Just realized that I still don’t have a button….
Allow me to introduce the selection for the August Discussion of Care’s Online Book Club. (You did figure out that COBC is the acronym for Care’s Online Book Club, right? good.)
FINGERSMITH by Sarah Waters!!!
Blurb on my copy, quote from Entertainment Weekly:
A deftly plotted thriller with two equally compelling heroines, orphans Sue Trinder and Maud Lilly. Manipulated by someone she knows only as Gentleman, Sue is sent to a country estate to work as Maud’s maid and help him woo the simple heiress. The plot twists = then again and again – until one girl is in a terrifying insane asylum and another and another held captive. An absorbing and elegant story that’s old fashioned in the best way.
How about I share the link in Wikipedia to the novel (there’s also a BBC television series? oo la la!) and what I found in imdb.com for “Fingersmith” which is also about the TV series, I guess… Anyone seen it?
I want to read this because of the author mostly – I probably thought I would start with Tipping the Velvet but this one fell into my house one day – can’t quite recall how. Fingersmith does seem to pop up often on the best-of lists around the blogosphere.
I do think we need to change up the format until we get something that… feels right. The best ReadAlong that I’ve participated in set a date and then everyone who participated blogged on or after (some before, I guess – that’s fine, too) said scheduled date and the Leader would post the various links to everyone’s posts. Then everyone and then some commented at the Leader’s post and everywhere else. Any suggestions? Or we can keep trying what I’ve attempted so far which is a list of questions from yours truly on the 10th of the month and participants may comment answers or whatever strikes the fancy. Ever flexible, I take suggestions.
Tell me now, have you read Fingersmith? ☆ Loved it? yes or no. ☆ I am guessing the genre is Victorian Thriller. Is this a genre you adore? ☆ If you haven’t read it, is it already on your tbr? ☆ If the answer is YES to that last question, why do you want to read it? ☆ Are you going to join me? If you need help being convinced, does knowing it was a finalist for the Orange Prize assist you in deciding?
If you’ve already read Fingersmith, you can leave a link here and/or come back on August 10. Thank you all.