate and teaching Waters went directly from her doctoral thesis to her first novel.