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The one negative was reading the ending in the first few pages.
Once having known these things, Mary finds it impossible to abandon the prostitute's life, despite two very good chances she is given to do so.
Throughout this book I so wanted to see just one thing go right for her, as I felt she deserved that one chance.
In <i>Slammerkin</i> Emma Donoghue took a brief, sparse news article of a woman, Mary Saunders in the mid 1700's and turned it into a tale that transports us to the grime and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Archetype
While I found parts of this book intriguing and interesting, I felt, as a whole, it lacked something. For me, parts of this book just dragged. Read morePublished 1 month ago by luvs2read
Back to the land of the living......this book was fascinating. I would have liked a happy ending for Mary, a redemption was what I was hoping for, but nope, a grisly hanging after... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephanie Parry
I really enjoyed this book. It's one that stayed with me long after I read the last page. The protagonist is not particularly likeable, but I found myself rooting for her to do the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by R. Donaldson
loved the way Emma describes Mary and her convictions of life and what expects life to be, showing also how lives situation can determine our future to either be filling or to the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cynthia Gonzalez
A hugely interesting read about the era, the garment industry, and the dismal lives of prostitutes, although I was disappointed that the protagonist's character wasn't one I could... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan B. Iwanisziw
It was a bawdy tale about a whore who had no depth beyond what she wore. There were flickers of moments where you thought or more hoped she would have a heart and some sort of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Thomas