Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Little Stranger

One of the titles that I am looking forward to for 2009 is Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger. I love how she manages these historical pastiche so well.

The publisher website has just made part of the first chapter available for preview.



www.sarahwaters.com

7 comments:

Nymeth said...

A week ago I'd have reacted to this news with mild interest. Now though? Want! WANT! Must read all she's written!

Dark Orpheus said...

LOL! Have you finished Fingersmith yet? :)

Have you tried Affinity? The ending affected me so much that after I finished the book, my heart was still aching.

Doc Martian said...

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jpderosnay said...

this looks mighty tasty. a nice and rich ghost story! :D

Stefanie said...

Love the cover!

Gentle Reader said...

I have Fingersmith on my shelf. I have got to get to it! Then I can justify getting this one :)

Dark Orpheus said...

JP - I love the way she explores the old stuff - and now she's doing the haunted house story (I guess). Love it!

Stefanie - It's minimalist, I guess. At least there isn't a picture of a woman on it. Or a flower. Or a fruit. :)

GentleReader - Oh, it is very good. The twists - will not spoil it for you - but I had to put the book down to recover myself.