Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Affinity


I did read a book at the weekend, though, when my brain was too sore for hard facts about the past. I read this Sarah Waters book. Affinity is sort of Waters-lite. It's Victorian, it's lesbian, it's eerie and gothic and moody and melancholy and full of thieves and the seedy underbelly of things, but it's a quicker read than Fingersmith or Tipping the Velvet, and less substantial. Still v. good and ripping fun though.

Also, according to Amazon, you can SEARCH INSIDE! it, which has to be the most useless thing they've introduced (apart from all those kitchen scales). I don't need to search inside it. As long as it's got print in it, then it's a book, and that's kind of what I was expecting. Er, the print's quite big. There. Now you know.

2 comments:

Andrew Farrell said...

No reference to wangers in this book

No excerpts are available.

sovietpop said...

ah but search inside is a valuable tool if your checking students essays for plagiarism.

(I'm looking at old blog posts for book recommendations)