Eccentric Musings (jakaEM)

"I have undergone sharp discipline which has taught me wisdom; and then, I have read more than you would fancy." Emily Brontë


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Friend of My Youth
Alice Munro
Progress: 115/288 pages
Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Fingersmith - Sarah Waters A great convoluted plot, in the very best sense -- kind of The Picture of Dorian Grey meets Olivia Twist -- full of twists and turns, and lots of rich although subtle humour. I enjoyed how well Waters got into the con man's (or woman's) mind, exposing their ability to exploit others' own guilt or avarice to manipulate them. That rang very true. Also, the to-and-fro of the POV and identity shifts kept the book gallivanting along. But I found the love story a formulaic bodice-ripper style that detracted from the book's better bits and it rushed to a too-neat, happy-ever-after conclusion that was a bit disappointing. Still, a fun romp and a good diversion. 3.5 stars.