Tuesday, April 12, 2016

2016 book 67

Lyndsay Faye's Jane Steele
Despite enjoying Faye's previous books, I wasn't sure how to feel about this one--a retelling of Jane Eyre, only this Jane is a serial killer. Like, what. But I should not have doubted Ms Faye, who has a way with a turn of phrase and with a plot, and who is all to eager to make her Jane Eyre fandom--and her titular character's--clear. This book is definitely compelling and entertaining, and makes me wish actual Jane Eyre had occasionally taken a shiv to someone. OK, things bog down a little in the middle and the end is mildly goofy, but this was surprisingly fun, and I appreciated the looks at Sikhism and the Sikh Wars. B/B+.

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