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    Very dull

    I was really looking forward to reading this book as I was intrigued by time and place (England after WWI) in which the story is set. However, I found this book incredibly tedious. The first half plods along and I kept waiting for something, anything to happen. Finally something happens and the characters spend the second half dithering and moaning about the event. I did not find the two main characters engaging or likeable and few of the secondary characters were interesting. The ending was a vague non-ending leaving the outcome to the readers imagination. After slogging through what seemed like thousands of pages to find out what happened to Frances and Lillian the ending was the biggest disappointment.
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    Tense and suspenseful

    Sarah Waters writes beautifully and crafts fully believable characters. This was the first novel of hers I've read, but it won't be the last. I'm glad the story was set in the 20s -- the morals of the time inform a lot of the characters' decisions and much of the suspense of the story. It might look like a long read at first, but you'll whip right through it.
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    Not what I expected.

    It was very plain, but with a twist that I did not expect, then quickly turned back to plain. There were some spelling errors. It was a easy read. The characters were also plain and I could not really picture them.
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    Very dull

    Sarah Waters drones on for 500+ pages about absolutely nothing. The characters are not likable, the situations are unbelievable, and the descriptions are monotonous.
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    dissappointed

    not as good as the fingersmith
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