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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
Robin Patchen - Christian Romance Coupled With Page-Turning Suspense
FEATURED AUTHOR - Aside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Robin to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she… Read more