Initially, I thought I may have already read it, for an English class at high school, but I’m not sure that my semi-conservative all-girls school would have gone in for a novel about prostitution, bigamy and crime!
So far, I’m enjoying it. It’s an easy read, surprisingly, although I always struggle a little when the first-person female character is written by a man.
My only gripe is that the entire novel is written as one chapter (called, rather cleverly, Chapter One), and thus far, there haven’t been any “natural” breaks for me to read to (you know, when it’s past your bedtime and you think, I’ll just read to the end of the chapter, or the next page break…). This has resulted in a few later nights than anticipated, but that’s not wholly the fault of the book!
This morning when I woke, there was a box in the hallway, addressed to me. It had been opened by MAF, so I was curious as to what terrible item might have been inside. Then I noticed the postmark, and that it was addressed to my maiden name, and the penny dropped.
Lovely new books delivered straight to my door, from the crew at The Book Depository.
The Pile was starting to look a bit sick….it looks much healthier now!