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This is one of the strangest books I've read in a long time...yet quite unforgetable, too.
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Faber's "Crimson Petal and the White" was a wonderful book. Unfortunately, this - his first novel - is just plain awful. 300+ pages and a third of the way through you still have no idea what is going on. I ended up skimming through just to find out what the big "secret" was and then stopped reading. I suppose the only reason to read this book is to see how he was able to progress as a writer. Even fans of tv's "The Twilight Zone" wouldn't like this one.
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This was an intriguing read, that was definitely different from most books. Though it seemed as though many details were omitted, I don't know that the book would really work any other way without detracting from the growing excitement and curiosity as the reader delves deeper and deeper into the story.
If a reader doesn't like to be left with questions at the end of a book, this would not be the book for them. But, if after finishing a novel, a reader enjoys introspection, this is more their speed of book. I wouldn't recommend this to just any reader, though I did enjoy it quite a bit.