strangely enough, I've always wanted to read the picture of dorian gray but I never got around to it...maybe after this one
michel faber - the crimson petal and the white
it's yet another one of those victorian era books...I seem to have a taste for them..at least in the past 2 years
the novel is pretty racy and the one glaring flaw is that faber uses anachronistic language...that is, modern diction to tell a 19th century tale. for all his talent and worshipping all the newspapers are lauding onto this book, there is a disjunction between myself and pages based on the words used alone....so sad. but the story is engaging...
it's a whopping 900+ pages...
Edited by soldats, 08 September 2009 - 01:46 PM.