Monday, February 20, 2006

Read This Book!

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Amazing, absorbing, rich, suspenseful, passionate, intriguing, fantastic, fantastic, fantastic! I will not tell you a single thing about it, not one word. Not. One. Word. You simply must get this book by whatever means possible and begin reading immediately. Do not read any reviews, do not even read the back of the book. I won't even include a link because I don't want you to read anything except the book itself. Do not talk to anyone (thank you Alicia for this excellent bit of advice...) just read, and read, and read. I read this standing at the kitchen counter pretending to cook dinner, sitting on the edge of the bed while I was supposed to be putting on my shoes, and many other unmentionable places including rooms where I could lock the door and pretend to be otherwise "occupied." And all the while that I was speeding, careening to the book's conclusion I was anticipating my sadness over finishing it. And now it's done. I hardly know what to do with myself. So please, when you've finished (and believe me it will be fast) email me so we can "discuss." There's so much to think about, so much to turn over in my brain, so much to talk about. Ack! I need a book club!

11 comments:

rebecca said...

okay, you've got me. even though i have a stack of books i recently purchased that i *should* read first, i'm going to have to pick this one up . . . maybe today. . . i really should finish Saving Fish from Drowning first . . .

Carrie said...

Oh, this is a FABULOUS book. Just when you think you've nailed it, BOOM! Great advice - so many twists, I was floored.

rebecca said...

i am definitely WAY too susceptible to any book suggestions you make. i still have 200 pages to go in the Amy Tan book and about 4 other books in the queue, but i could not resist and bought this one today!

Meegan Blue said...

All I can say is...you'll be SO GLAD you did! And hurry, I can't wait to talk about it!

Anonymous said...

I have a 3 hour lab test tomorrow for gestational diabetes. Wonder if I can get my hands on this book by 8am tomorrow! (I cannot imagine another opportunity for me to read a book with actual words, with out Jack, Belle and Annie climbing on my head)

Kai said...

I read Tipping The Velvet last week on your reccomendation - so I'm off to get this today! I'll let you know as soon as I'm done. Shouldn't take too long as I have fewer distractions than you! ;)

mindy said...

ok, i'm curious...i've got one on hold at the library.

thanks meegan...loving your blog btw...you are a creative soul.

Hi Max!!

Alicia said...

Ah!!! Told you, no? Now read The Woman in White by Wilke Collins. My fave.

Anonymous said...

We had this serialized in the UK on BBC and it was electric. I found the book in mint condition in a charity shop and gave it to my mother to read first. So it's mine next.
Evie

julia said...

Wow! Yes, Ma'am! I am planning to get the book ASAP! I *love* a true page-turner.

Jen Leheny said...

oh my god! I didn't want to read any of the other comments here in case there were spoilers! I have been watching this on TV! The BBC version is playing here in Australia - 3 episodes. Last night was number 2. It is SO GOOD! I love it. :) Jen