Search Results: "Sarah Waters"


BOOK REVIEW

FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 2002

"Nobody writing today surpasses the precocious Waters's virtuosic handling of narrative complexity and thickly textured period detail. This is a marvelous novel."
Imagine a university-educated lesbian Charles Dickens with a similarly keen eye for mendacity and melodrama, and you'll have some idea of the pleasures lurking in Waters's impudent revisionist historicals: Tipping the Velvet (1999), Affinity (2000), and now this richly woven tale of duplicity, passion, and lots of other good stuff. Read full book review >

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AFFINITY by Sarah Waters
Released: June 5, 2000

"Waters has found a superb metaphor for the love that dares not speak its name, and developed it with remarkable ingenuity and power: another stunning performance by a young writer whose promise seems just about unlimited."
This ambitious second novel, a richly detailed exploration of the mysterious ‘affinity' that appears to unite two lonely women, boldly extends the range of the British writer (Tipping the Velvet, 1999). Read full book review >

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THE LITTLE STRANGER by Sarah Waters
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2009

"Flawed but nevertheless often gripping thriller from one of the most interesting novelists at work today."
A sinister ancestral home in an advanced state of decay, a family terrorized by its own history, and a narrator drawn into these orbits dominate this creepy novel from Waters (The Night Watch, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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TIPPING THE VELVET by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1999

"A perfect fictional equivalent to such eye-opening standard works as Frank Harris's My Life and Loves and Steven Marcus's The Other Victorians—and a rather formidable debut."
Echoes of Tom Jones, Great Expectations, and anonymous confessional pornography resound throughout this richly entertaining first novel from England: the picaresque tale of its lesbian heroine's progress through several levels of both polite and refreshingly impolite Victorian society. Read full book review >

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THE NIGHT WATCH by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2006

"A cut below this author's superb earlier books, but very much worth reading."
Time runs backward, and memory tightens its grip on the variously involved characters of British author Waters's unusual fourth novel—a departure from her highly praised historicals Tipping the Velvet (1999), Affinity (2000) and Fingersmith (2002). Read full book review >

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THE PAYING GUESTS by Sarah Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Waters keeps getting better, if that's even possible after the sheer perfection of her earlier novels."
An exquisitely tuned exploration of class in post-Edwardian Britain—with really hot sex. Read full book review >

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KISS OF LIFE by Daniel Waters
FICTION
Released: May 12, 2009

"Dedicated Generation Dead fans are sure to enjoy it, however, especially the conclusion's sudden string of events and unanswered questions that shout 'sequel.' (Fiction. YA)"
It's been one month since Adam took a bullet to the chest and saved Phoebe, the girl of his dreams, in Generation Dead (2008). Read full book review >

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GLIMMER by Annie Waters
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1997

"A valuable look at the sometimes painful experience of confronting the ideologies now swirling around college campuses, but Waters's characters unfortunately remain more sketched-in than real, making for a story that is frustratingly unsatisfying."
Responding to pressures that urge her to define herself racially, sexually, and every other way, a college freshman barricades herself in her dorm room: a sometimes affecting, often awkward depiction of the ways in which passing political fashions can have lasting and devastating personal effects. Read full book review >

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BREAK MY HEART 1,000 TIMES by Daniel Waters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Waters not only causes hearts to race, but brains to ponder the possibilities of ghosts. (Supernatural thriller. 12 & up)"
"Everybody's haunted by something." Read full book review >

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THE LONG RIDE HOME by Tawni  Waters
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Readers will resonate with this gritty, expletive-laced, fast-paced narrative about a strong young woman trying to come to terms with great loss. (Fiction. 14-18)"
Eighteen-year-old Juliet, also known as Harley for her beloved motorcycle, has two distinct sides to her personality. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 20, 2000

"Occasional bright spots, however, can't redeem an overwrought and overwritten collection."
Culling from six previous volumes, Waters has erected a monument to sentimentality and narcissism. Read full book review >

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CARSICK by John Waters
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 3, 2014

"The book idles way too long, but once it takes off, it's a sweet and funny ride."
Face it: Wouldn't you rather strike out on the road with John Waters than Jack Kerouac? Read full book review >