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chapterseldomread

Normally to be found in South Wales or Ireland. An unhealthy obsession with literature & the musicals of Stephen Sondheim has led to a very happy 33 years on this planet.

Currently reading

I, Partridge: We Need to Talk About Alan
Alan Partridge, Rob Gibbons, Neil Gibbons, Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan
Progress: 35 %
Pride and Prejudice
James Kinsley, Fiona Stafford, Jane Austen
Bad Science
Ben Goldacre
The Crimson Petal and the White - Michel Faber A grimy, lurid look beneath the sheets off victorian London. This book is extremely well executed and at close to a 1000 pages it, miraculously, doesn't drag! However there are 2 reasons why this book failed to reach 5 stars for me: 1st: The book is crude and while that's not a problem in itself (it's about a prostitute after all) there are moments that you feel really didn't need to be here & the cynic in me thinks they may have been included for controversy only.2nd: The addressing of the reader by the narrator starts off quite well but then wanes before almost stopping altogether, then suddenly it's back to round things off. It's a little irritating. All in all though a fantastic read that will have you running to the shower when you're done.