Fingersmith ペーパーバック – 2003/2/3
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The book that inspired Park Chan-wook's astonishing film The Handmaiden. Shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize London 1862. Sue Trinder, orphaned at birth, grows up among petty thieves - fingersmiths - under the rough but loving care of Mrs Sucksby and her 'family'. But from the moment she draws breath, Sue's fate is linked to that of another orphan growing up in a gloomy mansion not too many miles away.
Totally immersive with brilliantly drawn characters . . . a page-turning thriller while managing to be a tender love story -- Adam Kay, author of This is Going to Hurt商品の説明をすべて表示する
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First of all, a novel should be entertaining, and this is the essential quality, without which no other quality avails. By this test, this novel has succeeded.
It is true that this novel is a little confused and hard to read, but there was a great plot twist in the middle and the twist makes up for the lengthy and laborious story.
The twist is so wonderful that one would think that one would sooner be a little tired by the other tedious parts in order to enjoy the excitement of it.
“That bitch knew everything. She had been in on it from the start."
As I said I knew that she was a brilliant writer from Affinity however, where Affinity left me feeling betrayed(an emotion she no doubt intended for readers) and loath to ever read another Sarah Waters book, Fingersmith was truely a story worth reading over and over.
Sarah Waters is the master of surprises and just when you think everything is clear something new happens to totally change situations. I was anxious about the future of the charachers the whole way through.
Excellent! Excellent! Novel.
"My name, in those days, was Susan Trinder. People called me Sue. I know the year I was born in, but for many years I did not know the date, and took my birthday at Christmas. I believe I am an orphan. My mother I know is daed. But I never saw her, she was nothing to me. I was Mrs. Sucksby's child if I was anyone's; and for father I had Mr. Ibbs, who kept the locksmith's shop, at Lant Street, in the Borough, near to the Thames."
In 89 words, Sarah Waters has given us such a complete feel for the world she is creating, the Victorian era of the early 1860s, that by the time one gets to the end of that first paragraph, one knows one is in the hands of a master.
This novel has everything, sophisticated characterization, wonderful descriptions, heartbreak, treachery and great plot twists. Yes, one can see that Ms. Water's literary ancestors are Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins and the Bronte sisters, but she brings a fresh new voice, a sly modern take, on the preoccupations of those novelists. Five stars.
I am a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie. The first part of the book had all I love but then you have a twist and the book turns to be completely different from what you had expected that you don't any longer know what the story is about! I liked the book because it is well written and you accept to read something different from what you expected. First a book about a young man and a young girl who will trick a rich heir to take all her fortune and then you have to read the book to.found out what happens.