Book Reviews of The Dress Lodger

The Dress Lodger
The Dress Lodger
Author: Sheri Holman
ISBN-13: 9780871137531
ISBN-10: 0871137534
Publication Date: 1/2000
Pages: 291
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 51 ratings
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 7
I just finished reading this and it was the most original, wonderfully written story I have read in a long time. It brought out a lot of emotion in me; this book makes you sympathize with seemingly unredeemable personalities. If you're looking for a happy ending or any kind of romance, this isn't for you. But I recommend highly to anyone who wants a fascinating literary experience that sucks you in and keeps you absorbed until the very last page.
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Helpful Score: 3
Historical fiction; "quite Dickensian" but with an edgier, gritty feel.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved this book. Definitely grim and "gritty" but great historical and medical fiction.
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Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book about Cholera in England. Very Engaging.
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Helpful Score: 1
Definitely a "dark" book, very weird but compelling.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow, what a ride. A ride that did not go well for the riders.

Don't pick this one up if you need a Dickensian happy ending where money and a charitable spirit cures cholera.

But do pick this one up. Great read. Get over your whole Dickensian 'everything turns into magical happy pancakes' mindset.
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Beautifully written, captivating characters, a book that takes a lot of concentration to read, but well worth the effort.