The Crimson Petal And The White
Sugar, an alluring, nineteen-year-old whore in the brothel of the terrifying Mrs Castaway, yearns for a better life and her ascent through the strata of 1870's London society offers us intimacy with a host of loveable, maddening and superbly realised characters. Gripping from the first page, this immense novel is an intoxicating and deeply satisfying read, not only a wonderful story but the creation of an entire, extraordinary world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pcollins - LibraryThing
I have to admit that I found the first 300 pages or so of this book to be tedious and it just seemed to lead nowhere. I stopped reading the book for a few months and contemplated not ever coming back ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DawsonOakes - LibraryThing
okay so -- man!! i really wanted to like this book way more than i did. i ended up disappointed, but it's not surprising because faber's stylistic devices irritated the shit out of me very early on. i ... Read full review