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The first-person narrative by a woman depicts not only the process of her getting mad but also the existence of a repressive (male-dominated) society. A wonderfully crafted and very disturbing short story.
03/24/2009
I was amazed when I found that Ludwig Wittgenstein was a gread admirer of this novel and would have written a fan letter if he could have found the publisher's address. Totally hilarious.
02/27/2009
I enjoyed this very much though the story is long and may seem to be winding a little. I like it because the story is not too "melodramatic" as many of the Victorian sensation novels are, and each character is well-drawn.
01/10/2009
The ghost of a poisoned man tried to find his own murderer. This is a very good light reading.
12/04/2008
Graham falls into a coma and wakes up after two hundred years to find himself the master of the world. This is a dystopian novel like "Brave New World" and "1984", but is more action-packed. I enjoyed the nightmarish atmosphere of the story.
10/13/2008
I love modernist novels like Ulysses and At Swim-Two-Birds, but this novel made me re-recognize the tremendous achievements of an old masters, Arnold Bennett. I was really deeply absorbed in reading this for five days. Wonderful storytelling.
09/27/2008
As a Japanese citizen, I was amazed to find that the working condition in England a hundred years ago is so similar to that of the present Japan where 10 million people work in low-paid jobs with no security or social benefits. This novel gives me a lot of food for thought.
09/04/2008
An American millionaire buys a prestigious English hotel to find that an international conspiracy is brewing behind its dazzling facade. This is a great mystery/adventure story. Highly recommended.
08/14/2008
Great read. The suspenseful story with the theme of false memory reminds me of some of the great short stories of Philip K. Dick.
07/24/2008
The previous reviewer is right. Once I started reading this, I simply could not stop. The text is unfortunately flawed with typos, so I downloaded a pdf of the original book from www.archive.org.
07/09/2008
Mary K. Savarese - Cozy Mystery Romance With a Spiritual Twist
FEATURED AUTHOR - Born in Brooklyn, NY, Mary K. Savarese has a business degree in accounting from City University, NY, and has worked in insurance and financing. Mary has spent thirteen years as a religious education teacher and has lived and worked in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. For the past decade, Mary has served as a Eucharistic minister at her Catholic church, bringing the Eucharist to community nursing homes. After raising a family in Connecticut, she currently travels between Connecticut and… Read more