Saturday, 7 April 2007

The Night Watch - Sarah Waters

As a lover of two of Waters' other books, Tipping The Velvet and Fingersmith I was kind of apprehensive about reading this new novel. I had heard others, who loved her previous work, criticise this book, a few having put this down without having finished it.

Yet, I loved it. It had everything I love about her writing. Fantastic characters. The ability to transport the reader back to another age, and for the reader to feel that they are almost there, standing in the periphery watching the characters in action.

The book is disjointed, it deals with the lives of several young people in WW2 struck London. Each story gradually being built upon, all slightly touching one another, yet never in too corny a way. She has of course her customary lesbian relationship, but various other relationships also exist.


If you have read this book feel free to comment or leave a link to your own review.


raidergirl3 said...

This looks good. The cover fooled me; it looks like a romance-type with the font and large author title. I'm glad I read your review - I like books that have several characters and their stories overlap and connect.

katrina said...

The book cover is reminiscent of book covers from the period in which it was set - I think.