Saturday, 12 March 2011

World Book Night Challenge 24/25

Fingersmith - Sarah Waters

This was a book I'd left until towards the end because I was really looking forward to reading it, but as so has often happened with my WBN reading that wasn't quite how it happened!

I was so disappointed in this book, the characters failed to hold my attention, the plot was (IMNSHO) silly and I discovered the downside of my Kindle - skipping the dull bits is really hard.

I don't know what it was about this that made it so not my cup of tea, a historical novel really should have captured me but the whole thing left me cold. Now I am back at home and can look through my past reading diaries I see that I had a similar reaction to the last Sarah Waters book I read (Nightwatch) so perhaps it is just her style of writing I don't like. It is strange as she came with good recommendations, including my grandmother...


  1. Oh dear, I appear not to have posted the comment I just typed!

    Fingersmith would have been Megan's WBN title had she got around to applying and I started it before Christmas. I really enjoyed the first 70 pages but then other books imposed themselves upon me - reading groups, work programming and the like - and I haven't been able to read it since. Am really looking forward to holiday next month and the chance to return to it.

    Sorry to hear it wasn't so much your cup of tea.

  2. Try the BBC DVD..... an engaging romp

  3. I will be interested to hear what you think Sam, do let me know even if you don't blog about it.

    I will add the DVD to my 'to watch' list but I won't get round to it for a while, as the book is too fresh in my mind!