From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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It was like the author felt like he had written enough and had no idea how to end the book, so he just didn't.
In my opinion Michel Faber's "The Crimson Petal and the White" stands up to the best Trollope works,as well as those of other Victorian writers, including Dickens.
When I read a book I like for there to be a beginning, middle & end - & after almost 1000 pages, I didn't get that.
The author does a good job of taking you back to the mid eighties in England - a sad and difficult time for women who,without the benefits of male protection,were forced into... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by I. Tritel
What a delightful book. Michel Faber is a prose master and a crackerjack storyteller, for sure.
This 2002 best selling novel bears many similarities to classic Victorian... Read more
There's a lot that's good with Michel’s Faber massive novel. However there's a lot that isn't. This novel received mostly rave reviews and a wonderful BBC mini-series was made. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Josi Pastora
Wonderful book, great characters...created real emotions. But after 849 pages not complete!Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book was recommended and what a crazy one it was. I would not recommend wasting your time on this one. All the characters are somewhat bizarre. Read morePublished 29 days ago by D. Mccrary
On average, I read one book a week, so it's amazing to me that I would spend roughly four weeks reading this very magnum opus. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert B. Lamm